It’s a new year, and you’ve probably made some resolutions. While making more money usually tops the list, eating better, exercising, and losing weight fall right behind. The trouble is, while 60% of the people surveyed in a 2019 study said they made resolutions, only 8% said they stuck with them, and almost half gave up on their goals by January 31.
Here at Optimal Performance Medicine in Woodstock, Georgia, Dr. Michael Skardasis and his team know a lot about losing weight, including the best ways to do it and the best way to keep the weight off. They’re dedicated to helping you through your weight-loss journey.
What are the benefits of healthy weight loss?
People who are overweight or obese are at greater risk of developing chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Losing weight reduces your risk of these conditions and helps you reduce or even eliminate the medications you take to control them.
Other benefits of weight loss include:
- Less joint pain
- Better sleep
- Lower blood cholesterol
- Lower blood pressure
- Increased energy levels
- Increased mobility
- Improved mood and self-confidence
Healthy weight loss means losing weight gradually over a period of time through a proper diet and exercise — essentially making sensible lifestyle changes. Evidence shows that people who lose about 1-2 pounds a week are more likely to keep the weight off once they’ve reached their goal than those who lose too rapidly.
We know how important good nutrition is for health and wellness, so we encourage you to eat more nutrient-rich foods from all the food groups. In addition, eating lean protein and lots of fiber not only helps you burn fat, but they also make you feel comfortably full so you don’t feel deprived.
Exercise is important to get and stay fit and to help with long-term weight control. We’ll work with you to create an exercise program that meshes well with your fitness level and lifestyle.
What is B12?
B12 is an essential vitamin, which means it’s something your body doesn’t produce, so you need to get it from your diet. Vitamin B12 is necessary for producing red blood cells and constructing DNA. It’s also important for the creation of enzymes and the metabolism of fat and carbohydrates, which give you energy.
A lack of B12 can lead to low energy levels and leave you feeling sluggish. Injections or infusions of the vitamin can help restore your vitality.
The best sources for B12 are animal foods such as meat, poultry, seafood, milk, and eggs, as well as fortified breakfast cereals. When food reaches the stomach, the acid present helps release B12 from the food. The vitamin B12 is then combined with a molecule called “intrinsic factor” so it can be absorbed in the small intestine.
What is a Lipovite injection?
Here at Optimal Performance Medicine, we use a lipovite injection to deliver essential B12 to your body. Lipovite is lipotropic injection, which is a supplement that’s used as a complement to a healthy diet and exercise, and it supports weight loss.
There are a number of different formulations, but ours contains:
- Choline: To help the liver clear waste from your blood
- Methionine: To boost energy and reduce the accumulation of fat
- Inositol: To help with the breakdown of fat
- Vitamin B6: To help with protein metabolism
- B complex: To boost energy
Because these different nutrients all help your body process waste and fat, the formulation helps with your weight-loss efforts. The inclusion of the B12 is important, as it also helps suppress your appetite.
Are you ready to make a firm commitment to your New Year’s resolution? Are you interested in finding out how lipovite injections can aid your weight loss journey? Call our office at 678-224-5406 or book an appointment online today.