Weight Wellness via Weight Loss

About Us

At the Laser Institute of Pinehurst, you will receive a customized weight loss program that includes personal medical counseling from our  providers. We will monitor your progress and make the necessary adjustments that will allow you to best achieve your short and long term goals. Although our primary goal is to help you reach your target weight quickly and easily, the focus of care is to allow you to maintain your weight loss so that you will not put the weight back on after you complete our medical weight loss program.

Changing Lives

Our weight loss program was formed to address the national pandemic of weight gain in America today. By creating a safe, effective weight loss system to address each person's weight loss goals and issues on an individual level, our goal is to make a difference among all of us who struggle with their weight.

We offer a variety of weight control services in the Pinehurst, NC area including a personalized diet plan as well as other tools used to meet your goal weight every month. Our team will help you learn about portion control, how to curb emotional eating, improve food choices, and use exercise to achieve and maintain your goal weight.

We also know that affordability is an issue when it comes to a weight loss and weight maintenance program. Our programs can be tailored to fit all your needs.

How We Are Different

Your healthy weight loss is supervised within a safe, effective, physician directed plan. You will be guided by our clinicians, our medical staff and our health coaches. No secrets here. Just affordable, safe weight loss in a custom weight loss program.

Here is how the program works:
  • First, you will see one of our trained technicians to guide you through the available diets and help you decide which pathway you may want to take.
  • Next, the testing begins. We perform blood work (5 different panels), an EKG, blood pressure, body fat analysis, and take your personal medical history.
  • Your third step is to see the Clinician. You will see one of our Board Certified MDs or Nurse Practitioners for your first consultation. They will go over your test results and recommend a customized nutritional plan just for you. Vitamin supplements geared towards glucose metabolism, energy and fat mobilization will be recommended and if you are a candidate appetite suppressants can be prescribed and dispensed in house.
  • Weekly visits. They are not mandatory but we like to see you every week. You come in, we talk about your diet successes or problems, adjust the program and answering any questions you may have.


Our Patients

Weight loss isn’t just about looking better; it’s also about being healthy. We care about our patients and provide a variety of tools and treatments to help you achieve your weight loss goals. We understand the challenges that come with achieving weight loss therefore, we provide the safest and most effective weight loss plan that works specifically for you.

We will work with you every step of the way to help you start and maintain a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle. A typical patient includes a person who does not understand why the way they are eating is affecting their metabolism, mood and weight or does not know how food and vitamins can affect their health and lifestyle. We can help you make the right choices.


Weight Loss Patient
Women's Program

Most of our patients are women and we know women want to lose weight for very different reasons that are all very important. Some of the reasons we have seen from our women patients are medical concerns, serious medical concerns, not wanting to buy a new, larger wardrobe, wanting to get into "skinny" jeans, planning for weddings (planning for divorces), family reunions, summertime vacations or anytime vacations, pains in the knees, pains in the feet and pains in the neck. Doctors have told them, it is time to get serious yet they find it difficult to “eat right and exercise”. But whatever the reason our women patients come in our doors, they have made a decision and are ready to lose that weight once and for all in a safe and reputable environment.

Our weight loss program provides the education and support you need to reach and maintain your goals. We have the resources to help you achieve your ideal weight and body fat percentage. We have specific weight loss diets for you as a woman. After evaluating your needs, we will start the move towards a healthier you! In addition, we know you have a busy schedule and are more than happy to accommodate you accordingly.

Our balanced program for women begins with initial testing (blood work, EKG, urine analysis) and a visit with one of our providers. The provider will give you a personalized reduced calorie diet, vitamin recommendations and appetite suppressants (if appropriate) from our in-house pharmacy. You will then receive an email each day with a suggested menu, shopping list and suggested exercise regimen. When you get close to your goal weight we will modify your custom meal plan into a meal plan for life to keep you at your goal weight.

Men's Program

We have a wonderful, highly successful program tailored just for men. We understands that most men desire to lose weight in their midsection. Recent studies have shown that abdominal fat is linked to a higher death rate, especially in men. Therefore, our weight loss program for men helps you tone your abdominal area and lose both subcutaneous and intra-abdominal fat. 

We are aware of the unique obstacles and difficulties men face when it comes to losing weight, and our plan faces these challenges with a wide variety of foods, custom meal plans, and exercises.

When you meet with our provider they will carve our a meal plan that will help you lose your weight at a safe and efficient pace. When you get close to your goal weight we will modify your custom meal plan into a meal plan for life to keep you at your goal weight. Daily meal plan emails and daily exercise plan emails will give you the gentle reminders and direction you need to achieve your goal.

Diets

Hormone Injection Program

Our premium weight loss program combines a customized low calorie diet with specific medical dosing of hormones. We use a natural protein hormone that acts as a precursor in the bodies of both men and women to produce hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and thyroid hormones. The act of stimulating these hormones in very low levels appears to help the body sustain lean body mass while dieting.

As part of our hormone injection program, the hormone is administered by injection. The tiny needles are basically painless and extremely easy to self-administer. This method is the only proven method to get the hormone into the bloodstream. Your provider will walk you through the process and ensure that you are 100% comfortable upon initiation of the program.

Your diet will be customized based on your current weight, age, sex and weight loss goals. Our team will generate your diet plan and counsel you on the initiation and progress of your diet. Every aspect of your weight loss program is personalized.

Our modified Hormone Injection Program:
  • Sustained muscle and lean tissue
  • Reported anecdotal loss of appetite
  • There is no limit to how long you can be on the diet
  • Very low occurrence of rebound, no dependency and a positive effect on metabolism

Hormone Injection Program, Our All-Inclusive Package

As a patient you will receive the following for one single cost:
  • Physical Exam and Medical Evaluation
  • Blood Work and EKG
  • 28 days of Medication
  • On-going Weigh-ins and Dietary Counseling
  • Dr. Melley's Diet Guide and Daily Food Journal
  • Dr. Melley’s Hormone Cookbook
  • Daily Food Diary
  • Daily Email for Diet and Exercise

ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet

ProLon is a 5-Day Fasting Diet Program that activates the body's dormant ability to protect, repair and rejuvenate itself. ProLon meals come in 5 small boxes that include plant-based energy bars, soups, a variety of snacks, drinks, and supplements, all studied and carefully designed to nourish your body and promote positive changes in metabolism, cellular rejuvenation, reduced inflammation, and aging.


Modified Liquid Diet

Our high protein - modified liquid diet plan is a quick and safe way to get started on your weight loss journey.

Our modified liquid diet involves a 14 day period of fasting on 4 high protein, meal replacement drinks and a 100 to 200 calorie dinner. During this time, you will consume between 500 and 700 calories a day. Multiple 2 week programs may be added for a longer fast.

This diet includes:

  • 54 Meal Replacement Shakes available in Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry and Cappuccino
  • 2 Vitamin B12 Complex Injections (one per week)
  • Book of Recipes to enhance the Meal Replacement Shakes
  • Book of Recipes for the 100 to 200 calorie dinners
  • Daily Diet Email
  • Daily Exercise Email
  • Food Diary
The reason we use protein in this diet is because it assists with balancing blood sugar levels and supporting healthy muscle development and recovery after exercise. Muscle improves the metabolic rate which helps you to burn fat throughout the day.

Protein forms the building blocks of the body and is responsible for the general health of the body, including healthy bone and muscle development. Protein takes longer to digest than other elements in food and for this reason it has the ability to balance blood sugar levels. It reduces the need to snack and assists with muscle repair and recovery after exercise.

Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is rich in raw fruits, vegetables and healthy fat — imagine a splash of flavorful olive oil and perhaps even a glass of red wine. This diet is also fit for those who are gluten intolerant, or are simply trying to embrace a healthier lifestyle and may be a good framework for those who have celiac disease. Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, promoting cardiovascular health. It helps to manage and prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, Alzheimer's disease and inflammation. 

Balanced Diet

Our Balanced diet ensures that you are provided the right vitamins, minerals and nutrients to keep the body and mind strong and healthy. Eating well also aids in the prevention of a variety of diseases and health problems, as well as helping to maintain a healthy body weight, providing energy and promoting a general feeling of well-being.

Dash Diet

The DASH diet was originally developed to assist with patients with lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of many diseases including cancer, stroke, heart disease, kidney stones and diabetes. The Dash Diet has also been proven to assist in weight reduction and promote overall general health. This eating plan is based on eating whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat and non-fat dairy along with lean meats, nuts, legumes and seeds.

Contact Us Today

Please call 910-920-9411 to get started.
 

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