SOURCE: Dr. Gino Tutera

June 19, 2008 12:15 ET

Dr. Gino Tutera Announces New "ZONA" Diet

Tutera Receives Endorsement of Dr. Barry Sears of World Famous Zone Diet

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - Dr. Gino Tutera, a nationally recognized author and Arizona-based physician, receives the endorsement of Dr. Barry Sears, creator of the world renowned Zone diet. Dr. Tutera offers the ZONA diet as a "jump start" approach and prelude to the Zone Diet. The ZONA Diet is designed for individuals wanting to see results quickly and safely that will last a lifetime.

The ZONA diet is endorsed by Dr. Sears and is also approved by the FDA as one of the safest and most effective weight loss programs. The ZONA diet is physician-supervised, combining medication, a nutritional program and mild exercise.

"We see in our patients a safe and rapid weight loss of at least 5-10 pounds the first week and 15-20 pounds the first month with continuing success in the following months," said Dr. Gino Tutera, medical director at SottoPelle®. "I have the most professional yet compassionate and understanding medical team and we're excited to help change the lives of our patients. When you do the ZONA diet you give yourself the gift of living the healthiest life ever."

Each patient is given a custom-made nutritional plan designed specifically for his or her needs in order to meet their goal weight. The ZONA diet helps control hunger, trains the body to burn fat and teaches patients how to enjoy healthy eating. While on the program patients have, also, reported feeling increased energy as they lost weight rapidly. Because patients are required to come in for their weekly evaluation, medical professionals are able to carefully monitor the patient's progress to assure the safest, most effective and enjoyable weight loss program they've encountered.

The ZONA diet is not a "fad" diet and is backed up by medical and scientific studies so patients can reach their goal weight and stay there. Patients are given all the "tools" and support they need to succeed. Unlike many diets promoted by various companies where a client is left to monitor their own health, Dr. Tutera's medical staff carefully watches over the patient's health. With the ZONA diet, the patient will undergo a comprehensive medical assessment upon the initial visit that includes:

--  An EKG test to monitor client's current heart health
--  Comprehensive blood work to take into account other factors in when
    customizing diet
--  Blood pressure reading
--  An accurate body fat analysis
--  Other medical and physical data needed to ensure an accurate "game
    plan" for patient
    

For more information about the ZONA Diet, visit www.zonaweightloss.com or call 480-661-ZONA (9662). To learn more about Dr. Gino Tutera, visit www.sottopelletherapy.com. Arizona offices are located in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale at Showdown Ranch, Chandler and Arrowhead. SottoPelle is also located in Rancho Mirage, California.

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