Losing weight is easier with a doctor’s help, like deciphering drug prescriptions written in haiku or gathering disguises with which to infiltrate the set of Doogie Howser, MD. Look svelte in scrubs with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a weight-loss package at Physicians Weight Loss Centers, valid at locations in Manassas, Gainesville, Fairfax, and Ashburn (a $398 value). The package includes the following:
- Four weeks of a medically supervised weight-loss program, including a diet plan and vitamins and minerals (a $250 value)
- Four B12 injections (a $37 value each)<p>
Physicians Weight Loss Centers helps clients drop pounds, shed inches, and maintain healthy diets through six customized, medically supervised weight-loss programs. During a complimentary initial consultation, knowledgeable counselors analyze clients’ metabolic needs, weight-loss goals, and ability to recall ten digits of pi to determine the appropriate program. Staff members might recommend the Thermogenic Low Calorie Diet 1000, which helps regulate carbohydrate intake and blood-sugar levels, or the Low Fat High Energy 900 system, centered around nutritionally balanced meals. Certified diet counselors skillfully develop each plan’s specialized dietary menus, which, like the blueprints for the first particle accelerator, often include common grocery-store items. <p>
Throughout the program, weekly vitamin B12 injections help boost metabolism and energy, in addition to protecting lean muscle and learning how to burn fat. Clients can also use a complimentary gym membership from the Manassas location to bolster results. A team of professional nutrition counselors provides continuous, one-on-one support, helping program participants lose up to 10 pounds in a month without buying a wardrobe of helium-filled pants. Trained to work with a range of backgrounds, the center’s professionals can tailor programs to special nutritional demands, such as vegetarianism, cultural dietary limits, a distrust of Count Chocula, or restrictions from prescription medications
Physicians Weight Loss Centers
Physicians Weight Loss Centers peppers the nation, doling out slim-down tips honed during the course of three decades in business. Each center staffs a physician who, in tandem with a team of skilled counselors, selects one of six weight-loss and lifestyle programs to guide each client toward his or her desired results. Clients first undergo a personal evaluation, during which a staff member completes pre-diet testing and metabolic measurement. The center’s sextet of plans are tailored to those who prefer not to exercise, those who travel often, those who cook at home, and those who cook in nonfunctional stage kitchens. Optional behavioral guidance classes complement programs by helping clients develop better eating habits and ways of thinking about food. Patients chat with their counselors often, soaking up the tips the staffers have learned from continual training programs. Clients are encouraged to build a bond with their counselor, as camaraderie not only eases the process, but also improves one’s chances of finding a lifelong three-legged-race partner.