Four- or Eight-Week Medical Weight-Loss Program at Mid-City Medical Group, Inc (Up to 62% Off)

University Heights

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In a Nutshell

Physician-run medical center consults with clients about their weight-loss goals and health status, then offers custom recommendations

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Must be 18 or older. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Must use 4 weeks consecutively. Must activate first session before expiration date. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

$99 for a four-week medical weight-loss program ($246 value)

  • Initial medical clearance/medical exam
  • Weight and body measurements, including BMI
  • Customized lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise recommendations
  • Four weekly visits

$169 for an eight-week medical weight-loss program ($442 value)

  • Initial medical clearance/medical exam
  • Weight and body measurements, including BMI
  • Customized lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise recommendations
  • Eight weekly visits

Body Mass Index: Body Fat By the Numbers

Body mass index, or BMI, is one of the most pervasive tools used by health professionals to assess wellness. Read on to learn more about what BMI says about you.

It’s a simple enough equation: w(kg) / h(m)2. Or, in more literary terms, a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his or her height in meters. In either case, the formula spits out a number that fits into one of four categories: underweight, normal, overweight, and obese. To experienced doctors and counselors, these categories can be used as predictors for health risks such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, giving patients and clients a clearer picture of how their lifestyle affects their overall health.

An Imperfect Measurement

For all its value, however, BMI provides an incomplete picture to assessing body-fat content and health. It doesn’t take into account such factors as types of fat, fat distribution, or the proportion of fat versus muscle—athletes, for instance, will often fall in the overweight range owing to the large amount of muscle and shoulder pads on their frames. Better predictors for mortality might include measuring total body fat, body-fat percentage, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio, as where the body stores its fat is as important as how much it contains in all.

Bonus Points

  • Body mass index derives from an equation put forth more than a century ago by a Belgian mathematician and astronomer named Adolphe Quetelet, who sought to apply the same practices of probability and measurement that allowed him to predict the position of the stars to finding the average mass of the human body.
  • Adolphe’s equation didn’t gain widespread traction until 1972, when researcher Ancel Keys conducted a study of 7,400 men in five countries that concluded that Quetelet’s equation was the best height-weight formula for determining body-fat percentage.

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    University Heights

    2047 El Cajon Blvd.

    San Diego, California 92104

    619-794-0008

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