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Weight Loss Specialist

Glendale Whole Health

Aesthetic, Functional, Integrative, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine located in Glendale, CA

When it comes to weight loss, no single method works for all. Taking a functional medicine approach to care, Cristal Speller, MD, and the medical professionals at Glendale Whole Health offer customized weight-loss plans using a host of tools and techniques to help you reach your weight goals. It all starts with a complete assessment with labs, followed by tailormade diet plans that may include meal replacements, education on stress management, consult with a dietician and non-invasive fat loss therapies. To lose the weight for good, call the office in Glendale, California, or book your weight loss consultation online today.

Weight Loss Q&A

Who benefits from professional weight loss?

Anyone who struggles to lose weight and keep it off can benefit from professional weight loss at Glendale Whole Health. Additionally, being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing weight-related health issues such as diabetes, sleep apnea, or heart disease.

Glendale Whole Health takes a holistic approach to health and weight loss and customizes plans that get to the root of your weight struggles so you can lose the weight for good.  

What are the types of weight loss programs?

Glendale Whole Health uses many innovative clean-start weight loss programs to help people lose weight quickly and safely. Options include:

Keto and intermittent fasting

The ketogenic (keto) diet and intermittent fasting are two types of diet programs that support weight loss. On the ketogenic diet, your provider designs a low-carb, high-fat meal plan that helps your body burn fat for fuel.

With intermittent fasting, you only eat at certain times of the day. Your provider at Glendale Whole Health designs a plan that includes what and when to eat when following the intermittent fasting weight loss program.

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) weight loss program

For patients who need to drop weight quickly, Glendale Whole Health may recommend the hCG weight loss program. 

On this plan, your provider gives you hCG injections, which is a hormone women produce during pregnancy. For weight loss, hCG may suppress appetite and boost metabolism. In addition to the hCG injections, you also follow a very low-calorie diet plan. 

No matter what weight loss program you follow, Glendale Whole Health customizes your plan to match your individual needs and provides the emotional support you need to succeed. 

How do I know what weight loss program is right for me?

Taking an individual approach to weight loss, your medical expert at Glendale Whole Health conducts a comprehensive exam before making any specific weight loss recommendations. During your exam, they review your weight struggles and medical history. The weight loss program can help anyone who is overweight and needs to lose weight, not only those who are obese. 

They also perform various tests to assess health and look for potential issues that may affect your weight loss. Testing may include bioelectrical impedance (body composition), nutritional deficiencies, and food sensitivities. 

What other tools support weight loss?

Glendale Whole Health also offers many weight loss tools to help you lose weight. Tools they may add to your program include:

  • Structured Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs
  • Appetite suppressants (e.g., phentermine and Qsymia)
  • Bioidentical hormone balancing
  • Peptide therapy
  • Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy
  • Vitamin injections (e.g., vitamin B12, B-complex, taurine, L-carnitine)
  • Lipotropic injections
  • Meal replacements

Glendale Whole Health works one-on-one with you to design a plan that best meets your needs. They specialize in overweight and obesity treatment to improve people’s lives and their overall health.

Get started on your weight loss journey today. Call Glendale Whole Health, or book an appointment online.