*Average weight loss on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® is 12 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.

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I?ve devoted over 25 years to helping my patients live healthier lives. As a sports medicine physician, I?ve guided many towards fitness. On a daily basis, I watch patients struggle with their weight problems and associated illnesses. Conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) disease, degenerative joint arthritis affecting the knees, etc. . Despite being a runner and hiker for years, I?ve had weight issues on and off as well, hence, I can relate to the obstacles that my patients face. I?ve dropped up to 30 lbs when I?ve cut down my sugars and starches in the past. In my opinion, the problem that many encounter when they try to do this on their own is that they fail to cut down enough of the sugars and starches in order to achieve the ketotic state. Very few people, in my experience, actually weigh out their food or accurately calculate their sugar/starch intake regardless of whether they cook for themselves or dine out. It?s not that the calculations are hard; it?s simply that it?s too gosh darn inconvenient to do this all of the time. This is where a medically-proven weight loss program such as Take Shape for Life (TSFL) shines. By including Medifast meals as the basis for most of the meals in the weight loss phase, the guesswork is removed. By following the 5+1 program as described in the ?Quick Start Guide,? it?s ridiculously easy to stay within the dietary guidelines set by the program. The meals are interchangeable and are designed to keep you in that fat burning state (ketosis). I decided to offer the TSFL program to my patients because there was need for such a program in my region. After careful deliberation, I decided to learn the program and offer it to my patients and others who might be interested in participating in a proven weight loss program. If you?re motivated to do what you have to do in order to live healthier and enjoy our longer life spans, you should strongly consider the Take Shape for Life program.

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