At Hermann Wellness, we believe good nutrition is key to achieving many health goals, including weight loss, relief from allergy symptoms and removing food sensitivities. Dr. Anne Hermann is a board certified internal medicine physician who is also board certified as a physician nutrition specialist. Dr. Hermann has been helping patients lose weight in Tampa and St. Petersburg for over 10 years. At our practice, we tailor a plan that is fit for you by offering you a choice from one of our four primary diet plans. Because we are a medical office, we can prescribe an appetite suppressant or vitamin therapy as well. *Individual results may vary
Patient Discussing Her Personal Weight Loss Success
1. Meal Planning
Meal planning is a good option for people who like to cook and prepare their own meals without the use of meal replacement products. Our team will help you plan well-balanced, nutritious meals that will satiate you and help you achieve your weight loss goals.
We will determine how many calories you need to eat to maintain your weight or lose weight based on your current weight, age and other factors. For example, we may determine that if you eat 500 calories less than usual, you will lose one pound per week. *Individual results may vary
We will also educate you about how to combine foods in order to quell your hunger cravings, and how much water you should drink throughout the day.
Optifast is the only medical meal replacement approved for people to live off for three months or more. Optifast products, which include shakes and snack bars, replace all of the nutrients, amino acids and essential fats that you need to be healthy. If you are on the full Optifast diet, you will not eat any food during the active phase of the plan. You will consume a shake, bar or piece of fruit every three to four hours. Eventually, you will transition to eating foods and preparing your own meals. You will receive nutrition education to help make smart and healthy diet choices once you transition to foods. *Individual results may vary
Optifast must be done under medical supervision. Our team will monitor you while you are on the Optifast diet to ensure that you are getting the right amount of calories and to periodically order blood work.
Optifast is a good option for people who do not like to cook or prepare their own meals, and would prefer the convenience of a meal replacement product.
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3. Optifast with One Meal per Day
Some of our patients choose to do Optifast and eat one meal per day. This is a good plan for anyone who has a difficult time eating the correct number of calories during a busy day. On the Optifast plus one meal plan, you will eat three Optifast supplements during the day, plus one specifically proportioned meal. Our team will help you plan and cook meals with the right caloric balance to meet your nutritional needs and promote healthy weight loss. *Individual results may vary
4. Anti-Inflammatory or Detox Diet
The Detox Diet is Dr. Hermann’s preferred diet for people who suspect that some of the foods that they eat are making them feel ill. It prevents unhealthy foods that cause inflammation and hunger cravings, such as wheat, dairy, sugar and alcohol. This diet plan emphasizes food choices over calorie counting. It’s especially helpful for people with digestive issues, joint pain, migraines, autoimmune disease, rashes and sinus issues. The Detox Diet may even illuminate a food sensitivity that you didn’t know you had. Our patients who follow the Detox Diet not only lose weight but they generally feel better. *Individual results may vary
Which Diet Is Best for Me?
Hermann Wellness will help you determine the diet that is best for your nutritional needs, lifestyle and weight loss goals. One of the most important aspects of selecting a diet is choosing one to which you can commit. For example, if you really like to cook, Optifast probably isn’t your best option. Alternatively, if you want to take all of the guesswork out of meal planning and calorie counting, Optifast is probably right for you. *Individual results may vary
Our team uses their special nutrition skills to plan diets that are tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Before prescribing a diet, we will perform a comprehensive medical exam to ensure that your hormones, thyroid levels, adrenal function and overall health are not affecting your ability to lose weight. We will also measure your BMI and body fat percentage.
If our team does find a hormone or nutritional imbalance, we will address that in conjunction with diet and meal planning. We can also prescribe an appetite suppressant or fat burner shots if needed, but these are optional. Note that half of our patients do not use medication or shots.
Some of our patients have heard about the HCG Diet and are curious about how it works. We would be happy to provide more information about the diet; please contact us for details.
Dr. Hermann’s goal is to improve people’s health through nutrition. She has been providing St Petersburg nutrition since 2004. Dr. Hermann personally hires and supervises all of the practitioners in her office to ensure that you receive the most up to date nutritional advice. We focus on diagnosis and treatment of gluten sensitivities and other food allergies; we test for vitamin levels and toxins in the system and treat both eating disorders and obesity. *Individual results may vary
Achieving optimal nutrition in today’s society is extremely difficult. We are bombarded by advertisements for food or products that are not only unhealthy, but also contain elements toxic to the human body. Your diet may even contain food products that give you an allergic reaction. Meeting with our Tampa nutritionist will provide you the tools to start purifying your body.
We have dietary approaches (detoxification diet or elimination diet) that aim to remove toxins or allergy-causing foods from your diet. We couple those with our line of pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements to get your body to a clean, and healthy state. Our Tampa nutritionist will also discuss proper approaches so that you will avoid the toxins and allergens in the future, to help you maintain a state of optimal nutrition.
Contact Dr. Hermann
To learn more about any of our diet plans or nutrition services, call our office to make appointment with one our highly trained and experienced providers in St. Petersburg (727) 278-3992 or Tampa (813) 902-9559. A friendly staff member would be happy to answer your questions or schedule an appointment for you.