Diet Plans

BMI- Bariatric & Metabolic Institute

Vishnu Subramani, M.D.

Bariatric Medicine & Internal Medicine Physician located in Cape Girardeau, MO & Sikeston, MO

Healthy eating is the cornerstone of successful weight loss, but many popular diets fail to meet your nutritional requirements. If you want to benefit from a healthy, personalized diet plan, Vishnu Subramani, MD, at BMI- Bariatric & Metabolic Institute can help. At locations in Cape Girardeau and Sikeston, Missouri, Dr. Subramani assesses aspects of your health such as hormone levels and metabolism to create a diet plan tuned to your exact needs. Find out more about healthy diet plans by calling the office nearest you, or book an appointment online today.

Diet Plans Q & A

What are diet plans?

Diet plans are a vital element of any weight loss program. They help you to lose weight by giving you all the information you need to eat healthy, nutritious foods in the right quantities.

Many diet plans, including popular ones like Atkins and the keto diet, focus on cutting out certain macronutrients (macros) such as fat and carbohydrates. For example, a diet plan might feature foods with high fat content, but minimal carbohydrates.

Other diet plans, including weight loss shake systems, drastically reduce your calorie intake and cut out virtually all fat and carbohydrates. None of these approaches provides you with the balance of nutrients you need for healthy, sustainable weight loss.

At BMI- Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, Dr. Subramani and his team prepare personalized diet plans that include all the macronutrients and are both healthy and effective.

How is my personalized diet plan created?

To prepare your diet plan, Dr. Subramani needs to see how your body uses the energy it takes in from the food you eat. This process — metabolism — varies greatly among patients, so it's vital to check it before starting a weight loss plan.

The variation in metabolic rate is typically due to genetic factors and endocrine conditions that involve an imbalance in your hormones. For instance, hypothyroidism causes a drop in thyroid hormone levels that can make weight loss difficult and even encourage weight gain.

Dr. Subramani uses indirect calorimetry testing to assess your metabolism, so your diet plan suits the way your body operates.

You might also benefit from other tests to further personalize your plan, such as food allergy and stool composition tests, as well as the DXA Advanced Body Composition® Assessment.

What types of foods do healthy diet plans contain?

Dr. Subramani's healthy diet plans focus on eating all the macros, so you get a well-balanced diet that features a wide variety of foods.

Fresh fruits and vegetables and high-quality protein are vital for good health, so they’re likely to be present in abundance in your diet plan. The plan is also likely to include healthy sources of carbohydrates and fiber, such as brown rice, and healthy fats, like oily fish and avocados.

The specific balance of foods and portion sizes in your diet plan reflect the results of your pre-diet testing.

Find out more about personalized diet plans and how they can help you stay healthy and maintain your ideal weight. Call BMI- Bariatric & Metabolic Institute today or book an appointment online.