Which Weight Loss Program is Right for Me?
At Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa, we pride ourselves on offering the latest weight loss techniques and programs to our patients near Jacksonville, FL. In order to determine which of our weight loss programs is best for you, let's start by determining your body-mass index or BMI. Your BMI is a calculation of your body fat based on your weight and height. It serves as a guide to help determine whether you are at risk of weight-related health conditions and helps determine how much weight should be shed to achieve a healthy range.
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Rocking Bod 2.0 with Semaglutide | WEight Loss Program
Pura Vida is thrilled to offer the Rocking Bod 2.0 medical weight loss program featuring semaglutide injections. Semaglutide is the first new FDA-approved weight loss medication since 2014 and has taken Hollywood and most of America by storm. When added to a nutritious diet and exercise regimen, semaglutide injections can help men and women curb hunger, reduce cravings, reduce blood sugar levels, and decrease overall caloric intake to lose excess pounds and achieve a healthier weight. On average, patients lose between 15 percent of their starting body weight and maintain their results after the program is finished. That means, for a someone weighing 170 lbs, the expected weight loss would be 25-30 lbs. Although originally formulated as an insulin resistance prescription for diabetics, semaglutide, a GLP-1 medication, also mimics the hormone glucagon-like peptide-1, which regulates appetite and the feeling of being full. Many treatment providers compare this to how one would feel after having gastric bypass surgery.
During the initial consultation, we determine whether you are a good candidate for weight loss with Semaglutide injections, by assessing your body composition using our advanced device called Styku. Adults with a BMI over 30 or more are appropriate candidates for Rocking Bod 2.0. However, you may also be a candidate for Semaglutide weight loss with a lower BMI if you have at least one of the following weight-related conditions:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
Our team at Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa will consult with you before you begin the Rocking Bod 2.0 semaglutide weight loss injection program. We will evaluate your medical history and weight loss goals to determine your best course of treatment. In some cases, you may be able to administer the injections yourself subcutaneously in the abdomen, thighs, or upper arm. Many patients will require weekly injections for a minimum of six months in order to see the best possible results.
Semaglutide 2.0 Patient Testimonial Video
Weight Loss Programs Reviews
"Kara is amazing. I started the seratonin weight loss program and was very nervous and not sure about it or the results but at 7-8 weeks in I’m loving my results. Kara has been amazing and has given me so much much great information and guidance. I’m definitely planning on getting more services soon. Love Pure Vida everyone is great here."- H.P. / Google / Dec 17, 2021
"Kara is amazing. I started the seratonin weight loss program and was very nervous and not sure about it or the results but at 7-8 weeks in I’m loving my results. Kara has been amazing and has given me so much much great information and guidance. I’m definitely planning on getting more services soon. Love Pure Vida everyone is great here."- H.P. / Google / Jan 27, 2022
"I received the Skinny Shot/a weigh in. My tech Kara has been so supportive and instrumental in raising my momentum to say (Yes I can/will). Even when I'm hard on myself she gives me other avenues to look at to try and get better. So far they are working. Thumbs up to Kara/Jewel. Both I've had the pleasure to have worked with but I have been with Kara my 3 last visits and she's awesome 👌."- M.L. / Google / Dec 10, 2021
"Absolutely amazing 10/10 highly recommend ♥️"- A.E. / Facebook / Mar 26, 2021
"I received the Skinny Shot/a weigh in. My tech Kara has been so supportive and instrumental in raising my momentum to say (Yes I can/will). Even when I'm hard on myself she gives me other avenues to look at to try and get better. So far they are working. Thumbs up to Kara/Jewel. Both I've had the pleasure to have worked with but I have been with Kara my 3 last visits and she's awesome 👌."- M.L. / Google / Dec 18, 2021
SerOtonin-Plus Weight Loss Program®
At Pura Vida, we offer the advanced Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program for individuals who are having difficulty losing weight, even with changes to diet and exercise. This innovative program was created by Dr. Bob Posner and works by balancing serotonin levels, which can play a significant role in hunger, food cravings, and your overall mood. Because the program begins with an FDA-approved medical weight loss "jump-start," most people see results within the first week and are able to maintain a healthy weight even after the end of the 12-week program.
Balance Your Serotonin Levels
If you are having difficulties losing weight, it may be time to seek an alternative solution. With the Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program, our team at PuraVida can help you take your first step to a healthier, happier life. Contact our facility to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation with one of our weight loss specialists.
How our Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program Works
As a chemical made in the brain and intestines, serotonin performs various functions throughout the body, including stabilizing your sleep patterns, memory, learning, and social behaviors. It is also effective at regulating appetite and hunger levels; however, when there is a serotonin imbalance, it can affect your ability to control your food cravings and mood and make it difficult to lose weight through traditional approaches. The Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program effectively balances serotonin levels through customized supplements, allowing you to finally lose stubborn weight.
What to Expect from our Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program
To start the Serotonin-Plus program, we will be performing the initial consultation and health screenings at our Pura Vida facility. Your health evaluation will be performed by Dr. Neal Verma, who is trained in family practice and aesthetic medicine. Once you are medically cleared to enter the 12-week program, you will be provided with the serotonin supplements and may be prescribed an appetite suppressant known as phentermine.
Phentermine provides a medical "jump start" to lose weight quickly by curbing your appetite while you make the necessary lifestyle changes for long-term success. You will also be given your Weight Loss Program Program Guide, which provides a step-by-step guide to eating right during the program, including a grocery shopping list and suggested meal plans. This weight loss program does not include shakes or packaged meals. Instead, you will learn how to eat real food that will assist you in losing weight and keeping it off even after the 12-week program ends. An innovative leader in the weight loss field, Dr. Posner has curated several beneficial supplements for losing stubborn weight.
Throughout the program, you will be required to attend weekly virtual visits (Zoom meetings) with Dr. Bob Posner’s team to monitor your progress, ask questions, talk about challenges, and discuss ongoing meal planning. These sessions typically take 30 minutes or less. Following each virtual session, you will be given your weekly phentermine prescription. You may complete your weekly virtual visit from home or at the spa.
Do you think you have a serotonin imbalance that could be affecting your weight loss?