Weight Loss Management
Wellness is the state of living a healthy lifestyle. It is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.
Wellness is not a separate entity- it's an aggregate of our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. It is not a passive or static state but rather an “active pursuit” that is associated with intentions, choices and actions as we work toward an optimal state of health and wellbeing. To achieve wellness we must adopt attitudes and lifestyles that prevent disease, improve health, and enhance the quality of life and sense of wellbeing.
In other words, wellness is proactive, preventive and driven by self-responsibility.
Physician Supervised Weight Loss Program
Our goal is to make you look and feel great! We are here to help you reach your goal weight and help you improve how you feel about yourself!
Weight loss is a personal issue; everyone has different goals for weight loss and percent of body fat they want to achieve. Remember you are losing weight for you and no one else!
Soon you will be on your way to making small lifestyle changes that will provide big rewards in return. You will notice changes will occur quickly if you commit to the program and adhere to the guidelines established.
Remember Dr. Blake is working in conjunction with your clinical director to help you celebrate the continued success of your weight loss.
About the Program:
At your initial consultation you will meet with our weight loss specialist to define your goals. Together, we will formulate a written plan outlining how these goals will be achieved. Your medical health is our foremost concern.
- Complete blood work, including cholesterol levels, liver enzymes, kidney function & electrolytes. (Pregnancy test for females)
- EKG for candidates of prescription appetite suppressants.
- Blood pressure /Pulse
- Exercise Recommendations
- Nutritional Analysis
- Body fat percentage/Body Mass Index on our Tanita scale
Amanda Picord, Program Director and Registered Nurse of Illume Wellness
Amanda Picord has been a registered nurse for over 10 years. She graduated with her associated degree in 2010 and her BSN in 2014.
Amanda worked for many years in the hospital setting including the cardiovascular intensive care unit and was an organ donation and transplant coordinator. She has spent the last three years working in weight loss and wellness. She is a certified personal trainer as well as group exercise instructor. Amanda also has certifications in health coaching and nutrition through Precision Nutrition.
Amanda also has a personal passion for weight loss and wellness. In December 2016, at age 30, Amanda’s weight had ballooned to 300 pounds. She was also diagnosed with high blood pressure, borderline diabetes, and sleep apnea. Through changes in lifestyle that include diet, exercise, and mindfulness over the course of a year and a half she lost over 150 pounds and has maintained her weight loss for the past three years.
With Amanda’s professional experience as well as personal journey, she comes to Illume Wellness with tools and resources to help those who are struggling with their weight from that extra 10 pounds to 100 pounds. Amanda’s philosophy is to create custom plans in weight loss and wellness that are realistic for each person. Her focus in wellness include medical weight loss programs, accountability, fitness, and mindfulness.
“I know what it’s like to feel really bad about yourself, when you feel at your lowest. Physically, mentally, spiritually. I know how hard it is to walk up a flight of stairs and try not to be out of breath. Now, after losing 150 lbs, I know what it’s like to feel really good about myself and if I can help someone feel really good about themselves, well that’s what wellness is all about.”-Amanda
"I cannot say enough about Dr Blake and his program. It has changed my life, and I will be happy to talk to anyone about my experience. The Contour Weight Loss Program is a lifestyle change and an educational program, and I will never be overweight again."
"I cannot begin to explain how extremely pleased I am with my overall results using the Contour Weight Loss program. When on other weight loss programs, I never felt comfortable with their approach nor have I achieved my maximum potential and always felt unsuccessful in my efforts."