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Medically Supervised Weight Loss Protocol

Is it difficult for you to lose weight? You have tried to diet many times before only to get back to where you started and pack on more weight? Are you in the peri-menopausal or menopausal years?
The protocol may be the solution. Dr. Maltais is coaching anyone who wants to lose weight effectively and rapidly. Many patients report a loss of one half to one pound or more loss per day. This protocol allows for the resetting of the hypothalamus gland, responsible in part for the individual’s basic metabolic rate. Once you have successfully reset your hypothalamus, it will not be as easy as before to gain weight as you will burn your calories more effectively.


Before you decide to follow this protocol, you are strongly encouraged to read Dr. Simeons’ book “Pounds and inches” which is available to download for free on the internet. You should familiarize yourself with the protocol as much as possible so that you are at least ready to enter phase 1 and 2 before your appointment with Dr. Maltais. She will review your personal health history during the initial appointment to find out if this protocol is right for you. Recent blood tests will be necessary. If you have a copy of recent blood work, please bring it with you.


Every morning after you void your bladder, you must weight yourself. It is good to have a scale with 0.1 pound increments.


There are 4 phases to this protocol, as follows:

PHASE 1: This phase lasts 2 days, and you are allowed to eat anything you like.

PHASE 2: This phase is either 26 days or 43 days, depending on how much weight you want to lose. If you have less than 30 pounds to lose you will do the 26 days. Over and above 30 pounds you will do 43 days to a maximum of 34 pound loss. In this phase, you are on a very low calorie diet (VLCD). You will eat 700 calories per day, taking into account your energy expenditure for the day.
NO STARCH AND NO SUGAR ARE ALLOWED ON THIS PHASE.


Breakfast: Tea or coffee (with or without caffeine) in any quantity without sugar. Only one tablespoonful of milk allowed in 24 hours. *Stevia is used for sweetener. You can use flavored Stevia to enhance your water and foods. Drink plenty of plain or mineral water all day long. (at least 64 oz.).

Lunch:

  1. 100 grams of protein chosen from the allowable list.
  2. ONE type of vegetable to be chosen from the allowable list.
  3. ONE fruit chosen from the allowable list.


Supper:

The same four choices as lunch (above), except choose a different source of protein.



PHASE 3: NO STARCH OR SUGAR. You can eat pretty much anything else you like. It is encouraged to count your calories. This phase lasts 3 weeks. This phase is the most important as this is where you want to stabilize your weight. You gradually increase your calories to reach your maximum daily intake in order to maintain your weight. For females, you calculate your weight time 11, and for males, your weight time 12. This would be around 1,500 calories per day for a female of around 145 pounds. If your weight increases above 2 pounds of your LIW you will do a steak day. You do not eat all day (lots of fluids) and at supper you have a big steak (as much as 2 pounds) and the weight will have come off the next day. YOU MUST WEIGHT YOURSELF DAILY.


PHASE 4: This phase lasts 3 weeks also. You can now introduce starch and sugar but do so one at a time very slowly, and watch your weight the next day. You will see what makes the balance fluctuate, and it is a good idea to record the foods you eat every day. There are some iTunes free applications that can help you do that. YOU MUST WEIGHT YOURSELF DAILY.


Now that you will have completed the 4 phases, should you wish to lose more weight, you can start again from phase 1 and going through all the phases as mentioned above.
 

 


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~ Dr. Lise Maltais, ND, FCAH, CBTI ~
Comox, BC