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We offer a wellness program designed to reduce and improve obesity related chronic conditions through improvements in lifestyle, diet, and exercise. Find your program One of the big advantages of choosing a clinic that is run by a board certified Obesity Medicine Specialist is that we can take care of a wide spectrum of medical needs. I am 32 5ft6in and weigh 80kgs. Now, she cooks healthy meals at home vegetables home with her fiancé and devotes an hour before work to exercise. How many pounds do you want to lose? Sharon Hi Adrian I just came across your page.
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Our lipotropic injections contain a blend of methionine, inositol, choline, vitamin B12, L-carnitine, and adenosine. The combination can help to increase energy levels and encourage fat metabolism. Ask to have this added to your regimen.
Or you can elect for B12 injections alone. Some people have vitamin B12 deficiencies due to an inability to absorb the vitamin or as a side effect of taking certain medications.
We can perform a formal analysis of your ability to absorb vitamin B Common weight related problems associated with women include weight gain after pregnancy, peri-menopausal weight gain, and cyclical eating patterns related to both normal and abnormal menstrual cycles. There is also a greater likelihood of eating disorders such as binge eating disorder and atypical depression which is associated with mood related eating.
Additionally, insomnia and anxiety can increase levels of hunger and decrease activity levels. It is time for you to feel good again. Our approach is to provide specific treatments for each of these problems. Treatments can include bioidentical hormone treatments, which help with anxiety and insomnia characteristic of peri-menopausal women; treatment of impulsive behavior patterns such as binge eating disorder; or treatment of more common ailments such as depression and anxiety using medications that do not cause weight gain.
If you have been unhappy with your medications causing you weight gain, then we are here to help. Similarly, testosterone levels can decrease in men who suffer from problems of obesity at a younger age range. Typically, men will experience a decrease in strength, motivation, ambition, focus and libido. Some may even suffer from ED or erectile dysfunction. The decrease in testosterone can also be associated with the onset of diabetes or insulin resistance.
Treatment for the low levels of testosterone can either come in the form of testosterone replacement therapy using testosterone injections, topical testosterone formulations, or pills that can boost testosterone levels. We can also offer medications that affect the way testosterone is processed in the body.
This results in maximizing the effect of the testosterone which you have. Get your life back and regain your strength and motivation. Many of our patients also have medical and psychological problems as well. It is extremely important to optimize the medications that are used for these problems to assure they are not causing a gain or failure to lose weight. There is no doubt that exercise helps in the weight loss process. We encourage all of our patients to exercise regularly.
However, we regularly find people who are exercising in the wrong way to promote weight loss. Often by making subtle changes to your exercise program, we can get you back on the right track to losing weight. We find that regularly scheduled visits, usually at 2 week intervals, are important in keeping people on track towards their weight loss goal. We have yet to meet someone who does not stray from the program at some point. By having you come back regularly, we provide guidance and emotional support to solve problems that come up in many individuals program.
We realize that most of our patients work and scheduling is important for them. Between our three providers, we have two mornings that start at 7: If you work locally, then we offer a lunch clinic. Additionally, our clinic has early evening hours until 6: We pride ourselves on our customer service and we are constantly working on making sure that your experience is positive and efficient. When you have reached your goal, we will not forget about you. Because each person is different, the long term strategy for each individual is also different.
There are many options to maintain long term weight loss success including tapering off of all therapies, maintaining less frequent visits, management of episodic weight regain, maintaining long term use of appetite suppressants, or long term management of psychiatric medications. There is no one answer to how maintenance is achieved.
When you have achieved your goals, we will construct an appropriate maintenance plan for you. See our coupon page for our current offers.
We are also proud to offer Care Credit. Please call for further information on Care Credit and our pricing. We also accept PPO and Medicare insurance when you have health conditions related to your weight. Partial coverage may be available if you do not meet these criteria. Please call for more details. The American Medical Association has declared that Obesity is a disease and numerous other medical societies agree. A weight loss program is more than just delivering pre-prepared meals to your door.
All diets work for a finite period of time before the eventual plateau sets in. Find out how to maximize your weight loss and learn what you are really capable of. When you see a board certified Obesity Medicine Specialist at Inland Empire Weight Loss, besides all of the items listed to the left under Weight Watchers, look at how our weight loss program stacks up to Nutrisystem:. Getting kids to lose weight is very different than getting adults to lose weight. First of all, obesity in kids is measured differently than it is in adults.
Kids get insulin resistance and diabetes just like adults but the laboratory findings are different and they need to be assessed by a health care provider trained in this area. We stress that there needs to be changes in the whole family when it comes to things such as eating and exercise.
We help to properly assess your child in a sensitive way for problematic weight and weight related health programs and then we will propose a program that your child will be excited about participating in.
If you are worried that your child has a problem with their weight or if they have been told to lose weight by their pediatrician, then we are here to help. Obesity Medicine is new specialty that is governed and credentialed through the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Organizations that provide educational support and recognition to the field of Obesity Medicine can be found here. An Obesity Medicine trained physician will not only help you to lose weight but will be an expert in recognizing and treating your weight related conditions.
This is important because as you lose weight, your medications that you have been taking for your weight related condition will frequently change. You can prefill this out or review it at home to understand the risks and benefits to the weight loss process. This packet is used for our non-weight loss patients. Please come to your appointment with this filled out to speed up the check in process. If you are having trouble opening the forms, you may need to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Just click here and you will be taken to a page where you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you are a Human Resources manager or a corporate executive who is looking to lower health care costs within your organization by reducing the chronic disease burden among your employees, then Inland Empire Weight Loss would like to help. We offer a wellness program designed to reduce and improve obesity related chronic conditions through improvements in lifestyle, diet, and exercise.
If your company offers a shared or full risk environment in providing health care benefits to your employees, then a wellness program such as ours will offer immediate benefits in reducing healthcare pharmacy, medical, and hospital claims. Additionally, if your employees have a reduced weight and improvements in their health, there will be a decrease in absenteeism and an increase in productivity.
Knopke is double board certified in Obesity Medicine and Family Medicine. He is a leader in the field of Obesity Medicine. Additionally he is a member of many other related Medical Associations. He has spoken to and taught other medical professionals both locally and nationally on topics related to Obesity Medicine.
He also offers a 4th year elective rotation to UCR medical students interested in pursuing a career in the field of Obesity Medicine. He is an active participant in designing continuing medical education CME programs on the topic of obesity medicine through OMA.
Further information on Dr. Knopke can be found on his LinkedIn page. Interested parties are invited to send an email to Dr. Knopke at drknopke inlandempireweightloss. Knopke about options for the corporate program. Knopke can meet individually with HR managers or other corporate decision makers on a one on one basis to discuss options should there be interest in our program. We look forward to making your employees healthier.
One of the big advantages of choosing a clinic that is run by a board certified Obesity Medicine Specialist is that we can take care of a wide spectrum of medical needs. Whether you have recently gained pounds through a pregnancy and you have not been able to lose the weight or you are currently taking multiple medications to treat chronic health conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, we are here to help. We even see people after bariatric surgery who have plateaued in their weight loss.
Read about our pricing structure below and decide which program is best for you. If you are cost sensitive, please let your healthcare provider know so that we can shape a program that is right for you.
Our least expensive option is our Basic program with an added supply of phentermine to make it last for a month. You will not find a better price in the Inland Empire. Please see our specials page for our current offers. For your convenience, we also accept CareCredit. This is our best value. It is intended for the person who has recently gained weight and has not able to lose it on their own. Carrying extra weight over many years exposes you to multiple health risks.
This is especially so if you have someone in your family with weight related health problems. Allow us to evaluate you for your health risks and let us show you how to lose the weight and feel great. This is our most popular level. We find that many of our patients have struggled to lose weight even with an appetite suppressant. Often we see patients from other weight loss clinics who were told to stop taking their appetite suppressent when they stopped losing weight.
We see things differently. The appetite suppressant is a tool to achieve a result but it is not the only tool we have! There are many ways to break through a plateau.
This is what we do! However, the weight that you lose is great but, you may also be losing muscle since they do not incorporate working out into the program.
You do take supplements such as a daily vitamin, essential fatty acids fish oil and an appetite suppressant they call the metabolizer not to mention the protein bars and shakes that run more than I went from to in a short amount of time.
Once, I hit I plateaued miserably. I did all that they asked me to do and could not lose any more weight. I was basically told, they could not help me. I left Slim 4 Life and they still call me wanting me to come in. I work out now and still eat healthy but, I eat corn, carrots, and cheese. All of which is forbidden until you lose ALL the weight. I am happy and healthy and still am losing in a healthy way on my own..
Wish I had read this page before I spent almost two thousand dollars on Slim 4 Life. I was on the program for aproximately three and a half weeks going to the store four times a week for weigh ins.
I lost six pounds by drinking tons of water and taking there suplements which ending up making my heart race. I ended up in the Doctors office thinking I was having a heart attack. Believe me there is no money back guarantee.
This turned out to be one big mistake….. Hi, l feel the same way two thousand dollars on slim 4 life. The pills did not do a thing for me. I need to get some of my money back. I tried slim for life a year ago and it is so disappointing.
Once you break the diet down you are allowed to eat between calories a day! I spent over 2K on slim for life to lose 30 pounds. I took all the nasty pills and drank the nasty power boost and did the whole thing. I lost about 28 in 12 weeks. But I am healthier and happier. I was not obese but took off the weight for vanity. I lost 9 lbs in 3 weeks…. Dieting is about Calories in and Calories out…. I only had 18 lbs. I feel very jittery and weak. I am a mother and cannot really focus and be there for my kids the way I need to be because of the way I feel.
I did the Atkins diet years ago and went from a size 12 to a 2 in months and never felt like this. I have lost maybe 4 lbs. Now here i am at 5 months and one thing i have noticed is that even though i am not doing the diet that well, i am still using supplements and i am loosing hair like crazy. At first i thought it might be my age as i am 58, or maybe a medication, even though i had been on it for months, but this is crazy loss.
Yes, I too was losing hair like crazy. I have very fine thin hair so this was a real concern. I also thought it might be my age as I was 50 the first time I did the program. I gained all the weight back and went back a second time and had the same issue with hair loss. I only wanted to loose 23 lbs. I did loose 6 lbs, though, and felt pretty good. Any by the way, my stomach started to hurt really bad about the 4th week into the program… and yes, this is absolutely a no money back program, which to me is horrible.
If the pills are causing sickness, their should be some type of refund, even half would be great. My reason for trying the program was to get off blood pressure meds, which for 4 weeks I did.
I am also trying the green smoothies now, and walking more. I really want to get off the meds for good and loose the weight as well…. I may be different from all.
My wife got in to slim for life three months ago weighing LB. But now she is LB she really enjoys the food she is really energetic. So she loves it and she said it is worth paying the money. Because she tried south beach diet and all appetite suppresant pills which most of them deprive her sleep and reacting with medication which she used to take. So I may not agree with you in this matter. But thank you for giving me the oppurtunity to express my opinion. I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks.
I was very excited. I highly recommend it. It was way to expensive for us. You said you followed the food rules and lost… did you also use any of the over the counter bars or thurmal boost pills to try to help it along??
Find Omega3 and a Carb blocker. My mom paid for the program and lost about 45 lbs in 4 months. I am on it right now and have lost about 16 lbs in 5 weeks. This is what I eat: Tuna or chicken for lunch, a protein bar I prefer the Zone bars and chicken or fish for dinner. The first 3 days are only protein and veggies no carrots, corn, or peas. Very simple diet to follow. My husband has lost 20 lbs in 5 weeks. My mom started this diet a few years ago and lost 45 lbs in about 4 months.
The first place you lose it is your stomach which is great but you must follow the program which is fairly simple. My husband and I have been doing the diet for about 5 weeks. I have lost 16 lbs and my husband has lost 20 lbs. My mom gave me the diet plan. I ate 2 boiled eggs and 1 orange for breakfast. I felt satisfied and lost 5 lbs the first 3 days.
After that I added in one starch per day and a protein bar I prefer the Zone bars-which a counselor told my mom is the same thing as their bars. You are not suppose to eat cheese but my husband and I will sometimes eat string cheese as an afternoon snack. I probably could of lost more over these 5 weeks but I drink beer on the weekends. It is a simple plan to follow and it does work.
My stomach is flatter now than before I had my daughter in February. The 3 day prep is. You can also have as much Kraft Fat Free dressing as you want to go with your vegetables and to put on your meat as well.
You are basically doing the Atkins diet during your prep phase. Also make sure you drink plenty of water oz a day. You pee your fat out, that is why it is so important to drink water.
I cannot afford the program. I have tried pretty much everything out there with no success. I visited with a slim4 life an program is way too expensive for me. And also the 3 day prep diet. I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much! Hey Rose, Would it be possible for you to share the list and prep with me? I would greatly appreciate your help!
Could someone please send me the list of foods. I truly want to lose weight but need a quick start for now. I would appreciate it so much, I am getting married in July and really need to lose about 20 pounds. Try Somersizing- you could drop 20 effortlessly — kindof the same as Slim4life with more choices and variety — can get the book at a bookstore — even the used bookstores have it.
You can cook at home or eat out. Did they check all the galbladder ducts? If you have a stone in one of the bile ducts it can cause extreme pain. I agree it did sound like gallbladder because when you lose fat at a high rate of speed it gets all clogged up in the gallblader ausing stones. This happened to me and I had mine out also. Yes the same happened to me after being on their plan.
I just started the plan and had the same severe pain after taking the first day of pills. My friend had similar problems, she got really sick several times. They also thought she had something wrong with her gallbladder. I joined the Slim4Life program in the spring of I lost 70 pounds quickly and was so happy buying new clothes, etc, wanted to lose pounds more.
Then I started having regular diarrhea at times uncontrollable and excessive gas and could not find relief. She suggested I see my doctor. Finally had to stop program because of stomach problems. Was prescribed 2 antibiotics and problems ceased….. Problems recurred every months. Antibiotics are not helping the same way they had the first time. Tested for gallstones…still seeing the gastroenterologist.. Gas returned in January after only 1 month after antibiotics — so severe that it affects my daily life and routines.
Discovered the Acid-Alkaline balance diet and am trying to eat high alkaline foods — helps somewhat. Tried Imodium for 2 days this week and gas has been reduced to normal. Today is the most normal day since January I empathize with those that have had these side effects; and would love to hear from those with similar experiences.
Antibiotics not only kill bad bacteria, they also kill good bacteria. Add two things [neither of which can possibly harm you]: Stomach Formula [made from aloe vera gel]. In regards to the gall bladder and stomach issues. I had to have my gall bladder removed, too. Started having pain in my side and back under my ribs. I also had stomach issues and diarrhea. I started our weighing pounds and got down to I felt so much better with the weight off but the gall bladder issue made me not feel well about the program.
I asked one of the counselors about it and she acted funny and would not talk about it … It has been several years now that I was on the program and I have gained all the weight back plus some.
I still have pain in my right side under my rib and sometimes think it is my liver …. I have been on Slim 4 Life for a while now and have lost 25 lb. The pills, boosts, and shakes make me sick with gas and pains every day. You need to have sometime to report to and get weighed — otherwise you will cheat. For more information, see our full Advertising Disclosure.
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