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Short Term Weight Loss is a Good Starting Point…

but Balanced Weight Management After Dieting Should be Your Ultimate Goal

There are 3 critical things to understand about weight loss that will help you maintain a stable weight after dieting:

  1. One of the greatest hazards of dieting is losing muscle mass along with fat.
  2. Muscle is required to burn calories. Therefore, when you decrease your muscle mass via dieting, you will have less muscle to burn calories after you return to your regular eating patterns. In other words, you will regain your lost weight. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, dieters regain almost all of their lost weight within 5 years after dieting.
  3. If you start dieting again you will lose yet more muscle, further inhibiting your ability to burn calories.

And thus the hopeless cycle of yo-yo dieting is set…unless you’ve chosen the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method.

Call Now 254-595-1730 and Ask Us About Your Initial Weight Loss Assessment…Our Medically Developed Diet Protocol can be Tailored to Just About Any Individual, Regardless of Your Weight Loss Goals.

Dr. Benjamin A. Marcum

Dr. Marcum is a Board Certified Family Practice and Obstetrical physician owner in the Stephenville Medical and Surgical Clinic. After graduating medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, he completed a three-year residency at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, focusing on rural medicine with an obstetrical emphasis. Dr. Marcum and his wife, Katie, moved their family to Stephenville in 2012 for him to practice.

“In today’s world we are battling the prevalent epidemic of obesity. For most it starts as being a little over weight, but as time goes on the weight goes up. It seems to be the natural course for many people and the implications are quite serious. As body weight goes up so does the risk of multiple medical problems. This includes diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and stroke – just to name a few. Obesity alters the body’s ability to function properly creating metabolic imbalances that only promote more weight gain, a vicious cycle. To add insult to injury, the psychological implications of being overweight or obese are too numerous to count.

“The American diet driven by a savvy food industry is without a doubt promoting the epidemic of obesity. Many diet plans are derailed by the marketing strategies of the food industry coupled with the readily available high carbohydrate, high fat and high sodium products we are bombarded with on a daily basis. On the other hand, It is astounding the number of efforts that have been made to achieve weight reduction. There are thousands of diets and hundreds of weight loss procedures, few of which actually address the underlying problem.

“As a physician, and Ideal Protein patient myself, I know this program works, and the science behind it. I’ve lost significant weight while following Protocol and know it’s that simple.

“I enjoy working with patients on Ideal Protein. I am happy to answer any medical questions for our dieters and cheer on their successes. As the overseeing physician, I make sure their health is improved with Ideal Protein and coordinate care with their own physician or provide specialty referrals if needed.

“I now have a real answer for patients that struggle with their weight and suffer medically and emotionally because of it.

Benjamin Marcum, M.D.

The Protocol

Our medically developed weight loss protocol and smarter lifestyle choices education offers dieters what they really want…a structured program that can put an end to constant dieting.

Business Hours

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM,
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM,
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Virtual Coaching and Hands-Free Delivery/Pick-Up Available

Also by appointment.
Call or text 254-595-1730 for scheduling.


River North Wellness Center, LLC is Authorized to Use the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol and Products. The testimonials on this website are those of the individual that is identified, you should not necessarily expect to receive these results. Typical results vary from person to person and individual to individual when the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol is followed properly. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other diet program to determine if it is right for your needs.

160 River North Blvd Stephenville TX 76401 – Phone: 254-595-1730
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