The weight loss approach we take at Dr. Amir’s Weight Loss and Metabolism Center focuses on your body’s metabolism.  We aim to use the body’s natural metabolic processes to help you lose weight.  But what exactly is your metabolism?

Metabolism /məˈtabəˌlizəm/ noun:  The natural mechanism by which a living body processes, uses and stores energy.

Have you ever used or heard the word “metabolism” as in having a “fast metabolism” or “slow metabolism”?  If so, the word was probably used to refer to a person’s Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) or the rate at which their body burns calories while resting.  The higher your BMR, the faster your body burns calories and the less likely you are to store those calories as fat.

One of the reasons why a leaner body is a healthier body is because fat mass has a lower BMR than muscle mass.  This means that the fatter you are proportionately, the more likely you are to store excess energy as fat.  This also means that the leaner you are, the more likely you are to burn excess energy rather than store it.

We can sometimes temporarily raise our metabolic rate through physical activity.  While we walk, use stairs, run, climb, go biking, kayaking, swimming or do other physical work, our body naturally speeds up our metabolism to rates that are higher than our BMR.  When we stop exercising though, we return to our BMR for the remainder of the day.

The medically supervised approach we take here at Dr. Amir’s Weight Loss and Metabolism Center works with your metabolism to help you burn more calories as energy and store fewer calories as fat.  Depending on the components of your individualized plan, this approach may include:

If you are struggling with your weight and are looking for a solution based on medical science by a medical practitioner who has helped hundreds to achieve their optimal weight and body composition, then reach out today and book your initial appointment.


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