Aquarian Medicine Weight Loss Program
“Weight management is a tremendous global concern not only here in the United States, but throughout the world. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in both adults and children alike. Given our hectic lifestyles, eating healthy balanced meals, exercise and maintaining a healthy spirit, has been challenging to say the least. However, they remain the core to any weight management program. Therefore, proper lifelong behavior modification in the sense of proper nutrition, hydration, exercise, mental and spiritual fitness needs to be addressed”. Dr. Olivero-Brodeur
Since 2001, Dr. Lorraine has utilized Optifast® weight loss products as part of her customized comprehensive Aquarian Medicine® weight loss program. During a personalized Aquarian Medicine® lifestyle consult, Dr. Lorraine will determine if the fusion of Optifast® would be beneficial to obtain your ultimate weight loss goals. As a long standing legacy in clinical nutrition, OPTIFAST® is a proven weight loss program that has been producing verifiable results in over one million patients since 1974. An average weight loss of 52 pounds in over 20,000 patients using this weight loss formula has been documented in medical journals (average BMI 39). Supported by more than 80 publications, OPTIFAST® has shown to improve obesity co-morbidities such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes.
At Aquarian Medicine, we believe in a personalized lifestyle approach to weight loss management and therefore, we offer several customized OPTIFAST® programs which may fuse into your Aquarian Medicine® personalized lifestyle regimen:
full meal replacement utilizing OPTIFAST®
OPTIFAST® is a clinically proven weight loss program that offers simple ready to drink nutritional meal replacements and bars as a means to provide a break from food. This “break” allows the patient time to focus on the importance of maintaining a regimental routine of eating 5-6 “mini-meals” a day and maintaining proper hydration. Dr. Lorraine has found that the frequency of eating at least 5 meals a day and proper hydration is an essential behavior modification change needed to optimize one’s metabolism resulting in long-term weight loss maintenance. After the first week on the customized OPTIFAST ® weight loss plan, most patients stop craving negative triggers of their previous regular diet such as sugar, fat and salt. At this point in the program most people also stop “feeling hungry” and learn to eat to “satisfaction”. After at least two weeks of active and rapid weight loss, our program shifts into a transitional phase (which will be determined during your Aquarian Medicine® consultation) during which you will slowly begin to eat self-prepared foods. Long term weight-management after the OPTIFAST® program is possible through a commitment to proper nutrition and lifestyle changes. Increasing exercise, proper hydration and consumption of nutrient rich foods that are balanced in fruits, vegetables and protein is crucial to long term weight loss success.
partial meal replacement utilizing OPTIFAST®
This portion of the program is individually customized for each patient by Dr. Lorraine taking into consideration one's weight loss goals and lifestyle. It may be used to help a patient transition off of a full replacement OPTIFAST® program to food. Or this program may be utilized to fulfill the weight loss goals of those patients who have a minimal to moderate amount of weight to lose. Regardless, this program helps patients to acquire continued weight loss or maintenance of weight loss taking into consideration one’s lifestyle obligations and challenges of work, school or family requirements. It is during this phase of transition where you and Dr. Lorraine identify any potential "trigger" foods which is determined by how your body reacts to various types of food. This gained knowledge, which varies from each individual, will allow Dr. Lorraine to customize a long-term weight management program to obtain health and vitality.