WEIGHT LOSS FAQ
Can I Use My HSA (Health Savings Account) Or FSA (Flex Spending Account?
Yes, we will provide you with a receipt and a letter of medical necessity to submit to your HSA or FSA.
Do you accept Insurance?
Contact your insurance provider to determine whether your weight loss treatment is eligible for reimbursement. If they do offer coverage for this type of treatment, we will give you a receipt and a letter for you to file. Diet Designs does not file insurance claims.
Can A New You Help Me Lose Weight?
I Recently Had Blood Work Done, Will You Accept It?
Yes, if it was taken within the last 3 months. Please bring a copy to your initial consultation or have your doctor’s office fax a copy (281) 886-7885.
How Often Do I Have To Visit The Clinic?
Once a week. All of our healthy weight loss programs require you to visit the clinic on a weekly basis. We have found that the guidance and accountability is critical to your weight loss success.
What Causes Obesity?
There are many factors that contribute to obesity (genetics, overeating, a diet high in simple carbohydrates, frequency of eating, slow metabolism, physical inactivity, medications, psychological factors and certain diseases).
What Are The Health Risks Associated With Obesity?
Health risks include insulin resistance, type 2 (adult onset) diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, stroke, congestive heart failure, gallstones, gout, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and depression.
Does It Matter Where Body Fat Is Located?
Women typically collect fat in their hips, buttocks and thigh areas, giving their figures a “pear” shape. Men usually collect fat around the belly, giving them more of an “apple” shape. Fat that is concentrated mostly in the abdomen area are more likely to develop many of the health problems associated with obesity.Men with a waist circumference of 40 inches or greater and women with a waist circumference of 35 inches or greater are considered to have increased health risks related to obesity.
What Is Metabolism?
Metabolism is the body’s process of turning food into energy.
What Can Cause A Slow Metabolism?
After age 30 there is a big drop in growth hormone as the body has completed all major growth. Loss of muscle mass, stress, not drinking enough water and a problem with your thyroid. Can all contribute to reduced metabolism.
How Can I Increase My Metabolism?
The best way is way to increase your metabolism is by building muscle through weight-bearing exercises. The HCG diet works to reset the metabolsim.
Will I Keep The Weight Off?
That is up to you. Can you gain it back, absolutley! Once you have lost the weight you want, we figure how many calories you need to maintain your new weight.
How Much Weight Will I Lose?
If you follow the diet, the average weight loss is up to 3-5 pounds per week.
Do You Guarantee That I Will Lose Weight?
No. Because we are not able to be with you 24/7 to make sure the diet is properly followed, we cannot guarantee results. Also, everyone is different. No one diet works the same for everyone.