He is an active participant in designing continuing medical education CME programs on the topic of obesity medicine through OMA. I ordered off the Lite menu or A La Carte. The combination can help to increase energy levels and encourage fat metabolism. This usually resulted in me actually sitting on my hands. There is also a greater likelihood of eating disorders such as binge eating disorder and atypical depression which is associated with mood related eating.
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Common weight related problems associated with women include weight gain after pregnancy, peri-menopausal weight gain, and cyclical eating patterns related to both normal and abnormal menstrual cycles. There is also a greater likelihood of eating disorders such as binge eating disorder and atypical depression which is associated with mood related eating. Additionally, insomnia and anxiety can increase levels of hunger and decrease activity levels. It is time for you to feel good again.
Our approach is to provide specific treatments for each of these problems. Treatments can include bioidentical hormone treatments, which help with anxiety and insomnia characteristic of peri-menopausal women; treatment of impulsive behavior patterns such as binge eating disorder; or treatment of more common ailments such as depression and anxiety using medications that do not cause weight gain. If you have been unhappy with your medications causing you weight gain, then we are here to help.
Similarly, testosterone levels can decrease in men who suffer from problems of obesity at a younger age range. Typically, men will experience a decrease in strength, motivation, ambition, focus and libido. Some may even suffer from ED or erectile dysfunction. The decrease in testosterone can also be associated with the onset of diabetes or insulin resistance.
Treatment for the low levels of testosterone can either come in the form of testosterone replacement therapy using testosterone injections, topical testosterone formulations, or pills that can boost testosterone levels. We can also offer medications that affect the way testosterone is processed in the body. This results in maximizing the effect of the testosterone which you have.
Get your life back and regain your strength and motivation. Many of our patients also have medical and psychological problems as well. It is extremely important to optimize the medications that are used for these problems to assure they are not causing a gain or failure to lose weight.
There is no doubt that exercise helps in the weight loss process. We encourage all of our patients to exercise regularly. However, we regularly find people who are exercising in the wrong way to promote weight loss. Often by making subtle changes to your exercise program, we can get you back on the right track to losing weight. We find that regularly scheduled visits, usually at 2 week intervals, are important in keeping people on track towards their weight loss goal.
We have yet to meet someone who does not stray from the program at some point. By having you come back regularly, we provide guidance and emotional support to solve problems that come up in many individuals program.
We realize that most of our patients work and scheduling is important for them. Between our three providers, we have two mornings that start at 7: If you work locally, then we offer a lunch clinic.
Additionally, our clinic has early evening hours until 6: We pride ourselves on our customer service and we are constantly working on making sure that your experience is positive and efficient. When you have reached your goal, we will not forget about you. Because each person is different, the long term strategy for each individual is also different.
There are many options to maintain long term weight loss success including tapering off of all therapies, maintaining less frequent visits, management of episodic weight regain, maintaining long term use of appetite suppressants, or long term management of psychiatric medications. There is no one answer to how maintenance is achieved. When you have achieved your goals, we will construct an appropriate maintenance plan for you.
See our coupon page for our current offers. We are also proud to offer Care Credit. Please call for further information on Care Credit and our pricing. We also accept PPO and Medicare insurance when you have health conditions related to your weight. Partial coverage may be available if you do not meet these criteria. Please call for more details. The American Medical Association has declared that Obesity is a disease and numerous other medical societies agree.
A weight loss program is more than just delivering pre-prepared meals to your door. All diets work for a finite period of time before the eventual plateau sets in. Find out how to maximize your weight loss and learn what you are really capable of. When you see a board certified Obesity Medicine Specialist at Inland Empire Weight Loss, besides all of the items listed to the left under Weight Watchers, look at how our weight loss program stacks up to Nutrisystem:.
Getting kids to lose weight is very different than getting adults to lose weight. First of all, obesity in kids is measured differently than it is in adults. Kids get insulin resistance and diabetes just like adults but the laboratory findings are different and they need to be assessed by a health care provider trained in this area.
We stress that there needs to be changes in the whole family when it comes to things such as eating and exercise. We help to properly assess your child in a sensitive way for problematic weight and weight related health programs and then we will propose a program that your child will be excited about participating in.
If you are worried that your child has a problem with their weight or if they have been told to lose weight by their pediatrician, then we are here to help. Obesity Medicine is new specialty that is governed and credentialed through the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Organizations that provide educational support and recognition to the field of Obesity Medicine can be found here.
An Obesity Medicine trained physician will not only help you to lose weight but will be an expert in recognizing and treating your weight related conditions.
This is important because as you lose weight, your medications that you have been taking for your weight related condition will frequently change. You can prefill this out or review it at home to understand the risks and benefits to the weight loss process. This packet is used for our non-weight loss patients.
Please come to your appointment with this filled out to speed up the check in process. If you are having trouble opening the forms, you may need to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader. Just click here and you will be taken to a page where you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you are a Human Resources manager or a corporate executive who is looking to lower health care costs within your organization by reducing the chronic disease burden among your employees, then Inland Empire Weight Loss would like to help.
We offer a wellness program designed to reduce and improve obesity related chronic conditions through improvements in lifestyle, diet, and exercise.
If your company offers a shared or full risk environment in providing health care benefits to your employees, then a wellness program such as ours will offer immediate benefits in reducing healthcare pharmacy, medical, and hospital claims. Additionally, if your employees have a reduced weight and improvements in their health, there will be a decrease in absenteeism and an increase in productivity.
Knopke is double board certified in Obesity Medicine and Family Medicine. He is a leader in the field of Obesity Medicine. Additionally he is a member of many other related Medical Associations. He has spoken to and taught other medical professionals both locally and nationally on topics related to Obesity Medicine. He also offers a 4th year elective rotation to UCR medical students interested in pursuing a career in the field of Obesity Medicine.
He is an active participant in designing continuing medical education CME programs on the topic of obesity medicine through OMA. Further information on Dr. Knopke can be found on his LinkedIn page. Interested parties are invited to send an email to Dr.
Knopke at drknopke inlandempireweightloss. Knopke about options for the corporate program. Knopke can meet individually with HR managers or other corporate decision makers on a one on one basis to discuss options should there be interest in our program.
We look forward to making your employees healthier. One of the big advantages of choosing a clinic that is run by a board certified Obesity Medicine Specialist is that we can take care of a wide spectrum of medical needs. Whether you have recently gained pounds through a pregnancy and you have not been able to lose the weight or you are currently taking multiple medications to treat chronic health conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, we are here to help. We even see people after bariatric surgery who have plateaued in their weight loss.
Read about our pricing structure below and decide which program is best for you. If you are cost sensitive, please let your healthcare provider know so that we can shape a program that is right for you.
Our least expensive option is our Basic program with an added supply of phentermine to make it last for a month. You will not find a better price in the Inland Empire. Please see our specials page for our current offers. For your convenience, we also accept CareCredit. This is our best value. It is intended for the person who has recently gained weight and has not able to lose it on their own. Carrying extra weight over many years exposes you to multiple health risks.
This is especially so if you have someone in your family with weight related health problems. Allow us to evaluate you for your health risks and let us show you how to lose the weight and feel great. This is our most popular level. We find that many of our patients have struggled to lose weight even with an appetite suppressant. Often we see patients from other weight loss clinics who were told to stop taking their appetite suppressent when they stopped losing weight.
We see things differently. The appetite suppressant is a tool to achieve a result but it is not the only tool we have! There are many ways to break through a plateau. This is what we do! This is where we really shine.
If you have several health problems and you are taking multiple medications, we can help. Do you have diabetes and you are on insulin? We can get your blood sugar down and take you off of your insulin.
Have the costs of your medications become too much? Have you already had bariatric surgery and you have stopped losing weight? By the third day of sticking to the plan which was a big accomplishment for me , I was already feeling more energy and less bloating.
This motivated me to do another week. Weeks went on and I continued following the Nutrisystem diet. So, how long does Nutrisystem take to work? It works within the first few days.
Each day I made sure to drink at least 64 oz of water and light exercise, which usually included twenty minutes of hula hooping. With the help of my Fitbit, I made a goal to get in at least steps in per day.
I used the MyfitnessPal app to keep a log of my daily food and calorie intake. Here I was able to make other friends from a Nutrisystem support group who were reaching for the same goals. The weekends were challenging as we chose to go out to our favorite restaurants.
I ordered off the Lite menu or A La Carte. The hardest part was avoiding the chips and dip at the Mexican restaurant. This usually resulted in me actually sitting on my hands. Yes the struggle was real here. The second week was easier. I finally set a goal to lose 30 lbs. I really wanted to get into a new Easter outfit. I was still buying Nutrisystem by the week from Walmart.
Does Nutrisystem from Walmart or Costco work? It sure did for me. I looked forward to my next meal. I got hungry between meals sometimes. This is when I would snack on foods such as almonds, kale chips or nonfat yogurts. I purchased some Nutrisystem shakes to use between meals also. They are delicious and will knock out the hungry feelings or cravings.
I only lost 2 lbs the second week but it was still a loss. By the third week, I noticed my health was improving. I no longer suffered from heartburn and acid reflux. I felt good and best of all I was losing weight.
By now, I knew this was the diet for me and was ready to keep going. I decided to give in and purchase through Nutrisystem. While I was online ordering I chatted with a representative about my plan options and payment concerns.
She was very informative as she helped me make my first purchase. Once I became a member, there were tools on the website that helped me achieve my goal. I entered my height and weight, how many pounds I wanted to lose and it set a calorie goal for me.
I needed calories a day to achieve my desired weight loss goal of 30 lbs. I was able to choose days worth of food from the menu. A couple days later a large box showed up at my door.
I stocked my pantry and the journey continued. After one month the whole diet thing was easier as I was no longer craving foods like before. The cravings were not completely gone but walking away from a piece of cake or pizza was no longer a challenge. I had my own Nutrisystem goodies such as chocolate, pizza, potatoes, muffins and more. I stepped on the scales and smiled as I had lost a total of 11 lbs in one month. This earned me a Nutribear. Nutrisystem will award a new bear for every 10 lbs.
New eating habits were not my only struggle. To accomplish success, this required me to give up food and wine outings with friends. I turned down invites as this would lead to binge eating and they would not understand. One day while exercising and listening to music, I began to get emotional and felt alone. I felt like everyone had abandoned me.
I was even snubbed by some of my overweight friends and family. Some of the people I work with picked on me. I would just toss it in the trash and carry on with my day. They can be judgmental as well.
Calling someone too skinny can be just as painful as calling someone fat. However, my husband and daughter were my biggest fans on this journey. My husband continued complementing me on how good I look and how proud he is of me. He never complained that we did not go out to eat as much as we used to or that I no longer cooked meals.
He pushed me to exercise and eat healthy. It was definitely an emotional rollercoaster at times. At the same time, reading other people's testimonies and reviews of the Nutrisystem diet was encouraging and inspiring, too. My size twelves were getting too big. Though I was actually enjoying wearing them loose, I knew at this rate I would need some new clothes. Grabbing a few pairs of jeans in a size 10, and one in a size 8 just for fun, I dashed into the dressing room.
They were a little snug but I was still a comfortable ten. However, I did buy a pair of yoga pants to walk in. When I got home, I put on those jeans I had in my closet and took my first ever mirror selfie. I was half way to my goal and I now had the confidence that I would reach it. By week ten, I was still enjoying all the food and health benefits of Nutrisystem.
I still had 10lbs to lose to reach my goal but I started getting discouraged. My weight loss had slowed down.
I even gained a pound. Due to financial struggles, I was afraid I would have to cut back on my Nutrisystem food orders. I was averaging a 1 to 2 lbs weight loss and that was a healthy normal.
I decided to measure instead of weigh. Then there was still the money issue. There were other saving options out there as well, like a Nutrisystem promo code for existing customers. By the 3rd month, I had lost even more weight and people were starting to notice. I was getting a lot of compliments. I bagged up the clothes and donated them to the local Good Will. The weight loss is real to me now.
Let me give you some brief Nutrisystem food reviews. Every month I would log onto my Nutrisystem account. From the menu options, I would pick 28 foods of my choice for each of the four meals which included breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. The choices were easy as I loved almost everything they offer. The plan I chose, which is the Core plan, only includes the shelf foods instead of the frozen varieties. I got to have delicious foods such as doughnuts, pancakes, chocolate muffins, pizza, hamburger, chicken and even cake and brownies.
With all the choices, it never gets boring. The meats in the shelf items are conveniently packed in a vacuum sealed wrap but were tender and taste like they are right out of the deli.
With so many varieties, I ate something different each day of the week. It was just perfectly pre-portioned meals to keep me on a healthy track.
The food contains no trans fats, and it's low in sodium. And the carbs it contains are of low glycemic index. This is why Nutrisystem food prevents fatique, reduces your appetite, keeps you fuller and energized for longer. It's safe for diabetics, too. As you will probably read in other Nutrisystem weight loss reviews, the taste is not the only thing great about Nutrisystem foods. Each meal is individually wrapped with cooking instructions which made it easy to toss in my purse and go to work.
Some of the meals are easy enough to eat while in the car. When I hear people talk about that pound cake they made the other night or watching those Tasty videos on Facebook, I am not fazed. I stopped going to buffets and doughnut shops. I do not have the appetite for those places any longer. People have asked me how do I stick to the diet during holidays or when family decides to go out to eat. But I can say I now have control.
I allowed myself to enjoy all the foods that were offered. However, since being on Nutrisystem, I have a pretty good idea on the right foods to stay clear of, and how big of portions I should have. I even enjoyed some bacon, a piece of cheese cake and a peep. The day after that Easter, I was nervous about stepping on the scales. A few weeks later, I had a birthday and, well, you know how that goes.
I ate cake but just a small piece. It was somewhat of a struggle, but again, I have learned to eat small portions. The biggest struggle was everyone trying to get me to eat more. People think that since you lost a few pounds, you can go back to eating the way you used too. Then there was a trip to the beach. I snacked on lots of fruit and veggies. I felt good about myself.
The weight loss slowed down. Sixteen weeks had passed. It had been a fun journey. My weight loss had slowed down to losing an average on one pound a week. It was better than a gain. I wished to lose more. I called and talked to a Nutrisystem counselor. I was eating every three hours. It seems like a lot of food but the snacks are tiny. Small amounts of healthy foods.
My weight loss stalled for a couple weeks. I was warned this could happen but I was still a little discouraged. I called a Nutrisystem counselor again. They are always so helpful. They suggested I change things up a bit. The also advised me to eat more. I was also advised to make sure I drink enough water.
My weight loss took off again and the pounds started dropping again. Who knew that more is sometimes less? The hardest thing for me to give up when I started Nutrisystem was bacon. I would eat five or six pieces without even thinking about it. I am actually allowed two slices of bacon a day as a power fuel on the Nutrisystem plan but I chose to stay completely away from it.
For me to eat bacon would be like giving an alcoholic a sip of wine. I also missed sitting down to a shared meal with my husband, but that has gotten better as he is fine with just a salad while I enjoy a healthy Nutrisystem pizza. Which is awesome by the way. I continued enjoying the Nutrisystem foods and never got tired of them.
I found ways to apply my vegetables to my meals in creative ways such as adding spinach or olives to my Nutrisystem pizza or adding spaghetti squash to my Nutrisystem meatballs. The options are never ending. Does Nutrisystem weekends off work? Yes, it does work. With this plan, I picked 20 days of meals instead of 28 which left me to defend for myself two days a week.