Lifestyle Change Programs Offered at Total Health Systems in Macomb County, MI

Hello my name is Diane Delf and I am the director for wellness and weight management here at Total Health Systems. We can be reached at 586-228-0270 and our website is www.totalhealthsystems.com. Today I am here to talk to you about how you can really feel great with the New Year coming up. We have 2014 just right around the corner it’s a great opportunity for you to get involved in a lifestyle change program.

Today we will be talking about First Line Therapy which is our food program. It’s also for chronic disease management.  It’s going to help you to lose weight. It is going to help you lower blood pressure, cholesterol and it will help you to lower your blood sugar, and triglycerides. It’s just going to help with pain management, help you to sleep better. It’s pretty easy to get started.

The first step would be to call and make the appointment for nutritional consult. You can go on our website and just pull up the link under nutrition and download the forms. There’s a form that’s called the questionnaire, it’s a weight loss questionnaire. Just answer some of the questions. What are your habits like? What kind of foods do you enjoy? What kind of time do you go to bed? When do you get up? Those kinds of questions. You’d bring that in with you, bring in your labs, any kind of blood work you have, any type of health history that you think we’d need to share.

Once we go over that with this free consult, we can decide what kind of program is best for you underneath our First Line Therapy. We have a variety of different opportunities. It’s not a cookie-cutter program by any way. We take each individual and come to them in the place where they’re at. So again, you call for a free nutritional consult, we go ahead and get you scheduled to come in and do that. If you decide that you want to be part of the program, you may be insurance based, depending on what your insurance is and if you have any of the qualifying indicators which would be high blood pressure, high sugar, high triglycerides or high cholesterol.

If you do have any of those indicators, your insurance may very well cover the entire program for you, which should be wonderful. Now if you don’t have those we still have a very cost effective program to offer you and I guarantee you will feel so much better.

Our program is based on whole food thanks to the American Heart Association Mediterranean food plan. We also have some supplements that we recommend for you as well.

The next step would be to schedule you for a bioimpedance testing which is a very scientific, sophisticated testing that’s a gold standarad to figure what your basic metabolic rate is, what your body composition is. It will tell us what percentage of your body is lean muscle and what percentage is fat. It will tell us your hydration status, the health of your cells. We’ve got to make sure that there’s plenty of water on the inside your cells and it’s not all on the outside cells. It will also tell us how many calories you need. Like if you would just at rest doing absolutely nothing,  almost in a coma, how many calories do you need and then how many calories you need to lose weight? And we can see how active you are as well.

The program will give you all kinds of information.We meet weekly. We also have a great support system available in addition to what we do here in the office. It’s called the Biggest Winner program. We just completed  week 12( it’s usually a 12 week series) and our biggest winner this round, he lost 45 pounds and 4 inches. He’s done amazing. The second person, she lost 25 pounds and the 3rd person lost 23 pounds. Our biggest winner Bob he came in at 419. The 2nd one cane in at 194, the third one came in at 205.

So, all different weights. We have people who come in who want to gain weight. If that’s what you need to do is to gain weight we can help you do that as well.

Lifestyle Change Programs Offered at Total Health Systems in Macomb County, MI

So once again if you’re interested give us a call. There’s no charge for a nutritional consult. Our number is 586-228-0270. Go to our website at totalhealthsystems.com. You can email me and I’m just so happy to meet with you and get you started on a great program to start your new year off on a clean slate, thank you.