Medical Weight Loss St Petersburg FL

Our Medical Weight Loss Program involves a combination of nutrition education, fitness education, and appetite suppressants in a physician-supervised program which is individually customized for each client’s needs and goals. We are committed to helping YOU lose excess weight sensibly.

As an added benefit, having extensive training in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Ariss offers treatments for hormone imbalances or deficiencies, which may play a role in the patient’s inability to manage or control their weight effectively.

Before & After Medical Weight Loss Success Pictures

Three-Phase Weight Loss Program

The three phases of this plan are designed to burn fat, lose inches and stop your cravings for starches and sweets by helping you develop lifestyle changes. When you commit to this program, you will begin to change the way you think about food. As a result, you will achieve and maintain your goal weight and a thinner you will emerge. The most significant benefit, however, will be the substantial improvement to your overall health. Our physician-monitored program is a safe and sensible way to change your life and everything in it.

Phase 1: is designed to reach and maintain a higher level of ketosis. This phase can last anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending upon your comfort level. During this phase, rapid weight loss is typically achieved.

Phase 2: is designed to maintain a moderate level of ketosis. The weight loss during Phase 2 is not as drastic as Phase 1. You will begin to increase the amount of calorie intake as you incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine.

Phase 3: is known as the maintenance phase. This phase begins the moment you reach your goal weight. During Phases 1 & 2 we will provide you with the tools to successfully maintain this goal weight.

Commit, Achieve & Maintain

Join us and take the important step toward a healthier, slimmer and more confident you!

Initial Visit Includes the Following:

  • Physical Exam
  • Medical History
  • Comprehensive Blood Panel / Tests (Complete Blood Count, Electrolytes, Kidney Function, Liver Function, Thyroid Screening, Cholesterol and Lipid Panel)
  • EKG & Interpretation
  • Vital Signs
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • 1st Week Appetite Suppressants (As Medically Appropriate)
  • B12/MIC Injection (Amino Acid, Vitamin & Mineral Supplements)
  • Physician Consultation (Including Nutritional Counseling)

Weekly Progress Visits Include:

  • Vital Signs
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Refill of Appetite Suppressants for One Week (As Medically Appropriate)
  • B12/MIC Injection (Amino Acid, Vitamin & Mineral Supplements)
  • Review Progress, Discuss Goals & Challenges, Adjust Program if Needed

Body Composition Analysis

Fresh Vitality uses an FDA approved method for analyzing your Body Composition. We use this information in conjunction with your medical history to help prevent illness and educate patients on the importance of maintaining a healthy body composition for life-long good health.

Body Fat Table




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Source: American Council on Exercise

Get Started Today

Contact us today via our Contact Page or call 727-502-9000 to schedule a complimentary weight loss consultation.

Weight Loss Testimonials

I began “dieting” this past March at over 205 pounds. I tried the fall-back diet that had worked reasonably well in the past – South Beach. However, this time, it was much more difficult for me and I wasn’t seeing the results that I was hoping to see based on my past experiences with cutting out carbs. I started looking for a better way to address my challenges with food and weight management.

Luckily, I found Dr. Ariss and Fresh Vitality! I can sincerely say that I have learned so much about myself and my own pitfalls with binge eating/overeating/emotional eating. This program is not a diet – it’s a lifestyle change. I have learned what triggers my habits, and how to avoid unhealthy behaviors. I have now established a healthy emotional relationship with food and exercise.

I am told daily how good I look now – but I think it’s really about how I FEEL now. I eat to live – I don’t live to eat. Food and the weight that accompanies overeating no longer dominate my life and how I feel about myself. I’m a different person inside and out.

A very big, warm hug and thank you to Dr. Ariss and the staff of Embrace Medical Spa & Fresh Vitality for the warm smiles, continued nonjudgmental encouragement, professional (and safe) environment and most of all….for listening and genuinely caring about my success.

I honestly couldn’t have made it this far without you! Ten more pounds to go to make it to my pre-military weight (I was 19 and 155 healthy pounds; now I have an 18 year old and weigh approximately 165 pounds!) Life is good!

All the very best,
M.M. – Female, Age 37