Where typical diets fail, we succeed. At I.M.120, we know that maintaining a healthy weight is often easier said than done.
The first step toward your weight loss success is understanding that persistent difficulty with weight control is a medical problem that requires the right combination of medical care, lifestyle changes, and most importantly, individualized guidance and support.
People who are suffering with medically significant weight are not afflicted with inadequate discipline or a lack of personal fortitude, they simply have not received a pat on the back. The "I.M. 120 Method" stays with you. We know it takes years for new behaviors to become permanent. Even at that point periodic maintenance is required. We don't run you in circles, repeating the same treatment every time you fall off the wagon. Our maintenance program has kept virtually all of our patients at their target weight.
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If you start with us, and stay with us, your only option is success. Our patients are successful because we understand them. We believe that significant weight is not a character flaw and difficulty losing weight is not an indictment of willpower.
The success of I.M. 120 for weight loss is based on four pillars:
The first is proper construction of macronutrients. This is the proportion of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins that are best suited to your body's needs. This mix can be different for different people depending on your genetics and your lifestyle.
The second pillar is micronutrient optimization. If your body is lacking critical vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, it will set up a pattern of cravings as your brain is seeking adequate amounts of these trace substances. For instance, if you're lacking in zinc, you won't wake up hungering for the metal itself but rather with the general craving that will compel you to continue consuming into you achieve adequate amounts of that which is needed.
The third pillar is functional activity. This refers to strength training, cardiovascular exercise, micro exercising and other forms of physical activity. Too much, or the wrong kind of exercise can actually be counterproductive in pursuing your weight loss goals.
The fourth pillar is pharmacologic and nutraceutical. We use unique and carefully balanced pharmacology to support your behavioral change. Think of this as a sort of "scaffolding" that supports you as your lifestyle change becomes more permanent. In many cases patients continue to succeed after cessation of pharmacologic support. In other cases, intermittent cycles are required to maintain healthy weight.
Making your weight-loss permanent: Unlike most other programs that put you through a predetermined treatment cycle then dump you at the other end with a pat on the back, The "I.M. 120 Method" stays with you. We know it takes years for new behaviors to become permanent. Even at that point periodic maintenance is required. We don't run you in circles, repeating the same treatment every time you fall off the wagon. Our maintenance program has kept virtually all of our patients at their target weight.
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