Weight Management Edmonton
At one time or another many of us have been affected by excess weight. Weight gain affects not only you but those closest to you. Canada, like many nations, is amid an obesity epidemic. According to Statistics Canada, 61.3% of adult Canadians were overweight or obese in 2015. If current trends continue, by 2040, up to 70% of adults aged 40 years will be either overweight or obese.
For many years Dr. Hatfield’s patients have been asking him for assistance with weight management. Patients who have tried numerous programs with and without extreme dieting, diet pills, and various herbal/supplemental approaches have come to us frustrated with results. Many of these programs are unhealthy and even dangerous. Weight loss alternatives such as meal replacement products and diet clinics can help one lose weight, but the process lacks a personal experience with a physician and extended support team after the weight is lost. Even worse, patients report losing the weight but then regaining all the weight loss, plus more.
At Dr. Hatfield’s weight loss clinic, we not only offer advanced weight loss programs but a prolonged support system to help you succeed in both reaching and maintaining your goal weight. We will work closely with you to create a plan to suit your specific needs. For example, many of our patients are getting a “head start” to reaching their weight loss goals with our propriety Weight Loss program called Recipe for Life ™. This particular program allows you to safely lose anywhere from 2lbs to 7lbs per week while under the direct supervision of a Physician and Nutritionist. We also have another program where we utilize the Hcg hormone, with our Hcg protocol to help achieve weight loss goals. It is common to lose between 1-2 lbs per day on this particular program! The nickname for this program is “fast-tracking to excellent health.”
After achieving your goal weight, we help you to create a healthy lifestyle and give you the tools to maintain your safe goal weight without compromising the joy in eating. The evidence is overwhelming for those battling their weight with a professional support team comprised of Physicians and nutritional consultants who understand the complexities of weight management. You are far more likely to succeed when you commit to losing weight and have a dedicated support team to help follow your progress and track results than trying to achieve greatness on your own.
We also offer weight loss programs specifically tailored to your unique circumstances. For example, many of our patients have Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, past eating disorders, IBS, food intolerances and other severe medical conditions. Their Doctors have told them to lose weight, but they haven’t been successful. We are here to listen, and to help you lose weight once and for all.
There are many food trends and diets out there today. Ketogenic, Paleo, Vegetarianism, Veganism, Mediterranean, Whole30, DASH, Intermittent Fasting, Flexitarian, Pescatarian, South Beach, Raw, and FODMAP. Trying to decipher which diet is best FOR YOU can be confusing. Budget, cooking preferences and family diversity can add to this challenge. Do not despair; we have your back! We can help unravel the myths and help you choose a meal plan that is sustainable and enjoyable for you. After all, food is meant to be enjoyed, not feared.
We will help you sort through the many options to determine which of the popular eating strategies will give you optimal health. We include nutritional education, easy meal plans, recipes, shopping guides, food psychology and practical tips and tricks to help ease the transition.
Realize that you don’t want to try any of these fad diets? That’s ok with us! Sometimes “cutting and pasting” from a few different food philosophies is the best way to go!
The key lesson: We are here for the long haul. We don’t abandon our patients once they reach their goal weight. We don’t charge extra for a maintenance protocol. We include it in ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS AT NO CHARGE. We want our patients to learn just how beautiful, healthy living can be. Your journey starts today. We’re ready…are you?
“Imagine if we started using exercise as therapy and healthy food as medicine?”
Shannon Hatfield, Holistic Nutritionist