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Weight

November 15th, 2012

CHANDLER, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Information on weight loss and fast-fix diets is everywhere, and
determining a healthy path for long-term success is often the biggest
challenge – until now. Today the National
Academy of Sports Medicine
(NASM) introduces its innovative, new
approach to weight-loss education for Certified Personal Trainers and
fitness enthusiasts looking for scientifically sound advice from the
nation’s top experts.

The Weight
Loss Specialist
(WLS) program is a 15-hour, online course earning
the fitness professional 1.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon
completion of the exam. Never before have so many weight-loss resources
been available in one concentrated credential, providing health and
fitness professionals applicable programs that turn into life-changing
results for their clients.

At the core of the new Weight Loss Specialist course is an advanced
curriculum
backed by years of research and proven scientific
analysis. A few key areas of study include:

  • The psychology and physiology of weight management
  • How to avoid weight-loss plateaus
  • Dispelling well-known weight-loss myths
  • Methods for lifetime weight-loss success

“We are cutting through the diet and weight-loss noise, providing Certified
Personal Trainers
and top-level fitness professionals with a new
approach to weight loss. The Weight Loss Specialist is a revolutionary
course that combines proven methodologies and techniques with ways to
incorporate our proprietary Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model
for continued career success,” said President of the National Academy of
Sports Medicine Andrew Wyant.

Available for purchase starting Nov. 15, 2012, anyone interested in
health and fitness, including nutritionists, nurses, coaches and fitness
instructors, among others, are encouraged to purchase the Weight Loss
Specialist program by Nov. 21, 2012. Purchases made by that date qualify
for a special offer where no payments are due until Feb. 1, 2013.
Students must have a high school diploma or GED to register. The cost of
the program begins at $499 when paid in full*.

For more information call 888-680-4270 or visit www.NASMWLS.com.

About NASM

Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been a
global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced
credentials to health and fitness professionals. In addition to its
NCCA-accredited fitness Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification,
NASM offers a progressive career track with access to Advanced
Specializations, including the new Weight
Loss Specialist
program, Continuing Education courses, and
accredited Bachelor and Master Degree programs. The NASM educational
continuum is designed to help today’s health and fitness professional
enhance their career while empowering their clients to live healthier
lives.

To learn more about NASM certifications visit, www.nasm.org
or call 1.800.460.NASM.

To subscribe and read the latest issue of The Training Edge,
NASM’s new quarterly magazine designed for fitness professionals visit www.thetrainingedgemagazine.com.

*Price subject to change.

Retrofit Weight Loss Raises $8 Million Series A Financing Led By DFJ

November 13th, 2012

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Retrofit,
the expert-led, data-driven weight loss program for busy professionals,
has raised $8 million in a Series A financing led by Draper Fisher
Jurvetson. DFJ has invested $6 million in the innovative company
dedicated to combating America’s obesity epidemic. This round includes
new investments from Correlation Ventures and Hyde Park Angels. Previous
investors New World Ventures and I2A Fund also participated.

“Retrofit is thrilled to partner with venture capital pioneer DFJ,” said
Retrofit CEO and Founder Jeff Hyman, who points out that more than 90%
of Retrofit’s clients are losing weight. “With this investment, we will
continue on our mission to achieve unrivaled weight loss outcomes for
our clients.”

DFJ is based in Menlo Park, Calif. and has a history of investing in
emerging trends before they become mainstream. Retrofit will use the
Series A financing to enhance its highly-effective online weight loss
program as it continues to turn the tide on America’s obesity crisis.
Mohanjit Jolly, DFJ Managing Director, will join the company’s board of
directors.

Retrofit is a high-tech, high-touch weight loss program, which uses the
latest technology in wireless tracking devices along with highly-trained
wellness experts. Each Retrofit client consults with a registered
dietitian, exercise physiologist and behavior coach via Skype™
videoconferences. Retrofit delivers weight loss through behavior change
to achieve results that can last a lifetime.

“Retrofit’s mission is a big one: to reverse the course of the obesity
epidemic by addressing the underlying physical and psychological hurdles
of losing weight,” said Jolly. “The passionate team at the company has
demonstrated in just a short time how powerful the platform can be in
changing lives for the better, and we firmly believe in the power of
data-driven weight loss as a massive market opportunity.”

The Series A financing brings the total investment in Retrofit to $10.7
million. Hyman created the company and initially raised $700,000 after
he and his wife visited a destination wellness resort. Working with a
personal team of experts inspired him to create a holistic program using
technology to deliver the same kind of personalized weight loss program
to consumers via the Internet. The company now has 80 full-time
part-time employees nationwide.

“Retrofit is a game-changer for the weight loss industry,” said Brad
Feld, a Retrofit client and Managing Director of Foundry Group. “A
private team of wellness experts helped me re-program some bad patterns
so I could lose those ‘last 20 pounds’ I had been talking about for a
decade. Retrofit provided a positive and powerful feedback loop for
success. Not only does the program help you lose weight, but also it
helps you establish the skills to keep the weight off for life.”

Two-thirds of America’s population is overweight and related health
conditions, including cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, are
soaring. Retrofit is committed to changing those statistics as it
transforms companies into healthy and energized workplaces. The weight
loss company is so passionate about its mission and proven success with
busy professionals that it is giving away almost $300,000 worth of
weight loss programs in the groundbreaking Retrofit
My Company
contest.

Applicants simply submit a 500-word essay describing why they should win
a free year of Retrofit weight loss for up to 100 of their co-workers at RetrofitMyCompany.com.
Prominent judges include: J.B. Pritzker, Managing Partner of The
Pritzker Group
; Larry Levy, CEO of Levy Organization; Bruce
Cazenave, CEO of Nautilus Inc.; Wayne Cooper, Publisher and
Chairman of Chief Executive Group; Jeffrey Yordon, CEO and
President, Sagent Pharmaceuticals; and Dr. Holly Wyatt, Clinical
Researcher at The Center for Human Nutrition.

The contest goes live on November 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM (CST) and closes
on December 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM (CST). Retrofit will announce the Grand
Prize winner on January 2, 2013.

About Retrofit

Retrofit, the expert-led, data-driven weight loss program for busy
professionals, is designed to deliver lasting results. Its innovative
year-long program includes wireless monitoring of a client’s weight,
activity and sleep, as well as private lessons with a registered
dietitian, exercise physiologist, and behavior coach. Retrofit can be
found on the Web at www.retrofitme.com
and (855) 4-RETROFIT. Follow the company on Facebook and Twitter at @retrofitme.

About DFJ

DFJ is a venture capital firm that partners with extraordinary
entrepreneurs who set out to change the world. Since 1985, DFJ
and the DFJ Global Network have had $7B committed to their funds and
have managed more than 400 portfolio investments, including AdMob,
Baidu, Box, Skype, Hotmail, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, Twitter,
Tumblr and Yammer. DFJ works with companies at seed, early and growth
stages, with the goal of creating iconic and lasting businesses. DFJ
pioneers investing in emerging markets including consumer and enterprise
information technology, digital media, and disruptive technologies. The
DFJ Global Network is a federation of 16 independent venture funds
operating on four continents that cooperate on investment diligence and
co-investing. Learn more at dfj.com.

About Correlation Ventures

Correlation Ventures, a $165 million venture capital fund, leverages
world-class analytics to offer entrepreneurs and other venture
capitalists a dramatically better option when they are seeking
additional co-investment capital to complete a financing round. The firm
makes investment decisions in two weeks or less and offers reliability
and transparency about reserves and its intentions to follow in future
financings. Correlation Ventures invests across all industry segments,
U.S. geographies and investment stages – from seed through late stage.
Current portfolio companies include Aldea Pharmaceuticals, Bunchball,
edo interactive, Framehawk, Getaround, MOGL, SAY Media, Telly, and
Virsto Software. Correlation Ventures has offices in San Diego and Palo
Alto, CA. For more information, visit http://www.correlationvc.com.

About New World Ventures

New World Ventures, a member of The Pritzker Group, is a multi-stage
venture capital firm helping entrepreneurs build market-leading
information technology companies. Since its founding in 1996, the firm
has worked side-by-side with entrepreneurs at more than 70 companies by
providing a broad network of strategic relationships, advice based on
decades of experience, and flexible capital. Recent successes include
SinglePlatform (acquired by Constant Contact in 2012), Zinch (acquired
by Chegg in 2011), and Playdom (acquired by Disney in 2010).

Hydroxycut Discusses Psychological Implications Linked to Weight Loss

November 12th, 2012

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – Nov 12, 2012) – Losing weight is a challenge that many Americans are familiar with, and although the goal may be the same for every dieter, the journey is typically an individual experience. In addition to the external factors, such as diet and fitness routines, dieters often face difficult psychological barriers. A recent article from The Huffington Post discusses one such mental block that many dieters may not even be aware of — the nature of habits. The makers of Hydroxycut comment on these factors and note that it may prove beneficial for some to find ways to exercise the mind to reduce the likelihood facing psychological obstacles.

In the article, Irene Rubaum-Keller, licensed psychotherapist and author of Foodaholic, explains many engrained food habits, including eating pre-dinner snacks each night and ordering the same thing from restaurants. She comments, “These entrenched habits take time, energy, focus and often professional support to change. It takes work to maintain those changes as well. Over time it does get easier.” Although some may have an easier time than others in changing habits and behavioral patterns, the creators of Hydroxycut remind individuals that it is essential to carry an optimistic attitude.

In a recent press statement, Hydroxycut notes, “The key components of a well-rounded weight loss plan include diet, exercise, and a positive attitude; however, there are many ways in which people can create the different aspects of a healthy lifestyle.” In the article, Irene Rubaum-Keller shares a similar sentiment adds that others can get the mental boost they need by finding group support via online programs or by joining weight loss clubs. In addition, she suggests, “If you have tried to [lose weight] alone in the past and failed, get support. If you can afford individual psychotherapy, do yourself a favor and go.”

Considering that those pursuing weight loss are apt to make drastic life changes, Hydroxycut recognizes that many may benefit from consulting a professional therapist. Hydroxycut concludes in its press statement, “Psychology, behavioral psychology in particular, is able to help some individuals change their perspective, or paradigm. Therapy can help people understand the need to lose weight and the way in which to accomplish this goal.”

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Christchurch Hospital to offer weight-loss surgery

November 11th, 2012
  • Christchurch Hospital to offer weight-loss surgery  (Source: Photos.com)

Weight-loss surgery for morbidly obese patients will soon be available at Christchurch Hospital.

Bariatric surgery, which shrinks the stomach, was offered elsewhere in Christchurch for the first time last year, after the Government committed $8 million in 2010 to fund an extra 300 weight-loss operations.

Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) planning and funding general manager Carolyn Gullery said the five South Island district health boards had pooled their elective funding to offer 42 surgeries to the most eligible patients, regardless of where they lived.

Canterbury had been allocated 13 surgeries in the 2011-12 year, 14 for 2012-13 and 14 for 2013-14. The surgery was available for severely obese patients aged 18 to 65, who would benefit the most from weight-loss surgery.

Gullery said previous operations performed in Christchurch had been done through a local private provider outside Christchurch, because of limited capacity caused by the February 2011 earthquake.

However, Christchurch’s hospital redevelopment plan would allow for bariatric surgeries to be done on site, she said.

The $600m plan was approved in September, and would involve building operating theatres at Christchurch Hospital, an expanded intensive care unit and emergency department, and a purpose-designed space for children.

Christchurch Hospital always had the capability to carry out the procedures in Christchurch, but the CDHB had not allocated them to it previously because the number of publicly funded operations available was very small, Gullery said.

“It was a better use of resource for those operations to be performed at Dunedin Hospital.”

The Health Ministry had not indicated if more funding would become available for bariatric surgery after the $8m was spent, Gullery said.

Dr Richard Flint, one of three surgeons carrying out bariatric surgery in Christchurch, said about 200 operations were done in the city each year, and popularity was growing.

The cost of the operation was the main obstacle to more people having the surgery, and Flint believed more operations needed to be funded publicly.

STOMACH SHRINK Bariatric surgery

GASTRIC BANDING: Involves placing a band (commonly known as a lap band) around the stomach to turn a two-litre pouch into a 30 millilitre pouch. The band can be adjusted for each person and the procedure is reversible. Lap band surgeries make up about half of the weight-loss surgeries performed privately in Christchurch. Cost: $18,000 to $22,000

GASTRIC BYPASS: The stomach is stapled to create a small pouch, with the surgeon carrying out some “innovative plumbing” to bring the small intestine up to the new stomach. Gastric bypass surgery makes up 10% of bariatric surgeries performed privately in Christchurch. Cost: $25,000

SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY: The newest of the three surgeries available in Christchurch, but increasingly popular. In a sleeve gastrectomy, part of the stomach is removed to turn it into a narrow tube. The procedure makes up about 40 per cent of bariatric surgeries performed privately in Christchurch. Cost: $22,000

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Matthew McConaughey stops weight loss

November 11th, 2012

Matthew McConaughey has stopped losing weight for his new role after shedding 30 pounds (13 kilograms) in three months from his already lean frame.

The 43-year-old actor sparked concern after he recently dropped 30 pounds from his already lean frame for his role as an AIDS patient in the new movie ‘The Dallas Buyer’s Club’.

But a source close to the father-of-two – whose model wife Camilla Alves is pregnant with their third child – is now at his lowest weight.

The insider told People magazine: ‘Matthew starts shooting this weekend, so he’s at his absolute lowest weight. In a month, he’ll begin to put it back on.’

The actor has flown to New Orleans to begin filming the new movie on Sunday in which he plays Ron Woodruff, an AIDS patient diagnosed in the mid-1980s who seeks out experimental HIV treatment in a desperate bid to prolong his life.

Last August the ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ star admitted he found losing the extreme amount of weight to be a huge mental challenge but said he was determined to lose the 30 pounds required for the role.

He said: ‘I’m playing a guy who was sick and would have loved to have been healthier but wasn’t. For me, it’s more of a mental thing than a physical thing,’ he explained, adding that he’s been eating ‘small amounts’ of high-protein, low-carbohydrate food.

He added: ‘I’ll get down to the weight I need to get to. I’m on my way, and it’s what I need to do for the job.’

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November 10th, 2012

Body Contouring Brings Lasting Improvement in Quality of Life After Weight-Loss Surgery

November 8th, 2012

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Body contouring after weight-loss (bariatric) surgery produces long-term gains in several aspects of quality of life, reports the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

“The study indicates a sustained quality of life improvement in post-bariatric patients after body contouring surgery,” concludes the study led by Dr. Eva S.J. van der Beek of University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. “This suggests the importance of including reconstructive surgery as a component in the multidisciplinary approach in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity,” Dr. van der Beek said.

Improved Quality of Life after Body Contouring Surgery
The researchers evaluated quality-of-life assessments in 33 patients who underwent body contouring after bariatric surgery. Body contouring refers to various plastic surgery procedures done to remove excess fat and skin after massive weight loss.

The most common procedures were abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck“) and operations on the breasts. Through an average of seven years after body contouring, the patients repeatedly completed a standard questionnaire evaluating obesity’s impact on quality of life.

The results showed “mostly moderate to large, sustained improvement” in quality of life in the years after body contouring. Scores improved in six out of seven quality-of-life domains, including physical functioning and appearance, mental well-being, social acceptance, intimacy and social network.

Some domains showed a small decrease between four and seven years’ follow-up. In general, quality-of-life scores were lower for patients who regained weight after their body contouring surgery.

Overall, 55 percent of patients were very satisfied with their results. All but one patient said they would undergo body contouring again, and considered it “an inevitable step to improve daily quality of life.” About one-fourth of patients had further body contouring surgery–another 30 percent said they would do so if their insurance covered it.

Bariatric surgery produces sustained weight loss in patients with severe obesity. However, more than two-thirds of patients with massive weight loss are left with loose or overhanging skin. This may lead to decreased satisfaction with the results of bariatric surgery, as well as psychological, social and physical problems.

Previous studies have shown that body contouring improves quality of life after bariatric surgery, but the long-term benefits are unclear. “There is an ongoing debate if body contouring surgery is an optional or essential step after massive weight loss in the treatment of morbid obesity,” Dr. van der Beek and coauthors write.

The new study shows significant and lasting improvements in quality of life for patients who have body contouring after bariatric surgery. “This suggests the importance of including reconstructive surgery as a component in the multidisciplinary approach in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity,” the researchers write. They call for further study of the long-term benefits of body contouring–including possible reasons for the decrease in quality-of-life scores a few years after surgery.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R) is published by Lippincott Williams Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

LaSandra Cooper or Marie Grimaldi
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
847-228-9900
media@plasticsurgery.org
www.plasticsurgery.org

About Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
For more than 60 years, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R) (http://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/) has been the one consistently excellent reference for every specialist who uses plastic surgery techniques or works in conjunction with a plastic surgeon. The official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R) brings subscribers up-to-the-minute reports on the latest techniques and follow-up for all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including breast reconstruction, experimental studies, maxillofacial reconstruction, hand and microsurgery, burn repair, and cosmetic surgery, as well as news on medico-legal issues.

About ASPS
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world’s largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. Representing more than 7,000 Member Surgeons, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. ASPS advances quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. You can learn more and visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons at PlasticSurgery.org or Facebook.com/PlasticSurgeryASPS and Twitter.com/ASPS_news.

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Diabetes: Weight loss' effect is thrown into question

November 8th, 2012

People with type 2 diabetes often are encouraged to lose weight to improve their health, but a puzzling new study may have some questioning that advice.

A recent study showed that obese people with diabetes who lost a modest amount of weight didn’t lower their risk of having a heart attack or stroke, but the weight loss did help improve many other health factors.

“While we did not show a benefit of modest weight loss for cardiovascular events, we did show the benefits of weight loss for improving depression, quality of life, sleep apnea, incontinence, fitness, physical function and blood sugar control,” says Rena Wing, a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University and chairman of the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study. The research was financed by the National Institutes of Health.

In diabetes â?? a disease spotlighted in November during American Diabetes Month â?? the body does not make enough of the hormone insulin, or it doesn’t use it properly. Insulin helps glucose (sugar) get into cells, where it is used for energy. If there’s an insulin problem, sugar builds up in the blood, damaging nerves and blood vessels. There are two major forms: type 1 and type 2, which accounts for 90% to 95% of diabetes.

Diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, foot and leg amputations and blindness. Almost 26 million children and adults (8.3% of the population) in the United States have diabetes.

For the study, researchers at 16 centers around the country worked with 5,145 obese people with type 2 diabetes. Their average starting weight was about 200 pounds. The study was designed to see whether weight loss reduced the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Half of the participants were assigned to an intensive diet and exercise program. They attended individual and group meetings where they were taught strategies for weight loss by cutting calories and increasing physical activity. They used some meal replacements during the weight-loss and maintenance phases of the program.

The other half received a general program of diabetes education several times a year. All participants continued to follow the medical advice of their physician.

Findings: Those in the diet group lost about 8% of their starting weight (about 16 pounds) in the first year and maintained nearly 5% (about 10 pounds) of that loss. Participants in the diabetes education group lost about 1% (2 pounds) of their starting weight and kept it off. Everyone was tracked for up to 11 years.

After four years, the findings showed that those in the diet-and-exercise group improved their hemoglobin A1C readings (which looks at a person’s average blood sugar levels for the past three months), fitness, systolic (top number) blood pressure and HDL (good) cholesterol more than those in the diabetes education group. The diet-and-exercise group also required less medication to control the diabetes, Wing says.

Participants in the diabetes education group, however, had better LDL (bad) cholesterol at year four, possibly because more of them were taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, she says.

There was no difference between the two groups in the incidence of heart attacks and strokes, but the incidence was low in both groups, Wing says. “The fact that they had lower rates of cardiovascular disease than we expected probably reflects improvements in medical management of diabetes.”

Physicians today are working harder to make sure the patient has good blood sugar control and has good blood pressure and cholesterol levels, she says. “There has been much more intensive medical management of people with diabetes to prevent heart disease.”

Wing says researchers will continue to monitor the study participants to see whether their weight loss lowered their heart attacks later in their lives and to assess other possible long-term benefits of weight loss.

“The study provides important information, but we don’t know from this study whether larger weight loss would have better impact, and we don’t know if these weight losses would have decreased the risk of heart attacks and strokes in people without diabetes,” she says.

James Hill, executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado and the principal investigator at the study’s site in Denver, says the bottom line is still: “Losing weight is one of the best things you can do for your health if you are overweight with type 2 diabetes.”

Thomas Wadden, director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, adds: “Regardless of its effects on heart disease, modest weight loss and increased physical activity improve multiple aspects of health and well-being in overweight individuals with and without diabetes. Let’s not throw out the baby with the bathwater.”

Sue Kirkman, senior vice president of medical affairs for the American Diabetes Association, says the message is that there are lots of other benefits for weight loss, such as needing fewer medications and better quality of life, and “we know that weight loss helps prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.”

Facts about diabetes:

â?¢ Almost 26 million children and adults (8.3% of the U.S. population) in the United States have diabetes.

â?¢ 18.8 million people are diagnosed; an additional 7 million are undiagnosed.

â?¢ Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

â?¢ An estimated one in three Americans may develop diabetes by 2050 if something isn’t done to reverse the trend.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Copyright 2012 USATODAY.com

Obesity drug maker Arena books smaller 3Q loss

November 7th, 2012

Beverly Hills Chiropractor's ExecuSlim Plan Supports Long-term Medical Weight Loss

November 5th, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Executive ER in Beverly Hills, CA announced that the practice now offers a physician-supervised weight loss program. The program, known as ExecuSlim, combines a low-glycemic dietary plan with nutritional counseling, natural dietary supplements, and exercise for long-term medical weight loss. The plan’s comprehensive nutritional counseling is designed to help patients control hunger, and learn to enjoy healthy eating while enhancing fat burn. According to Executive ER, this plan is successful because it combines the latest nutritional knowledge with patient-proven strategies.

Individuals searching for an effective Beverly Hills weight loss plan may wish to learn more about ExecuSlim, a new physician-supervised medical weight loss program offered by Executive ER.

Beverly Hills chiropractor Dr. Daniel Jacobsen recommends the program for patients who need assistance losing weight and keeping the pounds off. The chiropractor emphasizes that ExecuSlim not only helps patients lose weight, but also through dietary and lifestyle changes helps patients successfully keep off the pounds they lose.

“I often tell my patients that losing weight is the easy part; it’s keeping the weight off that is the real challenge,” says Dr. Jacobsen. “That’s why our ExecuSlim plan is so effective. Our management program and nutrition counseling helps to blast off fat while slowly transition patients to a new, healthy lifestyle. The pounds come off and they stay off!”

The ExecuSlim program combines nutritional counseling with lifestyle changes to help patients control hunger, re-structure their eat habits, and change their relationship with food.

“Many patients who are overweight suffer from a love-hate relationship with food,” said Dr. Jacobsen. “They may deny themselves food only to binge in private and then feel guilty for eating. Our program helps patients learn to eat to fuel their bodies rather than to cope with emotional distress or anxiety.”

Program participants will follow a low-glycemic dietary plan that incorporates Zone weight loss products to increase fat burning. Prior to beginning the program, patients receive a detailed overview, along with a weight and body fat analysis, blood panel evaluation, and medical consultation.

“Our supplements are FDA approved,” said Dr. Jacobsen. “When combined with a low-glycemic diet, they help patients quickly drop the pounds. Our nutritional counseling and lifestyle changes help patients maintain this weight loss permanently.”

Dr. Jacobsen recommends ExecuSlim for individuals who have repeatedly tried and failed to lose weight. The chiropractor says Beverly Hills weight loss patients choose ExecuSlim because of the program’s emphasis on long-term success.

“This isn’t a fad diet that will leave patients weighting more than when they started,” said Dr. Jacobsen. “It is based on decades of medical research and patient-proven success strategies.”

In addition to nutritional counseling, Executive ER also offers chiropractic care for back pain relief, herniated disc treatment and injury rehabilitation.