Weight Loss

Metabolic Rejuvenation Program (MRP)


Overcoming Weight Loss Resistance the healthy way

Some people find losing even a small amount of weight it to be a major struggle. People who wish to lose weight often put themselves on a diet; however, it is widely known that over 95% of all diets end in failure.

Our 90-day Metabolic Rejuvenation Program provides patients with a safe, innovative approach to overcoming weight loss resistance. Our approach is based on adjusting the patient's metabolism by identifying and correcting many of the following factors:

  • Cravings due to chemical imbalances within the brain
  • Low metabolism due to decreased muscle mass from chronic dieting
  • Chronic sleep deprivation
  • Food allergies and gastrointestinal conditions
  • High cortisol levels due to chronic stress
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin resistance
  • Hormone imbalance
  • History of failure with weight loss

To determine if you are weight loss resistant, click here to take the "Weight Loss Resistance Self Test".  


Comprehensive Metabolic Profile

The Metabolic Rejuvenation Program begins with a specialized test called the Designs for Health/Meta-Metrix Comprehensive Metabolic Profile, which pinpoints imbalances and deficiencies in the body. With the results of this test, Ultimate Vitality Centers can develop a program tailored to each patient's specific needs.


Program Elements

Ultimate Vitality Centers’ 90-day Metabolic Rejuvenation Program is so effective in helping patients lose weight due to careful planning by a physician, guidance, and support. The program includes:

  • Detailed initial treatment plan – Ultimate Vitality Centers will design a treatment plan for each patient to address the multiple factors that contribute to weight loss resistance
  • Follow-up office visits – 6 during the 90-day period
  • Email support, including secure email directly with Dr. Graves
  • Phone support with Dr. Graves and other supporting providers
  • Laboratory testing to monitor the patient’s progress
  • Body composition testing performed at every visit to monitor progress
  • Meal plans – guidance through the process of meal planning and a review of the patient’s meal plan after the first month
  • Exercise recommendations – based on each patient’s specific needs
  • Reassessment/Adjustment of treatment plan as needed, based on feedback from the patient and laboratory test results
  • Patient binder to organize all content provided during the program
  • Educational materials provided continuously to support the Metabolic Rejuvenation Program 


Why it Works

Correcting Imbalances - A "Functional" Approach

The Metabolic Rejuvenation Program takes a “functional” approach toward weight loss, helping patients become healthier and achieve optimal results. Whereas traditional medicine focuses more on treating symptoms, we look at each patient’s unique needs – and, using state-of-the -art laboratory testing and the latest developments in functional medicine, we search for the root cause of the symptoms he or she is experiencing.

When a person experiences pain or discomfort, it is his or her body’s unique way of communicating that something is wrong – while traditional medicine may involve a pain medication, functional medicine seeks to identify and treat the underlying cause of the pain.

Ultimate Vitality Centers’ functional approach aims to pinpoint the underlying reasons for a patient’s difficulty with weight loss. By focusing on prevention and paying close attention to small problems, our patients can avoid the threat of larger health issues.

Read more about functional medicine.


Key Components of the Metabolic Rejuvenation Program

Total Metabolism Testing

We evaluate patients in our Metabolic Rejuvenation Program using several different methods. This provides us with a more comprehensive picture of body morphology and metabolism, as well as uncovering relationships that can indicate whether the patient is at a higher risk for heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, osteoporosis, or other serious long-term medical conditions.

We go above and beyond the patient’s weight by using Bio-Impedance Testing to evaluate body composition, or the ratio of body fat to muscle, bone, and skin. We also take waist and hip measurements into careful consideration, as a higher percentage of fat accumulated around the waist can increase a patient’s likelihood of developing certain metabolic problems. These measurements allow Ultimate Vitality Centers to evaluate each patient’s risk for disease as well as their progress.

Nutritional Supplements and Medical Foods

Proper nutrition is important both to provide the cellular nutrition that the body needs and to correct identified and clinically diagnosed nutritional deficiencies. However, Dr. Graves and the American Medical Association agree that we cannot get all these necessary nutrients from food – Ultimate Vitality Centers is committed to providing its patients with high-quality nutritional supplements and medical foods to support our individualized programs.

All nutritional supplements are not equal – many drugstore brands are woefully inadequate in terms of potency, quality, and nutritive value. All brands that we offer to our patients come from manufacturers recognized for providing complete, quality nutrition.

Eating Plans

Ultimate Vitality Centers recognizes the importance of eating a well-balanced, appropriate diet in maintaining good health and succeeding in our programs. The eating plans we design for our patients are centered on:

  • Replacing highly processed food with healthier, “whole” foods
  • Nutritional balance and portion control
  • Identifying food sensitivities and intolerances that may cause chronic symptoms and interfere with weight loss.

Our nutritional guidance promotes a healthier weight and an improved response to the treatment plan.