With many weight loss programs, when a person experiences rapid weight loss (generally greater than 1 ½ lbs per week), the body’s tendency is to burn essential tissues (muscle, protein and electrolytes), making the person feel weak and tired and become ill. The body also restores these essential tissues and fluids at its earliest opportunity, causing rebound weight gain.
The Dr. Bernstein Program is different. Our physicians and nurses work to ensure that you lose primarily fatty tissue and not normal necessary tissues (muscle, protein and electrolytes). Our patients don’t get gaunt or shallow in the face. We medically manage and control difficulties that people have experienced on other diets, such as headaches, fatigue or hunger. As well, our diet is supplemented with vitamins and minerals to ensure your body gets the proper nutrition it needs. Dr. Bernstein’s Program is very safe. Patients meet regularly with medical staff who constantly monitor their health to ensure their weight loss is healthy and effective.