Obesity Medicine at HealthWayRI
There are zillions of diet books and weight loss programs out there but like spoons of ice cream, there always seems to be room for one more.
In particular, there’s room for weight loss programs that challenge conventional wisdom. There’s a need for programs that bring together all a person needs to do to lose weight without surgery. And without question, there’s a need for programs that are all about…
- Empowering patients to make the right lifestyle choices
- Compassionate care from medical and nutrition experts
- Treating obesity as a disease, not a character flaw
- Helping you – finally – lose weight and maintain it.
Well, there is a new program that provides all that. It’s called:
“Dr. Gilson’s 7% Solution”
Building on experience, Dr. Gilson has designed an effective, cutting edge weight management program. It’s based on the principles of a “New Nutrition”, a refreshing approach to weight loss. It recognizes there’s more to obesity than simple overeating. It provides patients with an opportunity for meal replacements and anti-obesity medications. Meet Dr. Irving Gilson.
Is this walking in the footsteps of the late Dr. Robert Atkins, whose landmark book, “Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution”, became a best seller in 1972?
If so, so be it. Dr. Atkins was a brilliant and courageous physician who recognized the role of insulin in Obesity Medicine. He spoke about the dangers of refined carbohydrates, and the power of protein. His work should be promoted whenever possible. We feel privileged to do just that.
Here’s how it works:
Your first visit with Dr. Gilson will include a medical and nutrition history, and a metabolic assessment. Are you insulin resistant? Is this the reason why fat seems to stick to you like glue? Here’s your chance to find out.
Would full or partial meal replacements be a sensible approach? Would anti-obesity medications be appropriate? Dr. Gilson will tell you. After setting realistic expectations, you’ll then receive a plan of action. It will be matched to your metabolic needs, lifestyle and personality.
When it comes to weight loss, knowledge is power.
Knowing why you have gained weight, and learning what you must do to lose it will be critical to your success. To meet this need, at each visit you’ll receive educational materials on important topics:
- Why fat sticks
- Insulin and insulin resistance
- The power of protein
- Is sugar toxic?
- Is obesity a disease?
- Good Fats, Bad Fats
- Exercise, Activity or Both?
- Why we plateau – and what to do about it.
We hear your question, and it’s a good one!
- What makes your program unique? Why should you offer success where others have failed?
We’re unique because 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. We’re also the first to offer virtual nutrition counseling via video conferencing, e-Visits.
Also, we question conventional wisdom that would lead many to believe:
- That obesity is the self inflicted result of mindless overeating
- That the key to long term weight loss is to “eat less and move more”
- That low fat diets are essential for weight loss and the prevention of heart disease
We consider obesity to be a disease requiring personal, individualized assessment and treatment. Simplistic advice to eat less and exercise more can sometimes do more harm than good. No, just cutting calories won’t do it.
We’d love to show what does!
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