Weight Loss

Customized weight-loss plan


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GETTING STARTED IS THE HARDEST, LET US HELP YOU!

Our Physician Supervised Weight-loss programs are customized to each individual patient ¡¡¡

PLAN IN A NUTSHELL

We offer 3 different programs for weight loss:


We offer the HCG diet which is a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) accompanied by either injections or sublingual medication which seeks the body's stored fat deposits and breaks them down allowing their nutritive content to enter the blood stream which gives the body engery. 2000-3500 calories per day from stored stubborn fat deposits are released allowing the body to burn these calories for energy and allowing significant weight loss.


We offer a MD Weight loss program - This is a high Protein and low Carbohydrate program based on 1200-1500 calories per day. Appetite Suppressants (if approved by the Physician) and weekly B12 and Fat Burning injections are also incorporated into this plan.

We offer a long-term Therapeutic Lifestyle Program. A therapeutic lifestyle program means that you are changing the way that you are living your daily lifestyle to enhance your health. It will help you change your bad habits to good ones, chronic aches and pains to less frequent ones. Who doesn't want to live a healthy, illness-free life. It incorporates stress management and exercise to complete this wellness program.

All plans include visits with the nutritionists/nutritional-counselors for scheduled times based on the program which you are in. Research shows that teaming with medical professionals produces greater, longer-lasting results.

*Results may vary for each individual. Call today for an appointment for your customized program.


WEIGHT LOSS CONSULTATIONS

Weight Loss Consultation will include:

  • Physician Time
  • History & physical exam, including vital signs and EKG, blood work order, Body composition analysis.
  • Customized Meal Plan and nutritional counseling
  • Weight Loss Medication (if prescribed by the medical provider) (additional charges may apply)
  • Weight Loss/ lipotropic injections (MIC Injections) (additional charges may apply)

Losing weight is now simpler and more effective than ever! Let our friendly and skilled staff show you how. Start now and lose significant fat weight. Everyone struggles with their weight. In one way or another, we all wish we could do something about our bodies. If you have ever thought about making a change, today is the day.

Our Physician Supervised Weight-loss programs are customized to each individual patient. You will receive the support, encouragement, and tools that you need to lose weight and the education you need to keep it off. At Malik Medical Aesthetics you will meet individually with a member of our team. The initial physician consult fee** is $150 and the program costs vary depending on which program option is best for you. Often times, we have metabolic deficiencies that we don't recognize and that's a big part of the medical consultation and laboratory follow up. Managing these helps preventing reccurent weight gain and also promotes weight loss significantly. 

Your journey will begin with an initial consult with the Physician. Dr Malik will review your health and medical history and decide with you on a program that is individualized specifically for you. With any program that you choose, you will receive a Body Composititon Analysis, an EKG and individualised complete blood work panel order request. You will meet weekly with a Life Style Educator/Nutritionist and other medical professional to go over your progress, nutritional assessment, nutritional plans and education, to optimize your weight hormones and other deficienceies. You will be prescribed (if indicated by the physician) Signature supplements or Medication to aid in the weight loss process. Research shows that teaming with medical professionals produces greater, longer-lasting results.

Your individualized program will include: Weekly support, education, follow up,  encouragement and motivation from our educated and experienced team of professionals. Education on how to lose weight, keep it off in the real world, FDA approved appetite suppressants (if prescribed by the physician) and exclusively formulated nutritional supplements that can assist you with weight loss and long-term wellness. Supplemental injections for energy and enhanced weight loss are also available and are included  with some programs, if appropriate and approved by the physician.

As you approach your goal weight, you will meet with one of the team members and learn how to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. You will learn to increase calories and maintain your goal weight. You will still be able to maintain with your signature supplements and products. 


Once you hit your goal weight, we will now supply you with the tools, support, and encouragement to help you keep it off.You will have the option to do some advanced testing and analysis of your metabolism and enter into our hormone balancing program. This will help you balance for a lifetime of health and wellness. At this point,  monthly or quarterly visits are recommended for at least a year for the Total Wellness Program.

There is so much more to losing weight than just counting calories. Long-term weight-loss and maintenance requires focusing on all aspects of your health. We do that and ensure that the patients are given the tools that they need in all areas to help transition to a healthier lifestyle. We hope to be a part of your journey. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to call us.

This program is designed to restore optimal metabolic balance and give you back your shape!



Hormones: The main hormones responsible for weight gain are insulin, cortisol (the stress hormone) and thyroid. As we age, and other hormones decline, we may become “insulin resistant”. In times of stress, the stress hormone cortisol increases and adds to this picture (see section on the Role of cortisol and stress on weight gain). In this state, there are insulin highs and insulin lows. We store fat in insulin-dependent areas such as the lower abdomen, thighs, under the arms and under the chin. When insulin increases and sugars swing low, approximately 30-60 minutes after a meal (see graph), we “crash” (i.e. cravings, severe fatigue, headache, dizziness). How these hormone responses are, determines the metabolism. See insulin response graph. How we get diabetes and other metabolic diseases from being overweight/obese, click here for graph view.

As we age, thyroid hormone function declines. Sometimes your lab for thyroid may be within the “normal” range, but it is still not in the “optimal” range for your metabolism. In this program, we will optimize these hormones, so you feel good and lose weight.

You will be evaluated for basic hormones and if any significant abnormality is noted, you may decide to get special hormone consultation for appropriate treatment and planning.


Supplements and medications that may be used

BASIC NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS FUNCTION +
Essentials 5 in 1 (multivitamin/mineral) Activates hormones and metabolism
Rx Omega (omega 3) Anti-inflammatory effect
7-keto DHEA Increases muscle, decreases fat, increases metabolism
PureCleanse Liver Increases Phase I and II detoxification reactions in liver and other tissues
L-carnitine Increases muscle and decreases fat storage
OPTIONAL NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS FUNCTION +
Gluco-X Controls glucose levels
Stimulates insulin receptors
Irvingia Controls glucose levels-blocks Leptin
Controls glucose swings
Lowers cholesterol
CLA Increase fatty acid metabolism
PureCleanse Bowel 1 and 2
Herb & Fiber Formulas
Facilitates regular bowel movement
Detoxifies body tissues
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS FUNCTION
Nutritional injection (B12, B6, methionine, inositol and choline) Increased energy level; stimulates utilization of carbohydrates and proteins; involved in fat breakdown; supports anti-oxidant pathways in the body
Appetite suppressants
(eg. Phentermine or phendimetrazine)
FDA-approved medications that affect brain neurotransmitters to decrease appetite
HCG Proposed to support metabolic function by allowing metabolism of fat tissue +

+These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


FAT BURNING / LIPOTROPHIC INJECTIONS

These lipotropic agents belong to a class of substances that play important roles in the body's use of fat. Of these substances methionine, inositol, and choline are among the most noteworthy. Through their involvement in the lipid (fat) metabolism, lipotropics help maintain liver function and promote fat excretion.

  • Methionine
    Methionine is a lipotropic amino acid which reduces fat and aids in the lowering of cholesterol. It also plays a vital upstream role in the synthesis of other amino acids needed by the body.
  • Inositol and Choline
    Inositol and Choline are co-enzymes necessary for the prosper metabolism of fats. A deficiency in inositol has been shown to produce an accumulation of triglycerides in the liver. Inositol metabolizes fats and cholesterol and aids in their transport in blood vessels. It is therefore an aid in the redistribution of body fat and can help to lower cholesterol levels. Choline aids in emulsifying cholesterol. Choline also works well with methionine to detoxify amines which are the by-products of protein metabolism. Without choline, fats can become trapped in the liver, where they black normal metabolic functions.
  • Prescription Weight Loss Medications
    The medications we sometimes order are appetite suppressants. They reduce the cravings for fats, sweets and starches. They are available in traditional tablet forms and lollipops...why lollipops you ask:
    • Compared to the traditional tablets, the lollipops allow slower absorption, resulting in a better delivery method for more even dosing. The patient will not get the "jitters" and will remain at a more even keel throughout the day.
    • Helps facilitate the ability to control a patients desire to eat, addressing their oral fixation.
    • Novel approach for new patients...the lollipop will ensure the patient will not forget their medication and they taste great!

Cost of the Program

The cost of the program will vary from $425 (for HCG diet  40 day program only) to $600 (with added supplements & medications), depending on the intensity of the individualized program. The minimum commitment needed is 6-12 weeks for HCG diet plan.

This cost includes:

  1. Some basic metabolic supplements and nutritional injections;
  2. Weekly visits  with nutritional advisor; 
  3. The cost of HCG, appetite suppressants and/or other prescription drugs, and,
  4. One Complementary facial by the aesthetician, once at least 20 lbs have been lost on the program. 

The following are not included in above cost:

  1. Initial medical evaluation with board-certified physician, who will help you identify the imbalances that need to be corrected. You will get a written individualized program for weight loss. (The fee for a 30-minute evaluation is $150.00**)
  2. Essentials 5 in 1 and other supplements.
  3. Periodic Physician follow-up**.
      

**-  Only PPO or Straight Medicare insurance is accepted for the initial consultation and doctor's follow ups in New Jersey offices only. For any other insurance( HMO, POS etc), you will be provided a superbill that can be submitted by you to your insurance  company for any reimbursement directly to you.
§- A sepearte hormone consult is needed and there is a consultation fee. No insurances are accepted for this service provided by Dr Pooja Malik. Click here for an example of how PPO-Medicare insurance may pay most or all of this fee directly to you. 




* Results are not guaranteed and individual results may vary. Call today  for your individual consult.

Detox Diet


WHAT IS A DETOX DIET?

Although detox is primarily thought of as a treatment for alcohol or drug dependence, the term is also used to refer to diets, herbs and other methods of removing environmental and dietary toxins from the body for optimum health.

There are many different types of detox diets. Generally, a detox diet is a short term diet that:

  • Minimizes the amount of chemicals injested found in everyday foods
  • Emphasizes foods that provide the vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that the body needs for detoxification
  • Contains foods such as high fiber foods and water that draw out and eliminate toxins by increasing the frequency of bowel movements and urination

WHY DO PEOPLE GO ON A DETOX DIET?

A growing body of research suggests that many of the chemicals we ingest daily through food, water and air can become deposited in fat cells in our bodies. A diet that lacks certain nutrients may also impair our natural ability to detoxify chemicals which further leads to their build up in the body.

The cumulative load, called the "body burden", is thought to lead to illness and has been linked to hormonal imbalance, impaired immune function, nutritional deficiency and an inefficient metabolism. Signs are thought to include indigestion, bad breath, fatigue, poor skin and muscle pain.

Our detox diet also consists of an all natural detox supplement kit:

  • Yeast plus-this multi-enzyme formula helps maintain a healthy balance of intestinal bacteria and flora. Yeast Plus facilitates the reduction of candida caused by antibiotics, oral contraceptives, sugars and carbs.
  • Colon flush-is a synergistic blend of essential herbs and botanicals that will aide and promote a healthy colon.
  • Liver plus-supports optimal health and wellness as an all natural scientific formulation designed to aggressively detoxify the liver, while optimizing a healthier flow of blood through the functions of the entire body.
  • Kidney plus-supports a healthy kidney to help cleanse the kidneys, bladder and urinary tract with a scientific formulation of alkalizing compounds that sooth kidneys, bladder and urinary tracts while rejuvenating kidney functions. The synergistic blend of herbs and botanicals will optimize kidney function as well.
  • Coral plus-is a proprietary blend of natural coral minerals harvested from the ocean floor off subtropical Okinawa Japan. Containing a variety of naturally balanced minerals to support optimal blood alkalinity and healthy bone density, especially when detoxifying the body.

* Results are not guaranteed and individual results may vary

HCG Diet


*Lose weight rapidly with HCG diet plan …The how and why

How does HCG work for weight loss?


This is a question we hear daily and often at our practice. So this is the crash course for HCG and weight loss. HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin; it is a naturally occurring hormone that develops in the placenta of women when they are pregnant. After about 3 weeks of pregnancy, a woman’s placenta will supply up to 1 million units of HCG in order to send the message to the brain and the body that there is a pregnancy and developing fetus, this is crucial because if a woman is not reaching adequate caloric intake for the day, that can be dangerous to the fetus, therefore, the brain sends another message to body to unlock and release stored abnormal fat and dump 2,000-3,000 k/cal of fat calories into the bloodstream to nourish the fetus.

When we give HCG injections or sublingually to the body, it sends a similar message, in a much more subtle way (a whisper rather than a scream) it will still cause weight loss in the same way as above, the brain does not know there is not a pregnancy, it is still getting that HCG hormonal message. Therefore, on a low calorie diet and the HCG injection daily we see very rapid weight loss which is safe and effective. When used in this fashion, it is believed that the HCG resets the hypothalamus by sending signals to begin breaking down and using abnormally high body fat as a primary source of fuel. These signals are believed to be sent when the body is experiencing a reduced and low calorie diet. It is also believed to help maintain lean body mass (muscle), which in turn prevents basal metabolic rate being maintained. Other low calorie diets reduce significant lean dry mass, which in turn leads to long term inability to burn the energy stores a.k.a "fat"..

Without using HCG to assist you during a low calorie diet, your body will begin to deplete muscle, which over long term will lower your resting metabolic rate. What that means is, if you lose muscle you also lose metabolism. So, for each pound of muscle your body loses, you lose about 50 calories in your daily basal metabolism. This could actually cause you to gain weight over time and without muscle you look “saggy” in your skin.

The HCG diet was developed by Dr. Simeon in Rome Italy in the mid 1950s.  He postulated that we have three types of fat.  One is structural fat, such as the fatty cushions in the soles of our feet.  One is normal fat that acts as a reserve of energy stores.  Finally, one is abnormal fat, such as the large deposits of fat in the pot bellies, the saddlebags, the love handles and the hips.  The latter are the large fat reserves that make us look "fat". This abnormal fat is responsible for most obesity related medical problems such as hypertension, coronary artery disease ( which causes heart attacks), hyperlipidemia, dysmetabolic syndrome, diabetes, fatty liver disease, atherosclerosis of arteries causing clogging and blockages. 


* Results are not guaranteed and individual results may vary. Call for your consultation appointment today.



WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF HCG?

  1. The HCG formula combined with a very low calorie diet tricks and resets your hypothalamus hormones to help liberate from 2000 to 4000 calories per day from your abnormal fat stores in your body.
  2. The HCG diet targets the abnormal fat – the fat that you can not lose with diet and exercise alone and your will help your skin retract as you lose the fat.
  3. The HCG diet will make your body undergo some amazing transformations by losing FAT weight and NOT MUSCLE. Your body contour will actually change, decreasing its circumference and reprogramming itself to make adjustments to its metabolic process.
  4. After you stop taking the HCG you will find that your appetite has changed also. The new eating behavior will become part of your new life style.
  5. To maintain the weight results you have achieved, you will want to implement a healthy living and a regular exercise routine to keep those pounds off.
  6. Another benefit to shedding the extra pounds, besides the overall health of a person, it is believed that it helps normalize cholesterol levels, the thyroid gland and balance hormones while rebuilding the adrenal glands (by reducing the stress of excess fat on body).
  7. Benefits of HCG over other diet plans:
    • Testosterone levels are slightly elevated and metabolism is increased
    • A redistribution of fat is realized and one notices a decrease of flabby fatty areas
    • There is no starvation from lack of calories because the body is naturally fulfilled
    • Fat burning without compromising muscle is produced
    • An increased libido in both men and women have been reported

HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT WHEN IT COMES TO WEIGHT LOSS?

We take a full body approach to weight loss and at your consultation with the doctor, a comprehensive history will be taken at which point, it may be decided to help along your weight loss journey, by additional supplementation to further optimize that aid in weight loss.

Along with the Medical Doctors, who are highly involved and motivated towards your success, we have certified Holistic Nutritionist and a group of professionals on staff, who are dedicated to the weight loss practice to answer your questions and help you in your journey. 


PHASES OF HCG DIET?

There are 3 phases of the HCG diet plan. They are known as the Loading/Binge Phase, the Maintenance (low calorie) and the Stabilization Phase.

  1. Loading Phase: this consists of 2 days in which regular caloric foods are consumed, as you would on any other given day. This is crucial and you must eat food as you regularly would, as this couple of days will not affect your fat reserve but will prepare the body to combat in the low calorie diet days, while the HCG levels are building up. You can eat regular meals which may include fried chicken, pork, pizza, burgers, cookies, chocolate, pasta and potatoes, or anything else you normaly would eat.
  2. Maintenance Phase: this is days 3- 40 this is when the 500 calorie diet comes into play. For about 3 weeks, your body will get in the very low calorie diet along with the combination of the HCG. With this brilliant combination, your body will target its own abnormal fat banks that are usually located in various parts of the body such as the chin, thighs, flabby arms, buttocks, hips and lower abdomen, in and around the deeper organs, the arteries etc. HCG burns the abnormal fat bank and releases the energy into your blood stream, burning from 1500-4000 calories. So, this additional bulk energy is coupled with the 500 calories, helps reset your metabolism and melts the excessive fat from the body. Please note: a minimum of 21 days is a must on this phase even if you only have a few pounds to lose. This phase can be as short as 21 days or as long as 80 days. You will not consume sugar, starch or fried food items in this phase.
  3. The Stabilization Phase: is the final phase where you will have completed the HCG and will transition from the very low calorie diet and to a controlled diet with moderate calorie restriction. You will still completely avoid sugar and starches to keep the weight stable. This phase prevents reaccumulation of the fat reserves while allowing disciplined eating behaviour and helalthy lifestyle be set into daily regimen. This helps in combating weight gain over a long term. We offer various programs to help our patients thru this process. It has been shown again and again, that if the modest calorie restriction is not maintained for at  least 6-9 months after the completion of HCG Diet plan, the weight gain is quite likely as the fat cells you emptied out during earlier phases, will fill up with any extra calories (converted to fat). This period is crucial as the unwanted fat cells will be naturally removed by body's maintenance mechanisms to solidify long-term weight loss. 

FAQ's:  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can men use HCG?

- Men can use HCG with equal, and most times greater success

What can I eat on HCG?

- You will be eating normal, healthy food that is easily accessible in any grocery store. You will be given a personalized strict food guide to follow.

Does HCG require a prescription?

- We only recommend that you get HCG from a qualified, licensed physician to ensure that you are safe and well followed to avoid potentially dangerous metabolic complications. FYI, HCG cannot be sold in the USA without a doctor's prescription. If you are getting something online or over the counter, either it not HCG diet or its illegal with unverifiable efficacy. 

How do I get started?

- Call Malik Medical Aesthetics weight loss center at  (856) 478-4700 to make an appointment for an initial consultation. You will meet with the doctor and find out if you are a candidate to do the HCG diet program.
You will be evaluated by the doctor for any metabolic and hormonal imbalances that may be causing you to gain and retain weight.

What if I have small focal collections of fat that I want to be gone?

- This can be addressed by local lipolysis performed under local anesthesia or by using VANQUISH RF procedure, done without any invasive means. Please ask one of our staff members when you call or visit us!

What if I am not a candidate?

- We have several options available for weight loss. We will be able to customize a plan just for you.


* Results are not guaranteed and individual results may vary. Call for your consultation appointment today.

FirstLine Therapy - Lifestyle Change


Lifestyle Medicine: A New Standard for Managing Chronic Illness

Leading health organizations now recommend therapeutic lifestyle change and lifestyle medicine as the "first line of therapy" for treating and reducing the risk of common conditions such as:

  • Overweight/Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Conditions related to aging

Lifestyle choices are also the key to addressing other health concerns and symptoms, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Low sex drive
  • Stress-related symptoms
  • Poor memory or lack of mental clarity
  • And many others

What is First Line Therapy or 'FLT' 

What is FirstLine Therapy? A proven personalized lifestyle medicine program that incorporates therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) such as healthy nutrition, nutritional protocols, exercise, and stress management.

As a medical professional geared toward total health of our patients, nothing is more rewarding than to be able to go to work each day knowing you are dramatically changing your patients' health—and their lives? That's the feeling that we, as FirstLine Therapy practitioners, experience every day by helping patients manage, reduce risk to, and even reverse chronic illness.


The Preferred Path to Better Health

Nearly 50% of Americans have at least 1 chronic health condition. Chronic diseases cause 7 out of 10 premature deaths—many of which are completely preventable.

Leading health organizations now realize that there's a better solution to managing or reversing many of today's most common chronic illnesses. Many of these conditions are linked with unhealthy, modern lifestyles—low physical activity, high stress, low rest, and eating habits that include fast and process foods, high sugar, low fiber, and saturated fats.

Lifestyle Medicine programs—which include doctor supervision and recommendations for eating, exercise, nutritional supplementation, and stress management—have also been shown to help manage a variety of other common health concerns as well:

  • Fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • Crohn's disease/ulcerative colitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Hormone imbalance/menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Autoimmune disorders

Is The FLT Program suitable for me?

The FLT program is for anyone and everyone. Its a way to slow the Aging and remove many of the bad factors that lead to rapid Ageing and eventually increase the longevity with reduction in the chronic illnesses. Its a life style and higher level of health attainable through optimizing the nutrients in our diet and providing adequate physical activity and psychological support.

FirstLine Therapy has been demonstrated effective in a number of clinical trials and individual case studies. It helps people just like you manage their illness and reduce their risk to more serious health conditions.
But more importantly—it helps you FEEL better. So you can enjoy more years of good health and do the things you want to do. Isn't that what really matters?

WILL I BE ABLE TO LOOSE EXCESS WEIGHT TOO?

Weight is lost in a more responsible way and by helping create habbits to keep it off. It is done in a very personalized manner, and a program is created just for you based on your evaluation. Medical food are included to tackle to issues at the cellular levels. Neutraceticals are prescribed to suppoert the body. Detoxification is done as neccesary to reduce the level of toxins 
While most 'DIET' plans make you loose weight, but it often comes right back, as soon as you stop the program. No speciifc information is provided to you about your body composition and about whats really wrong that prevents weight loss in first palce. 

* Results are not guaranteed and individual results may vary. Call for your customized consultation today

Have ANY Questions?