Whole Foods Weight Loss Programs Questions and Answers
The best weight loss programs don’t view weight gain as a number but rather as a sign that your metabolism is not working as efficiently as it could. At Metabolic Medical Centers, our whole foods weight loss programs focus on transforming your body from the inside out so that you can burn fat naturally and keep doing so! Call us for more information. We serve patients from Columbia SC, Arthurtown SC, Forest Acres SC, St Andrews SC, and Cayce SC.
What is a whole food weight loss program?
Whole food weight loss programs focus on tackling your weight gain problem by attending to the foods and nutrients that you put into your body! The goal with whole food weight loss programs is to optimize your metabolism’s health and function so that your body can utilize the fat content and nutrients of the food you eat as it should. At Metabolic Medical Centers, we offer medically supervised whole food weight loss programs that have proven to be highly effective for countless patients! In addition to optimizing your metabolic health and function, our weight loss programs help to carefully distribute calories, facilitate fat loss, retain muscle mass, and regulate your appetite.
How can whole food help me lose weight?
It is not just about how much we eat that contributes to weight gain, but it is to an even greater degree about what we eat! As such, a weight loss program that carefully attends to the foods you put into your body stands to help slow down weight gain and facilitate fat loss. Specifically, processed food, which is the opposite of whole foods, have an incredibly harmful effect on your metabolism and lead to weight gain. Processed foods, such as white bread, bacon, fast food, or microwave dinners, have very little nutritional value and are consequently rapidly digested. As a result, they burn very few calories and significantly slow down your metabolism in the process. When you shift away from process foods toward whole foods, you enable your metabolism to function correctly, which will cause you to convert fat into energy much more efficiently!
What are some types of whole foods that will be in the program?
At Metabolic Medical Centers, our whole food weight loss programs do not sacrifice taste for health. As such, we are committed to developing delicious meal plans that also repair and maintain your metabolic health. Our diet plans are typically high in proteins and complex carbohydrates. As such, our meal plans will likely include some of the following, depending on your specific preferences:
- Lean beef and chicken or turkey breasts
- Shrimp, and various types of fish
- Low-fat Greek yogurt
- Chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, etc.
- Nuts and seeds, such as almonds, pumpkin seeds, and peanuts
- Whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa, sorghum, and buckwheat
- Low-starch fruits and vegetables, such as cucumbers, pears, peppers, zucchini, grapefruit, asparagus, peaches, and berries
For a list of specific meals that we often suggest with our weight loss programs, visit our Recipe Box page!
Is a whole food weight loss program for me?
Whether you have been disillusioned with commercial weight loss programs and diets, are concerned with how your weight affects your health, or simply want to slim down, a whole food weight loss program can provide excellent benefits for you! A whole food weight loss program is especially for you if you want to eat healthier but have difficulty knowing how or what foods to buy. We welcome you to schedule a consultation with one of our weight loss physicians at Metabolic Medical Centers to see if a whole food weight loss program is truly for you!
If you are interested in our whole food weight loss programs at Metabolic Medical Centers, we would love to hear from you! For an appointment, please give us a call at (803) 820-0589, or you can schedule one through our website. We are located at 3608 Landmark Drive, Suite E, in Columbia, South Carolina.