The patients who have joined our program during the initial 3 weeks have done very well in their quest to shed pounds and get healthy. All but one had elevated cholesterol and most had elevated triglycerides and ldl (bad cholesterol). Some had high blood pressure and one is a type 2 diabetic. I am exited to see their progress as we "follow all the numbers" not just their weight as we approach their goals.
The difficult part will be the transition as we wean them off the program and get them to modify the lifestyle that got them into their present condition of 'unwellness'. I am going to commit my time and my staff's time as well as all the resources we have available to make sure that the individuals that are willing to try will succeed.