BH Foundations

A house without a solid foundation is destined to crumble to the ground. At Belcara Health, we want to not only help our patients achieve their health and wellness goals, but understand the meaning behind the programs, plans, and tools we add to their arsenal. Enter our 40-day, BH Foundations program.

With the guidance and support of our functional medicine and dietetics team, this program will inform, educate, and prepare you for a life of health and vitality.

  • We educate you on the foundational principles of functional medicine
  • We provide the tools required to achieve your health goals
  • We work with you to incorporate these principles into your lifestyle
  • We teach you why these principles are essential to your overall well being

If you struggle with weight issues, hormonal issues, sleep issues, gut issues, or, you’re just looking to understand how to best eat and live for your body to function optimally, this is the program for you.

In 40 days, we will provide you with coaching, guidance, and education on topics like:

  • Inflammation
  • Weight control
  • Blood sugar control
  • Gut Health
  • Stress
  • Sleep
  • Meal planning and food logging
  • …and so much more!

At the same time, you will be actively working with our registered dietitian and clinical team to make changes in your diet and lifestyle in order to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

This isn’t simply a diet plan or a handout; this is a collaborative way to provide you with the tools to reach your goals and the skills to thrive for life.

BH Foundations FAQ

1. What is included in the BH Foundations Program?

This 40 day program includes:

  • InBody770 Body Composition analyses
  • Comprehensive, customized 1-hr consultation with our Registered Dietitian
  • Access to our BH Wellness App throughout the course of the program
  • Educational Classes conducted either in person or via zoom
  • Required supplements necessary to achieve optimal results
  • A customized nutrition plan
  • Consistent support throughout the 40 days, including meal planning assistance

2. Will my program be customized?

Yes. While the basics of reducing chronic inflammation remain the same, each person will require different modifications based on a variety of factors including: the body composition analysis, results of diagnostic testing, a medical history review, and the personal goals of the individual. This is why we have a team of experts who understand how to utilize the information gained through both objective and subjective data to construct an optimal plan for

3. What kind of “education” will I be receiving?

During the BH Foundations program, you will take part in either in-person and virtual classes covering a variety of topics curated to help you understand the how and why behind your recommended nutrition and lifestyle changes. These classes range in topics from practical how-to’s, like how to make a great smoothie, to important overarching concepts, like inflammation. We’re not prescribing bandaids at Belcara Health; we’re setting you up for a lifetime of health and vitality; you play an active role in maintaining that lifestyle for years to come.

4. Are you giving me a meal plan to follow?

We will provide you with a recommended meal plan created by our Registered Dietitian. She will walk you through the plan and can make adjustments based on your personal recommendations and preferences. During these 40 days, we will also teach you how to create your own meal plan to suit your body needs, lifestyle, time restraints, family, etc. Remember, we are building the foundation of a healthy lifestyle by teaching you the skills necessary to make it solid and long-lasting. Meal planning is an essential skill you will want in your arsenal for years to come.

5. Is this a weight loss program?

While many of our patients report consistent weight loss and we can customize if weight loss is one of your goals, it is important to note that BH Foundations is NOT a weight loss program. The intent of this program is to build off of the BH Reset program by addressing inflammation indicators through proper nutrition and lifestyle changes. We provide you with the education, tools, and resources to set you up for continued success. If you are looking for a weight loss program, especially a “rapid weight loss” program, please reference our BH Fit program.

6. What kind of support will I receive?

We believe in fully supporting each and every patient, recognizing that individualized support necessary to achieve long-lasting goals. You will have access to our Director of Wellness, Registered Dietitian, and Clinical and Patient Care team who will help guide and coach you in achieving your health and wellness goals. Additionally, you will have access to our Belcara Health app, giving you easy accessibility to your plan, your food log, and other supportive elements.

7. What is an “InBody” body composition analysis?

In order to fully understand what’s happening in the body, we must use empirical data, such as blood work, diagnostic testing, and our body composition analysis. The body composition analysis is a tool we use to quickly measure fat mass, muscle mass, and body water levels. The machine only requires you to step on a scale-like device for less than a minute. TThis will describe your weight accurately and give us a better idea of your overall health. As we monitor changes, we can track progress and identify areas of improvement.

8. How do I know what supplements to take and why are some required and others aren’t?

There are certain supplements we require all patients to take when enrolling in our BH Foundations program because they are known fighters of chronic inflammation and promoters of proper gut health. These supplements are an essential part of rebuilding your overall health. Additionally, you may receive provider recommendations for other supplements to address deficiencies, symptoms, and/or underlying issues uncovered through diagnostic testing. Our provider carefully reviews your medical history, testing, and the information you’ve provided in order to determine what supplements will help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

9. Do I have to do the BH Rest in order to do the BH Foundations?

While we often recommend doing the BH Reset program first in order to deload and remove toxins from your body, we do not require it. Occasionally, we will recommend starting with the BH Foundations program, especially if there are specific reasons why BH Reset isn’t a good fit. During your initial consultation, the will discuss the recommended program path in great detail.

10. What does a “food first” approach mean?

We know that often times, the catalyst of many of our symptoms, chronic inflammation, and issues is our diet and nutrition. Instead of simply prescribing “band aids” to address these issues, we want to get to the root cause, embedded in a patient’s diet. What some people tolerate well, other people don’t tolerate at all. What may cause inflammation in one person, may not in another. Each person is unique and it’s important to adjust your diet in order to help your body thrive. Our Registered Dietitian, a licensed professional who, in the state of Maryland, is the only individual lawfully allowed to design nutrition plans, will take the lead in helping to design a nutrition plan based off of diagnostic testing, medical history, your body composition analysis, and the information you provide in your consultation.

Learn More

Contact us today to learn more about how BH Fit can help you lose weight and gain confidence.

  • Schedule your private consultation today by calling 410.296.0414 or contact us online.
  • Check out our Blog for more information on other services offered here at Belcara Health.
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