Weight loss

Becoming healthy and fit

Long-term or permanent weight loss can only be achieved through adoption of a healthy lifestyle. There is no other way.

Carrying excess body fat (overweight or obese) will significantly increase the risks of heart disease, diabetes (high blood sugar), hypertension (high blood pressure), low back pain, degenerative changes in the knees and ankles, gall bladder disease, gastric reflux disease (heartburn and other complications), some obstructive lung diseases, sleep apnea and some cancers.

Losing excess body fat and maintaining the weight loss involve more than following short-term diets. Weight loss is the added benefit of becoming healthy and fit by making smart choices on a daily basis. These choices include selection of low-calorie and low-fat foods, participation in regular or daily exercise, reduction or elimination of adverse habits, maintenance of adequate sleep hygiene, and adoption of stress-reducing strategies.

The practitioners at Groot Hertoginne Instituut are ready to assist you in getting started on your program of weight reduction and long-term improvement in health. We are now offering a select procedure to aid our Weight Management Program patients.

For most clients, we will recommend the use of prescription diet under medical supervision. The combination of a healthy diet, daily exercise, lifestyle changes and judicious use of medication will aid you in optimizing your weight and improving your health, both now and in the future.

When you are ready to get serious about your weight and health we will be happy to advise you to make the smart choices for you and your family