Medically Managed Weight Loss Fort Worth

Overweight and obesity are the most serious and prevalent nutritional disorders in the US. There are well-established relations between excess body weight and such medical conditions as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and osteoarthritis. Whereas 29% of men and 44% of women in US describe themselves at any given time as trying to lose weight, only about 20% report restricting caloric intake and increasing physical activity at the same time, in spite of recommendations that such an approach is effective.

Dr. Ahmed’s weight loss program consists of both a very low carbohydrate diet and regular exercise. People who use low carb diets lose significantly more weight in a six month period, compared to individuals who follow a low-fat and low-calorie diets. Refined carbs are the main cause of weight gain. Large amounts of carbs results in high blood sugar, stimulating an overproduction of insulin. High levels of insulin have two effects on the body. One, your body diverts whatever food you consume into fat. Two, it prevents your body from burning the fat stores for energy. The combination will make you fat and tired. When you have a high insulin level, it sends a signal to your hypothalamus stimulating a hunger response to eat more carbs. This cycle is a continuous process. To break the cycle, decrease your carb intake, allowing you to lose weight. Increasing protein intake stimulates the production of growth hormone which tells your body to build muscle and moderate production of fat processing insulin. Eat small frequent meals, because large meals increase the production of insulin. The smaller the meal you take in, the lower your insulin and the leaner you will be.

Dr. Ahmed’s Nutritional Principals Do’s:

  • Start each day with a good breakfast providing about 30% of your daily intake of calories, a choice of omelet, eggs, fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Eat 4-5 small meals a day
  • Eat larger meals earlier in the day and smaller meals in the evening
  • Eat a portion of vegetables for 3 meals a day
  • Eat tomatoes, broccoli, eggplant, mushrooms, asparagus, beets, brussel sprouts, cabbage, green beans, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, lettuce, spinach, and olives
  • Eat foods with a low glycemic index including strawberries, blueberries, peaches, cherries, plums and raspberries
  • Eat lean protein with every meal
  • Eat lean red meat, lamb, turkey, chicken breast without the skin, eggs, baked cod, cottage cheese, beef jerky, and soy bean products
  • Eat seafood like pink salmon, tuna, lobster, shrimp, and flounder
  • For snacks, eat foods like cucumbers, lemons, sugar free Jell-O, or light popcorn
  • Drink at least 8-12 glasses (about 2 liters) of water a day
  • Consume 1000 to 1500 calories per day
  • Plan your meals in advance, along with your grocery list

Dr. Ahmed’s Nutritional Principals Don’t:

  • Do not skip a meal
  • Avoid frozen and canned foods
  • Do not eat processed starches such as pasta, bread, cereal, and pastries
  • Do not eat vegetables such as potatoes, corn, beans, peas, and avocados
  • Do not eat fruits like mangos, pears, watermelon, and bananas
  • Do not drink fruit juices, sodas, beer, or wine coolers
  • Do not eat sugar for the first few days; then restrict sugar intake to < 30 grams a day; you may substitute with Splenda
  • No flour, milk or dairy products
  • Avoid late night snacks, almost all foods you eat before you go to bed turn into fat
  • Limit carb intake to 20 grams the l 3 days, then increase to 30 grams a day
  • Avoid desserts for the first 2 weeks

The first 2 weeks of any diet plan is usually the most difficult to follow. With self-discipline, will-power, and patience, you will begin to see the fat melt away. You may feel slightly tired and weak during the first week of Dr. Ahmed’s diet plan; however, these symptoms are temporary and soon afterwards you will have increased energy levels. If you cheat, exercise or walk immediately afterwards. Lapses or temporary setbacks are considered a normal part of any lifestyle change and should be considered a learning experience rather than a sign of failure. If a lapse occurs, explore the reasons for it.

Sample Menu

Breakfast Lunch Snack Dinner
Day 1
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup fruit (season)
Coffee or tea
1 portion roasted chicken
1 cup broccoli or cauliflower
Tea or mineral water
Green apple
Pickled vegetable
spinach/artichoke dip
Carrots
1/2 Cup of Salad
Coffee or Tea
Day 2
2 eggs
2 slices ham or bacon
Coffee or tea
1 filet mignon
1 cup asparagus
Tea or mineral water
Green Pepper
Celery
Sliced green tomato
Cottage Cheese
1 portion boiled chicken
1 cup cabbage
with any dressing
Coffee or Tea
Day 3
2 eggs
1 slice of white bread
Coffee or tea
1 portion fish filet
1 cup lettuce salad
Tea or mineral water
Boiled egg
2 glasses water
Low carb snack bar
with no more than 4 grams of fat
8oz. grilled Steak
Salad /No Dressing
Coffee or Tea

Remember to avoid desserts the first 2 weeks after therapy

Maximize your lipodissolve or mesotherapy results with exercise. You must schedule time for exercise, making exercise a priority 3 to 5 times a week. Exercising 3 days maintains current weight, while 5 days promotes weight loss. Smoking and exercise do not mix. If you cannot keep up with an exercise program, get a personal trainer, which is an excellent way of expanding your future health. Dr. Ahmed recommends 1 to 2 miles of walking a day or at least 20 minutes on a treadmill. Vary your exercise to keep from getting bored. Try running, weightlifting, swimming, biking, and aerobics. Enjoy yourself! Join a club, exercise with a friend, listen to music, and take advantage of the outdoors activities. Eat carbs before exercise and protein right after increasing muscle mass. Each session should last at least 20 minutes, increasing activity gradually to improve your strength and endurance. If you are not sweating, increasing your heart rate and breaths, then you are not exercising. Increased activity should not be painful, if pain is associated with exercise, contact your doctor. If you feel any chest pain, stop exercising immediately and call 911.

After lipodissolve or mesotherapy, drink plenty of non-caffeinated drinks. No exercise for the first three days after lipodissolve. Bruising for 3 days to 1 week is expected. You can use ice and cold compress to minimize bruising. Redness and swelling is common to some degree responding to cold compresses and Tylenol. Do not take ibuprofen or NSAID5. Mesotherapy patients wear loose clothing and lipodissolve patients wear a tight body girdle for 3 to 7 days. If problems occur, call Dr. Ahmed at (432) 816-9902.

For best results, schedule mesotherapy appointments every 2 weeks. After your 4th session you will begin to see positive results. If expectations are not met, Dr. Ahmed will evaluate you for underlying metabolic problems. Mesotherapy results occur quickly and indefinitely if you follow Dr. Ahmed’s diet and exercise program. After you reach your weight loss goal, don’t forget your skin (especially your face) will need special attention. Terrific results can be achieved by using other specialized services provided by Dr. Ahmed. These services include Restylane, Botox, chemical peel, spider vein removal, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and skin resurfacing.

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