Weight Loss

Weight Loss

The Healthy Weigh Now is a medically supervised, low carbohydrate, gluten-free diet plan that helps clients lose 2-5 pounds of fat per week. When we eat carbohydrates (such as bread, rice, pasta, and potatoes), our bodies convert them into glucose (sugar). We absorb the glucose into the bloodstream. This, in turn, causes the pancreas to release insulin to regulate our blood sugar level. However, insulin also causes our bodies to store calories in the form of fat. The more carbohydrates we eat, the more fat we store.

Our low carbohydrate diet is supervised by Family Medicine Physicians. The program allows clients to enter a mild ketotic state, in which fat is burned quickly while maintaining muscle mass. Clients experience improvement in health, including lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, better-controlled diabetes, and at times even complete resolution of these conditions. Through weekly personal coaching sessions, body composition analysis, and our protein-based products, clients can expect to lose weight without feeling hungry or needing to exercise.

When clients reach their goal weight, our coaches guide them through a specific transition period into a dedicated maintenance phase. This helps clients maintain their healthy weight.

3 Levels:

Level 1: Weight Loss
Level 2: Transisiton to maintenance
Level 3: Maintenance

Contact Us

We can be reached by e-mail: weightloss@ffpcs.com or phone 703.473.0186

The Healthy Weigh Now Frequently Asked Questions

1. How Much Does This Program Cost?

The program costs $395 to sign up. This covers your life time coaching sessions and also includes a welcome bag. The welcome bag includes 30 different protein products selected from our line which provides your first week of food with a few extras.

The only other costs are your weekly supply of protein products purchased from us at your meetings. These cost an average of $80-90 per week which reflects having at least 3 products per day while participating in the weight loss phase of the program.

2. How Long Will I Be In The Weight Loss Phase (Phase 1)?

This varies from person to person. Women typically lose approximately 3-3.5 pounds per week on average. Men typically lose 4-4.5 pounds of fat per week on average. Many factors affect this rate of weight loss such as individual metabolism, stress, sleep habits, and how closely a person sticks to the eating schedule and food plan. There is no way to accurately predict how long this process will take.

3. What Is Involved In The Coaching Visits?

Each week you meet with one of our coaches. At these visits, you discuss how your week went, how you feel, any difficulties/successes you had, and any other pertinent information. You get weighed in on our special scale and compare and discuss the numbers for the week with your coach. Using the information you provide about your week and the numbers from the scale you and the coach come up with a plan for the following week. You will also take have your blood pressure taken unless you decline. You will pick up your food for the week as well.

4. How Much Food Is Required For Participation In The Program?

You are required to use 3 of our products per day at a minimum while in the weight loss phase of the program (phase 1). They are designed to be low carb/low fat and help you be successful. It is fine to use more than 3 products per day based on a plan discussed with the coach and it is also fine to buy food in bulk ahead of time rather than purchase it week to week. Some people like to have more variety on hand.

5. What Is Different About Your Scale Compared To Other Scales?

We use a special scale that is capable of measuring and distinguishing between multiple different components of your body through electrical conduction and resistance. It measures the weight of the fat mass in your body as well as the water weight. Using this information, we can also keep track of your protein mass. Keeping a stable balance in the water and protein in your body while focusing on burning the fat is a key goal of the program and the coaching visits.

6. What Are Your Hours For Scheduling Appointments?

We schedule appointments between 7:40 AM and 7:20 PM Monday through Friday.

7. Will you Have Weekend Hours?

Yes, eventually we will have weekend hours for appointments. They will coincide with the operating hours of the walk-in clinic which are 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Sunday.

8. How Many Carbohydrates Should I Have Per Day?

The goal is to keep net carbohydrates to 50 or fewer per day. Net carbohydrates are calculated by taking the total carbohydrates and subtracting fiber (both soluble and insoluble).

9. How Many Grams Of Fat Can I Have Per Day?

There is no specific number for this. Some of the protein products contain fat and there will be some fat in the protein that you purchase and cook on your own. The goal is to keep this as low as possible since every bit of fat taken in makes losing weight that much more difficult.

10. How Do I Set My Weight Loss Goal?

It is common to focus on the total weight as a number as a target for weight loss especially since this is the only information most scales provide, but this does not take all factors into consideration. There are only three ways in which a person can lose weight. You can lose water weight, muscle (protein), or fat. Since we do not want to lose muscle and only so much water weight can be lost, the target for weight loss is really primarily fat loss. Our program targets this aspect of weight specifically while striving to maintain muscle mass. While some water weight loss is natural and expected, we also monitor overall hydration during the program. The body has a healthy range of fat mass as some is natural and necessary and we aim for a spot inside this range which is based on age, sex, and height. Taking all of this into consideration with guidance from the coach, weight loss goals are ultimately set by the client.

11. How Is This Program Different From Other Programs?

Our program differs from other programs in several key ways. We are very focused on coaching and the weekly meetings which adds support, structure, and accountability to the weight loss effort. Our protein products are also designed to be integrated into a diet that each person creates for themselves as opposed to being boxes of food that comprise the entire diet a person will eat. Our program is physician supervised and so there is a level of medical involvement and oversight that is not found in most other diet programs.

12. What Happens If I Have To Miss A Weekly Visit?

If we know ahead of time that you will be away or will be unable to come in for a week we can plan ahead at the previous visit so that you have enough food to cover until the next appointment. If something comes up during the week that was unplanned we can still make sure you can pick up the food you need.

13. Testimonials

Testimonial #1

In May 2018 I was driving to work and I felt like the button on my pants was going to fly off and hit the windshield. I was so uncomfortable and so disgusted with myself. I had been working out consistently, but ignoring my nutrition. My family was eating out more than we needed to and when we ate at home, the unhealthy side dishes filled the majority of my plate. That day I spoke to my sister and my husband and told them both I had to do something, even if it was wrong, I needed to make a change. I made an appointment for a check up and swallowed my pride as I asked about The Healthy Weigh Now. I was a college athlete, I worked out 5 days a week, I knew what I was supposed to do to lose weight, but I wasn’t doing it. I needed structure, a goal, and accountability. The informational meeting got me excited and also scared me to death. How could I possibly make such drastic changes? It was a lot to digest (pun intended) and I spent the next few days reading through the paperwork while still eating everything I could find, the unhealthier the better. I met with Rosie on a Thursday afternoon and vowed to start the next day. I haven’t looked back since that decision was made. I’ve stumbled and I’m definitely not perfect, but I’m not the same person I was the day I walked into Rosie’s office. I began my journey while my husband began his, he chose a program that worked for him and he supported me every step of the way. We experimented with recipes, we discovered 101 ways to roast veggies, and every day we got a little healthier. Every little choice led to a new lifestyle for us and our children. I didn’t really understand what people meant when they said it had to be a lifestyle change, not a diet, but all of a sudden I knew exactly what they meant.

This journey has been about so much more than the weight. I am more intentional now, not just in my food, but in every aspect of my life. I don’t think it’s an accident that during this journey my husband and I also started a journey to get financially healthy, we’d always been pretty good with money, but not great. Just like my lifestyle, I was doing some things right and some things very wrong. So we made big changes there as well and now I feel like we are in a better place than we’ve ever been. My husband and I have been together for 25 years, we met as young high schoolers, and this journey has made our marriage better than ever.

As of today, I’ve lost 70lbs, I went from nearly busting out of my size 18 pants to being able to buy petite medium clothes off the rack without even trying them on. My husband has lost 55lbs. We feel like new people and I think it’s true that life really does begin at 40. My journey is not over, I still have about 15lbs of fat that I plan to lose, this part of the process has been slower, but I know that if I stay focused, I’ll get there. You can do this and you are worth it. Work hard and stay consistent and you’ll find success, not just in your pant size, but in your whole life. This program has been life changing.

Testimonial #2

My name is Paul and this is my health and wellness journey. In 2017, I was at my peak weight of 245lbs. I was always tired, had no energy, I wasn’t sleeping well, and I lacked motivation for everyday things. I had a health scare which led me to get my first physical in many years. Doctor told me that I was Pre-Diabetic and if I stayed on this course it will eventually become Diabetic. I left the doctor’s office thinking hard about my life, my future, my family and my overall health. I came to a crossroad and decided to correct my course.

Based on my doctor’s recommendation, I joined The Healthy Weigh Now. Thanks to Rosie, I began a life-changing journey. I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into at first. The thought of having to lose weight seemed like a daunting and discouraging task. Day after day, week after week, and eventually month after month, I kept at it…10lbs, 20lbs, 30lbs. The impossible became a reality and eventually it was part of my daily routine.

Fast forward to a little over a year, my cholesterol is much better, my A1C counts are drastically down, my blood pressure is good, I sleep very well, and overall, I lost 75lbs total. I went from a 2X-Large to Medium shirt size, from size 40 pants to 32. Overall, I feel great (like I’m 30 again!), full of energy and I’m healthier. I continue to eat healthy and I work out four to five times a week at the gym to get fit and maintain my health. What started off as an unbearable task has turned into a lifestyle. Being healthy is my normal now.

This past year has motivated me to better myself through health, wellness and fitness. As part of this journey, I’ve worked hard to become a Certified Fitness Instructor. As I share my fitness story, I have the privilege of helping others in their fitness journey.

Testimonial #3

After taking cancer medication for a long period, Jackie had gained a lot of weight, as high as 280 lbs. She started getting herself healthy, but after a while reached a plateau around 230. Our general practitioner at Fairfax Family Practice, Dr. Amy Nobu, suggested the Healthy Weigh Now program, which was being done at Fairfax Family Practice, and which she had other patients who had success with.

The doctors told Jackie that these kind of programs work best when you do it as a family – that way you don’t have the situation where one family member is trying to ‘be good’ and eat healthy, while surrounded in the house by unhealthy (but highly tempting!) foods which your fellow family members are eagerly consuming. I was doubtful because I had previously lost what I then thought was a good amount of weight (going from 220 to 200 lbs.), only to gain it back when I thought I had lost all the weight I had to and could now relax ‘a bit’ (maybe a lot?).

When I started Healthy Weigh Now, I weighed over 220 lbs., and Jackie weighed 230. I thought, maybe if this is successful, I’ll be able to get my weight down to 175 lbs. or so and then I’d be happy and call it a success. But I was a bit fearful about my ability to succeed because I thought I’d start getting too hungry from eating so much less and wouldn’t be able to keep it up. Rosie quickly showed us that these fears were unfounded, because they were based on incorrect assumptions:

First, ‘weight’ is not the main factor I should be concerned about: The important factor is the percentage of body fat – if you get that to the right percentage, then your weight will reach the level which is appropriate for you. When I started Healthy Weigh Now, my body fat percentage was nearly 38%.

Secondly, you DO NOT eat less in this program – you eat MORE vegetables, more unprocessed lean protein. There’s no way you are going hungry!

THEN and Rosie kept us focused on the program through the whole year – we recently celebrated our one-year Healthy Weigh Now anniversary! She has given us encouragement when we had successes and kept us upbeat and focused through the inevitable ups and downs. Now, my body fat percentage is around 13%, and I have lost over 80 pounds, both much greater progress than I ever thought possible! Jackie has lost over 50 lbs. and is still working to get her fat percentage down to the optimum range but is no longer taking any prescription medications. She will continue her weight loss journey.

Most importantly, we’ve learned a new way to eat, conscious of a proper balance of protein, carbs and fats. Perhaps the most important part of the program is the lifetime membership and continuing support we receive from Rosie, even as we transition from weight loss to maintenance, so we can continue to eat right throughout our lives and the gains that we made don’t end up being lost through reversion to bad habits.