Weight Loss Specialist

 At Lakeshore Renewal, Todd J. Adams, MD, MPH, FACOG, James G. Zolzer, MD, FACOG, and Melissa Ranallo, PA-C, serve residents of many North Carolina communities including Huntersville, Davidson, Mooresville and Lake Norman. Providers at the facility offer many weight loss treatment plans to help patients lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. 
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Weight Loss Q & A


Are medically-supervised weight loss plans more effective?

Medically supervised weight loss plans statistically are more effective than conventional, self-directed plans. Having a doctor supervise a patient’s weight loss offers many benefits. The weight loss plan is not only safe, incorporating a nutritionally sound diet and appropriate exercise program, but also provides emotional support and accountability that helps ensure lasting results. The doctors at Lakeshore Renewal offer the Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program --- with a 99 percent success rate --- making it a medical breakthrough in weight loss management. Average weight loss is 35 pounds in just 12 weeks! Lakeshore doctors help patients achieve the healthy lifestyle they have always wanted by making lasting changes in their eating patterns. A Transitional Dietary Plan, based on real food, rids the body of unwanted fat and promotes continued success in weight loss progress.

The doctor also will create an exercise program that takes into account each patient’s overall physical health, as well as, any limitations he or she may have. The team at Lakeshore Renewal provides the motivational and emotional support ensure patients overcome the challenges of reaching their weight loss goals and establishing a lifelong, healthy lifestyle.

Is exercise necessary for weight loss?

No. Exercise is vital for optimal health and supports weight loss, but diet is the most crucial factor determining fat gain or loss. Serotonin Plus can yield weight loss even in those who don't exercise. When dietary inputs are correct, excess calories stored as fat can be accessed for energy and eliminated. Combining correct diet with exercise accelerates the elimination of excess fat and builds a well-functioning metabolism. It also boosts physical performance, improves mood, well-being and health gains synergistically with diet. Many who are not regular exercisers are inspired to increase their activity after seeing positive results from the SP program.

What is the golden rule of weight loss?

The golden rule of weight loss is easy to remember but not always easy to follow. For effective weight loss, calorie intake must be less than calories burned over time. The weight loss specialists at Lakeshore Renewal help patients balance correct energy intake (often expressed as calories) with energy expended to reach their weight loss goals. They harness the power of healthy food and targeted medical interventions to eliminate craving and restore normal appetite. They apply the science of the hormonal effects of food to direct the body to access fat stores for fuel while fewer calories are consumed. This is achievable because the program is simple, effectively curbs hunger and provides behavioral tools for change.

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