The Optimal Wellness Weight Loss Center is committed to helping you reach your weight loss goals. Our weight loss program is completely individualized.
Our programs are evidence-based, so you benefit from proven scientific and medical studies. Your easy-to-follow weight loss program is personalized, comprehensive, medically supervised, safe and effective.
We guide you every step of the way so you can lose weight safely and keep it off.
Lose Weight With Our 4 Phase Process
Our programs are based on these 4 Phases:
1. Screening – A medical evaluation during your first visit
2. Weight loss – A treatment plan that may include grocery store foods, meal replacements, medications, exercise, and personal support
3. Adapting – An adjustment period as you reach your goal weight
4. Maintenance – A plan to continue your nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices for long-term success
An important part of our program is our weight loss app where you chart your weight and journal your food and activity. Dr Keller can give you feedback regarding food and activity between your office visits.
The app is HIPPA compliant and completely private. You can message Dr. Keller with any questions or concerns between your visits. Using the app helps keep you on track, keeps you accountable and allows Dr. Keller to make changes to help you to continue to lose weight or maintain your weight depending on what phase you are in.
Phase 1 – Screening
Your first visit is a 90 to 120 -minute screening medical evaluation with Dr. Keller. This phase allows us to identify any medical needs and determine what food plan is right for you.
We start with a detailed medical history, a physical exam, some laboratory tests, and an InBody test — a an important measure of your body’s composition so that we can design the best plan specifically for you.
The InBody Test for Essential Data and a Baseline
The InBody test not only measures your weight and body mass (BMI). It also determines the amount of calories used if you were to sit all day — your basal metabolic rate, or BMR. This is invaluable in designing the meal plan that works for you.
So that you can see your progress, we also use InBody test as a baseline to measure:
- Percent of body fat,
- Segmental Lean Muscle,
- Amount of visceral fat (the fat around your organs, which has much greater negative impact on your health)
Dr. Keller will go over these results with you at your screening visit. We will repeat the InBody testing at regular intervals, to ensure you are losing fat yet retaining or building muscle
Laboratory Tests to Plan Your Medical Care
Dr. Keller will order laboratory tests to determine if any underlying medical conditions are impacting your weight, including EKG if indicated.
In addition to looking for underlying medical conditions that can affect your weight, Dr. Keller recommends specific genetic testing. They provide insight into weight tendencies and learn how gene variants may influence diet, exercise and treatment options.
If you are not at your correct weight and having trouble getting or staying at your correct weight, you may be metabolically resistant.
Following complete laboratory tests, Dr. Keller provides an individualized food plan based on your genetic makeup, metabolic work up and preferences. She may also suggest lifestyle modifications, and may also recommend dietary supplements, medical foods, meal replacements and or medications to help you reach your correct weight.
Other factors Dr. Keller will address with you that can influence your weight include medications (that cause weight gain), lifestyle, stress, sleep, exercise, and environment.
We will also send you home with “Get Started” packet, which will prepare you for starting the weight loss phase of your program.
Phase 2 – Weight Loss
After your initial screening, we will see you back the following week to begin the weight loss phase. Dr. Keller will review your labs, your genetic tests and repeat your InBody test.
Your first follow up visit takes about 60 minutes. Based on your screening visit and preferences we will recommend an easy to follow food plan.
Dr. Keller’s recommendations may include nutritional supplements, meal replacement options, and medications.
In order to get to your correct weight and develop metabolic flexibility the types of foods, the amount, and the timing are all important. It is also important to address your lifestyle, getting enough sleep, managing stress, and engaging in regular activity to help reset your metabolism.
The importance of follow-up
Studies show that the three things that lead to long-term success are:
- Adherence to your meal plan
- Regular exercise
Follow-up visits are essential to the success of your weight loss phase!
Follow-up visits will also address nutrition, dietary changes, behavior, sleep, exercise, stress reduction, mindfulness, and any issues that may interfere with you adhering to you plan.
Dr. Keller also uses Cognitive Behavioral techniques to help you overcome any obstacles and keep you on track with your weight loss plan. Your follow-up visits are totally individualized to your specific needs and goals.
Success comes from adherence to your meal plan. You cannot continue to eat the way you do and expect a different outcome. Once you are on the right food plan you will start to see weight loss.
Lifestyle counseling for weight loss
A big part of our program is providing lifestyle counseling.
We help guide you to a healthier lifestyle and teach weight management skills. You learn healthy nutritional choices, behavior modification, physical activity that is right for you, stress management, we address sleep issues and medical concerns associated with weight. Your follow up visits address your specific needs and goals.
To get to where you what to be, feeling good, being healthy, and reducing your risk of developing chronic diseases, you need to make a commitment to yourself. This is a choice to invest in yourself now and even more important you are investing in your future self.
Many chronic conditions are associated with excess weight, including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, increased risk of infections and complications related to infections, and some cancers.
Personal support when you need it
We are here to help you every step of the way. You must do your part, if you are struggling in any area, please reach out. Don’t wait for your next appointment. Emergencies and vacations do arise, but other than that it is important to keep your appointments. This is your life, the sooner you take steps to start a healthy lifestyle the better your overall health will be, not only now but for your future self.
Phase 3 – Adapting to Goal Weight
The next phase of our programs is adapting where you are now close to your goal weight. You gradually introduce more grocery foods and calories while practicing newly learned eating habits and weight management skills. Calories are adjusted so you are no longer losing weight.
Phase 4 – Maintenance
You continue to practice your new lifestyle skills with continued support and using our proven relapse prevention tools.
Get started today
Call today to schedule your complimentary telemedicine consult to find out more about our programs and how Dr Keller can help you lose weight and keep it off. Call today!
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Dr. Keller specializes in Weight Loss. She is Board certified in Obesity Medicine and Board certified in Internal medicine. She is a certified First Line Therapy Provider and has certifications in Medical Acupuncture and Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.
If you are ready to invest in your health today and invest in your future self to call Dr. Keller today.