Many conventional weight loss programs focus on calorie restriction and appetite suppression. Although these methods can work for short periods, in the long term, they can increase fat by inhibiting the development of lean muscle mass. Rather than using the “starvation” method, the experts at the Vitology Institute focus on proper hydration, whole foods, safe and effective exercise, and stress management as a means to get light and lean. We concentrate on the two underlying causes of weight gain: toxins and inflammation. Our goal is to educate patients not only on healthy approaches to weight loss, but also on maintaining a healthy weight for life.