Weight Management Programs

Groups

Most people are aware that healthy eating, portion control, and regular exercise are necessary to manage weight. However, these changes are often very difficult to implement. Our goal is to educate our patients about healthy lifestyles, teach them the skills necessary to make lifestyle changes, and empower our patients to implement these changes in their everyday lives. We provide this education and skill-building in a step by step fashion 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/her current weight, medical conditions, lifestyle factors, and personal goals.

All of our programs are comprehensive. Each involves 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 a chart which compares our programs. Although an average weekly weight loss is listed, an individual’s average weight loss may vary due to several factors including, but not limited to: starting weight, degree to which an individual follows the program, gender, age, etc.

 

FULL FAST

MODIFIED FAST

LEAN

DIABETES GROUP (patients follow a Modified Fast or LEAN diet)

Recommended for those who wish to lose

75 or more pounds

40 to 100 pounds

20 to 40 pounds

20 to 100 pounds and are diabetic

Average Weight Loss per Week

2 to 5 pounds

2 to 4 pounds

1 to 2 pounds

Varies per program used (LEAN or Modified Fast)

Length of Program

20 weeks or 
28 weeks

20 weeks

20 weeks

20 weeks

Use of Meal Replacement  Supplements  

Yes
Number and type based on medical recommendation

Yes
Number and type based on medical recommendation

No

As per guidelines for Modified Fast or LEAN

Solid Food

No

Yes
1 meal of solid food per medical and dietician recommendations

Yes
3 meals of solid food per medical and dietician recommendations

As per guidelines for Modified Fast or LEAN

Group Meetings
See description below

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ongoing
Nutrition Consultations
See description below

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ongoing
Exercise Physiology Consultations
See description below

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Diabetes Education

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Provided by a registered nurse and registered dietician who are both Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educators