WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENT
“It is not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It is necessary.”
- Have you struggled with maintaining a healthy weight over the years?
- Have you been on a diet roller coaster and feel like you have wasted your time on these yo-yo diets?
- Do you have a teenager who is overweight and at risk for developing self-esteem issues?
- Have you developed pre-diabetes, diabetes or hypertension from being overweight?
- Are you having trouble losing that last bit of baby weight after your pregnancy?
Our weight loss program and nutritional coaching could help!
WE ARE THE WEIGHT LOSS EXPERTS:
Obesity is on the rise and poses a serious threat to your health and well-being. If you are looking for a long-term, sustainable way to lose the weight and keep it off, then our physician-directed, prescription-assisted, weight loss program might be the one for you. We are sorry that we are unable to only provide prescriptions for weight loss at this time because, at the Healthcare Gallery and Wellness Spa, our physician-directed weight loss program is completely integrated with our Nutritional Coaching and Fitness programs for best results.
True to our desire to treat you holistically and not in parts, our weight loss programs are geared towards this philosophy. Our concierge wellness team would like to collaborate with your primary care physician or team. Feel free to bring along copies of your labs from your doctor and a list of your medications.
Set up an appointment so we can visit with you and discuss your challenges and goals. We believe we can help you!
Got a question?
Baton Rouge’s Only Comprehensive, Prescription – Assisted, Weight Loss Program:
FACT #1: WE ARE THE PREMIER COMPREHENSIVE WEIGHT LOSS FACILITY IN BATON ROUGE
We are the local experts and have a combined decades of experience under our belt. What we heard over the years was that clients found it extremely difficult to navigate the health and wellness space and specifically the weight loss industry. This is due in part to the internet and the vast amount of conflicting information out there. Should we be consuming carbs or no? Does cayenne pepper and apple cider vinegar work? How about supplements that claim you will lose a ton of weight only to realize it was all a hoax? Our goal is to dim the noise and sort through the clutter for you. We have gone back to basics and have assembled a team of specialists who will journey with you. Our weight loss program relies only on tried and true, proven, research methods.
FACT #2: THERE IS NO QUICK FIX. WEIGHT LOSS IS A JOURNEY
Contrary to what you may have been led to believe, there is no 7, 14 or 21-day diet that is sustainable. Weight loss—and specifically, healthy weight loss—is a journey which includes a lot of education, the appropriate amount of fitness integration, reassurance, nutritional coaching and perseverance. These diet fads, like the paleo diet, Whole 30, etc. provide results for the short term but most of the weight is regained once you stop the diet and return to your previous habits.
FACT #3: FOR BEST RESULTS, USE IN COMBINATION
For clients who have struggled with weight loss and suffer from weight-related issues, then weight loss medications might be right for you in “conjunction” with the appropriate nutrition and fitness program. Unfortunately, not everyone who is overweight is a candidate for weight loss medications and this is something that will be explored during the consultation with a physician.
FACT #4: IT IS BEST TO ASSESS YOUR FITNESS LEVEL
Once you have been deemed to be an appropriate candidate for our weight loss program, you will then undergo a complete fitness assessment with our personal trainers/movement specialists. At this stage, we will determine which functional fitness exercise regimen will best suit your body type, frame, muscle mass, etc. It is during this segment that we have been able to identify joints or muscle groups that may impede your successful participation in our fitness programs and possibly need attention from our Physical Therapy consultant. **For clients with certain medical conditions, we may recommend you get a clearance from your primary care physician or Cardiologist before initiating any fitness or weight loss program.**
FACT #5: IT IS BEST TO ASSESS YOUR NUTRITIONAL STATUS
If you often feel bloated after eating or have frequent complaints of indigestion or abdominal cramping, we strongly recommend that you get an ALCAT test which provides information on over 350 possible foods or chemicals that could be sabotaging your weight loss and your health in general. Armed with this data, we can make informed decisions on foods to eliminate from your diet which will give you the optimal opportunity for weight loss management success.
FACT #6: MAJORITY OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS WINS WILL DEPEND ON THE FOODS YOU CONTINUE TO CONSUME
That said, once armed with the above data, we urge you to consider having a diet plan customized for you by one of our nutrition coaches or take advantage of the Meal Prep option. Choose to have your foods prepared and pre-portioned for you 2-3 times/day by one of our approved food vendors for at least 8 weeks but typically, up to 12 weeks or longer. This takes away the stress of having to take a day a week to prep and prepare your foods so you can use that time instead to focus on self-care.
ARE YOU READY? LET US MAP OUT A SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY FOR YOU:
Goals will be set and a progress map will be designed for you. There will be periodic, strategic weigh-ins and subsequent follow-up Inbody assessments to follow your progress to help make modifications to your customized plan.
Healthy Meals Food Delivery Service
We’ve partnered with Clean Creations to take the guesswork out of portion control and eating clean. Our healthy, gourmet meals are packed with nutritious ingredients and we create diverse, delicious menus (including gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian & vegan meals) for you to choose from. We’re obsessed with good food – not just good-for-you food.
Clean Creations packs your meals in a heavy-duty insulated cooler bag with ice packs to ensure freshness. Orders placed by midnight on Thursday are delivered on Sunday and Wednesday. Orders placed by midnight on Monday are delivered on Wednesday and Saturday.
What You Need To Know About The Process
Initial Consultation (Free!)
A free 15-30 min introductory session conducted either by phone or in person by our concierge weight loss specialist. This is to determine your interests and goals and is a good way to find out if our weight loss program is the right fit for you.
Initial Big Picture Assessment | HCG Wellness Score: 90 – 120 minutes ($250)
The goal of this comprehensive assessment is to determine your HCG Wellness score. It starts with an extensive, 1 hour, in-depth discussion of your medical and personal history along with your wellness goals. Feel free to bring along:
- A list of your medications,
- Recent lab testing results, or any data you think will provide a good insight into your health and well-being. It is during this visit that we will also gather data on your
- Inbody 570 body composition analysis (see diagram below) along with
- A physical performance assessment (done by our Fitness & Wellness Director) to determine your overall wellness score and wellness profile. We highly recommend you wear comfortable clothing for this portion of the evaluation. It is following the completion of this comprehensive data gathering process, that you will
- FINALLY! Review the above data with our physician. At this point, we will discuss a wellness treatment plan and a medication prescription (if applicable), will be provided to you.
Phew! That was a long list wasn’t it??
The InBody 570 goes beyond traditional body composition analysis. It not only analyzes how much fat and muscle you have, but it also measures your Total Body Water and divides it into Intracellular Water and Extracellular Water, values important for understanding a user’s fluid distribution in medical, wellness, or fitness contexts.
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis: Safe, low-level currents are sent through the body through the hand and foot electrodes. The impedance the currents encounter are measured, and from there, your body composition is derived. With InBody’s patented technology, BIA has never been more highly correlated with gold standard methods until now. This is an important step in our weight loss program, to help better assess your weight loss management and plan as a whole. When you come for this analysis, you should:
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- Bring a copy of your recent labs from your primary care physician.
- Bring along a list of your prescribed and over the counter medications.
Follow up Appointments
After the initial consultation, we will determine together how often we will need to meet and for what purposes depending on what suite of services you choose. This may include a physical face-to-face appointment or a non-appointment email, phone or text messages responses with your coach or service provider. We know your time is valuable so we can combine a follow up appointment on the same day you are redeeming a particular service. You can choose to also do a video chat follow up with Dr. Elliott if that is your preference. Rest assured, we are always available to you and will accommodate your needs whenever possible. Our weight loss program is tailored to your needs—call today to get started.
Face-to-face, once-monthly 30-min appointment for reassessment with physician (if applicable) – $125
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