Patient Portal

If You are a Patient, THIS is Your Page
Holland Clinic's medical weight loss program is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Welcome to Holland Clinic's new patient portal. This is the starting point for our current, active patients to get online information and help with their individual weigh loss issues. In other words, if you're a patient of ours right now, chance are that you're in the right place.

Facebook, Google Plus and Pinterest
Please bear in mind that while hollandclinic.com is our primary world wide website, we do also have a small but growing presence in the so-called "social media". We have a Facebook site for medical weight loss, a Google Plus site for medical weight loss and a Pinterest site for medical weight loss.










Healthy weight loss diet
Help With Our Diet
 
The diet that doctor Holland generally suggests for his patients and has probably suggested for you (unless he has specifically told you otherwise) is a modified low-fat, low-inflammatory, low fructose, higher fiber pre-pro-biotic diet. If that sounds like a mouthful, well, that's why we're here to help. Here are the general details which we HOPE you already know something about.
  • Low fat-High fiber: Our diet is called "20-Twenty" which means "twenty fat grams per day and twenty grams of fiber per day. 
  • Low fructose. Fructose which is found in high fructose corn syrup, agave syrup, fruit juice and table sugar is an obesogen; a chemical that promotes obesity when consumed in LARGE amounts. Small amounts of fructose such as that found in WHOLE (but not squeezed) fruit and the small amounts added to foods like bread don't make any difference, but big doses of fructose found in sugary sodas or candy are bad news.
  • Pre-biotics: Pre-biotic fiber like INULIN (not to be confused with INSULIN) promotes the growth of "good" bacteria in the gut and there is growing scientific evidence that these good bacteria can help us lose weight. Probiotics like yogurt have the same effects.
Exercise is the key to keeping the weight off
Help With Exercise

Exercise is the key not so much to weight LOSS but instead to long-term weight maintenance. This means two things:
  • Exercise can seem very slow and frustrating in the beginning
  • Exercise only really begins to "Show" after many months have elapsed
In other words, exercise is frustrating for a lot of us. Our philosophy is basically that the most important thing you can do to ensure that exercise will actually work for your weight loss is to not give it up and THAT in turn is all about finding something you TRULY enjoy. We don't mean something you have to "psych" yourself into enjoying but something that is actually fun for YOU...personally. In other words, we want to help you make exercise feel like play. 

Help with weight loss medications
Help With Weight Loss Medications

It is not our intention to practice medicine online or to offer patients SPECIFIC advice about medications here. That doesn't mean that we cannot help you by giving GENERAL advice to help you understand some of the issues that commonly arise for patients who are losing weight with the help of medications. Here you will find help for:
  • How to avoid medication side effects
  • How to get weight loss medications to work best
  • Understand why "appetite suppressants" may not actually suppress appetite much at all BUT STILL WORK.
  • Understand why everyone slowly develops resistance to weight loss medications
  • Understand the differences between stimulant-based weight loss medications like phentermine, phendimetrazine and diethylpropion on the one hand and other, non-stimulant medications like topiramate on the other hand.
  • Understand new weight loss drugs like Qsymia and Belviq
  • Understand how, when and why to stop taking weight loss medications
  • Understand "long-term" use of weight loss medications
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Above all we want our online presence to help you
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