Understanding Weight Loss

As anyone who has ever tried a diet knows, there are a lot of "get thin quick" schemes out there — and the few that do work usually leave patients feeling hungry or lead to "yo-yo dieting." However, weight loss does not have to be as hard as everyone believes. At Nuceria Health, we can create an effective, personalized weight loss program for you.
Contrary to popular belief, calorie counting is simply not enough to make an effective weight loss program. Instead, patients must take a more individualized approach that takes all their body's unique needs into account. Consequently, we at Nuceria Health begin with a thorough examination and blood test to identify each patient's needs. This is due to the fact that the body cannot effectively burn fat when trying to compensate for a deficiency.

InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer

Despite being known as a standard health assessment tool, body mass index (BMI) has recently come under fire for oversimplifying the definition of health. First developed in 1832 by Belgian mathematician Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, BMI was never meant to study single individuals — instead, it was always meant to encapsulate a population's overall health. While a BMI over or lower than the average may be indicative of health problems, it fails to take certain aspects of health other than body fat into consideration.
In comparison, the InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer breaks down the body into four basic components: fat, lean body mass, minerals, and total body water. The latter can be divided into intracellular water and extracellular water. This helps us understand a patient's fluid distribution in fitness, medical, and wellness contexts.

What to Expect from Nuceria Weight Loss

Once we have analyzed each patient's body composition, we move onto exercise, nutrition, and supplementation. After taking any supplements for the needed period of time, the patient will undergo another body composition analysis to ensure their levels are now adequate.
We will then provide the patient with a personalized meal plan and a consultation with a health coach. The health coach will assess what foods the patient likes and does not like, along with any nutritional foods they may want to incorporate into their meal plan.

Call Us Today

Weight loss does not have to be difficult. By taking a customized approach, we at Nuceria Health can help. Call us today at (305) 398-4370 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Studies show that those who weigh themselves often are more likely to lose weight and keep it off. Stepping on the scale once a week is ideal. However, be sure not to stress if the number on the scale is constantly fluctuating. This is normal, and weight can change by several pounds as water weight shifts.

Yes and no. According to government dietary guidelines, less than 10% of your daily calories should come from saturated fats. However, your body does require some dietary fat to function properly and even to feel full. Butter and processed foods can be replaced with healthier polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats — a recipe bound to benefit you both in your weight loss journey and your overall health.

No. Contrary to popular belief, skipping meals will not help you lose weight. Instead, it will only make you feel hungrier later on. This will make you likelier to snack on unhealthy foods and run up your calorie total. Additionally, missing a meal will also leave you feeling less energized, which can be detrimental if you need to exercise.

It takes your brain 15 to 20 minutes to register fullness in your stomach. As such, it is important to eat slowly and pace yourself to give your brain enough time to signal to your stomach. It is also a good idea to practice mindful eating.

The metabolism is a process of chemical reactions in the body. It is usually associated with the act of converting food and fuel stores into energy. This energy is used for functioning and movement. We can help speed up your metabolism for optimal weight loss.

First, try to satisfy your cravings with a nutritious snack that fits into your meal plan. Fruits and vegetables are always a good option. If your cravings are still not sated, give into them within reason.