Frequently Asked Questions
What are your hours?
| CARMEL LOCATION
| CENTER GROVE LOCATION
| LOUISVILLE LOCATION
| LEXINGTON LOCATION
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How long is your program?
At Target Metabolism, we ask that you commit to yourself for 6 months. This is based on recommendations made by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). True success with weight loss coming from fat (not water or muscle) takes time. If quick fixes worked, our obesity rate would not be sky-rocketing. However, even though we say this, you physically see faster changes in your body when targeting fat loss with our system. Those who complete our 6-month program see an average of 100% weight loss coming from fat. According to the ADA, only 75% of weight loss is expected to come from fat. Imagine the physical changes our clients see on their bodies when they are targeting pounds of fat loss, and unveiling the muscle within!
I am so busy. How are the visits for for the weight loss program structured? What type of time-commitment is involved?
In your first visit, we do all your testing. We test your metabolism, your body composition in the BodPod, and we ask you to fill out a health and goals questionnaire. It is in this appointment that we are gathering data data data on you and your body. This is the longest appointment and lasts approximately 60-90 minutes. Your second visit happens 2-3 business days later. It is in this visit that you will meet with the Registered Dietitian and receive all your results. In this consultation, the RD will learn more about you so she can understand more about your lifestyle and what help you will need from her in making choices to fit that lifestyle. In this consultation, she will also assign you your first wellness goal to be completed. This initial visit with the RD takes approximately one hour. One week from that consultation with the RD, we will weigh you in the BodPod to make sure you are targeting fat loss. We will also review your wellness goal with you. Provided you completed your wellness goal, you will automatically be scheduled for a stress relieving massage the following week! After this point, you are seen for weigh-ins in the BodPod and wellness goal reviews every 2 weeks. You will receive your rewards of massages on the alternating 2 weeks! Therefore, your time-commitment to yourself on this program is 20-30 minutes every week for either a weigh-in in the BodPod and goal-review, or for your reward of a massage! Metabolism testing will be done at least 3 times throughout the 6-month program. There is no additional cost for these repeat metabolism tests. ALL services are included in the monthly program membership dues. Remember, also, that you have open access to our Registered Dietitian anytime throughout the program. You can do this through private direct emails; or you can chat with her and other members via our online discussion forum! By offering her services via the internet, we make the program conducive to your busy life!
What type of success rates do you see?
All of our results are documented with FDA approved equipment. Our patent-pending system is data driven. With that being said, we are seeing 100% of weight loss come from fat for those that complete our 6-month program. On a weekly basis, our clients can expect anywhere from ½ to 2 pounds of pure fat loss. If a program promises you faster weight loss, be suspicious that a high percentage of that weight loss is water and/or muscle.
Are you going to ask me to buy pills, shakes, or bars?
Answer: Absolutely NOT. We do not even have them in our centers. We will never ask you to buy these things. If these things worked, our obesity rate would not be sky-rocketing. This is one of the reasons our Founder, Beth Thompson, developed Target Metabolism. She was sick and tired of seeing all the false claims and empty promises made by centers who sell these pills, shakes, and bars. We understand business: we know that these items would present additional revenue….we still won’t do it. Absolutely not. Our patent-pending weight loss program is based on proven data from testing your body, helping you systematically address life habits, managing stress through massage therapy, and having open access to a medical professional. Bars and pills and shakes don’t work . . . we do not sell them in our centers.
I’ve never known that you can test your metabolism. Is this for real? I’m a little suspicious.
YES. This is for real. Our equipment is FDA-approved. In the past, metabolism testing (officially known as indirect calorimetry) has been used in elite hospitals and Intensive Care Units for bed-ridden patients. Burn victims and/or those that are on ventilators make up the bulk of the patients that are administered metabolism testing. Likewise, metabolism testing has been used by professional athletes who wish to gain weight. We think it’s silly that metabolism testing has been reserved for the very ill and the very elite. What about everyone in-between? We should ALL be able to understand exactly what our body needs to lose weight. But testing metabolism one time is not adequate. Just like going to the dentist every 6 months, metabolism should be tested routinely. Metabolism is very dynamic…it changes. It changes as we age, as hormones fluctuates, as we lose weight, as we gain muscle, as medical conditions present, as medications change. Metabolism changes…. with our program, we can help you monitor that change. We will adjust our recommendations as your body changes so we can continue to force your body to target fat.
Are there other weight loss programs like yours?
NO. We are happy to say that our Founder, Beth Thompson, has developed a system that is patent-pending. This status came after an extensive international search performed by our legal team. We can safely say that no one else has a system like ours. Our system produces 100% weight loss from fat. There may be programs that pop-up that have one or 2 components like ours….but no one has the all-inclusive comprehensive program that address YOUR specific metabolism, ensures that you are losing fat, helps you systematically address habits that need to be changed to support long-term success, helps you manage stress through massage therapy, and gives you open access to a Registered Dietitian. We are proud to say we are helping people target pure fat loss every day…and we are proud to say no one else has a system like ours.