Like a straightjacket or a permanent-marker moustache, weight is much easier to put on than to take off. Remove love handlebars with today's Groupon: for $99, you get two weight-loss consultations, including nutrition and exercise counseling, vitamin B injections, appetite suppressants, and a body-fat analysis, at Monterey Bay Weight Loss and Medical in Monterey (a $260 value).
The medical staff at Monterey Bay Weight Loss and Medical help patients slim down with personalized nutrition, exercise counseling, and medical testing. At the first visit, which takes 90 minutes, a staffer counsels patients on diet, exercise, and the dangers of wearing tiger-striped workout pants, followed by a consultation with a medical doctor. A blood-pressure and weight reading combined with an EKG, blood draw, and body-fat analysis help to paint a picture of overall health and appropriate courses of treatment. Weight whittlers administer an injection of vitamins B-6 and B-12, along with an FDA-approved appetite suppressant to counterbalance the tractor-beam-like draw of salty snacks and codependent sticky buns.
A Monterey Bay physician reviews lab results with the patient during a 20¬–30 minute follow-up visit, noting any findings related to the thyroid, liver, or cholesterol levels. Staff again crunch vital digits to gauge progress in the areas of blood pressure, weight, body fat, and the number of tries to correctly guess "Suzanne Somers" in charades, coupled with more B-12 and an appetite antidote. Clients that choose to pursue a six-week weight loss regime also receive a $120 credit toward that program.
Monterey Bay Weight Loss and Medical
Doctors carefully listen to patients as they assess their beauty and weight-loss goals inside Monterey Bay Weight Loss and Medical, an office that originally went by the stage name MediZone. Initial weight-loss consultations allow the doctor and medical staff to offer each patient a custom action plan, which will include weekly one-on-one visits with vitamin B injections and a pocket-sized weight-loss coach for at-home inspiration. The friendly staff also doles out bio-identical hormone replacements as well as injections of Botox to help turn aging body clocks back a few years.