Healthy eating habits are the backbone of HEAL. With so many avenues to find information these days, it's hard to even understand what nutrition for weight loss really involves. The midset of HEAL is simple:
Minimizing refined, packaged, and processed foods while focusing on eating more whole foods.
A quick look around will show there is no "best diet" made for everyone. HEAL takes into account all eating styles based on an individual's comorbidities and food preferences. We also realize your eating preferences can change over time, which means we can work with you. The HEAL philosophy is about understanding fundamental nutritional principles. This knowledge will assist you in making healthy food choices so you can "have your cake and eat it too."
Healthy Eating & Active Living focuses on a low-carb, high fat, moderate protein approach. Choices can always be modified based on individual needs and food restrictions anytime in the process.
While participating in HEAL we realize no food is truly off-limits. Our goal is to empower you to make your own healthy choices. We want you to set and achieve goals respective of your current weight and physical condition while understanding the true benefits of restricting certain foods in your diet. (ie. reducing insulin resistance.)
A successful HEAL graduate will have the knowledge to make the right food choices for the right reasons.
A Healthy, Happy Life
Woolwich Wellness Weight Loss & Management utilizes multiple Behavioral Therapies (CBT, ACT, DBT, Motivational interviewing) as part of the HEAL program. The goal of using these psychological and behavioural intervention tools are to achieve sustainable changes that can improve:
The use of psychotherapy is an integral part of achieving the best weight for you. Under our direction, patients are encouraged to set realistic and achievable goals, participate in self-monitoring, and analyze setbacks using problem-solving and adaptive thinking. The nurturing and development of this ability, to “self-monitor” feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, can help increase overall awareness of the recurring patterns preventing you from achieving your best weight and healthy lifestyle. These patterns can be utilized to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment, allowing a much clearer understanding of the situations and variables causing the underlying issues.
There is no “single path” to success. We understand and embrace this. Dr. Jamie Le has created this versatile program to promote positive self-esteem, self-value, and the confidence to overcome barriers in your healthy new lifestyle.
It's no secret, modest and sustained weight loss is a proven method to reduce obesity-related comorbidities and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Although healthy nutritional choices and behaviour modifications are the cornerstones of HEAL, these changes alone often prove ineffective in achieving long-term weight management goals.
If nutrition and behavioural changes prove ineffective in achieving desired results, anti-obesity medications can be used to aid in the journey. Anti-obesity medications can be an effective option to help achieve goals and maintain results for a long-term healthy lifestyle.
There are several factors to be taken into consideration in determining the appropriate choice of pharmacotherapy for patients, options can be explored with Dr. Jamie Le.
We all know active living is easier said than done. Whether it's schedule conflicts, lack of energy, or any of the other reasons we avoid it; the fact is, it's one of the most important instruments we have for long-term weight management. We encourage patients to participate in active living for increased cardio health and muscle longevity.
HEAL includes extensive professionally supervised health monitoring and logging of vital health readings, with all information available to you. This data will prove invaluable on the journey to your best weight and healthy new lifestyle. Woolwich Wellness Weight Loss & Management has invested extensively in state-of-the-art technology to provide accurate and reliable readings that can be counted on.
The Seca mBCA 514 (Medical Body Composition Analyzer) is a vital part of our operation. This device allows us to break down weight into body compartments; Fat Mass, Fat-Free Mass, Body Water (made up of extracellular water and intracellular water,) and Skeletal Muscle Mass.
The resulting scientific gold standard readings require around 20 seconds to compile. Combining this data with our blood pressure, blood glucose, and HEAL app activity tracker, we can supply you with the vital information needed to achieve your best self.