Welcome to our Endocrine Practice. We are located in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs
Cornerstone Wellness is an evidence-based, nutritionally sound weight management program designed to help physicians treat patients with metabolic syndrome. Available only through physicians, Cornerstone Wellness is a proven and sensible program that maximizes fat loss while preserving muscle.
Your calorie intake is customized to your basal metabolic rate (BMR). We recommend 10% off your metabolic rate in order to lose fat while maintaining your tremendously important muscle mass. This will prevent weight regain and yo-yoing.
You need one gram of protein per pound of lean body mass (LBM)
to maintain your muscle mass and basal metabolic rate (BMR). If you drop your BMR you will burn less calories and store more fat. Therefore based on your testing you will need ____ grams of protein per day
Use chart to calculate a typical day’s protein intake using exchanges. An exchange is simply a portion size. One exchange of protein contains 7 grams. For example, 3 exchanges of protein equals 21 grams which is about the size of a deck of cards.
In addition to eating high protein meals you should also be drinking 2 protein shakes per day, preferably at breakfast and lunch
Starchy and sugary foods and snacks convert directly to fat. These foods are typically white (bread, potatoes pasta, rice, sugar, beer). The less white food you eat the faster you will lose fat. Try to get all your carbs from vegetables and small amounts of fruit.
Despite years of misinformation we now know that eating fat does not make you fat. Concentrate on getting your protein requirement and limiting your white food intake and you will be tremendously successful.
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