Whys to Brookwood Medical Center Phase 1
1 is the weight reduction phase of the Bariatric weight loss program.Dr. Morgan has chosen to offer a
Protein Sparing Modified Fasting (PSMF) diet for several reasons, primarily
because you will mobilize and lose fat stores at a predictable and steady rate.
And, you will have virtually no sensation of hunger and will conserve lean body
mass. The PSMF diet is a chemically defined diet consisting of a natural
protein formula (your 5-6 meal replacements a day), carefully calculated
nutritional supplements (vitamins, minerals, micro-nutrients, electrolytes,
trace elements, fiber) and fluids (96 oz/day). You have probably known someone
(or even you yourself) who have lost weight and then regained it and more. The
reason for this rebound phenomenon is quite clear and simple. The weight that
they lost was largely (40%-50%) lean body mass and there was a natural inner
drive to replenish this lean body mass. On this program there is virtually no
loss of lean body mass and you will not experience a rebound phenomenon after
you have attained your goal. However, all excess fat tissue must be lost, not
just part of it.
together with our trained professionals, you will learn what you can
realistically expect and set goals by which your progress is measured. During
this stage, we offer in-house dispensing of appetite suppressants when
medically indicated, and a vitamin regimen to compliment your weight loss
program. You will meet with your specialist each week to discuss your progress,
your weight loss, and plans for the upcoming days. We will also check your vital
signs and make any necessary changes regarding medications, etc.
is only thing that will break down fat stores and flush them out! No pill, no
shot, no cream will melt fat stores like good old fashion water. Drinking the
96 oz of water a day will make or break your weight loss each week. This can be
the difference is 2lbs or 5lbs when you step on the scale! Drink your water!
4. During the first 4 days on the diet, because you are drinking a lot of
water, you are losing sodium and potassium - two important electrolytes - that
we need to replace. The potassium supplement will keep you from experiencing
muscle cramps, and the pickles or bouillon will replace the sodium lost and
keep you from having a headache. The Health Smart Dietary Supplement is a
mulit-vitamin that Dr. Morgan specifically formulated for this diet. In
addition to the recommended daily vitamins and nutrients, Dr. Morgan added
extra amounts of vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium - all of which he considers
extra important for women and individuals doing a PSMF diet.
items listed on our Freebie list are relatively low in calories and do not
interfere with losing fat stores. They also help to keep you satisfied on the
diet, and provide a little extra food throughout the day. You can have all 5 of
the freebies every day in addition to your meal replacements.
Accountability is the key to success! Patients who weigh in weekly and follow
the protocol will see the best results. During your weekly visits, you will be
monitored by one of our staff. Visits will last from just a few minutes to a
half hour or longer depending on your particular needs. Your weight and blood
pressure will be checked. Certain diagnostic tests will be performed as
indicated (labs will drawn every 4-6 weeks or when Dr. Morgan deems them
necessary). Counseling, suggestions, and discussion of any problems
encountered, psychological support, and encouragement are given on a weekly
basis by one of our bariatric specialists. This is also the time to pick up appetite
suppressants, get B-12 or Lipotrophic injections, and notify us of any changes
to medications or your medical history.