Happy New Year!
It’s a new year. There is no better time than the present to make decisions that will lead to a healthier life in this year and beyond. Getting healthier is mostly about lifestyle choices and this year at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on Lakeshore road, we will be providing a lot of support to help you get to your health goals.
We are starting off with an exciting and effective weight loss program designed to help you lose excess fat while building muscle. Weight management is more than your weight on a scale. With our program, the focus is more about how much of your weight is made up of lean mass, and how much is made up of fat. It also pays attention to how hydrated you are. This differentiation is important to help us focus beyond how you look to how healthy you actually are.
Fat percentage affects cardiovascular health, respiratory health and even mental health. People with an unhealthy weight are at a higher risk for serious medical conditions. Losing weight can make a difference in the amount of medications needed to get your blood pressure or diabetes under control. It can make a huge difference in sleep apnea or arthritis. Getting to healthier weight can also reduce the risk for various cancers. There is always a good reason to get to a healthy weight. That is why diet and exercise is usually the first recommendation in managing most cardiovascular and endocrine conditions.
Once you make a decision to lose weight, it is important to have the right support and the right resources to help you keep the weight off. Believe it or not, losing weight is the easy step. The bigger challenge for most people is learning how to adjust their lifestyles so that all their effort to lose weight lasts longer than the summer. It is great to finally fit into that nice dress for an occasion. What is even better is being able to fit into the same dress in a year!
Our weight management program is based on the Ideal Protein Protocol. The program has 4 Phases designed help you get to target weight and switch you over to preparing you own healthy meals by the end of the program. While on the program, you get weekly face-to-face consultation with the pharmacist to find out how you have been doing in the last few days; offer support and tips to get you focused on your target. There is also free weekly body composition analysis (worth $20) to make sure you are on the right track of conserving muscle and staying hydrated while losing unwanted fat. Ideal Protein offers a huge selection so it is also easier to get creative with your meals and avoid temptation. I actually get excited when discussing meal options and the opportunities to try new dishes! Now you know 🙂
To start, book a one-on-one initial consultation with our pharmacist to talk about the program and to develop a personalized plan of action. You will be able to start your program as soon as the next day after your consultation. A healthier you starts with YOU. Book below or call 778-477-3811 and we will be happy to be a part of your journey. Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, 105 – 3957 Lakeshore road, Kelowna.
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