Simply stated, we’re not a “weight loss clinic.” Instead, we are Rhode Island’s only medical practice focused on nutritional and obesity medicine. Our staff includes four Registered Dietitians directed by a board certified internist. In addition, we offer an effective combination of interventions including Intermittent Fasting and a Ketogenic diet under close medical supervision.
Yes, when medically appropriate and clinically indicated. But we prefer to call them anti-obesity medications – effective therapies that can restore balance to a disturbed metabolism that causes a person to retain more calories as fat then they should.
Yes. Either at home or at your fitness facility, if you enjoy working out please continue to do so. For cardiovascular fitness and to increase muscle mass, resistance training and high intensity interval training (HIIT) can’t be beat. Most important, these activities can increase the sensitivity of your body to the actions of insulin. This means lower insulin levels allowing the breakdown of body fat.
But if circumstances don’t permit going to the gym, don’t be discouraged. While aerobic and resistance training definitely are important, we also consider increasing daily physical activities essential. Whether exercise or activity, we may recommend determining your fitness capacity and coronary risk by doing an exercise stress test.
Information about Ketosis can be found here…
With proper supervision, the combination of intermittent fasting and carbohydrate restriction is not only safe but may in fact be ideal for most patients with diabetes. They usually allow patients to significantly reduce – sometimes even eliminate – expensive medications, possibly even insulin.
Since most nutrition visits are reimbursed by insurance, the program is very affordable. There’s no obligation to purchase meal replacements, supplements nor “shots” of any kind. Note: some patients find occasional high protein, low carbohydrate shakes to be convenient. They can be purchased on site when part of your personal program.
Whether or not you fast at all is up to you. But if you choose to, you can select one or two days a week and limit yourself to one meal of 600 calories. The rest of the day you can have abundant water, flavored seltzer water, coffee, tea, bone broth. Or you can choose time restricted eating, limiting your window for meals to e.g. 8 hours a day. Or you can do both. Matching the program to your lifestyle; to what works for you is the key to success.
Registered dietitian (RDs) are food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. RDs use their nutrition expertise to help individuals make unique, positive lifestyle changes. RDs are advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.
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