Morgantown Sign is Up! Also, New Hours

The Morgantown, WV sign has arrived!  We are official.  We have also extended some of our provider hours so that we can be more available for patients trying to fit an appointment into their busy schedules.

Our NEW days and hours for providers are:

Mondays: 2pm – 5 pm
Thursdays: 10am- 1pm
Fridays:  by appointments

We will continue to be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for shots and weigh-ins.

Reminder: The only time medications can be distributed, are when the providers are there.

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STOP IN AND SEE US!

 ** Our Morgantown office is located directly off I-68 Exit 7 (Airport/Pierpont Rd) by the Amedisys Home Health **

You can schedule an appointment at any one of our Pittsburgh, Weirton, or Morgantown locations by clicking below

Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Pittsburgh, Weirton, & Morgantown Book an appointment using SetMore2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (412) 458-5042  
1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 847-8083
241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062 (304) 914-3112
5004 Mid Atlantic Dr, Morgantown, WV(304) 777-2640
 ⇒ CONTACT US HERE FOR QUESTIONS/CONCERNS 

 

Ashley Has Met Her Goal!

Elevation Medical Weight Loss of Pittsburgh, Weirton, & Morgantown Book an appointment using SetMore2350 Noblestown Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (412) 458-5042  
1130 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 (412) 847-8083
241 Three Springs Dr. Weirton, WV 26062 (304) 914-3112
5004 Mid Atlantic Dr, Morgantown, WV(304) 777-2640
 ⇒ CONTACT US HERE FOR QUESTIONS/CONCERNS 

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As a child, teenager and into a young adult, I’ve always struggled with weight. I would go
home from school as a 3rd grader, crying to my mom about the other girls who made fun of me or what another kid on the bus said. My mother would always tell me I’m beautiful and to not let others get me down. As I got older I always had to have my hair perfect, my makeup perfect and my nails done every other week, but my weight was never a concern to me.

Going to college, I ate like every other college student and continued to gain weight.
Always feeling self-conscious and never letting go of the little girl inside, I always felt bad just never let it show. I would try diets, work out and cleanses, which would seem to fade away within a few weeks. I never made any significant progress or felt better.

It wasn’t until I started with Elevation Weight Loss that my life started to change. I began
to eat more healthy, become more active and began feeling better about myself. I was able to not only meet my goal but surpass it. I am able to lead a more healthy lifestyle, not to feel self-conscious and continue to make new goals to meet. I am no longer worried about health issues that could arise due to being overweight.

What I thought was going to be the most difficult thing to do, become more motivating
with every day that passed and every pound that was dropped. I am able to maintain my weight loss by drinking a lot of water, maintaining low carbs and avoiding sugars. I now eat a lot of greens and venison, which is lean and lower in calories than beef. While I am still on my journey to become more healthy and leaner, I could not have started, achieved, nor keep going without Elevation Weight Loss and support.

-Ashley G.

Special Promotion June 2016

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Come see us this week to use this $10 gift voucher.  Valid on all your weight loss purchases for both new and current clients. Limit 1 per person. Can be combined with other promotions and/or offers.

Show this gift voucher on your phone/tablet to redeem.

9 Tips for Losing Weight from a Fit Physician

DSC_1283Throughout my  years helping thousands of clients lose literal tons of fat, I have received many questions about how I managed to stay lean & lose my baby weight just months after giving birth to my now one year old daughter.  So here are the highlights:

  1. Drink more water. A lot more,  actually. . You may have heard that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day.  I’d second that advice, so long as you use 16-oz glasses/bottles.  That’s right, I advise that you should drink about 1 gallon (128 oz) of calorie-free fluids daily to stay well-hydrated. Quite often when your body sends signals that it is thirsty, your brain will misinterpret this thirst as hunger.  Drink 16-oz of water when you first think you are getting hungry between meals and wait 30 minutes to see if you are truly hungry.  Having extra hydration is especially important when you are using an appetite suppressant (such as phentermine or Adipex) as a tool to aid in weight loss.
  2. Don’t snack, have real meals instead.   This is important when the goal is fat loss. Since you are on a calorie-restricted diet and are allowed ~1,200 calories a day, you need to have real meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at planned times.
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  3. Keep your meal times consistent. If you must have 3 meals a day, have designated time (usually a 1 hour window) that you will eat.  If you miss this time frame, you must wait until the next meal.
  4. Delay breakfast for as long as possible. If you’re not hungry, don’t eat.  Evening times may be the worst time for snacking, so if you are still under your calorie goal by dinner, you can enjoy your dinner a bit more 😉
  5. Calorie in < calorie out. By eating a calorie deficit diet, the majority of healthy individuals WILL lose weight. That includes you.
  6. You cannot out-exercise what you eat. Well, you probably can but you don’t want to. Spending 2 hours in the gym will most likely not make up for the “cheat meal” from last night. A large amount of time is required to burn off even a paltry 100 calories, you don’t even want to imagine how long it’ll take to burn off that Tall Mocha Frappaccino from Starbucks.
  7. Track calories for consistent weight loss results.  I have used ALL of the apps out there, from Myfitnesspal to Lose It! to Fat Secret and many other ones.  My favorite is MyPlate Calorie Counter from Livestrong.  You will obtain excellent results if you track calories daily for each meal. The constant reminder of what you put into you body really makes it easy to make difficult choices when you are tempted by your favorite snacks.
  8. Abs are made in the kitchen.  Really!
  9. You do not have to exercise to lose weight. Ok, I may have already said this but it bears repeating. Exercise isn’t NECESSARY to lose fat, but exercising will help reduce stress, tone your muscles and help shape your body, while making it easier to keep your weight loss progress for the long term.

Thank you for reading.  And good luck in your journey to feeling better and improving your health!

 

 

 

Real Results from Real Patients

Dan lost over 100 lbs in 10 months*.

Transcript:
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hi everybody, it’s hard to believe that we’ve come to our last section.>> That used to be me. I was over 300 pounds just a few years ago. I have lost a lot of weight over the years on various different diets. I’ve lost 30 pounds at a time or more but it always comes back and it adds a little bit extra when it does.

That was until Elevation, Elevation Weight Loss, there’s no strict or secret to it. Basically it’s just a matter of tracking your calories and then burning more calories than what you consume. That’s the only way to really, lose weight and keep it off. Now it’s not easy, but if you commit to that, Elevation Medical Weight Loss can help you make a little bit easier and allow you to succeed.

I know I did it, and I failed at a lot of diets before. So if I could do it, I know that you can as well. Again it’s not easy. I had to be very committed to making sure I stuck to a plan, but in 10 months, 10 months,I was able to lose over 100 pounds. I went from 312 to 212 in 10 months.

At Elevation, what they are going do is give you some tools and some encouragement and some help in order to stay on a program, and with the MyPlate app, it really makes it kind of fun, so that you do have to change if you wanna lose weight. I mean you can’t continue to eat everything that you always did and lose weight and keep it off.

But that App alone helps you to be able to track those calories and maintain and stick to it. Day after day, week after week, month after month. In just 10 months I was able to lose over 100 pounds**. Now, one of the things that makes it really difficult to stay on that, you might know what you’re doing and you might see what you’re doing with that app, but our appetite fights against us.

At Elevation, you’re gonna get some help. With the desire to eat, with the appetite. Now mentally you’re still gonna have times where you think about some food and you enjoy eating certain foods in certain restaurants and certain places, that’s not gonna go away. And it’s not gonna make you sick every time you eat certain foods.

All it does is help you do what you want to do, and what you’re committed to doing. When you keep yourself busy, and that’s another thing that Elevation will help you with, will talk to you and encourage that you need to be more active in your life. You need to get more exercise and be a more active person.

And if you keep yourself busy and you’re tracking your calories when you do eat, phentermine will then help you to kinda not think about food constantly and not be thinking about that next meal. So the combination of a smart app and the phentermine and just the encouragement, and the knowledge that you can get from Elevation just helps a lot.

Being thinner is healthier and it’s well worth the effort, it’s well worth the hard work that goes into. But I was on a blood pressure medicine and I no longer have to take that medicine. I was using a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea. I’m using it very little because I’m just breathing easier and better.

I still like to eat, I still love food and I still will eat too much of the wrong things at times. But I know that I have a program now that any time I need to, I know I can get that weight right back on, and that’s not simply by following the basic rules, increasing activity level, watching those calories and if I need to, I can go back on the phentermine and I’d say it helps with that appetite suppression, using all of the tools and everything that they provide for you you can do it.

I only tell you that because I did and I was one of those people that thought it’d never, ever happen. I remember so many times in my life saying, if I could just lose that weight, I believe I can keep it off, and now I get to prove that because I got it off and I’m determined to keep it off.

If I can’t do it on my own, I know that I have a program, I can go to Elevations Weight Loss and they can help me out. I know you can do it because I thought I couldn’t, but I did. You can do it too. >> Let me close by saying this, I’m proud of you. >> Well, thank you. Thank you very much.

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*Dan is a patient of ours from another medical weight loss practice from January 2015-October 2015.  He had lost an average of 10 lbs a month over the course of 10 months.  Dan was placed on a calorie-restricted diet of 1600 calories a day, with a prescribed light exercise of 45-60 minutes every other day.
** Individual results may vary based on compliance to the calorie-restriction diet and adherence to the exercise regime.

Welcome to Elevation

– where we will help you meet your weight loss goals to have your best year yet

Our solution for weight loss is permanent lifestyle modification.  Here at Elevation, we will help you meet those goals by implementing an effective diet and exercise regimen.  Our medical weight loss program encourages combining the Elevation Diet with moderate exercise as a means to reach your goals.  We will work with you to create your own individualized plan of action.

FAQs

Will phentermine work for me? Am I guaranteed to lose weight?
There is absolutely no diet program or diet pill that can honestly guarantee weight loss.  Each person has different needs and we will work with you to individualize your diet plan to achieve the most healthy weight loss.  90% of patients lose a significant amount of weight with our program.

What are the side effects of phentermine or being part of your program?
Well, the most common side effect is weight loss, typically 10%-15% of your body weight in about 2-3 months.  The majority of patients experience some degree dry mouth and possible headaches.  We recommend increasing your water intake to a gallon of water a day to stay well hydrated.  If you are very active or over 6 ft tall, you may need about a gallon and a half of water a day.

What is the cost to participate in the program?
For the price of a cup of coffee a day, you can start losing weight and feel healthier. You will be seen by one of our specialized weight-loss physician for a full medical evaluation.   Our expert team will evaluate your weight loss needs using a combination of medications, dietary program, and exercise plan to help you toward a healthier lifestyle.

A month of medications (phentermine, furosemide, and chromium) is $90, or two month for $170.