NUTRITION AND WEIGHT LOSS IN NYC
At The Wellness Center we aren’t just concerned with treatment. We commit ourselves to the total health and well-being of the whole person. For us, that means developing a custom nutrition program designed to address any chronic illness or disease you may have, including diabetes, arthritis, obesity and heart disease, to name a few. Not everyone has the same needs; so we assess your individual health history to tailor your own nutritional lifestyle.
This program is not a “diet”; those are only temporary and usually very difficult to maintain. We establish a plan that fits into your everyday life and will keep you at optimal weight, boost your energy levels and increase your immune function. Within this plan, we teach you how to make better food choices and help you to understand how certain foods may impact your health now and in the future.
During your nutritional consult we will review your weight loss and nutritional goals and shift you from a diet mindset to a lifestyle mindset. A review of bloodwork can also be performed, as well as a review of all medications and supplements you’re currently taking. You will leave with a clear cut plan and accessible goals.
We’re proud partners with Take Shape For Life: a unique program designed to help you along the journey toward optimal health.
Lose weight safely and quickly with the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan®, featuring medically formulated, nutritious, and delicious meal replacements by Medifast.
You’ll consume five Medifast Meals each day, one every 2-3 hours. Because you eat frequently, you’re never hungry, and your metabolism stays revved. Many Medifast Meals are portable, so you can fit this diet into even the busiest lifestyle.
You also get to have one Lean & Green Meal™ to eat at the time that works best for you. For the Lean, you’ll have 5-7 ounces of lean protein; the Green is three servings of low-glycemic vegetables. Depending on your source of protein, you’ll get some healthy fat, too, and that will help keep you full and satisfied.
Our Transition plan is designed to gradually increase your calorie intake over time while re-introducing a wider variety of foods. How long you spend in this phase is determined by how many pounds you have lost.
Ultimately, you’ll increase your servings of lean proteins, whole grains, low-fat dairy, fruits, and vegetables, until you reach a daily caloric intake of 1,550, adjusted for your own height, weight, age, sex, and activity level.
We take the guesswork out of the Transition Plan by providing you with a sample transition chart and sample meal plans.
- Your ultimate goal is the BeSlim Lifestyle:Breakfast every day
Low-fat meals 5-6 times a day
MonitoringAfter you’ve completed Transition, you’re ready to sustain your healthy weight with the Optimal Health 3&3 Plan™. You’ll continue the healthy habit of eating small meals every few hours and balancing your calories in with your calories out.
SAMPLE TRANSITION CHART
Target # of Calories
Lean & Green Meal
|1||850 – 1,050||5||1||1 cup (2 servings) of your favorite vegetables (any kind)|
|2||900 – 1,150||4||1||In addition to your 1 cup of your favorite vegetables, add:2 medium-sized pieces of fruit OR
1 cup of cubed fruit or berries (2 servings)*
|3||1,000 – 1,300||4||1||In addition to 1 cup of your favorite vegetables and
2 medium-sized pieces of fruit OR 1 cup of cubed fruit or berries*, add:1 cup of low-fat or fat-free dairy (1 serving)
|4-6||1,100 – 1,550||3||1||In addition to 1 cup of your favorite vegetables and
2 medium-sized pieces of fruit OR 1 cup of cubed fruit or berries* and
1 cup of low-fat or fat-free dairy, add:4 to 6 oz serving of lean meat (1 serving)**
AND 1 serving of whole grain***
Dr. Craig Fishel Chiropractor
Practicing for 15 years.
Donna Jaume Care Coordinator
20 years of experience.
Freddy Alva Acupuncturist
11 years of experience.
Keith Chan Physical Therapist
10 years of experience.
Jason Loizides, MD Physiatrist
7 years of experience.
The Wellness Center of New York
115 E 57th St. Suite #1420
New York, NY 10022