Contraindications and Precautions

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MetaLife Program Contraindications

  • Pregnancy
  • Underweight (BMI <18.5)
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery – Patients who have had Gastric Bypass Surgery need to obtain approval from their bariatric MD before beginning the program

Fat Fast & Omega 3 Plus Protocol Contraindications

  • Liver Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Acute/Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Gastroparesis

Additional Precautions

  • Patients with insulin-dependent diabetes must work with primary health care practitioner to adjust insulin doses accordingly
  • Patients with gastric cancer, peptic ulcers  or other conditions related to excessive stomach acid production should refrain from using Gastro Plus during the program
  • During the fat fast, participants shouldn’t plan to perform extensive exercise
  • It is recommended to have all participants let their primary healthcare practitioner know they are participating in the MetaLife Program
  • It is contraindicated for someone with a pacemaker or other essential support device such as a patient monitoring system to use the InBody machine. However, these individuals can still do the MetaLife Program and have their weight and body composition tracked using a regular weight scale (one that is not contraindicated for use with medical devices) and body fat calipers to measure body fat levels.