Weight Management Programs

Groups

Most people are aware that healthy eating, portion control, and regular exercise are necessary to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. However, these practices are often difficult to achieve. Our objective is to educate our patients about healthy lifestyles, teach them the skills necessary to make lifestyle changes, and empower them to implement these changes in their everyday lives.

We take a step-by-step approach to teaching new skills during medical visits and weekly groups so that self-defeating thoughts and behaviors can be replaced with more helpful ones. In addition, each patient’s program is personalized based on his or her current weight, medical conditions, lifestyle factors, and personal goals.

All of our programs are comprehensive, involving medical, behavioral, nutritional, and exercise physiology services. Program choice is a clinical determination based on many variables. We are happy to answer more specific questions at our orientation meetings.

Compare Weight Management Programs

Below is information that compares the programs we offer. Although an average weekly weight loss is listed, an individual’s average weight loss may vary due to several factors, including starting weight, the degree to which an individual follows the program, gender, age, etc.

Full Fast

  • Recommended for those who wish to lose 75 or more pounds.
  • Average weight loss per week is 2 to 5 pounds.
  • Length of Program is 20 weeks or 28 weeks.
  • Use of Meal Replacement Supplements? Yes. The number and type is based on medical recommendation.
  • Solid Food?  No.
  • Group meetings? Yes.
  • Ongoing nutrition consultations? Yes.
  • Ongoing exercise physiology consultations? Yes.
  • Diabetes Education? Not applicable.

Modified Fast

  • Recommended for those who wish to lose 40 to 100 pounds.
  • Average weight loss per week is 2 to 4 pounds
  • Length of Program is 20 weeks
  • Use of Meal Replacement Supplements? Yes. The number and type is based on medical recommendation.
  • Solid Food? Yes, 1 meal of solid food per medical and dietician recommendations.
  • Group meetings? Yes.
  • Ongoing nutrition consultations? Yes.
  • Ongoing exercise physiology consultations? Yes.
  • Diabetes Education? Not applicable.

Lean

  • Recommended for those who wish to lose 20 to 40 pounds.
  • Average weight loss per week is 1 to 2 pounds
  • Length of Program is 20 weeks.
  • Use of Meal Replacement Supplements? No.
  • Solid Food? Yes, 3 meals of solid food per medical and dietician recommendations.
  • Group meetings? Yes.
  • Ongoing nutrition consultations? Yes.
  • Ongoing exercise physiology consultations? Yes.
  • Diabetes Education? Not applicable

Diabetes Group (patients follow a modified fast or LEAN diet)

  • Recommended for those who wish to lose 20 to 100 pounds and have diabetes.
  • Average weight loss per week varies per program used (LEAN or modified fast).
  • Length of Program is 20 weeks.
  • Use of Meal Replacement Supplements? As per the guidelines for the modified fast or LEAN.
  • Solid Food? As per the guidelines for the modified fast or LEAN.
  • Group meetings? Yes.
  • Ongoing nutrition consultations? Yes.
  • Ongoing exercise physiology consultations? Yes.
  • Diabetes Education? Provided by a registered nurse and registered dietician who are both Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educators.

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