Let me explain what happens in a typical weight loss program. First of all, in order to lose a pound of fat, you have to burn an additional 3500 calories above what you take in. That works out to burning an additional 500 calories a day for 7 days to get to 3500 calories or a pound of fat. Say you typically eat 2000 calories a day; you would now need to reduce your calories to 1500 calories a day to lose a pound in a week. Unfortunately, most people don’t know how many calories they need to maintain their weight. Without knowing what your baseline caloric need is to maintain your weight, you don’t know how many calories to cut to lose weight.
Fortunately, Dr. Castellano can test your metabolism and give you your individual caloric requirement. Once we know this, it’s simple enough to formulate a diet specific to your needs so that hunger is minimized and weight loss maximized.
Our meal replacement program makes weight loss easy. Dr. Castellano knows that foods stimulate hormones that can make weight loss easy or hard. We will place you on the food choices that make weight loss easy for you.
Dr. Castellano knows that long-term success ultimately comes down to lifestyle changes. During your follow-up sessions with Dr. Castellano, you will learn how food and hormones interplay to cause obesity. Dr. Castellano believes that educating his patients is the true solution to the obesity epidemic. If you don’t know how food affects your body and why, you will become frustrated, quit, and put on more weight than before you started.