Weight Loss

Medically Managed Weight Loss

Weight Loss

What is Medical Weight Loss?

So, what is medical weight loss? Before discussing what it is, it probably makes sense to start with what it is not. medical weight loss is NOT surgery or diet pills. It is physician-directed weight management based on medical scientific principles that target the root causes of obesity and weight gain to achieve and sustain a healthy weight in the long-term.

How Medical Weight Loss Differs from Other Programs

The tools that medical weight loss physicians use to help you manage your weight are very different from what you find with commercial programs. Firstly, medical weight loss doctors use your metabolism and body composition (mainly fat percentage) as true indicators of weight loss progress. Secondly, they can prescribe safe, low-calorie diets that are specifically designed to help you lose wright while breaking the cycle of food addiction. And should you choose, your doctor can also prescribe an appetite suppressant for you. Finally, medical weight loss doctors have the ability to view your weight loss and maintenance within the context of your total health profile. If you have a condition that requires medication that may be interfering with your weight loss efforts, your medical weight loss doctor can consult with your primary care physician to prescribe a safe, effective alternative to lift those barriers.

Personalized Just For You

While we provide a core program structure, it is important to know that no two plans are alike. Because you are unique with your own personal physical and motivational characteristics, your personalized plan will not be that same as anyone else’s plan. That is why the program works: because it has YOU at the center.

Program Structure

The structure of the program consists of three phases: Quick Start, Transition, and Maintenance. Within each phase there are four basic areas: food, exercise, behavioral counseling, and prescription medication.

  • During Quick Start…The foot component of the program consists of a low-calorie diet that can only be prescribed by a medical doctor. You will be provided with the high-nutrient foods designed for rapid, safe weight loss. And with behavioral counseling, you’ll start to learn that you really do have more control over your decisions than you may have believed.
  • In the Transition Phase… You’ll have lost weight and notice a difference in how you look and feel. The doctor will continue to prescribe a nutritional low calorie diet for you, but you will also start to add more of the foods you love back into your daily routine. The doctor will also monitor your levels of activity and continue to counsel you on making sound, healthy decisions.
  • In the Maintenance Phase… You’ve reached your personal weight loss goal! You’re enjoying making smart meal choices, you’re more active, leading a healthier life, and may be completely off of any prescribed medication to treat a chronic condition. It’s the beginning of a life-long new you!

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