Option 1: Significant Weight Loss and Meal Replacements

This medically managed meal replacement program is designed for significant weight loss. The program is made up of 3 phases; Weight Loss, Transition and Maintenance.

Weight Loss phase: (6 weeks) Includes a 1 hour consultation with our Internist and two follow up appointments, which include assessment of medical history and any necessary lab testing. Also, in this phase of the program you will receive at least 2 sessions with a registered dietitian*, in which your nutrition history and daily eating habits will be assessed and 1 hour session with our licensed psychologist***. You will begin a six-week 1,000-1,200 calorie diet using a combination of meal replacement products and everyday foods to initiate rapid weight loss. You and the registered dietitian will also work on lifestyle changes to focus on positive food related behaviors and attitudes. This stage can be extended depending on your weight loss goal.

Transition phase: (4 weeks): In the transition phase of the program you will have the option of continuing sessions with the registered dietitian, a minimum of 2 sessions are recommended in the transition phase*. You and the dietitian will develop a personalized meal plan that gradually reintroduces everyday foods and eating patterns into your diet. Also, food label, portion size and healthy recipe education will be provided. In addition, you will have the choice to include 6 personal training sessions based on your goals and fitness abilities with our exercise specialist and one hour session with our licensed psychologist***.

Maintenance phase: (6  weeks): After you have reached your weight loss goals you will take part in a six- week Maintenance Program. The Maintenance Program, which is highly recommended for continued weight maintenance, is made up of private home visits from our registered dietitian* and exercise specialists to assess your home environment.** Your maintenance phase can also include phone calls made by our weight management team to monitor your continued progress and as well as a super market shopping trip.

Additional services: Appetite suppressants will be administered if applicable.
*Distribution of 6 sessions with an RD will be determined with individual patients needs.
**Check with our front desk to see if you live within our home visit radius.
***Psychological visits during each phase is optional.

Medically Supervised Weight Management Program

Your Team, Your Program

  • Internal Medicine: Complete medical history, physical evaluation and labs
  • Nutrition: A nutritional program tailored to your lifestyle and health
  • Fitness: One-on-one training designed to help you reach your goals
  • Psychology: Lifestyle choices and habits will be examined during visits

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