Weight Loss and Vitality Clinic

6020 Richmond Hwy # 100, Alexandria, VA, 22303

Call: (571) 550-9000

Now Available Online Virtual Weight Loss at Vitality Live “Click Here”

Medication (Rx)

For the convenience of our clients we have an in house pharmacy at the Wellness and Vitality Center.

Testosterone Optimization

After the age of 30, men lose approximately 1-2% of their testosterone production every year.

Thyroid Optimization

Thyroid disorders can be the culprit for many problems and cause unnecessary suffering for millions of people.

BOTOX and Dermal Fillers

Male Sexual Health

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED) affects at least 50% of men older than 40 years.

IV vitamin infusion

Intravenous (IV) vitamin drips delivers vitamins directly into the body for maximum absorption.

Diet, Nutrition & Exercise

Eat Smart

 

Generally weight loss is 75 diet and 25 percent exercise.  Several studies of more than 1000 people found that the greatest weight loss and biggest short-term results occurred when people eat a well thought out diet.  Overall it is much easier to decrease calories than to run or walk on a treadmill for 2 hours in an attempt to burn them off.

 

It's true that low-carb diets tend to be the most popular because they offer the fastest results, but they can be difficult to sustain.  Long term a more balanced plan that focuses on fruits and veggies, lean proteins and whole grain carbs. And never cut calories too low (this causes your metabolism to slow, and you can start losing muscle mass). For a healthy daily calorie count, allow 10 calories per pound of body weight. That way, you should be able to lose weight no matter how much you exercise.Results vary case by case, depending on the patient's current weight, willingness to lose weight, and general health condition.

 

Shakeology offers a tremendous value for meeting all nutritional requirements for a successful weight loss plan.  All interested people can purchase shakeology directly at http://www.shakeology.com/warriorcoach.

 

 

Shakeology is a Protein and Essential Amino Acid drink to help build muscle and reduce food cravings.

 

  • Help build and repair muscles
  • Reduce hunger and food cravings
  • Promote healthy skin, hair, and nails
  • Chocolate and Greenberry Shakeology include whey protein isolate, an easily absorbable source of high-quality protein that's ideal for building and maintaining lean muscle mass. Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate include high-quality plant proteins from brown rice, pea and other sources. Essential amino acids, found in these proteins, help the body repair muscle tissue and heal wounds; and reduce hunger pangs. The protein in all Shakeology products provides a highly bioavailable source of essential amino acids.

 

 

 

Prebiotics, Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption*

 

  • Aids digestion
  • Support a healthy intestinal tract
  • Increase absorption of nutrients
  • Shakeology contains many ingredients that are beneficial to the digestive system.
  • Prebiotics, natural components of certain plants, help support the "friendly" bacteria in your digestive tract.
  • Probiotics are strains of live good bacteria that help with the digestive process. They assist the body in absorbing nutrients and minerals, bring an overall balance to the digestive tract, and help support the immune system.
  • Digestive enzymes, from sources such as pineapples and papayas, help your body break down food into its individual components, making the nutrients easier to absorb.

 

 


Adaptogens

 

  • Help promote a strong immune system
  • Help increase energy
  • Help protect the body from stress
  • Help balance endocrine hormones and the immune system
  • Adaptogens are special herbs that grow in harsh climates and conditions, at high elevations, atop mountains where the soil is rocky and oxygen in the air is thin. Because these plants have to adapt to harsh conditions, they have highly concentrated nutrients that can help your body cope with stress, provide energy, and maintain a strong immune system. Shakeology has a total of 9 adaptogens. Which is more than any other shake out there.

 

 


Antioxidants and phytonutrients (plant-sourced ingredients) may help maintain health*

 

  • Help neutralize harmful free radicals
  • Help decrease inflammation
  • Help maintain the immune system
  • Potentially decrease the risk of degenerative diseases
  • Many of Shakeology's fruit and vegetable sources have been chosen for their high concentration of healthy natural substances known as phytonutrients, including flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, and catechins. These substances have antioxidant properties, meaning they help neutralize molecules known as free radicals, which damage cells and may contribute to the aging process. In laboratory tests, phytonutrients have shown promise in helping prevent a wide variety of degenerative conditions.

 

 

 

23 Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health*

 

  • Get a wide range of essential nutrients
  • Get your necessary vitamins every day
  • Make up for dietary deficiencies
  • Most of us don't get the complete range of essential vitamins and minerals in our daily diets. Some important vitamins, such as vitamin C and the B vitamins, are water-soluble, meaning they're flushed out of your body after a short time and need to be replenished regularly. Others, like vitamin E, can be difficult to get enough of in food. Shakeology Chocolate and Greenberry provide all these nutrients in an easy-to-take form, so you never have to worry. (Tropical Strawberry and Vegan Chocolate do not have the vitamin and mineral ingredients added.)

 

 

The Importance of Exercise for Weight Loss and Quality of Life

 

Being active is an important part of any weight-loss or weight-maintenance program. When you're active, your body uses more energy (calories). And when you burn more calories than you consume, you lose weight.

Because 3,500 calories equals about 1 pound (0.45 kilogram) of fat, you need to burn 3,500 calories more than you take in to lose 1 pound. So if you cut 500 calories from your diet each day, you'd lose about 1 pound a week (500 calories x 7 days = 3,500 calories). There are other factors that can influence this equation. Because of changes that occur in the body over time, calories may need to be decreased further to continue weight loss. Results vary case by case, depending on the patient's current weight, willingness to lose weight, and general health condition.

 

Both diet and exercise are important. However, while diet has a stronger effect on weight loss than physical activity does, physical activity, including exercise, has a stronger effect in preventing weight regain after weight loss.

 

For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines:

 

  • Aerobic activity. Get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. However, to effectively lose or maintain weight, some people may need up to 300 minutes a week of moderate physical activity. You can do a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread out this exercise during the course of a week, and sessions of activity should be at least 10 minutes long.
  • Strength training. Do strength training exercises at least twice a week. No specific amount of time for each strength training session is included in the guidelines.

 

Moderate aerobic exercise includes such activities as brisk walking, swimming and mowing the lawn. Vigorous aerobic exercise includes such activities as running and aerobic dancing. Strength training can include use of weight machines, or activities such as carrying groceries or heavy gardening.

 

As a general goal, aim for at least 30 minutes of overall physical activity every day.