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Weight Loss

Weight Loss Is A Journey Not A Sprint

La Jolla Weight Loss at VitaLab Wellness

At VitaLab, we walk the weight loss journey with you non-judgementally. You enjoy the benefit of 20+ years of experience in obesity medicine and health coaching, evidence-based treatments, and all the tricks and tips we have! We offer customized weight loss programs built on scientific evidence and realistic, sustainable strategies.

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Personalized Weight Loss at VitaLab

What is Weight Loss at VitaLab?

At the heart of it, weight loss and maintenance is rooted in a healthy mindful diet, regular exercise, and successful stress management. Yet, what do you do when you are already doing all of those things and the scale still refuses to budge? Firstly, we remind our patients that fitness, not fatness, predicts lifespan and chronic disease-free years. But a lot of other factors – genetics, environmental factors, hormones, stress, and injuries that prevent exercise - can contribute to challenges with weight. At VitaLab Wellness, we have combined our best tips, tricks, and scientific evidence to give you a competitive edge over your metabolism. Here are some of the highlights of our Science of Slim Membership. 

At VitaLab, we specialize in the following weight loss treatments:


We combine the latest science-backed methods with flexible nutrition plans that fit seamlessly into your lifestyle. While you'll see results quickly, we focus on long-term success and lasting lifestyle changes.


Peptide therapy offers a promising solution, helping you optimize weight loss and achieve your goals. Peptides are natural signaling molecules that can boost your metabolism, reduce cravings, and encourage your body to utilize stored fat for energy.

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What are the benefits of Peptides during weight loss?

While research on peptides for weight loss is ongoing, some potential benefits have been observed. Your consultation is vital to determine whether peptides suit your weight loss goals.

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Increased Metabolism

Specific peptides may stimulate the release of hormones like glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which can increase metabolic rate, leading to the burning of more calories at rest.

Reduced Cravings

Some peptides, like peptide YY (PYY), may promote feelings of fullness and satiety, potentially reducing cravings and helping you manage calorie intake.

Fat Mobilization

Some peptides may signal the body to release stored fat from fat cells, making it more readily available for energy expenditure.

Improved Muscle Mass

Certain peptides, like growth hormone secretagogues, may stimulate growth hormone production, which can promote muscle growth and lean body mass. Increased muscle mass can contribute to a higher metabolism and calorie burning.

Enhanced Energy Levels

Some studies suggest peptides may improve energy levels and exercise performance, potentially leading to increased calorie expenditure during physical activity.

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Your Weight Loss Consultation

Schedule your free consultation at VitaLab Wellness and discover a personalized approach tailored to your unique needs and goals. During your consultation, our experienced team will:

  • Discuss your weight loss challenges and aspirations.
  • Evaluate your health history and lifestyle factors.
  • Develop a customized plan combining evidence-based strategies and realistic nutrition guidance.

Answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have.Take the first step towards a healthier, happier you. Schedule your free consultation today!

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Weight Loss

Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone is different, and everyone's weight loss journey is unique. However, clinical studies of GLP-1 agonists consistently show 10-20% loss over about a year. The STEP trial revealed more than 50 percent of trial participants lost 15 percent of their body weight, and between 33 to 40 percent of participants lost 20 percent of their body weight. (New England Journal of Medicine 2-11-2021)

Our Science of Slim program includes weekly supervision and support, realistic healthy lifestyle coaching, nutrients that support metabolism, and, when appropriate FDA-approved medications for weight loss. Unlike direct-to-consumer online programs, you'll have direct contact with the medical team and weekly check-ins to make sure you are safe and on track to success.