Dr. Matthew McAlees of Align visited Charlotte Today to discuss the differences of the Align Weight Loss program. You can watch the video and read the transcription below.
Host: Well let's face it, it is hard to lose weight. Fad diets come and go but it seems that weight stays forever. That is until right now. Dr. Matthew McAlees from Align Weight Loss and Body Balancing can help you get rid of that extra weight once and for all with a unique program. It's unlike anything else. Dr. Matt thanks for being here today.
Dr. Matt: Hey there!
Host: Alright, let's talk about your weight loss program. What makes it unique and different from other programs on the market?
Dr. Matt: I think there's really two key points. The first one is that we don't chase symptoms. You know, in a lot of these facilities you're going to go in and they're going to inject you with a steroid, an amphetamine, a diuretic, a stimulant. And almost everyone walking in wants to know that that's not the way that we approach it. They understand maybe that those are temporary fixes, they don't work long-term, and I think people really do want to feel good and look good long term. So the way we approach is really getting to the bottom of (their weight issue), fixing people, and then really educating them about their body what foods are right for them. And I think that's a very simple test that can be done that most people have never had done before.
Host: Well tell us about this advanced technology to help you balance your body.
Dr. Matt: And so that really is the first thing that everyone wants to know about, and the key is that you want to keep your stress hormone low because cortisol (your fat building hormone) will elevate when you eat the wrong foods for you. So you need to start there and then really build out a custom plan for each person that's right for them and their goals. And that's what we do for everybody.
Host: And the technology is so advanced, I mean that's the thing if people come in and see you, Dr. Matt will do this test on you and you'll know exactly what foods you should be eating to lose weight because it's different for everybody. The other thing that your patients love about this program, not only are they losing weight, they're experiencing better overall health -- I mean a lot of them are going off of their medications.
Dr. Matt: Yes, that's the thing that really excites me. I was overweight for most of my life, I was a wrestler. I worked harder than everybody else, I could never get the weight off. You know that's really how we put this program together but ultimately it's the health aspect -- that's why I do it. I don't think there's any point in losing 50 pounds and still having a heart attack at 55. Yes, I want people to look good and yes, I want them to enjoy that, but really when they can get off their medications - when they're going back to their general doctors or OBs and they're saying "Your blood pressure's too low. You've got to come off the blood pressure medication." or the diabetes medication, the metformin, the insulin. That's what really gets us excited at the office because we want people to look good but feel better. You feel your body every day.
Host: You know many Americans struggle with weight loss, we said at the top of the show, so who are you helping - who's a good candidate, and how will you help them?
Dr. Matt: You know, I like to be really upfront every time someone comes in. If you're looking to do it the right way, it's not a quick fix, it's not some magic pill. If you're willing to put the work in and really looking for a lifestyle change those are the people that we can see just tremendous results with.
Host: You will see results for sure. We're gonna show you some before and after pictures of some of Dr. Matt's patients. You can get an idea of the incredible results these people are seeing 30 pounds in 60 days.
Dr. Matt: Yeah that last one Brenda, I mean I just love looking at their faces, I see it on there. You know he was down 16 pounds in his first 30 - there's another 20 pounds in the first 30 and and that's what it's all about.
Host: Again as we look at these before and after pictures, what everybody needs to know, not only are these patients losing the weight they're keeping it off because you're helping the body get in balance and get their metabolism in check. Correct?
Dr. Matt: Yes, I mean everything from that first test, so they now know what foods are right for them, which ones are landmines that when they DO eat their body's going to have a really bad hormonal reaction to it. All the way down to their calorie amount. I think most people know that you are what you eat, but they really don't know how big they're "gas tank" is, how much food they should be eating. We go to a restaurant and the portions that the three of us eat would all be the same, and yet I mean look at this guy, (host Eugene), he's a beast right? And we're a little bit smaller than him so we shouldn't be eating the same food because food is fuel. And you need to know some of the volumes and the foods - it's not complicated when you know what you're doing and it's - that's what we put together for people. This program will help you figure all of that out.
Host: To learn more about Align Weight Loss and Body Balancing, call 704-343-6101.