Vitality Health Center -  - Integrative Medicine Specialist

Vitality Health Center

Integrative Medicine Specialists & Chiropractors located in Santa Monica, CA

Nutrition And Weight Loss Specialist

Awaken your body. Allow us to guide you on a path that energizes the body, maintains your ideal weight, and elevates your mood. With a customized plan including detailed instructions, meal maps, recipes, food lists and personal consultations, we help bring you back to your optimal self so you feel fresh and revitalized.

Nutrition and Weight Loss Q and A

How much should I weigh?

Your practitioner at Vitality Health Center does several assessments to determine what a healthy weight is for you. Many providers start with the body mass index (BMI) since it’s a simple calculation based on your height and weight. But since the BMI doesn’t account for someone with a large bone structure or a lot of muscle mass, it’s just a starting point.

Your practitioner also evaluates your health and activity level to help determine a healthy weight for your particular frame. If you do need to lose weight, plan to lose a moderate 1-2 pounds per week. Even though this doesn’t sound like much, if you take your time and start eating the right way — and exercising — you’re more likely to keep the weight off.

Why is nutrition important for weight loss?

Your diet, meaning the foods and drinks you ingest, are full of nutrients (some more than others). Learning to select the right foods that are nutrient-rich helps you eat less overall. When you consume foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, you get your body’s essential nourishment without consuming more than necessary.

But all of those numbers and phrases on food labels can be tricky to understand. The expert nutrition team at Vitality Health Center can advise on diet, and what portions are best. Not only will you lose weight healthfully, but you'll also learn to keep it off for life. Plus, your risk of obesity-related diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, goes down as your weight decreases.

Will my weight loss plan include my dietary restrictions?

Yes. Let your nutrition expert know about all of your dietary restrictions and preferences. He or she wants to know if you prefer to follow a vegetarian menu, or if you can’t eat gluten, for instance. You’ll learn all about macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fat) and how to balance your food intake to get the right amount of each, by eating the foods you enjoy.

Your customized program also helps you meet your micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) needs, so you start feeling more energized. No matter what type of food restriction you may have, the nutrition specialists at Vitality Health Center can work with you.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Vitality Health Center, we accept all PPO plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield

Words from our patients

  • Yellow Pages

    "Dr. Rothman really takes a unique and medically sound scientific approach to chiropractic work. Glad we found him... Highly recommend."

    Rob C.
  • Yellow Pages

    "This place is beautiful! The staff is great and the treatments are like no other. I went in with so much neck and lower back pain and felt relief immediately."

    Lisa F.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Rothman has drastically increased my mobility and lessened my pain to almost zilch and I've only been going here for a month!"

    Shawn T.
  • Yelp

    "I walked in with pain so terrible it hurt when I breathed, after seeing Dr. Rothman I walked out feeling like a new person."

    Dina A.
  • Yelp

    "My world has changed significantly since meeting Dr. Rothman. He is the ultimate problem solver. He figured out what was wrong and fixed it."

    Linda M.
  • Yellow Pages

    "Nutrition program is tailored to the patient's needs... The nutritionist is very knowledgeable and the staff is friendly and supportive. Highly recommend their service."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "Vitality Health Center has been my oasis of relief ever since I moved to SoCal 10 years ago. My health has never been better as a result of Dr. Rothman and his team."

    Justin P.
  • Yelp

    "I started seeing Dr. Rothman for chiropractic care and now on to Pilates. I haven't had such well rounded care and increased flexibility in such a long time!"

    Kelsey O.
  • Groupon

    "I received great information about the source of my pain as well as some tips to strengthen muscle in addition to an awesome massage."

    Verified Patient
  • Groupon

    "There is not a single better, holistic care center that I have found - and I have looked everywhere. Put yourself in their caring expert hands."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "The individual care and concern for my well being is very strongly conveyed each and every time. I have lost over 25 lbs without dieting."

    Michal S.
  • Google+

    "The office has always been incredible and very professional. The staff present a very relaxing and calming atmosphere which is very nice."

    Michael S.
  • Yelp

    "I have seen improvements and even have had friends tell me they see my back straightening out. The staff is incredible and always fun."

    Mary W.
  • Yelp

    "I came to him with chronic pain in my back and shoulder and in a very short amount of time, I'm feeling the best I've felt in years... You won't find anyone better."

    Danielle M.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Rothman has helped my back pain in a very short period of time. He has a warm positive personality and works efficiently. I highly recommend him."

    Anne H.
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    "I was dealing with chronic health issues for years. Since I started the Meyer's IVs at Dr. Rothman's office, my health has changed dramatically. I'm no longer sick!"

    Christina R.
Vitality Health Center
2232 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 101
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-421-2723
Fax: 310-396-3645
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