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