Weight Loss Clinic in Chicago

Weight Loss That Works

When you want to lose weight but nothing seems to work, it’s easy to lose hope and motivation. Losing weight is often billed as a solo endeavor, something you have to accomplish on your own.

Staying late at the gym, cutting back on the foods you love, pushing yourself to commit more, worried you might backslide—it doesn’t have to be this way. And it’s not something you have to do alone.

When you come to Balanced Flow Wellness, you will be met by a team that is excited to share your weight loss journey with you. Elevating our clients to where they can reach their optimal health and well-being is the founding principle of our weight loss clinic in Chicago.

Our goal post is your goals. Our customized weight loss plans take measurable steps to get you there.

Understanding Your Body Composition

The first obstacle to losing weight is understanding what the weight distribution actually looks like in your body. When you step on a scale, the number that comes up is only part of the story.

A scale can only tell you how many pounds you weigh. It won’t tell you how much of that weight is muscle and how much of it is fat. That number also doesn’t take into account water weight, which can account for up to 60% of your total weight!

InBody Scanning

At Balanced Flow Wellness, we use InBody scanning, a device that measures a multitude of components that make up your body weight.

An InBody scan measures:

  • Body fat percentage
  • Muscle mass
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Basal metabolic rate
  • Disease risks
  • Visceral fat level
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Body water

InBody scanning takes just a couple of minutes, and it only takes about a minute more to receive your results. Our expert practitioners will go over your results with you in detail, giving you a full picture of your weight and body composition.

This information is crucial to the creation of your customized treatment plan. With a better understanding of where in your body you want to lose weight and what kind of weight this is, the practitioners at our weight loss clinic in Chicago will be able to fine-tune your weight loss plan to get the results you want to achieve.

Weight Loss on a Chemical Level

Once we’ve completed your body scan, we will have a better understanding of the physical factors that are contributing to your weight gain.

Mind over matter can only do so much. If you have been overweight for a long time, your body will have adapted to the habits and conditions of your weight gain. Habits of eating and exercise are hard to break on a mental level because they can be deeply ingrained on a physical level.

Weight gain can also be connected to genetics, hormone imbalances, and poor nutrition.

We will consider all of these aspects during your consultation. Your customized weight loss plan may include one or two of the following therapies to address these issues:

Hormone Therapy

Obesity has been linked to low levels of estrogen and progesterone in people assigned female at birth and low levels of testosterone in people assigned male at birth.

hormone therapy at weight loss clinic in Chicago

As we age, our hormone levels decrease. For all people, regardless of sex, this change in hormone balance can lead to metabolic disruptions and a loss of muscle mass.

This is because estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone promote the creation of lean muscle and are key players in fat distribution. These hormones have also been linked to high energy levels and sleep quality, both of which are important for weight loss.

Hormone optimization therapy at our weight loss clinic in Chicago can reset your hormone balance and help you achieve real results from your weight loss efforts.

Semaglutide and Tirzepatide

When you have been struggling to lose weight for a long time, a problem you may be facing is that your body has become too accustomed to certain lifestyle patterns and eating habits.

For example, perhaps you are used to eating large meals mostly made up of simple carbohydrates. To lose weight, you need to switch to smaller portion sizes made up of complex carbohydrates, as these take longer for your stomach to break down and provide more nutrients.

However, these small-sized meals do nothing to stem your hunger. You still need food for energy, and you’re not getting enough.

Hunger is not all in your head. So, why do we so often consider reducing the amount we eat as an act of willpower?

Semaglutide and tirzepatide are two weight loss medications that help curb hunger on a chemical level. These medications mimic the hormones in your body that are responsible for appetite control. By reducing your appetite, these medical weight loss treatments adjust your appetite to reflect your improved diet.

Vitamin Injections

We often add vitamin shots as a supplement to our weight loss plans.

Poor nutrition often goes hand in hand with weight gain. Unfortunately, a lot of the food that is readily available to most Americans is highly processed. For many of us, our diets are centered around simple carbs like white rice, white bread, and white pasta, which fill us up without giving us any great nutritional value.

Even if you are great about adding vegetables to your diet or taking your vitamins, you only get a fraction of the nutrients from vitamins when they are taken orally.

With our vitamin supplements, we inject the vitamins you need directly into your body, giving you the maximum absorption of nutrients.

To support weight loss, we often recommend lipotropic MIC injections. These injections are a combination of several vitamins and nutrients that enhance your metabolism and promote fat loss. Our B-12 shots are also popular for increasing metabolism and strengthening muscles.

Our Innovative Approach to Weight Loss

Most weight loss clinics only offer medical treatments and leave it to you to do the diet and exercise that actually make you lose the weight. Like us, some will help you to create an exercise plan and diet, but unlike us, few have the in-house capacity to help you implement this plan.

At our weight loss clinic in Chicago, we use technology-assisted fitness and body sculpting to help you do the work of losing weight.

Miha Bodytec

Exercising to lose weight is difficult for anyone, but it is especially difficult if your current weight hampers your mobility. At Balanced Flow Wellness, we use Miha Bodytec to maximize your cardio, so you can burn more calories with limited movement.

man uses Miha Bodytech at weight loss clinic in Chicago

Our Miha Bodytec suit has a highly flexible design suitable for all body types. There’s no need to bring exercise clothing, as we will fully outfit you in an underlayer before fitting the vest and attachments.

Miha Bodytec accelerates weight loss by increasing the intensity of your workout by up to 8x. With Miha Bodytec, a 20-minute training session gives you the benefits of a 2.5-hour high-intensity interval training. Miha Bodytec uses electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to induce rhythmic muscle contractions. Essentially, it works out your muscles for you!

Once we get you fitted in the Bodytec suit, one of our expert providers will lead you through a 12- to 20-minute movement routine. The suit is programmed to start and stop the electrical muscle stimulation, giving you rest periods.

Emsculpt NEO

Once you are near or at your ideal body weight, we provide body sculpting with Emsculpt NEO to shred any stubborn, remaining fat. Emsculpt NEO is especially helpful for decreasing fat in areas that are difficult to target with exercise.

Woman receives Emsculpt NEO treatment at weight loss clinic in Chicago

This treatment eliminates the fat cells that remain even after you’ve lost the weight. Emsculpt NEO increases muscle strength and tone, tightening your overall physique.

Emsculpt NEO uses a paddle positioned on your skin, which emits a combination of radiofrequency (RF) and high-intensity focused electromagnetic stimulation (HIFEM). The RF technology heats up and destroys fat cells, while HIFEM induces muscle contractions, giving your muscles a localized workout.

With Emsculpt NEO, results are achieved as soon as 6-8 weeks.
For the duration of your Emsculpt NEO treatment, we will have you continue with a fitness and nutrition plan to maximize the longevity of your results. As with any weight loss treatment, long-term results rely on a commitment to a diet and exercise plan that maintains a proper balance between the calories you eat and the calories you burn.

Planning and Guidance

Weight loss can feel like a lonely journey. At Balanced Flow Wellness, you have an expert team behind you every step of the way. Our weight loss program puts a big emphasis on coaching. We’re sports people, after all!

At our weight loss clinic in Chicago, you will receive expert lifestyle guidance and nutritional counseling. We emphasize the building of an exercise routine and diet that you will follow during your treatment and long after. Sustainable weight loss means establishing healthy habits. We don’t want you in the clinic forever!

During your work with us, we will train you until these habits are second nature. Our practitioners are a bottomless resource for weight loss education and are here to hold you accountable in your commitment to meet your weight loss goals. We measure your progress with repeat testing to keep you on track and show you the results you are achieving in real time.

Come meet your team at Balanced Flow Wellness and start your journey to real weight loss results.

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