Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Rock Hill, SC

Weight Loss

Are you ready to get off the weight-loss roller coaster? Shawnie Perkins, MSPA, PA-C; Camden Messier, FNP-C; and the team at Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, provide expert help with weight loss. Their 10-week weight-loss program focuses on reconstructing your relationship with food, helping you lose the weight for good. Call today or schedule an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss hard for me?

There’s no single answer to explain why weight loss is hard. But many people struggle with their weight because eating less and moving more isn’t always enough.


Nutrition and physical activity are the cornerstones of any good weight-loss program. However, other factors may make it harder for you to reach your weight goals, such as your genetics, sex, and health history.


Plus, there’s so much emotional attachment to food and eating. Many people use food as a reward or a coping mechanism. 


Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center is a functional medicine practice that focuses on looking for the root cause of complex health issues like obesity. The team creates a treatment plan to address the root cause of your weight struggles, helping you and your body heal. This makes it easier for you to lose the extra pounds and keep them off.  


If you’re struggling to lose weight, the team at Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center can help. 

What can I expect at my first weight-loss appointment?

The weight-loss program at Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center starts with a comprehensive medical history, physical exam, and some lab tests. The information the team gathers at this appointment helps direct your weight-loss plan.


They also take initial measurements (weight, height, body composition, and blood pressure) and talk to you about the program.


The weight-loss program at Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center is based on the pioneering work on hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) by world-famous endocrinologist Dr. Albert T.W. Simeons. However, the program doesn’t use hCG injections or medications.

How does weight loss work?

Weight loss at Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center is a 10-week protocol that follows a set schedule and includes weekly virtual group meetings and three one-on-one sessions. 


Phases of the program include:


  • Phase 1: 7-day detox
  • Phase 2: 2-day fat loading
  • Phase 3: 21-day calorie-restricted diet
  • Phase 4: 21-day maintenance program
  • Phase 5: 21-day change for life


Weight loss at Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center reprograms your relationship with food and the emotional triggers that keep you returning to unhealthy choices. 


Though results vary, many patients lose 10-15% of their body weight after one cycle of the program. You can repeat the program if needed to reach your weight goals.


Call Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center today or schedule your weight-loss appointment online.