Fat Loss Program Specialist

Excel Medicine -  - Internist

Excel Medicine

Internists & Internists located in San Jose, CA & El Dorado Hills, CA

There’s generally never a single culprit to explain weight gain, but fat loss programs offered by Dr. Shail Singh at Excel Medicine help you shed unwanted fat while retaining fat-burning muscle. The program includes both full and partial meal replacement options from medical offices conveniently located in El Dorado Hills and San Jose, California. If mainstream diets haven’t worked for you, find out about the advantages of targeted fat loss today with meal replacement from OPTIFAST® and more by calling or booking a consultation online.

Fat Loss Program Q&A

Why have I gained weight?

Putting on extra pounds happens gradually, typically due to a combination of factors, including:

  • Family history
  • Hormones
  • Lifestyle
  • Eating habits
  • Physical inactivity
  • Stress

Plus, your metabolism slows down with age, making it harder to lose weight and keep it off. 

Why don’t mainstream diets work for me?

Mainstream diets focus on losing weight, but the downside is sacrificing valuable muscle. Muscle helps you burn calories. Losing muscle from dieting may explain why your weight loss results don’t last. 

In contrast, the program at Excel Medicine emphasizes fat loss to help you achieve — and maintain — your weight loss goals without loss of muscle. The program offers specially designed, science-based meal replacement plans to help you shed fat for good.

What is the difference between a fat loss program and weight loss program?

Many diets emphasize rapid weight loss, which typically results in the loss of muscle. Unfortunately, losing muscle may lead to a drop in your metabolic rate — causing you to burn fewer calories and store more calories as fat. 

In comparison, fat loss plans at Excel Medicine incorporate nutritionally based meal plans to ensure you’re getting the ideal amount of calories and protein. 

How do partial meal replacement shakes help with fat loss?

Excel Medicine recommends your fat loss program includes shakes from Cornerstone Wellness, MD, which are exclusively available to doctors. 

The delicious shakes are nutritionally engineered to make you feel satisfied and to suppress your appetite due to their high protein content, triglycerides from coconut oil, and six different types of fiber. 

Excel Medicine recommends consuming the shakes along with regular meals to aid in fat loss. 

How do OPTIFAST meals help with a fat loss program?

OPTIFAST meals save you the trouble of meal planning and counting calories through a total meal replacement plan available under medical supervision at Excel Medicine. The meals provide a predictable number of calories for more consistent weight loss. 

A study in the journal Obesity showed that OPTIFAST patients who actively participated in the program lost approximately 30 pounds while they were medically monitored over 26 weeks.

OPTIFAST meals come ready to eat or just require mixing with water, making them easy to fit into your busy schedule.

Find out about the effectiveness of fat loss programs at Excel Medicine today. Call or book a consultation online.

Weight Loss

When you’re serious about losing excess pounds and maintaining a healthy weight, the weight loss program at Excel Medicine in San Jose, California, can help you reach the goal. The program is personally designed for each individual, medically supervised with regular visits to monitor your health, and provides all the diet, nutrition, and exercise support you’ll need.

What are the Health Risks of Being Overweight?

Extra weight makes your heart work harder, wears out your bones and muscles, and increases the risk of developing osteoarthritis. Most overweight people don’t sleep well due to general aches or because they develop sleep apnea.
Being overweight increases your risk for serious health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some types of cancer. The bottom line is that being overweight puts your health at risk.

How Can a Weight Management Program Help You Lose Weight?

If you’ve been on the weight loss roller coaster, you know how hard it is to lose weight and how easy it can be to gain it all back. The only way to beat that cycle is with a plan to lose weight gradually. The weight management program at Excel Medicine can help you create that plan and reach the goal.

Our weight loss makes a difference because:

  • We focus on wellness. While you lose weight, we keep tabs on your health and wellness. The practice offers personalized care and access via texting and telephone, which means the staff at Excel Medical are always there to help.
  • We offer ongoing support. There’s nothing better than being able to talk with experts who can answer your questions and offer encouragement. If you’re ever tempted to slip off the plan, the staff at Excel Medical are there to keep you on track.

What Weight Management Services Will I Receive at Excel Medicine?

Right at the start, you’ll meet with the doctor and review your medical history, eating habits, and nutritional status, as well as perform a physical exam.

Then your personalized program continues with these services:

  • Nutrition: Our nutrition coach helps you keep a food log, set a realistic calorie goal, and plan a well-balanced diet. The coach will also talk about the impact of nutrition on your health.
  • Exercise: Our certified personal trainer is available to develop an exercise program that works for you.
  • Medications: Prescription medications can effectively jumpstart a diet. The doctor will also consider whether you might benefit from dietary supplements. You’ll have access to our licensed pharmacist, who can answer all your questions about medications.

Don’t wait to start your weight loss journey. Call Excel Medicine today to schedule your first consultation.


Cardiac Risk Management

There’s nothing more important than protecting the health of your heart, a lifelong challenge that’s easier for residents in the San Jose, California, area who receive preventive care from the physicians at Excel Medicine. At Excel Medicine, the doctor evaluates your risks and helps you take steps to prevent cardiovascular disease. Call today to learn about our comprehensive exercise, nutrition, and medical care programs individually designed to promote heart health.

What are Cardiovascular Risk Factors?

A cardiovascular risk factor is any life or health-related issue that increases the chance of developing heart and blood vessel disease. Some risk factors are out of your control, such as:

  • Age: The chance of developing heart disease increases for men over the age of 45 and for women aged 55 and older, especially after menopause.
  • Gender: Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, but men have a greater risk for heart attacks.
  • Hereditary factors: You’re more likely to develop cardiovascular disease if it runs in the family. Additionally, people who are African-American or Asian have a higher risk.

If you have any of these risk factors, it’s vital to get regular preventive checkups and to pay extra attention to the risk factors you can change.

What Risk Factors Can You Change to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?

You can significantly lower your risk for cardiovascular disease by taking steps to manage these controllable risk factors:

  • Smoking: Cigarette smoking significantly raises the risk for coronary heart disease. The professionals at Excel Medicine can help you with a smoking cessation program.
  • High blood pressure: High blood pressure makes your heart work harder and causes damage to blood vessels.
  • High cholesterol: It’s essential to control blood levels of cholesterol because excess cholesterol can stick together in arteries and block the flow of blood.
  • Overweight and obesity: Even if you’re healthy and don’t have any other risk factors, carrying extra weight puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke.
  • Diabetes: Diabetes drastically increases the chance of developing cardiovascular disease, which is partly due to the disease and partly because people with diabetes often have other risk factors, like overweight and high blood pressure.

How Can Excel Medicine Help You Prevent Heart Disease?

For most people, the first step is to lower your risk factors by following a healthy diet, implementing a regular exercise routine, and losing weight, if needed. The staff at Excel Medicine understand that these changes aren’t easy, and they’re ready to support you every step of the way.

When you come to Excel Medicine, you gain the expertise of the doctor, our certified personal trainer, and a nutrition coach. If you need medication, you’ll get expert medication management from our licensed pharmacist. Call us today to schedule a consultation and start your journey toward optimal heart health.