WHAT IS THE 3STEPDIET®?
The 3STEPDIET® is a weight loss program, with weekly monitoring by a registered dietitian. A customized plan will be made, taking into account the tastes, preferences, food intolerances, as well as the usual routine for each client. It’s a Diet that’s divided into 3 steps, in which the first two steps promote weight loss, and the third step weight maintenance and weight management. We use dietary supplements, which are intended to offset the restrictions associated with weight loss diets, and which also enhance and promote weight loss while on the program. The supplements advised are always customized to be appropriate for each stage of the Diet and each patient.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN I LOSE?
According to a scientific study we conducted in 2009, 3STEPDIET® patients lost, on average, over 25 pounds in 15 weeks.
AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO REACH MY IDEAL WEIGHT?
It is difficult to predict, as this depends on a variety of factors including the initial weight and metabolism of each person. Generally, the more weight you need to lose, the longer you will need to follow the program. On average, the weight loss is 2.2 pounds per week. According to the scientific study that we conducted in 2009, patients took 15 weeks to reach their ideal weight (on average).
IS IT SAFE TO FOLLOW THE 3STEPDIET® PROGRAM?
It is completely safe, since your progress while following the program will be monitored weekly during consultations with a registered dietitian, who will evaluate your case and customize the recommendations to your specific needs and situation.
CAN ANYONE FOLLOW THE 3STEPDIET® PROGRAM?
3STEPDIET® is intended for people between the ages of 16 and 75. The program is not advised for those with certain disease conditions, including cancer, heart failure, severe lung, kidney, or liver diseases, type I diabetes, uncontrolled type II diabetes, certain blood clotting conditions or inflammatory bowel disease, or for those who are pregnant or breast-feeding. If you have questions, please contact one of our dietitians.
WILL I REGAIN THE WEIGHT I LOST?
No. During the consultation appointments, a metabolic study is completed and you will also receive diet education to ensure that you learn how to maintain your ideal weight in the future. By the time you reach your target weight, you will have learned how to choose the healthiest foods to eat, including at special events like parties, dinners, and vacations, and how to compensate in those situations.
WHY DO I HAVE TO TAKE SUPPLEMENTS?
Supplements are essential so that all of your nutritional needs are met while following the program, and serve to prevent nutrition deficiencies in general. The supplements are also intended to enhance weight loss, allowing you to achieve your ideal weight more quickly.
WILL MY SKIN HAVING A SAGGING APPERANCE AFTER I START LOSING WEIGHT?
With 3STEPDIET® you will not lose muscle mass and thus the skin will always have a firmer, less sagging appearance than with other diets. Our dietitians routinely evaluate the percentage of fat mass lost and muscular mass gained while you are following 3STEPDIET®, to ensure weight loss without loss of muscle mass.
WILL I BE HUNGRY?
With 3STEPDIET® you will have a customized plan with several meals and snacks a day, not going more than 3-4 hours without eating, so it is not expected that you will feel hungry.