Weight Loss

HCG Weight Loss  |  Hormone Optimization  | Chemical Blocks in Metabolism Dietary Assessment  | Medically Supervised Meal Replacement Exercise Prescription  | Neurotransmitter Balancing to Reduce Cravings
Ketogenic Diet  |  ProLon Diet

We Offer Various Options to Assist You in Weight Management

  • HCG Weight Loss
  • Hormone Optimization
  • Measurement of Metabolic Rate
  • Nutrition and Dietary Assessment
  • Medically Supervised Meal Replacement
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Neurotransmitter Balancing to Reduce Cravings
  • Stress Reduction
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Prolon Diet

Why does Aging Cause Weight Gain?

Weight Loss

Aging is often associated with a progressive increase in weight due to loss of hormones, loss of nutrients, insomnia, increasing insulin levels, inactivity and increased cortisol levels all leading to a slower metabolism.

There is a strong connection with the loss of hormones in men and women contributing to the midlife expanding waistline.

Estradiol has a direct effect on metabolic rate. As estradiol falls and estrone increases, women will begin to gain fat around their midsection.

Testosterone in men and women affect the ability to build muscle. As levels fall, the ratio of lean muscle to fat decreases resulting in a lower metabolic rate.

Cortisol, the stress hormone, remodels the shape of the body. It stores fat around the midsection as if it is preparing for a battle that never comes.

Thyroid has profound effects on metabolism. It is quite common to see changes in thyroid hormones as we age.

Growth Hormone replacement in elderly men have shown decreases in body fat by 14% and in women 8%. 

Obesity increases the risk for all age-related diseases including cardiovascular, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer. Fat cells are known to increase inflammation, a major component associated with most diseases.

How can Sarasota Wellness & Internal Medicine Help?

Our best-in-class program will balance your hormones, determine your resting metabolic rate, thus the number of calories required to lose weight. We will come up with a very specific eating plan that works with your lifestyle. In addition, our physical trainer will develop a customized exercise program to assist in accomplishing each of our patients’ weight loss goals.


A ketogenic diet is a very low-carbohydrate way of eating that delivers moderate amounts of high-quality dietary protein and high amounts of healthy dietary fat. This reduction in carbohydrate intake helps the body shift toward a state that promotes the breakdown of fats (from the diet and your body) to produce ketone bodies and enter a state known as “ketosis.”

When following a ketogenic diet, your brain, as well as other organs, depends on ketones as an energy source. Ketones are produced in the body once you have reached a state of ketosis and can be measured in the blood and urine to ensure that you stay in ketosis during the keto diet.


L-Nutra’s first Fasting Mimicking Diet – FMD® is a 5-day meal program to be consumed every 1 to 6 months based on an authorized healthcare professional’s recommendation.

ProLon, is designed to promote the body’s natural ability to protect, regenerate and rejuvenate. In clinical studies, ProLon has been shown to reduce abdominal fat and maintain healthy levels of blood glucose, C-reactive protein (CRP), and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Unpublished clinical trials indicate that ProLon may have other positive health benefits.