You’re reading part 6 of 7, of The Weight Loss Consultation: Frequently asked questions
1. “Can I pay in installments?”
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2. “What happens when I am finished with the program? Do I gain the weight back?”
The intention is to lose fat and not lean muscle mass, you will not be gaining the weight back. Instead of some diets that cause your appetite to be suppressed, our program targets fat and for that reason you will be happy to know that you should not be gaining any weight back. Studies that have run for more than a year show weight regain was no more a problem for those who lost weight rapidly than those who lost it gradually. In fact, rapid weight-loss dieters lost, and kept off, far more weight. An Australian study which put 200 obese volunteers on an 800-calorie rapid weight-loss diet for 12 weeks found that not only did they lose more weight than steady dieters, but four years later they were still leaner.
No one who goes on a diet intends to put the weight back on, but it can happen. You should weigh yourself regularly and, if you find you are regaining pounds, you should act quickly to stop it progressing. A few pounds can soon turn into a lot of pounds. The problem is usually societal pressure, so it’s important to surround yourself with like-minded people. Your environment can have an effect on you.
While you are on this diet, you will be learning what to eat and what not to eat for weight loss. You will learn what foods work for you because you will be experimenting on the diet. Moreoever because we promote a wellness lifestyle, hopefully what you learn stays with you.
3. “Isn’t exercise the best way to lose weight?”
Weight loss cannot be done with exercise alone. Nutrition is by far the most effective method of achieving weight loss. Up to 80-90% of fat loss is achieved with what you eat. We do however want you to be active and recommend walking or low intensity exercise to keep your metabolism boosted and for maintaining muscle. Muscle is important for metabolism. Additionally when you’re heavy, exercise is bad for your joints and could result in injury. You would need to run for about 36 miles to burn off a single lb of fat. The other problem is that people often reward themselves for doing exercise by having a treat. If you run for a mile you will burn about 120 calories; but if you then decide to eat a small bar of chocolate, you will consume 240 calories.
4. “Does this program interfere with my medication?”
Our program is an all-natural solution that absolutely does not interfere with medication. Everything we do is natural that does not include diet pills or phentermine like many other weight loss programs out there. However not everyone can or should get on a weight loss program.
5. “Do I get support? is there accountability?”
Of course. We advise you to come to come in for weigh-ins and follow ups. We would love to show you how many pounds you lose but more importantly the inches. Accountability is important, we are your cheerleaders. Call us anytime, visit us anytime. You don’t have to do this alone.
6. “Will I have cravings?”
Willpower is important, but it can also be overrated. Create an environment around you, work or home that helps support you.
6. “What about my diabetes and high blood pressure?”
You need to check-in with your primary care physician once you start losing weight. There are so many patients that come to us with diabetes and high blood pressure medication. Our goal is to help you reduce medication. We have seen many patients in an incredibly short period of time show significant improvements.
7. “How fast until I see results?”
This is what makes the program great. The results are quick and in a week you could easily lose up to 7 pounds. We have seen people lose even more. Your energy levels will increase, stress will decrease, but more importantly you will be very motivated and tell all your friends about this program.
8. “Is it safe to lose weight quickly?”
Yes on both accounts! losing FAT fast is healthy and on this program you will immediately see substantial benefits. That being said papid weight loss isn’t suitable for everyone. That is why we provide you with supplements and accountability here to help you lose weight fast. We belive losing weight slowly is very demotivating and can be torturous.
It is a widespread belief that if you lose weight fast then you will put it on even faster.
In a recent review article titled “Myths, Presumptions and Facts about Obesity” in the prestigious medical journal, The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers put this claim firmly into the “myths” category. After looking at numerous studies which have compared rapid with slow and steady weight loss, they concluded that you would do better to lose it quickly rather than slowly.
A recent Australian study backs up these claims. Researchers took 200 obese volunteers and put half of them on a low calorie diet (less than 800 calories a day) for 12 weeks. The other half were asked to cut their calories by 500 a day (enough to lose around a pound a week). They were asked to do this for 36 weeks.
There was a very high drop-out rate among the steady dieters: less than half made it to the end of the 36 weeks. Most said they gave up because they were frustrated by the slow rate of progress.
By comparison, more than 80% of those in the rapid weight loss programme stuck to it.
They were then followed for three years. Although both groups put some weight back on, the amounts were similar.
Katrina Purcell, a dietician who led the study, said, “our results show that achieving a weight loss target is more likely, and drop-out is lower, if losing weight is done quickly.”
9. “Should I weigh myself every day?”
Weigh yourself several times a week. In a recent study they followed 40 people attending a weight loss program. Some weighed themselves daily, others weekly, monthly or hardly at all. What they found was that the more often people weighed themselves the more weight they lost.
10. “What happens if I skip a snack?”
It’s OK to skip a snack. We just don’t want you to be hungry on the program. You don’t need to eat if you don’t want to. However do know that not eating enough will slow down your metabolism.
11. “What if I don’t take the supplements and do this program? Will I still lose weight?”
Yes you will still lose weight. However it will be a much more difficult diet. Unfortunately food isn’t what it used to be 50 years ago. Supplementing your diet with our supplements is recommended. Weight loss programs whether you do them alone, or not, do not address the metabolic factors necessary for weight loss.
The supplements are going to support your appetite, help balance hormones and boost your metabolism. Coupled with our support system and accountability you’ve got what you need to get started.
12. “Why is this better than pre-packaged foods?”
We do not advocate pre-packaged foods. Most pre-packaged foods are full of preservatives and artificial ingredients. What will you do once you are off these foods? With SOZA you will be eating real foods, low calorie but nutrient dense. We want you to learn what foods to eat today and always.
13. “Is it necessary to go natural in my personal care routine?”
Why not? you don’t have to go 100% natural but use more natural than artificial products. A wellness lifestyle will almost guarantee healthy living now and in the future. What you put on your body is similar to what you put in your body. Furthermore it’s great to care about the environment, and sustainable living.
14. “Should I keep a journal?”
Yes, we encourage that.
Several studies have shown that people who keep food journals are more likely to be successful in losing weight and keeping it off.
We took the below paragraph off of webmd. Our new manuals toward the end of 2019 will include a food journal section.
“For one thing, keeping a food diary instantly increases your awareness of what, how much, and why you are eating. This helps you cut down on mindless munching, says Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, executive director of The Center for Mindful Eating.”
15. “Is there a guarantee?”
We don’t advertise rapid weight loss if we didn’t think it could be done. There are lots of testimonials online and the program has been around since 2011. Since we are in a litigious society we cannot use the word guarantee. You have to follow the program properly and use the supplements correctly. We can guarantee that we will do our best to help and support you.
16. “Will I have loose skin?”
You shouldn’t have loose skin. The intention on the program is to have fat loss and not muscle loss. You don’t have to lose weight this fast, we can always low down your weight loss.
17. “Are there any side effects on the program?”
Looking great! OK the side effects could include some constipation which can be remedied with drinking more water, more fibrous vegetables, and / or a laxative. The LEAN has some caffeine equivalent to half a cup of coffee. However this caffeine is from green coffee bean, so you shouldn’t get the same jittery effects like roasted coffee.
18. “Can I re-start the program if I need / want to lose more weight?”
Yes you can, but we do recommend you take two weeks off before starting again. The two weeks off will include low-carbs to slow-burning carbs but increasing your good fats intake, specifically omega-3 fats. We may at anytime experience “diet fatigue.” Where we feel we may need to take a break. In fact there is a study called the MATADOR study which showed that people benefit from taking breaks and starting again.
19. “Do men lose more weight?”
Yes they do. Men lose more weight because they have genetically more muscle mass.
Men have 16x more testosterone than women and women have 9x more estrogen than men. These hormones show you that men build muscle quicker, have more muscle, have a faster metabolism and therefore can lose more weight.