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I Need to Lose Weight and Build Muscle: Can You Help?

I Need to Lose Weight and Build Muscle: Can You Help?

Do you ever wonder why professional athletes need trainers? Haven’t they reached a point where they can do it on their own?

The answer is no; they need professional trainers and team doctors to give them key insights into their unique health profile. Then they can make adjustments that will affect their performance.

Imagine if you had a team of medical experts of your own behind you.

That’s exactly what you get here at SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions in Encinitas, California. Dr. David Larson, aka “Dr. Dave,” and our expert team of health and wellness professionals partner with you to change the way your body looks and feels.

If you’ve struggled to lose weight and find that building muscle doesn’t come as easily as you think it should, you’re the perfect candidate for our body transformation program. Here’s how it works.

First: a comprehensive physical exam

Before you begin any diet or exercise program, it’s important to have a clear understanding of your overall health, and the best way to do that is to undergo a physical exam.

But the definition of a physical exam can differ from doctor to doctor, and some are quite minimalist. While your vital signs are a key component of any physical exam, if they are the only markers for your health, you’re not getting the full picture — and neither is your doctor.

That's why our patients love Dr. Larson and his concierge model of health care. He takes more time than most physicians, who typically only spend about 17-24 minutes per patient visit. Dr. Larson, on the other hand, spends much more time and runs much more comprehensive tests than traditional doctors.

This is called functional medicine, and it turns the approach of traditional medicine on its head. Rather than identifying and treating your symptoms, this innovative method seeks out all potential factors that affect your health to discover the root cause.

As part of this service, Dr. Larson talks to you in depth about all your health concerns and any lifestyle factors that may affect your health. He reviews your complete health history and all your medications and screens for any chronic diseases if you’re at risk for them.

And if you choose the executive physical exam, you get a full 3-4 hours one-on-one with Dr. Larson, covering every imaginable aspect of your health.

Why is this necessary? Because the reason you’ve had trouble losing weight and building muscles lies in these discussions and exams.

Next: physical fitness testing

You’re about to embark on a body transformation journey, and if you don’t know your body's strengths and weaknesses, your efforts are doomed before you begin.

That’s why we offer a complete fitness testing service to determine what your body is capable of, what your heart can handle, how your metabolism works, and what your exact body fat percentage is.

We put you through the paces to check your flexibility, strength, and endurance. We use sophisticated technology to measure your precise body composition, waist circumference, and metabolic rate.

Once we have all these results in hand, we can develop a personalized body transformation plan that’s designed to work with your body.

Finally: body transformation begins

With the SourceMD body transformation program, you get two medical experts on your team: a personal trainer and a nutritionist.

Personal trainer

Your personal trainer gets to know you and what you hope to accomplish. They help you set realistic goals and understand the path to get there. Your personal trainer walks you through personalized exercises and monitors your ongoing progress, making adjustments as necessary along the way.

Knowing that lean muscle burns fat even while you’re sleeping, your personal trainer focuses on getting you stronger every week and building on your progress in a way that keeps you safe, healthy, and progressively stronger.

Nutritional counseling

There’s no way around it — diet and exercise go hand in hand when you want to lose weight and build muscle. But many people unknowingly sabotage their own muscle-building efforts by following the wrong diet.

Although eating fewer calories than you burn is a good place to start, weight loss is exceedingly more complex than that.

Our nutritionist explains exactly what your body needs, and it’s not the same thing your neighbor or coworker need. Now that we know your metabolic rate, your body composition, and all your health issues, we can help you plan meals that help you lose weight and build muscle mass.

If you’ve ever dieted and hit a plateau that you just couldn’t push through, you’re not alone. It’s a very common problem and one that your personal trainer and nutritionist can solve for you.

When you’re ready to finally change into a healthier, stronger, leaner version of you, set yourself up for success with our medically supervised body transformation program. To get started, call our office at 760-230-1317 today.