SA doctor's weight-loss story inspires him to help others lose weight

SAN ANTONIO - Dr. Rob Vasquez, with Nutrimost San Antonio, is a wellness advocate who strives to make the Alamo City a healthier place.

After discovering programs and lifestyles that helped manage his own medical issues – including allergies, asthma and headaches – Vasquez said he decided to bring those same techniques to his clients. 

"I struggled with my weight my entire adult life," Vasquez said. "I would try different diet programs: prepackaged meals, powders, shakes -- you name it, I did it. And I would always get stuck."

Vasquez said he didn't find change until taking part in the program himself.

"I found Nutrimost, did it, and I lost 35 pounds in 40 days. The best part is that I lost over 60 pounds, and that was a year ago, and I've been able to keep it off."

With an office in San Antonio, Vasquez and his team of health coaches make losing weight and managing health conditions accessible to everyone. Nutrimost patients have reported improvements in a range of serious medical conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, chronic pain, high blood pressure, psoriasis and low energy.

Vasquez said the transformation starts by living a healthier lifestyle. Here are his five tips:

 . Eat Organic: Organic foods are free from chemicals that can affect your health and weight. Find organic food options in your grocery store or local farmer’s market and commit to eating products that are grown using U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved substances.

 . Consume More Vegetables: Not only are vegetables great foods to eat while trying to lose weight, vegetables help people reduce the risk of chronic health conditions. Vegetables are low in calories and provide the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy body.

 . Understand Sugars: Whole foods like fruits and vegetables are made up of sugars that contain fluid, fibers, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These “good” sugars are natural, unlike refined sugars found in candies and sodas. Cut back on processed foods and always check a product’s ingredient list because sugars might be included in some items you might not expect, like pasta, cereal and some soups.

 . Learn Which Foods Help You Lose Weight: Not everybody is the same. While cottage cheese might help some people drop pounds, your body might react differently to this soft, white cheese, causing you to gain instead of lose weight. Vasquez and his team can scan your body to find out which foods are best for your weight loss and nutrition.

 . Get a Body Composition Analysis: A body composition analysis is the most complete and accurate assessment of your weight-loss goals, measuring nine factors, including your weight, body mass index, fat percentage and body water percentage. Curious how much fat is in your body vs. non-fat mass? Contact Vasquez today to get a body composition analysis for only $27 – a $72 savings. The normal price of the body composition is $99.

To find out how Vasquez and his Nutrimost San Antonio team can help you live a healthier lifestyle, call 844-505-THIN or visit www.210FatLoss.com.

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