FAQs

Should I check with my doctor before I start?

You should consult with your physician before starting any diet program.

You should consult with your physician before starting any diet program.

What makes your program different than the other weight loss programs?

Bariatric Diet Supplements is different in that it offers patients a comprehensive approach to losing weight. Our program offers the guidance of a physician that knows the complexities of treating excessive weight, a registered dietician that helps patients create a meal plan that will enable them to maintain weight loss, and a behaviorist that will instill necessary lifestyle modifications for long-term weight management. Our focus is to not only help patients lose weight quickly, but to ensure that those patients keep the weight off! Our nutritious weight loss products have been studied in clinical studies, and the results on weight-related conditions, initial weight loss, and long-term weight management are incomparable. If you are looking for the answer to weight loss, not just a quick fix, Doctors Best Weight Loss is the program for you!

Bariatric Diet Supplements is different in that it offers patients a comprehensive approach to losing weight. Our program offers the guidance of a physician that knows the complexities of treating excessive weight, a registered dietician that helps patients create a meal plan that will enable them to maintain weight loss, and a behaviorist that will instill necessary lifestyle modifications for long-term weight management. Our focus is to not only help patients lose weight quickly, but to ensure that those patients keep the weight off! Our nutritious weight loss products have been studied in clinical studies, and the results on weight-related conditions, initial weight loss, and long-term weight management are incomparable. If you are looking for the answer to weight loss, not just a quick fix, Doctors Best Weight Loss is the program for you!

Will I feel tired because of the low calorie diet?

The diet will provide all the nutrients that your body needs. Your energy will come from your body fat stores. There is no shortage of energy there. You will also be taking medication and vitamins that will improve your energy level. The small frequent meals provide you with a steady source of energy without the blood sugar swings and bloated feeling that you might experiance with your regular diet.

 

If you exercise you should keep your level of exertion sub maximal for the first week to give your body a chance to adjust to the change in macronutrients (those nutrients normally required in the greatest amount; e.g., carbohydrates, protein, fats.) and the change occurring within the body from a principally sugar metabolism to fat metabolism for fuel.

Are the meal options tasty and will they satisfy me?

Patients are very satisfied with the variety and choices offered, with our weight loss nutrition line. We offer a wide assortment of meal options and flavors to meet the individual tastes and preferences of all patients. To enhance the flavor of the shakes and soups, natural extracts may be added.

Why is dieting so difficult?

Keeping the weight off will require ongoing effort. Exercise is important. You burn more calories and it helps keep you in the healthy eating frame of mind. You do not need to stay on an 800-calorie diet to maintain. Usually, a 1500-calorie diet will work fine. Many patients continue to eat our nutrient snacks two or three times per day to keep their overall calories low and protein adequate. Some will set a limit for their weight. If they reach a certain number, they immediately go on the weight loss program again until any extra pounds are gone again.

Do I have to exercise?

It is not necessary to exercise in order to simply lose weight, but exercise should become a part of your everyday life for long term weight maintenance.People hate to see these words when it comes to healthy living. We all want to accomplish things the easy way. Well you know as well as me that anything of value in life comes about by hard work. Why shouldn’t this be the way it is with weight loss. Now, smart weight loss makes things easier but not without some changes in diet and exercise. First, substitute low calorie versions of the foods you like. This entails a little pain. Second, don’t buy the foods you know you can’t resist and you don’t really need to have at home- i.e. chocolate chip cookies. This entails a little pain. Third, begin a walking program (if ok with your doctor). This entails a little pain.

What can I do to help me keep losing weight after I start?

Exercise- in moderation and with the approval of your physician. Food diaries- list daily for one month what you eat and drink and add up the calories. Weekly try to make food/beverage substitutes that will bring down the # of ingested daily calories. Structured diets- use our products for your meals/snacks except for one balanced meal per day. Knowing exact calories for the majority of your intake makes that one balanced meal less apt to throw off your diet.

Won’t I be hungry?

Our program utilizes the philosophy of 7 meals a day. When patients are on our diet products plan, they consume 7 meals a day, eating every 3 hours. Each meal contains approximately 15g of protein, which results in sense of satisfaction and lasting fullness. This approach teaches patients to eat on a schedule as opposed to hunger, which typically leads to consuming fewer calories. Our nutrition plan provides patients with 100% of all necessary daily vitamins and nutrients. Hunger is rarely a concern, but if hunger is experienced, we offer 2 solutions. Patients may be placed on appetite suppressants or given additional food servings.

What do you recommend for post bariatric surgery patients?

We recommend BariCare shakes which are high in protein and low in sugar and fat. Also, we carry a line of high protein meal replacements, bars and snacks.

Won’t I gain the weight back once I go off the diet?

Weight gain is always a possibility after completing a weight loss program. However, our goal is to instill the behavioral modifications necessary for long-term weight management. We have an excellent track record of long-term weight control by our patients. Some of the areas that we focus on to encourage weight control over time are stress management, cooking light, body image, managing relapses, eating out, and shopping smart. We also offer weekly maintenance courses to patients that have completed the program for additional support to maintain weight loss.