Tampa Bay and Lithia Florida
Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Functional Medicine, and Weight Loss
Lithia and Tampa Weight Loss
The STRONGLIFE Weight Loss program is an exciting, life-transforming program that delivers fast and safe results that last. We help you navigate your journey and protect you from the pitfalls with a proven approach that is flexible, high-customizable, and effective.
We are dedicated to discovering the true cause of your weight conditions and deliver a customized and effective plan on improving your overall health. The patients on our program see dramatic improvements in their weight, energy and pain levels, and an overall improved quality of life!
Unique Benefits of the STRONGLIFE Weight Loss Program Include:
- Lose 2-7 Pounds of Stored Body Fat per Week
- Increased Energy
- Increased Brain Function
- Improved Sleep
- Decreased Inflammation
- Stable Blood Sugar
- Physician-Monitored Support System
If you are someone who has tried diet after diet to lose those unwanted pounds without long-term success and wish you could begin a weight loss program that delivers fast, consistent, and safe results, DON’T WAIT! Don’t miss this opportunity to change your life today. You deserve to LIVE LIFE STRONG!
You will be guided every step of the way to do things right, proceed at a sensible pace, and to never struggle, suffer, or backslide. You will learn exactly which foods to eliminate from your diet and why.
• Lose 2-7 Pound Per Week
• Normalize Cholesterol
• Normalize Blood Sugar
• Target Fat
• Maintain Muscle Mass
• No Drugs
• No Surgery
• No Starvation
• Support System
Experience the STRONGLIFE Difference!
- Weekly Body Composition Analysis
- Weekly Nutritional Consultations with the Weight Loss Coach
- Detailed Explanation and Packet of Eating Plan & Lifestyle Modifications
- Access to Carefully Selected Dietary Products & Supplements
- Access to Private Facebook Group with Fellow STRONGLIFE WL Members
Any reduced-calorie diet will result in weight loss and most popular programs base their protocols on a “balanced diet”. If we take the standard USDA recommendations of approximately:
- 60% of calories from “good carbohydrates”
- 25% from protein
- 15% from “healthy fats”
And, reduce the amounts in half (but keep the ratio of macronutrients the same), we will have a “balanced diet” with 1/2 the calories… and people will lose weight. However, there are a several problems with this seemingly logical approach.
First, if we continue to replenish some of the glycogen stores every day with carbohydrates (from 60% “healthy carbs”) our fat burning will stop until the glycogen gained from consuming those carbohydrates have been depleted. This will lead to an unpredictable weight loss.
Second, and more importantly, decreasing the minimal daily requirements of protein (from 25% to 12.5% in the example above) will most certainly lead to muscle loss.
As blood sugar drops (from the reduced-calorie intake) the body will burn fat but will also break down muscle, via a process called gluconeogenesis, as a way to maintain proper glucose levels in the body. When we lose muscle our metabolism actually slows down! Now, when these people have achieved their goal weight, what is the predictable result? They go back to eating “normal size” meals but their metabolism is slower than before they started, they regain the weight, and often-times end up heavier than when they started the diet!
The Physician-Monitored Weight Loss Program we have implemented with our patients here at STRONGLIFE takes a different approach – for a relatively short time we will utilize an “unbalanced diet”. We keep the minimum daily protein requirement the same and build the diet around this. Understand, this is not a “HIGH PROTEIN DIET”. We provide only the minimum amount of protein required to spare muscle. Loss of muscle mass is totally unacceptable to us during a diet.
Next, if you want to lose body fat then it is logical that we would eliminate most fats from the diet (except for giving optimal amounts of essential fatty acids). Our approach to carbohydrate intake is to allow dieters approximately 20-50 grams per day. This minimal amount of carbohydrate does not allow the body to replenish glycogen stores in your liver or muscles, which forces the body to stay in the “fat-burning mode” 24-hours a day.
While under our supervision, our dieters will consume non-starchy vegetables and salads daily. This provides necessary fiber to prevent constipation. Our dieters also are prescribed supplements to ensure proper electrolyte balance. We only supplement what they would normally be acquiring from the food groups that we are temporarily removing from the diet.
In our program we go much deeper into treating weight loss issues than your average weight loss program. We don’t just monitor weight reduction. At the core of our program, we are retraining your body to process sugars and carbohydrates more efficiently.
Over the course of your weight loss journey this will improve your insulin resistance, which is a major contributor to converting sugars and carbohydrates into stored body fat. Our program is not a high-protein diet like most other carb restricted programs. We analyze your body composition on a weekly basis to calculate a customized macronutrient dietary program to determine the precise amount of protein, fat, and carbohydrates you need to consume daily for ideal body composition.
Frequently Asked Questions
In our program we go much deeper into treating weight loss issues than your average weight loss program. We don’t just monitor weight reduction. At the core of our program, we are retraining your body to process sugars and carbohydrates properly and more efficiently.
We restrict carbohydrates in order to give your pancreas a break from constantly releasing insulin. Over the course of your weight loss journey this will improve your insulin resistance, which is a major contributor to converting sugars and carbohydrates into body fat. We also limit the amount of fat you are taking in, because if are consuming too much fat, your body will not utilize your own fat stores as energy.
Our program is not a high protein diet like most other carb restricted programs. We analyze your body composition, and from there determine the precise amount of protein consumption for optimal muscle mass maintenance.
The STRONGLIFE Weight Loss Program is safe for all participants, except for individuals who have kidney or liver dysfunction. You must see our doctor before committing to our program. Anyone with Type I Diabetes must also see our doctor prior to committing to our program.
Yes, women lose on average 3-5 pounds of body fat per week, and men lose on average 5-7 pounds. It is necessary for the dietary protocol to be followed precisely in order to achieve these results. If our protocol is being followed and weight loss is not occurring, it could potentially be due to:
- Intentional or Unintentional deviations from the diet (cheats)
- Pre or Peri-Menopausal Women
- Muscle Gain vs. Fat Mass
These potential causes would be addressed at your weekly weigh-in.
Although our diet is considered a medium to low calorie diet, our dieter’s bodies are actually registering “more calories” than they likely were prior to going into ketosis. Why is that? They are burning their own fat stores for energy. When we shift energy systems, specific enzymes need to be made in order to utilize the ketone bodies produced from burning their own body fat.
This process takes typically about 2 weeks, and after 3 weeks the enzymatic processes are getting completely set in place so that they are able to use 100% of those ketone bodies fuel. During this critical period when your blood sugar begins to drop, your muscles will begin to go through the process of gluconeogenesis (a process that makes glucose to put back into your blood stream).
If you increase your energy demands during this time, this ramps up gluconeogenesis and risks tapping into your muscle mass. WE WANT TO AVOID THAT!
This is not a typical “calories in, calories out,” balanced diet. This is all about hormones and metabolism. After the 3rd week, dieters are able to resume normal exercise.
We consider our program a medium to low calorie program. Typically when individuals see “low calorie” their mind then automatically thinks one of two extremes; hyper-protein, or hypo-protein. Our program is neither, we ensure proper protein consumption (safeguarding the kidneys) calculated from each participant’s body composition analysis, and monitor their protein need throughout the program.
Our program protocol triggers the physiological process of fat metabolism, which will end up giving your body an enormous boost of energy. Our bodies take in calories to create energy for all of our cellular processes.
So, let us give you an example of how our medium-low calorie program looks like in terms of caloric intake:
We have a female who is 150lbs, who will lose on average 3lbs/week. 1lb of Body Fat = 3500 kcal, and since she will be losing about 3lbs/week, 3500 x 3 = 10,500kcal/week from burning her stored body fat.
This measures out to be 1,500kcal/day! Now we can go ahead and add approximately 850 kcal from the “low-carbohydrate” foods she eats per day. The USDA Food Pyramid suggests that 20% of total calories should be obtained from protein sources, based on a 2,000 kcal/day diet. For every 4 grams of protein, we get 1 kcal of energy, so 20% of a 2,000 kcal diet would results in 400 kcal of protein as a minimum requirement. So her diet is providing her:
400 kcal from protein 850 kcal from “low-carb” foods 1,500 kcal from body fat metabolism 2,750 kcal total
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