Weight Loss

Randall Wellness

Gayle Madeleine Randall, MD

Functional Medicine Practitioner & Integrative Medicine Doctor located in Malibu, CA

Weight Loss can be difficult unless patients have an experienced, multifaceted medical care provider there to help. Dr. Gayle Madeleine Randall is an Integrative, Internal, and Functional Medicine specialist at Randall Wellness, located in Woodland Hills, CA, helping with weight loss and weight release to improve overall health.

Weight Loss Q & A

Randall Wellness knows that when it comes to weight loss, one size does not fit all. We design weight loss and exercise plans for each individual. Two powerful new tools that are increasing our effectiveness to address everyone's concerns are the Metagenics ketogenic diet and also genetic testing, when necessary, to tell us exactly what form of diet and exercise is most appropriate for each person.

How does the weight loss plan start?

Dr. Randall has extensive experience in both cutting-edge Western Medicine methods and functional biochemical weight loss methods. This allows for a customized weight loss program that focuses on patient health and wellness. As the diet program begins, the patient will review their weight loss needs and concerns with Dr. Randall. Dr. Randall will obtain information regarding your weight history, your diet history, and food preferences. In addition, she may order functional medicine nutritional and biochemical testing that will allow her to tap into the the root cause of your weight problem. Then, in conjunction with you, she will design a program for rapid weight loss that is still safe. Dr. Randall always recommends nutrient-dense foods that are as unprocessed and natural as possible that lead the way for your lifestyle change and your diet for life. Many people find that a detox like Randall's Rainbow Detox is a great way to cleanse the body and kick off your weight loss program. Most patients lose approximately 8 - 10 pounds during that detox program. 

What about behavioral counseling?

Dr. Randall excels at using her expertise and personality to encourage and compel people to take a positive "can-do" approach to their weight loss program. Behavioral counseling can be a very important part of the diet plan. Under Dr. Randall and her team's supervision, you will come to realize that it's not just what you eat or when you eat it, but how you combine foods that's important. Understanding this gives you a much greater control over your eating habits and food choices which empowers you to stay on your diet program. Sometimes, it takes a shift in attitude to achieve your goal in a sustainable way.

Will the diet leave patients hungry?

Your nutrient rich diet is designed to satisfy your hunger. As a matter of fact, sometimes, when people do not eat all day and only eat at night, their body learns to hang on to their calories. By rearranging your diet habits to eat highly nutrient dense foods three times a day, your diet remains low calorie enough while still staving off hunger. For patients who need some extra help, Dr. Randall and her team prescribe supplementation that help keep you on track. Emotional binge eating is one of the main reasons people have weight problems today, so Dr. Randall addresses those emotional issues to help you remove them from the equation. Nutritional counseling is one of Dr. Randall's specialties, giving her insight into the best diet and eating plan for all her patients. 

Who can participate in medical weight loss?

The medical weight loss program is meant for people who have significant amounts of weight to lose. This program is also for people whose weight is affecting their overall health and causing chronic medical problems. Weight loss is another way chronic medical problems such as pre-diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, and hypercholesterolemia can be reversed. Medical weight loss is ideal for anyone who wants to take control of their eating and their health by making sure that their weight goal at last!

What is the Metagenics Ketogenic Diet?

With the ketogenic diet, the body enters the natural metabolic state of ketosis. In this state, the body experiences a shortage or absence of dietary carbohydrates (sources of glucose) to be used by the body as the main energy source. Instead, when the body is in ketosis, it shifts toward using fat as its main source of energy. Fat is broken down into ketone bodies, which most tissues (including the brain and muscle) use more readily as their main fuel. There are many benefits of adapting to a ketogenic diet, and they go well beyond weight loss! Research has shown that the ketogenic diet has potential benefits for physical and cognitive performance as well as metabolic health. In the past ten years, understanding and application of ketogenic approaches has expanded and evolved. These approaches, like the Metagenics Ketogenic Diet offered at Randall Wellness, often include the use of exogenous ketones and medium-chain triglycerides as well as close clinical monitoring. If you are interested in learning more, call the office or request an appointment.

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