- What sets Simpura apart from other weight loss programs?
Unlike most weight loss programs, where you occasionally see a physician, or may never see one at all, at Simpura, you will have weekly, one-on-one visits with a physician, to help ensure you have the education, support and guidance you need to lose the weight, and keep it off.
Our physician-guided weight loss program provides you with the tools you need to reach your goals quickly, and safely. Dr. Denning brings her years of experience in weight loss, wellness, and prevention, as well as her background in psychology, to design a nutritional plan that's effective at burning fat, while also maintaining muscle mass. Maintaining a mild state of ketosis also helps curb your hunger and eliminate carbohydrate cravings.
- How does the program work?
Simpura's weight loss program is a partial meal-replacement, mildly ketogenic plan that includes everything you need for success!
Our programimplements scheduled weekly visits, something we've found this to be essential to the success of our patients. It is because of this ongoing, personal interaction that you're able to not only receive education and counseling, but the support and encouragement you need to progressively lose weight. Weekly accountability will also help keep you on track to meet your goals.
During your initial visit, Dr. Denning will do a thorough assessment of your medical history, as well as your food and weight history, and create a plan based upon your needs. Thereafter, you will have weekly visits until you reach your goal weight. At that time, we will begin adding some of the foods that had been limited back into your diet.
We also offer a maintenance program for regular, ongoing support and accountability to help keep you on track. Keeping weight off can be a challenge, and we're here to help make sure you're successful.
- How much weight do I need to lose?
You will work with Dr. Denning to determine a healthy goal weight. A number of factors will be considered, including your BMI, build, age, and lifestyle. To determine your current BMI classification (which is just a general guide), you can use this BMI calculator.
- How much does the program cost?
Our initial consult fee is $379.00. This includes a medical history review, medication review, initial weight, body measurements, before photos, explanation of protocols, 3 boxes of food, and 3 recommended supplements (multi-vitamin, multi-mineral, and essential fatty acids).
Thereafter, the required weekly visit fee is $130.00, which includes the consult and counseling, 3 boxes of food, ongoing monthly supply of 3 supplements, weigh in, body measurements, periodic photos, and food journal review.
- Do you offer specials or discounts?
We occasionally run specials, so please inquire at the time of contact. We have a refer-a-friend discount, and if your friend joins the program, you will each receive a free box of food (a $25 value). We also offer a 10% discount off the initial visit to all military, first responders (police officers, fire fighters, EMT’s), and teachers with valid ID at time of sign-up.
- Do you accept private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid?
Due to insurance limitations, we do not accept any forms of insurance. Additionally, due to contract limitations, we cannot accept any Medicare or Medicaid patients at this time. We are unable to see these patients, even if they would like to pay cash for the program.
- What is ketosis?
Ketosis is a state that your body enters once simple carbohydrates have been removed from your diet, and you consume more relatively more proteins, allowing your body to burn fat.
Our program is designed to keep your body in a mild form of ketosis throughout the program, which is why it’s important to follow the plan closely. This is the best way to ensure success.
- Do I need to exercise?
Exercise should not be done during the first week of the program, as your body will be adjusting to a new way of eating and consuming fewer calories. Thereafter, daily moderate exercise of approximately 30 minutes is recommended. While exercise isn't a big factor in weight loss itself, it provides many overall health benefits.
- Do I need to take any medications?
With the goal of keeping things simple and pure and a safe as possible, Dr. Denning has developed a program that requires no prescription medications, yet still allows you to lose weight as quickly and effectively.
In order to maintain proper nutrition, you will be provided with a multi-vitamin and multi-mineral, along with essential fatty acids, all of which are included in the cost of your visits. These provide a balance of nutrients, which is important for balancing your body’s needs. In addition, studies have shown that fatty acids can help promote weight loss. While you will be eating healthy foods on the program, there are shorter-term limitations, so it's important to add the provided supplements. Studies have also shown that even for those who eat the healthiest and most-balanced of diets, our foods simply do not contain the nutrient content the once did, another important reason to supplment.
There are several additional supplements that can be added to potentially help boost your weight loss. These can be discussed during your initial consult.
- Is the diet safe for everyone?
While the program offers many health benefits, we do not recommend the program in certain situations and conditions. These restrictions include:
- Poorly controlled heart failure
- Recent heart attack, stroke or mini-stroke
- A malignancy currently undergoing treatment
- Kidney or liver disease
- Uncontrolled eating disorders
- Pregnant or nursing
- Other possible conditions, as determined by the doctor
- How do I join the program?
Simple! Take the first step toward your weight loss and wellness goals by clicking the "schedule an appointment" button below.
You can also call us at 804-292-9933 or email through the "contact us" button above or email@example.com.