Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program
The SP Program’s Serotonin Plus Weight Loss Program™ is our unique and extremely effective 3-phase diet that begins as a higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet and modifies with higher carbohydrate/fat levels over the 12 weeks. We do this because dietary carbohydrates that are not required immediately for energy are converted to glycogen and then fat as a source of energy for the body. If we reduce the amount of carbohydrate in the diet ultimately converted to fat, the existing levels can be burned off with exercise without further accumulation. Thus, it will be easier to lose weight.
The Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program is a reduced calorie diet that has been specially developed to accelerate your weight loss, extend feelings of satiation and inhibit feelings of hunger. It consists of real food that you can prepare, not expensive pre-packaged diet foods that you need to purchase. We allow for 3 full meals/day and 2 snacks and the diet is based upon an exchange-type system with all the food groups laid out such as Proteins, Carbohydrates, Vegetables, Fruits, Milks, Fats and Free Foods with the appropriate selections from each group. There is also a caloric guideline to be followed. This diet is appropriate for vegetarians and those that prefer meat alternatives. In addition, the Serotonin Plus Weight Loss Program is flexible so that you can eat out in restaurants.
Our clinical studies show weight loss averages of 2.5 pounds per week during phase 1 with a range of 2-4 pounds lost per week. During phase 2 and 3, weight loss ranges from 1-3 pounds per week. Total weight loss of course depends upon your commitment to stick to it and exercise to burn calories. There are many benefits to a transitional diet plan such as this. First, it helps to modify behavior and teach portion control. It also aids in the selection of appropriate and healthful foods for long-term weight control. We provide sample daily meal plans to guide meal choices.
Ancillary benefits that may be seen with a diet such as this may be: avoidance of empty calories and increased nutritional value of daily intake of food; improvement in the balance of the diet, reduced food cravings, increased energy, reduction in cholesterol levels; and enhancement of heart health.
We do not promote strictly a high protein, low fat or low carbohydrate diet as a well-balanced diet is necessary for long-term weight control. Many times when a forbidden food group is reintroduced, weight gain is experienced. That is why a weight loss program that mimics normal eating habits will be the most successful.
When you reach your goal weight in the Serotonin Formula Weight Loss Program, we provide a maintenance diet with higher calorie requirements so you will no longer lose weight. The maintenance phase of the diet also includes 3 full meals/day and 2 snacks.