Calla Flex Weight Loss Program
Lose Weight, Feel Great with Our Flex Intermittent Fasting Diet Plan
We’ve helped thousands of Orlando residents lose weight and feel great with our medical weight loss program and now we’ve added a second weight loss program, the Calla Flex Weight Loss Program, to give you two options to choose from when it comes to helping you lose weight, get healthy and feel great!
While our traditional weight loss program is very successful by focusing on eating often, very low calorie and low glycemic foods, there are other schools of thought on how weight loss can be achieved and maintained which is why we developed the Calla Flex Program. The success of any diet can be measured by how closely people can follow the rules of the diet and how long they can maintain caloric restriction. Prolonged caloric restriction is the only proven nutritional method of weight loss.
Intermittent fasting is currently one of the most popular health, fitness and weight loss trends and for good reason. Many studies have shown that it can have a powerful effect on your body, brain and may even help you live longer!
How Does the Program Work? How is it Different?
This program focuses on eating the right foods in moderation, without worrying about the timing of your meals, incorporates intermittent fasting and includes the option for a cheat meal. Our traditional weight loss program has a different approach that focuses on meal timing as well as set amounts of protein, vegetables and fruit servings per day.
What are the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting?
Fasting is nothing new – as humans evolved, there were natural periods of feast or famine (back in the hunting days). Many religions all over the world have fasting periods. Not only is the human body capable of sustaining fasting periods, there are benefits beyond weight loss that come from not eating for a determined period of time.
Benefits of Fasting Include:
- Improved fat burning
- Better blood glucose
- Improved sensitivity to insulin
- Better growth hormone secretion
- Decreased inflammation throughout the body
- Improvement in blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides
- Less muscle loss
- Decrease in food related stress
- Improved appetite control
- Improved cardiovascular function
Am I a Good Candidate for This Program?
Intermittent fasting can be a good option for almost anyone who needs to lose weight. We find that the following types of people achieve the best success on this program:
- People who have more than 15 pounds to lose
- People with very busy schedules or who travel often
- People who have difficulty eating every 2-3 hours or do not like to plan ahead much
- People who are not motivated enough or psychologically are not able to do without their “favorite” foods for a prolonged period of time
- People who have many social events or entertain for business
- Patients who have done our traditional program more than once, have experienced weight regain and psychologically need a different method of weight loss
This type of program is not ideal for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, individuals with any form of diabetes or individuals whoa re training for and participating in endurance type sports such as marathons or triathlons.
Won’t Eating Less Slow Down My Metabolism?
Our traditional plan using one school of thought which embraces eating every 2-3 hours but there is more than one way to skin a cat. New data has been published showing that eating more frequently doesn’t necessarily speed up the metabolism. Although grazing is supposed to enable better appetite and blood sugar control, that effect isn’t reliable and doesn’t work for everyone.
For some people, eating more frequently does help to control both appetite and metabolism. For other people, the opposite is true; eating less frequently gives them an appetite and blood sugar advantage. This means that your decision to eat small meals more frequently or larger meals less frequently should be based on what works best for your schedule, your mood, your appetite and how you prefer to spend your time. We give you the flexibility to choose the weight loss program that will work best for you!
In a study conducted at the University of Nottingham (in England), researchers found that when they made 29 men and women fast for 3 days, their metabolic rate did not change. This is 72 hours wtihout food.
In still more studies performed on men and women between the ages of 25 and 65, there was no change in the metabolic rate of people who skipped breakfast or people who ate 2 meals a day compared to seven meals a day. The bottom line is that food has very little do to with your metabolism.
Will I Still be able to Exercise on this Program?
Generally research has found that any effect that brief periods of fasting has on exercise performance is small. This means fasting does not negatively affect anaerobic short-burst exercise such as lifting weights, nor does it have a negative effect on typical “cardio” training.
Ready to get started? Want to learn more?
Call us today to schedule your consultation or new patient appointment with our experienced medical weight loss team in Winter Park to learn more about our medical weight loss programs and discover which one is the right one for you.
Results and statements depicted on the website are typical but not guaranteed. The success of the program is dependent upon multiple factors including the patient’s commitment to the diet program, the response of the patient’s body to the diet program, the length of time on the program, and inclusion of exercise while on the program. While the majority of our patients do achieve their desired weight loss goals, every patient responds differently to the program.