The benefits of weight loss for many patients are enormous – especially for improving one’s energy. Another benefit is that most people no longer need some of their prescription medications – when they have lost some weight. Since Dr. Lee is board certified in Endocrinology, he is well-versed and experienced in the hormone medications that can suppress the appetite. You can learn more about this subject in Your Best Investment: Secrets to a Healthy Body and Mind, by Dr. Lee.
Unfortunately, many people struggle with their weight – despite working out on a regular basis. This is usually because they are not getting their exercising heart rate high enough to burn fat. However, the only way to know where your exercising heart rate needs to be – so you will start burning fat – is by undergoing a Vo2 Max test. (To learn more, please see the Vo2 Max section under Wellness Services.) At the Institute for Hormonal Balance, your individualized Vo2 Max test will be performed, and the results will be used to create a customized 20 to 25 minute high-intensity anaerobic workout for you. Your custom-made workout will require you to wear a heart rate monitor, and spin on a stationary bike fro a minimum of three times a week.
Food sensitivities may also contribute to weight gain. In addition, nutritional deficiencies may cause the body to have poor metabolism. The most effective method to improve upon nutritional support is to undergo intravenous nutrition. This will help your cells improve on metabolism.
Whichever method Dr. Lee determines to be best for you, your weight loss goals become obtainable when you decide to be healthy, commit to your workouts and lifestyle changes, optimize your hormones and improve your nutrition.