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December 9, 2021
Millions of people struggle to lose weight. They have tried every diet imaginable, work out regularly, some even resorting to severe calorie restriction with minimal or no success. Further, even if some weight loss success is achieved, long-term maintenance of that weight loss is often elusive. It is an incredibly frustrating process, one that many people struggle with for years and sometimes a lifetime.
Nearly 70% of the U.S. population is either overweight or obese. These individuals have an increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, some types of cancer and other chronic health issues.
Losing just 5-10% of body weight has been shown to significantly decrease the risk of these health conditions.
Many studies have shown that obesity is a key risk factor for not only contracting COVID-19, but also substantially increasing risk of severe COVID complications and hospitalization. A CDC study found that approximately 78% of people hospitalized for COVID-19 were either overweight or obese. Further, ICU admissions and deaths were the lowest among people with a BMI under 25. Overweight people over 65 further increase their risk of severe COVID-19.
Quite simply, it has never been a better time to lose weight.
The Kellman Wellness Center offers a revolutionary, three-pronged approach to weight loss, which incorporates state of the art technology, safe and effective weight loss medication, along with diet and lifestyle changes to ensure you not only lose the weight, but keep it off.
Wegovy is an FDA-approved weight loss drug which is not only approved for chronic weight management in adults who are overweight or obese, but it is also safe and effective for people with other weight-related conditions, such as high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes. Wegovy mimics a hormone which is involved in the regulation of insulin which targets the receptors in the brain that control appetite. This results in an increased feeling of satiety which can lead to an overall reduction in food intake.
Several long-term studies have shown that the use of Wegovy is not only safe, but extremely effective. One study showed that individuals who received Wegovy lost an average of 12.4% of their body weight, as compared to those individuals who were given a placebo. Another study looked at individuals who have type 2 diabetes. Results indicated a loss of 6.2% of their initial body weight while using Wegovy, as compared to those who received a placebo. Other studies have indicated an associated weight loss of as much as 15% when using Wegovy as part of a weight loss plan.
EmSculpt NEO is a relatively new, non-surgical, FDA-approved body contouring device. It works by combining high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology with radiofrequency (RF) energy, which synergistically work together to strengthen and build muscles, while simultaneously burning fat. It can be used to treat multiple areas of the body including the abdomen, buttocks, arms and legs.
The radiofrequency energy works to heat the body, similar to what happens when you warm up prior to a workout. This results in the fat cells reaching a temperature level that results in apoptosis, or cell death. At the same time, the electromagnetic energy produces approximately 20,000 involuntary muscle contractions, significantly more dynamic and efficient than you could otherwise achieve on your own. This results in strengthening of the muscle fibers, as well as the release of chemicals which aid in the breakdown of subcutaneous fat. The combination of muscle contraction, as well as heat induced fat loss, has been shown to be a safe, non-invasive tool for successfully reducing fat, increasing muscle mass and effectively losing weight. Clinical studies have shown that treatments using the EmSculpt Neo result in up to 30% reduction in fat at the treatment site, as well as an increase in muscle growth by about 25%.
Just one 30-minute abdominal session with EmSculpt is the equivalent of doing 20,000 sit-ups!
As with any weight loss strategy, diet and lifestyle changes are essential, and increase the likelihood for long-term weight maintenance.
The human gut contains an entire community of microorganisms, which include both “good” bacteria which are beneficial to us, as well as strains of pathogenic microorganisms, which if not kept in check, can be detrimental to our health. The gut microbiome plays a significant role in our ability to appropriately digest and assimilate nutrients, as well as our metabolism and our ability to maintain a healthy weight. When the gut is out of balance, weight gain is all but inevitable. His approach of strengthening the gut microbiome allows your body to naturally eliminate cravings and achieve optimal weight.
While each of these individual components provide weight loss benefits in their own right, the combined effect of this multi-faceted approach results in a uniquely effective approach to weight loss and sustained weight maintenance.
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