Losing weight is a battle many wage on a daily basis. Countless advertisements promise fast weight loss by taking a pill or ordering special food, but no matter how hard you try, the weight just won’t come off.
The truth is: there is not a one-size-fits-all solution.
That’s the driving force behind Dr. Robert Fortino’s approach to weight loss. As South Jersey’s premier weight loss physician, Dr. Fortino approaches each patient with a personalized plan, tailored to their individual needs and optimized for true success.
Dr. Fortino’s methods have made him the most in-demand weight loss physician in South Jersey and Philadelphia, with clients traveling from hours away for an appointment, and he always makes time to see them personally, sometimes scheduling appointments on lunch or after hours. When meeting a patient for the first time, Dr. Fortino conducts a 30 to 40 minute physical exam, making sure to get the full picture of a person’s health before recommending a plan of action. He feels that this foundation is what leads to their success.
And the success stories are everywhere. Dr. Fortino’s Facebook page and website have various written and video testimonials, proving that not only does his approach work, but how well-liked he is among his patients.
Whether you need to lose 15 pounds or 150 pounds, Dr. Fortino can help. His client list runs the gamut of housewives, politicians and socialites, and even members of the armed forces who need help passing a physical. They all come to him to reach their weight loss goals.
Education is a key component of Dr. Fortino’s weight loss programs. He says there are many issues with the way food is marketed in the U.S. “We’ve been taught to eat a certain way since childhood, which involves a lot of processed foods. In this country we need to live like the Europeans. They buy fresh meat and produce for the day; they don’t buy for the week like we do. Therefore they consume healthier meals,” he says.
Dr. Fortino says the American diet is comprised of carbohydrates like corn, wheat, flour and sugars, causing the epidemic of diabetes and obesity. He proposes an effective low carb-high fat diet. “The low carb high fat diet eliminates refined, processed foods, and replaces them with fresh fruits and vegetables, proteins, and good fats, like fish, dairy and olive oil,” he says. “The emphasis is on whole, natural foods, without GMOs. This combination causes the body to metabolize more efficiently.”
Even the strictest of dieters can sometimes succumb to temptation, often in the form of the office vending machine. To help you stay on track, Dr. Fortino offers Slim & Tone lipotropics, which give people an energy boost. “When that 2 p.m. fatigue sets in, these oral drops provide a combination of amino acids and B vitamins to combat it,” he says. “It’s not a stimulant or medication.”
In addition to weight loss, Dr. Fortino offers cutting-edge FDA-approved body contouring treatments for men and women.
“The newest treatments are actually very simple, relaxing procedures,” says Dr. Fortino. “They are painless, leave no marks and require no downtime. Surgery is risky, requires anesthesia and leaves bruises. This is a safer, more cost-effective solution, and is ideal for thighs, belly, arms and chin.”
Dr. Fortino offers several body contouring options. Cavi-Lipo uses ultrasound waves to break down fat cells, resulting in a loss of inches and smoother, tighter skin after just a few treatments. “Anyone [besides pregnant women] can have this procedure done,” Dr. Fortino says. “Patients can experience up to 30 percent reduction in fat-layer depth after one treatment. It works especially well on men’s chest area because the ultrasound penetrates so efficiently.”
The Illumiwave 635 Lipo Contour Laser is another noninvasive procedure lasting approximately 20 to 40 minutes per treatment. This has become a popular treatment in Los Angeles, Miami and New York with many patients choosing to have the procedure done on their lunch breaks.
“Results from the Illumiwave are noticeable after two to four treatments, and an expected loss of two to four inches overall after approximately six weeks,” says Dr. Fortino.
For those interested, Dr. Fortino also offers a treatment combining Cavi-Lipo with the Illumiwave, producing dramatic results in less time.
Dr. Fortino believes in the methods and procedures he advocates for patients, hoping they jump start their motivation to lead a healthier lifestyle.
“One thing everyone has to do, whether a body builder or athlete, is eat right and move more,” he says. “There is no shortcut for staying in shape. People want the easy way, but you have to challenge yourself and work hard for the body you want.”
A Personalized Path to Weight Loss
Dr. Robert Fortino provides a comprehensive approach to a healthy lifestyle.
By Liz Hunter