If you Google or search You Tube you will find a variety of reviews both good and bad about Medi Weightloss Clinics. Everyone has an opinion. Here is the bottom line. "Any Weightloss program will work if you stick to the guidelines of that particular program.." PERIOD.
When I started Medi in October of 2019, just 3 months ago, I was an emotional wreck. I had been trying to loose weight for three years and I just kept getting larger and larger. My mental health was suffering and my physical health was, while not immediately life threatening...not the best. I had tried Weightwatchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, SouthBeach and Atkins. It wasn't the diet. It had to be me.
What got me through the door at Medi? Well, I started noticing some friends at work were slimming down and asked them what they were doing. They were having success with Medi Weightloss and I talked to my Doctor about it. We made an agreement. She would monitor my progress and if she saw anything dangerous or unreasonable, I would quit. I have an occasional afib cardiovascular condition so diet meds were a no-no and I promised to let her review any non prescription diet aid suggested. The best part is that my health issuance helped cover the cost.
My first visit was encouraging. It is definitely a sales pitch but you pretty much have decided to do it by then. They did bloodwork, reviewed all the dietary supplements they recommend (not required) and outlined my first two weeks. It would be tough. Pretty much only protein and a significant increase to the amount of water I was taking. I faxed the list to my doctor and she saw no immediate risk but gave me the same precautions that Medi told me. In short. I was going to force my body into a Ketosis state to convince it to start burning fat. I was warned about the "Keto flu" and I was ready for it. I had about 3 days of headaches and sluggish feelings, but it went away.
Before I tell you about the results let me explain what my initial blood work showed.
* High blood pressure. I was taking low dose medication but my Dr said it wasn't high enough to raise the dose yet. We will watch it.
*Hi bad cholesterol and low good Cholesterol (I can never remember which is which). Not really bad enough to go on meds, but my triglycerides are also high.
*other functions were on the borderline but ok with no Thyroid, liver or kidney issues.
My initial weight was 241.6
They Medi PA did a very thorough medical history review and did not hesitate to agree to share records with my DR. The vitamins are there to not only help boost my metabolism (B12, B6, etc) but also supplement minerals missing during the acute phase when cutting back on dairy) I also opted to get the Vitamin B injections. Again, they are not required.
My next blog will cover results The picture her is my starting image on Day 1