Long-term weight loss success isn’t a destination. It’s a lifelong journey that’s centered around healthy eating and exercise habits over a long period of time. Sustained results come from those good daily routines, but it’s human nature to want quicker results when you plateau or even fall off the wagon every now and then.
Through our medically supervised weight loss program at Forum Health, we can help patients with a proven liquid diet for weight loss. At our clinics in Novi, Rochester Hills, Shelby Township, and Clarkston, we offer our Jumpstart Plan for this exact purpose.
Though it isn’t recommended as a long-term approach to your health and sustained results, the Jumpstart Plan works great as a method to lose weight quickly for short-term goals. Read on below to learn more about our unique Jumpstart Plan and some of the most common ways it can help you lose weight quickly!
What is the Jumpstart Plan?
First, let’s start with what the Jumpstart Plan ISN’T. It’s not a long-lasting method to attain your ideal body for years to come, but rather a way to get quick results in the short-term. The plan consists of fueling the body with a mix of regular grocery store food and meal replacement shakes.
The exact approach used ultimately depends on the individual and their specific needs. During your Jumpstart Plan, patients can generally expect a plan that includes drinking two meal replacement shakes and one small grocery store meal, or 3 meal replacement shakes and no meals from a grocery store.
Obviously, it isn’t sustainable to live solely off meal replacement shakes for the rest of your life. The amount of time that a patient is on the Jumpstart Plan will vary, but the timeframe will be brief nonetheless. In fact, we recommend utilizing this plan as part of your larger, individualized physician-developed weight loss plan from the Forum Health staff.
While your reasons for using the Jumpstart Plan may vary, there are a few common instances that our staff tends to use this method for.
A Liquid Diet for Weight Loss Prior to Surgery
One common way we utilize the Jumpstart Plan in practice is to help patients lose weight before surgery. This method is highly effective for people who want to see if they can achieve results without surgery, or for those who want to lose as much weight as possible prior to surgery.
There are plenty of reasons that one might want to lose weight prior to surgery. For one, being at a higher weight increases the risk of potential complications for your procedure. Having an excess amount of fat makes it more difficult for blood and oxygen to reach the surgical area, and it can also increase your risk of infection.
Additionally, a higher weight can cause increased blood pressure, which can cause problems with administering anesthesia and increase your risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular issues.
Most of these complications stem from being overweight or obese, so not everyone will need to utilize the Jumpstart Plan prior to surgery. However, this method can prove highly effective for those struggling with their weight but need surgery to address additional health problems. The Jumpstart Plan can lead to a lower weight that will put you at a decreased risk of complications during surgery. It can even help you take a solid first step towards continued results after your procedure.
Lose Weight Before a Big Event
After dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects over the past few years, many people will finally get out and enjoy the events we’ve been missing . In fact, 2022 is set to have the most weddings in nearly 40 years, and other events like vacations, graduations, and more will follow.
No matter your reasons for wanting to lose weight, it’s still a great feeling when we’re confident and feeling our best. If you’ve put on a little weight during the pandemic, or if you’re just trying to give yourself a little bit of a boost before your big event, the Jumpstart Plan is an excellent solution.
With this plan, the team at Forum Health can help you lose a significant amount of weight in a short amount of time. The best part is that this method, when used for a short-term period, is highly effective and completely safe. You can wow your friends and family and feel proud of your results!
Increase Your Motivation With a Liquid Diet for Weight Loss
Hitting a plateau is common for just about everyone who tries to lose weight for an extended period of time. This isn’t just frustrating, but it can even cause patients to quit on their plans and ruin all of the progress they’ve made. They think that because they hit a roadblock in reaching their goals, then what’s the point of continuing?
When you’ve hit a plateau, or if you’ve started to notice yourself falling back to old habits, our Jumpstart Plan can help! Using a liquid diet for weight loss, like the Jumpstart Plan, is a great way to re-energize yourself and get back on track. By losing weight and overcoming the plateau, or losing the additional weight you put back on, patients can use it as a springboard for reaching even more weight loss and fitness goals in the future.
In addition to the Jumpstart Plan, we often help patients succeed even further by making a few potential adjustments to their current plan. This can include changing up and tracking your nutritional intake, changing up your exercise habits, checking your bloodwork for hormone imbalances, and even adding supplements and injections.
Though the Jumpstart Plan is highly effective for short-term weight loss, the best possible results will ultimately come from consistently healthy lifestyle choices. More bluntly, patients’ need some level of accountability to ensure that they reach (and stay at) their ideal weight.
With that said, we’re all only human. Inevitably, we’ll reach a plateau in our weight loss or fall off the wagon a little bit along the way. Just about all of us know what it’s like to go home for the holidays and over-indulge with family, or go on vacation and have a few too many drinks with dinner. It happens and it’s completely normal! It certainly doesn’t erase all of the progress you’ve made, so long as it’s temporary.
Where many people ultimately falter is that they see these minor setbacks and plateaus and fall back into old habits. What starts as one day of relatively poor eating turns into one week, one week into one month, and soon they lose all progress they made.
The medical professionals at Forum Health are highly experienced at developing personalized plans that work. We work with our patients on an individual basis to help develop a custom solution for your needs. However, we can’t be with you every hour of every day. Ensuring that you get the best possible results will come from adherence to your plan and developing those good habits and routines.
Through guided meal plans, supplements, weight loss injections, and other methods, we can give you the tools you need to achieve your ideal weight. However, we can only give you the tools. What you choose to do with this guidance is ultimately up to you, and accountability will be crucial to getting the results you want.
We’re not saying to only eat healthy foods for the rest of your life and workout every day. That’s an unrealistic expectation. Worse yet, depriving yourself of your favorite foods and drinks can cause damaging effects to your mental health. We encourage you to indulge yourself every now and again with a meal that makes you happy or a night out on the town with friends!
The key is to do these things in moderation. Giving yourself a cheat meal as a reward can give you something to look forward to during your meal plan, and it can even help boost your results long-term. However, if you do fall off the wagon a bit and find yourself starting to regress into old habits, the Jumpstart Plan can help get you back on track!
Looking for Fast Weight Loss? Schedule Your Consultation with Forum Health!
When you work with Forum Health you’ll benefit from professional weight-loss support and a plan that’s personalized to your needs. Each aspect of your diet, lifestyle, activity level, travel plans, and more will be taken into account. In addition to helping you lose weight, we can help you maintain your results with personalized weight loss maintenance sessions.
If you’re looking to lose weight before a big event, get back on track after a setback, or even lose weight before a procedure, our team can help with the Jumpstart Plan. During your consultation with our team, we’ll listen to all of your needs and concerns to determine if the plan is right for you.
Schedule a consultation today or start by receiving a free lifestyle analysis on our website. Before you know it, you’ll be taking the first step toward a happier, healthier lifestyle!