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  • Aug 12

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    June 18, 2013 is the day I came in! I had seen an advertisement in the paper for this 12 week program and kept thinking I could do this (and should and need to do this) but I did not go and kept making excuses to myself. But I finally came to Valentine Weight Loss because my weight just kept going up and up over the years and it was finally out of control. I saw a picture of myself and was disgusted by what I saw and I had not allowed my picture to be taken in years. I started the VLCD the very next day after I met with my family and regular doctor to determine if this was the best solution for me. I committed to the 12 week program and paid up front so I knew I would at least do 12 weeks. I loved that they never told me how much I needed to lose; they were very encouraging as I needed that because I was beating myself up enough. I knew I needed to lose about 115 pounds and that felt overwhelming so I set my goal to 30 pounds then 50 but I just concentrated on the first 30. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Aug 11

    Lose 16-22 Pounds in 6 Weeks On  (VLCD)

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    A Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) – also known as a protein sparing modified fast, is a restricted eating plan used to maximize weight loss. The plan uses meal replacement shakes, puddings, soups and bars that replace grocery food intake. In this program you will consume five meal replacements and one meal of only protein and vegetables daily.  Because your body will get its required daily amount of  protein we can limit your diet to about 860 calories.

    The VLCD program is 100% natural and does not use diet pills. It is not a fad diets and is endorsed by the National Institutes of Health, American Dietetic Association, and American Council on Sports Medicine. VLCD’s have been in use by medical doctors for over 30 years. We can give you results similar to HCG without the muscle loss and safety issues associated with HCG. Weekly behavioral change based counseling sessions are the key to learning why we gain weight and learning how to eat to keep the weight off. 


     

    What Do I Get With The $199.00 Six Week Trial

    Initial medical exam
    Dietary consultation
    2 sets of blood tests 
    EKG
    6 weekly counseling and medical evaluation sessions (required)

    * COSTS OF MEAL REPLACEMENTS IS NOT INCLUDED ($75-85 per week)

     

     

     Is This  The Right Program For Me?

    This diet is designed for people with a BMI over 30 (or over 27 with other medical conditions). If you are at least 30 to 40 pounds overweight, you may be a good candidate. Please call us if you want to know if you qualify. (BMI calculator).

     

    What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

    VLCDs deliver rapid weight loss – typically 3 to 4 pounds per week, for an average of 42 pounds in 12 weeks. Your results will depend on many factors including your starting weight other medical conditions.

    How Does a VLCD Work?

    When on this diet, calories and carbohydrates are limited at a specific ratio so your body burns its own stored fat for energy. Your body is put into a mild form of ketosis, meaning fat burned, is released into the bloodstream as ketones and used for energy. Because your body will be in a state of ketosis you cannot deviate from the highly structured meal replacement based diet. While individual needs very, most patients follow the weight loss phase of the program for up to 12 weeks.

     

    Are There Other Benefits Besides Weight Loss?

    The many potential health benefits include lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels in people with type II diabetes, lower cholesterol, improved cardiovascular health, and reduced pain in weight-bearing joints. Weight loss with a VL CD can reduce or eliminate the need for related medications. Self-esteem and energy levels can also soar dramatically. Watch the video below to hear how one of our diabetic patients got his blood sugar into the normal range.

     

    If you are interested please call the clinic at 770 833 7739

    or contact at us via email at: valentine@valentineweightloss.com

     

    For more information on all of our programs including our programs that use the latest FDA approved prescription appetite suppressants please visit our website.

    www.valentineweightloss.com

     

  • Jul 31

    This patient is one of our employees who joined our VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) Program and lost 50 lbs in 7 months. VLCD diets are medically sound (unlike HCG) and are the fastest way to lose weight other than surgery. They have been around for over 50 years and are endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, and NIH.

    Call our clinic at 770-833-7739 with any questions.

  • Jul 31
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    DON’T MAKE UP REASONS WHY YOU CAN’T

    We are all really smart people and can intellectualize, or come up with reasons why we cannot stick to the low-carb moderate protein diet we teach or eat our meal replacements on schedule. We often have patients who are nurses, teachers, or people in the business world who claim they are so busy they do not have time to eat. We all know that skipping meals or having huge gaps between meals usually causes us to overeat or make bad choices at the next meal (spiking our blood sugar and making us gain weight). This week I want you to use that brain power to intellectualize or come up with reasons why you can stick to your program. While our jobs are important, give us satisfaction, and ultimately provide the resources to live our lives, don’t let your job be the reason that you are overweight or contribute to poor health.

    Neither Dr. Valentine nor I believe that you are so busy at work that you cannot take 3 min. to shake up a meal replacement shake or eat a bar as a high-protein snack. Note these protein based snacks should keep you from being hungry for at least 2 to 3 hours. As busy caring people we often neglect ourselves when taking care of others or work responsibilities. This week I want you to focus on you and your health. Nothing is more important than your health. If you’re not in tip top shape how can you do your best job for other people?

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  • Jul 29

    This is an actual patient who gets B-Vitamin and Lipotropic injections weekly. B-12 and B-Complex shots give you energy and Lipotropic shots flush fat from the liver. These shots can be used alone or in conjunction with our medical weight loss program.

  • Jul 17

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    This patient tried our accelerated Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) program and brought his blood sugar numbers into the normal range within 3 months. His blood pressure, cholesterol levels and body fat percentage have all improved. All VLCD patients in our medical weight loss program are monitored and come in weekly for behavioral change counseling. For more information on VLCD diets and our special promotion: http://wp.me/p23xAd-7A

  • Jul 11
    PATIENT TESTIMONIAL  - (From An Actual Patient)

    I came to Valentine Weight Loss Clinic looking for something different. I wanted a well-rounded weight loss program and that is what I found there. I had gone to other weight loss centers and initially lost 30+ pounds. I would go every month to weigh in and receive my shots & medication. Once I hit my lowest weight, I was never taught how to maintain this weight. I was told to keep taking the Phentermine when I felt like I would be challenged by food. They told me the medication would take care of the cravings. Not true for me! I continued to take the Phentermine however my appetite slowly grew and grew as well as my weight! Finally after 6-8 months I was still taking the Phentermine and I was right back at my starting weight. I asked if there was anything I could do to help get the weight off again. I was told to watch what I ate and take my medication. I followed this direction for approx. 8 months. I had no success in losing this weight for the second time. I decided to go to Dr. Valentine when a friend of mine showed me the weekly newsletters that she received from Dr. Valentine’s office. This went over information about food and how different foods react in our bodies. There was information about great supplements, food, shakes, and exercise in this newsletter. It made me realize that weight loss happens when you follow an entire program not just by taking a pill. Read the rest of this entry »

  • Jul 1

    Valentine Weight Loss & Wellness Center

    This clinic has helped me to achieve a weight loss of 30 pounds through their program. I have tried various weight loss programs as seen and advertised on television; but none have been as effective or compared to Dr. Valentine’s program. He has a friendly professional staff that truly cares about you and your needs. Time is taken with you to help you understand and feel comfortable about this process during the 12 weeks (of the VLCD Program).
    Andre’, my weight loss mentor, in the clinic has taught me to monitor my activity through a monitoring device. I would encourage this because I would observe my goal points set on the device; if the points fell short of my goal, the device would motivate me to take a walk or another activity to add points. I have kept moving on a daily basis whether in the house, outside, shopping, etc. The device just helps me to be aware of my activity throughout the day or at the GYM. Andre has assisted and coached me when I was ill and through the valleys and stagnant weight loss cycles. It has not always been easy! I encourage you NOT to give up! Andre’ would not let me give up and would call to check on me. As I continue to work toward my goal weight; I do so with confidence. It pleases me knowing in the end; I will know how to prepare the right amount of foods for the rest of my Iife in order to stay at a healthy goal weight.
    A pleased and confident Patient wanting to encourage others that you can do this using Valentine Weight Loss,
    Janet Wigington – 58 years young
  • Feb 3
    THE TRUE COST OF OUR JUMPSTART PROGRAM
    All Of Our Programs Cost The Same

     After last week’s newsletter about the rapid weight loss and health results we are getting with our Jumpstart Program also known as the VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet), many people have been interested but thought the program was too expensive. Below is a chart which shows the VLCD program is about the same cost as our traditional medically supervised weight loss program.

    Regular

    Start-Over

    VLCD

    Visit

    Visit

    Program

    1st Month (Visit + Meds)

    89

    104

    2nd Month (Visit + Meds)

    89

    89

    6 Weeks Of VLCD Program

    199

    TOTAL

    178

    193

    199

     

    What about the cost of the meal replacements?

    On the VLCD program you are required to eat five meal replacements a day plus one meal that is protein and vegetables. The cost of the food is about $80 per week. People who eat out daily may actually save money. If you cook all of your own food, the money you use to spend at the grocery store will now be spent here in the clinic. It may not save money but should not cost more. Even if it cost you slightly more money for food, I would ask myself what’s the value of losing 18 to 25 pounds in six weeks.