Losing weight is a daunting task, much like canoeing across the Atlantic Ocean or convincing a cat that it will enjoy fetching a scotch and soda. Find strength in support with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a two-week physician-supervised weight-loss program at Jay J. Garcia MD Weight Loss and Wellness Center (a $500 value). Choose from the following locations: North Tampa, South Tampa, and Brandon.
Jay J. Garcia and his cadre of bariatric physicians customize safe weight-loss programs for patients yearning to shed pounds. The two-week plan opens with a 90-minute consultation with a specialist in order to evaluate each client's medical history, complete an EKG and lab panel, map out a nutritional plan, and prescribe medication and supplements. Clients also receive an injection of a special combination of B vitamins and FDA-approved medicine to help invigorate the body, balance hormones, and jumpstart metabolism without making the stomach play the cymbals. After the initial visit, patients return three more times for quick injections and a follow-up to ensure the program is functioning smoothly.
An online portal guides participants as they log diet, mood, and exercise activity during the treatment and also offers useful recipes and tips to aid in achieving goals. Most patients report losing 10–15 pounds during the first two weeks and more if they choose to stick with the plan. Dr. Garcia recommends a minimum of 6 weeks to patients suffering from hypertension and diabetes, or to any groundhogs hoping to lose some holiday weight after seeing their shadows.