Coaching Corner: Weight Loss Management Program

Welcome to the Coaching Corner! Here, we provide all the support you need to lose weight and maintain a healthy life. Our services include nutritional guidance, virtual personal coaching, help with pre and post-bariatric surgery nutrition, help to boost your metabolism, and exercise regimens.

Feel free to give us a call to learn more about how Detroit Weight Loss Center in Southfield, MI can help you. Our comprehensive medical weight management program is helping many to reach their weight loss goals. Contact us today!

What is the Coaching Corner?

Detroit Weight Loss Center works along with our trusted partners at ORKU to provide a weight loss management program. The program is designed to help you lose excess weight and then manage that weight loss through effective weight maintenance.

Our weight loss program incorporates elements such as nutrition, metabolism, exercise, and medical weight management to help you reach and maintain your weight loss goals.

Virtual Personal Coaching

Our virtual personal coach is available to help you along the way throughout your weight loss journey. Having a virtual personal coach has the benefit of being available at a time that is convenient for you.

Nutrition Education

At Detroit Weight Loss Center, our Nutritionist is on hand to help you with your dietary needs. Our nutritionist can help you with personalized meal planning to help you get the right amount of calories for weight loss without sacrificing your nutritional needs.

Our nutritionist can help with the following situations:

Pre Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss

Losing weight before bariatric surgery can help make the procedure safer. Weight loss will help reduce the amount of fat around your abdomen and liver, improves the quality of tissues, and increases the likelihood of successful minimally invasive surgery.

You may required to follow these bariatric surgery pre-op guidelines:

  • Cut down on or remove saturated fats from your diet, which includes full-fat dairy, fatty meats, and fried meals.
  • Reduce the consumption of high-carb foods like sugary treats, pasta, potatoes, bread, and related products.
  • Eliminate sugary drinks such as juice and sodas.
  • Control portion sizes during meals.
  • Steer clear of binge-eating episodes.
  • Refrain from smoking cigarettes.
  • Avoid using substances not prescribed by your doctor.
  • Abstain from alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid drinking beverages while eating.
  • Incorporate a daily multivitamin into your routine.
  • Incorporate protein shakes or protein powder into your diet.

Post-Operative Dietary Guidelines

After bariatric surgery, your stomach will need time to recover. Even after recovery, your stomach size will be reduced and you will need to continue with a different eating plan.

The following are some bariatric surgery post-op guidelines that your nutritionist will follow when creating your meal plan:

  • Week 1: Full liquid diet. You should limit your diet to sugar-free, non-carbonated liquids that are high in protein, and low in carbohydrates and fat.
  • Week 2: Puree diet
  • Week 3 to 6: Soft foods
  • After 6 weeks: You may return to eating regular solid foods.

As you return to regular foods, your portion size will be limited. This will limit the amount of nutrients your body can get through food. Additionally, changes to your anatomy affect nutrient absorption. 

This means you will need to take vitamin and mineral supplements every day for the rest of your life, and be followed with regular laboratory assessment. Our Supplement Store at the Detroit Weight Loss Center can supply the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy diet.

Metabolism Boost

Metabolism is the process that converts food into the energy your body uses or stores. It controls sleep, appetite, weight, and energy levels. Calories represent energy, similar to how inches measure length. Understanding your calorie intake is crucial and similar to fueling a car—balance is key to maintaining energy levels without overfilling.

However, weight management isn’t just about calories in versus calories out. Various factors influence metabolism, gut hormones, and weight gain. Focusing on metabolic efficiency—the body’s ability to use energy effectively—leads to better weight management, energy, and well-being. Sustainable weight loss and maintenance come from understanding and improving metabolism rather than restrictive dieting.

Tracking metabolism through a daily assessment helps identify areas for improvement. Improving your metabolic efficiency leads to better outcomes, although progress varies for each person. Our weight loss coach can guide you on where to start and tips for enhancement.

You can speed up your metabolism in the following ways:

  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Increase your activity level
  • Complete a few Metabolic Workouts per week
  • Detox
  • Drink at least 64 oz of water per day or more
  • Take time each day to reflect and count your blessings
  • Do not put toxins in your body
  • Lower stress with Mindful Breathing 
  • Take vitamins (like calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D) to supplement your diet and prevent nutritional deficiencies

You can see what influences your metabolism by completing a Metabolism Assessment each day. Try to improve by making suggested changes to your lifestyle.

Click on the button below to try our metabolism tracker! It’s as simple as filling in a simple survey that will give you a score between 1 and 100. Those who score anywhere over 80 are usually on the right track for significant weight loss.

Exercise Regimes

Our partner has three types of workouts for any fitness level: Metabolic, Cardio, and Stretches. Each is explained in more detail below.

Metabolic Exercise

Metabolic exercise combines strength and cardiovascular training through circuit routines. These workouts consist of brief intervals of exercise (such as upper body, lower body, and core movements) separated by recovery periods.

Metabolic exercises will give you the fastest results in the shortest amount of time. Your metabolic rate will not only be boosted during the exercise, but the effect will continue long after your workout. They play an essential role in boosting metabolic efficiency and overall physical fitness.

There are three lengths of Metabolic Workouts: 12 minutes (Metabolic Spark), 20 minutes (Metabolic Burn), and 32 minutes (Metabolic Ignite). You should complete 2-4 of these workouts each week.

Cardio Exercise

Cardio exercise is the type of exercise that gets your lungs moving. Workouts generally involve using your large muscle groups, such as running, cycling, or swimming. The exercises cause you to breathe more deeply and your heart rate to rise. This type of training will help you to use oxygen more efficiently.

The cardio workouts are designed to be done either on a treadmill, outside, or inside if you have some room to work with. 

There are three lengths of Cardio Workouts: 12 minutes (Cardio Spark), 20 minutes (Cardio Burn), and 32 minutes (Cardio Ignite).  You should complete 2-4 of these workouts each week.


Stretching should be an essential part of your exercise routine. Stretching helps prepare your body for exercise and cool down muscles afterward. It helps maintain proper body alignment and reduce those post-workout aches and pains. Stretching helps prevent injuries, decrease stress, and boost your energy. 

Stretching does more than just make your muscles a little longer. It will improve your mobility and joint range of motion.

The Stretch Workouts start at 2-15 minutes and we encourage you to do them every day.

Training Plans

12 week training plans for novice to advanced fitness levels.

Successfully Manage Your Weight Loss

Our trusted weight loss partner has outlined a 15-step strategy to ensure you lose weight and keep that weight off. Click on the button below to learn more about these steps and see how they can help you.

Begin Your Weight Loss Journey Today

Contact our team of weight loss experts at Detroit Weight Loss Center in Southfield, Michigan today to learn how we can help you along your weight loss journey. Our weight loss program is helping many to reach their weight loss goals and maintain a healthy weight. We look forward to helping you live a healthier, happier life!

Medically reviewed by Dr. Blake Movitz, MD,  FACS

Dr. Blake Movitz

Dr. Blake Movitz

Dr. Blake Movitz, MD, FACS is fellowship trained from the Mayo Clinic in Minimally Invasive Advanced GI Surgery, Complex Endoscopy and Bariatric Surgery.