Fad weight-loss crazes often lead to yo-yo dieting, which is dangerous because of the choking hazard inherent in eating yo-yos. Get professional dieting advice with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a medically supervised weight-loss program at Ashkins Laser Center (a $245 value).
Guided by a physician or nurse practitioner, the Ashkins weight-loss program blends personal support and customized diet planning to help clients achieve their weight-loss goals. Today’s deal procures an initial visit with Dr. Cheema, which includes a 30-minute comprehensive health review and thumb-war match that reveals the patient’s diet, physical activity level, and overall emotional state, as well as personal and family health history. In the same visit, a physical examination helps Ashkins specialists glean better insight into each visitor’s health and to set realistic expectations. Fitness-seekers then depart with a personalized diet regimen, plus a four-week supply of vitamins and phentermine, an FDA-approved weight-loss medicine. Though results vary per patient, Ashkins claims patients may experience an average weight loss of 3–5 pounds per week, and possibly more if clients know how to manipulate space and time.
Dr. Cheema may recommend laboratory tests to confirm results of the health review (which may incur an additional fee). Ashkins’ staff encourages follow-up appointments every four weeks ($125 each) to assess progress, see how clients respond to the diet plan, and to make adjustments and perform victory dances where necessary.