Weight Loss Management
Sana Vida Wellness Center’s entirely virtual weight loss program pairs clinician-prescribed GLP-1/GIP medications with 1:1 video coaching, nutritional consultation, and behavioral & lifestyle changes for 10-20% weight loss on average.
We offer highly-effective, personalized treatment plans designed for long-term success.
*Results will vary based on patient’s committment to our recommendations and program compliance.
About Weight Loss Therapy
Appetite suppressants help to minimize cravings for unhealthy foods while simultaneously teaching your body to remain satisfied and nourished throughout the day without overeating. These medications do not cause weight loss. They are prescribed to help you in reducing your caloric intake by reducing your hunger. Weight loss occurs when your caloric expenditure exceeds your caloric intake.
Incretin hormones are peptides released in the intestine in response to the presence of nutrients in its lumen. The main incretins are glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP). GLP-1 stimulates insulin secretion, inhibits glucagon secretion at pancreatic α cells and has also extrapancreatic influences as slowing of gastric emptying which increases the feeling of satiety (fullness). GIP is the main incretin hormone in healthy people, causative of most the incretin effects.
The result of these actions causes you to feel full — lowering your appetite and causing you to lose weight. Medications like GLP-1 agonists and GIPs are referred to as incretin mimetics since they “mimic” these effects.
As mentioned above, GLP-1 agonists were originally used to treat type 2 diabetes due to their blood sugar-lowering effects. However, the weight loss side effect has been shown to benefit people without type 2 diabetes as well.
While taking prescription weight loss medications, it is important to begin making behavioral and lifestyle changes, such as increasing your amount of daily physical activity, in addition to developing healthy eating choices and reducing your caloric intake. It is also important to ensure your hormones are optimized in order to maintain metabolic processes.
Plan For Your Visit
We offer virtual visits for convenience to those in Texas, Colorado, and Wyoming at this time. Florida, New Mexico and Arizona care coming soon!
Recent Lab Results
We can use your recent labs or you can go to any local Quest, LabCorp, Pathgroup, or AnyLabTestNow patient service center near you for a blood draw before your virtual visit.
A simple set of questions will be sent to you for completion prior to your virtual visit. This helps guide your care and setup a treatment plan for long-term weight loss success.