Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program™
The Serotonin Plus Weight Loss Program™ is the only program that uses the patented Serotonin-Plus Weight Management Formula to help curb your carbohydrate cravings while you lose weight. This all-natural supplement is part of our comprehensive lifestyle modification program.
Injections, bars, shakes or starvation diets are bound to fail for long-term weight loss. The Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program™ was developed to help you lose weight safely, improve your overall health and keep the weight off!
Why is Serotonin so Important?
Serotonin is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) in the brain. Serotonin imbalance and deficiency is linked to depression, premenstrual syndrome, migraine headaches, eating disorders, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and carbohydrate cravings. Although present in minute amounts in the human body, serotonin plays an incredibly important role in so many vital physical and emotional functions.
Serotonin is made inside the body from the amino acid, tryptophan. This amino acid is found in various food sources, and high amounts are found in carbohydrates, chocolate and sweets. Serotonin imbalance may occur at any time in both men and women. A common real-life example is the carbohydrate cravings that are can occur during a woman’s menstrual cycle. This is often related to serotonin deficiency. When this deficiency occurs, the body will send out a signal that it needs more serotonin in the form of a food craving.
When a craving occurs, we are subconsciously motivated to eat chocolate or other sweets that can supply tryptophan. We do not realize that we are serotonin deficient; we only know we really want that handful of Hershey Kisses®. Of course, the aftermath of this ingestion is weight gain, leading to higher cholesterol, higher blood sugar, increased cardiovascular risk and other detrimental effects from eating excess calories and carbohydrates.
The Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program™ was developed to help you break the cycle of overeating, weight gain and yo-yo dieting. Your metabolism is likely much slower than it was when you were a teenager. The Serotonin-Plus program can help you boost your metabolism and your energy level as you lose weight.
You will start the Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program™ with a one hour medical clearance consultation with a skilled Serotonin-Plus provider. You will then begin our exclusive Transitional Dietary Plan. This plan gives you the tools to change your eating habits forever. Some patients will also use an appetite suppressant to help jumpstart weight loss.
You will have weekly follow-up visits with your Serotonin-Plus provider to support your weight loss efforts and to tailor the Transitional Dietary Plan to your individual progress and goals. Many patients have more than 35 pounds to lose and continue the program beyond 12 weeks, until their weight loss goals are achieved.
The Transitional Dietary Plan is based completely on real food and transitions through four phases as your weight loss goals are achieved. We focus on lean protein and vegetables during the first phase to detoxify your body of all the fat stores from years of excessive carbohydrate consumption. Dietary carbohydrates that are not required immediately for energy are converted to glycogen and then stored as excess body fat.
While on the Transitional Dietary Plan, you will eat 3 full meals a day and 2 snacks to boost your metabolism and keep you from feeling hungry. Here are some examples of foods and recipes that may appear on your Transitional Dietary Plan.
There are many additional benefits of a diet high in lean protein and vegetables like the Transitional Dietary Plan. These include:
- avoidance of empty calories
- increased nutritional value of daily food intake
- improvement in diet balance
- reduced food cravings
- increased energy
- reduction in cholesterol levels
- lower blood sugar levels
- enhancement of heart health
When you reach your goal weight in the Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program™, we provide ongoing support to help you keep the weight off. We encourage every patient to come for a free monthly weigh-in and to follow the “Dr. Posner 5 pound rule.” Ask your provider to explain this golden rule of weight loss at your first visit.
Many of our patients continue the Serotonin-Plus supplements for years after completing the program. We also offer monthly, quarterly or walk-in maintenance visits if you find yourself getting off track. The Transitional Dietary Plan will leave you on a maintenance eating plan to maintain your new weight.
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