About Our Program
Our program is for patients with a BMI of 25 or greater, adults age 18 and older, and needing to lose moderate to significant amounts of weight. Women who are pregnant or nursing, or individuals undergoing dialysis or chemotherapy cannot participate in this program unless specifically approved to do so by our medical staff.
Patients must be able to commit to a minimum of 12 weeks of programming, including regularly scheduled office visits, lab work, and classes, in order to ensure their optimal success.
The first step is to attend our FREE Weight Loss Program Informational Seminar. During the seminar, you will be able to meet members of our health-care team, learn more about our program and pricing, and discuss the health issues that relate to obesity.
Our Weight Loss Program provides three options:
Very Low Calorie Diet Plan
The NEW START plan is designed to provide optimal nutrition through minimal calories. This first step centers on a “very low calorie diet” of 800 – 1,000 calories a day, featuring prescribed, high-protein meal replacement products (only available for purchase in our office) that will help you manage hunger and provide proper nutrition.
This 12-week phase takes the issue of food off the table so you can focus on creating new, healthy behaviors for long-term success. Using meal replacements as part of a weight-loss plan has proven to be more successful than changing diet with food alone. The meal replacements are an important part of your prescription for weight loss. They ensure that you are receiving adequate, balanced nutrition.
The NEW START plan is for individuals with a BMI of 27 or higher. It is not a quick, crash diet for people who want to drop a few pounds or to look great for a special occasion. Patients during this stage of the program typically lose two to five pounds per week. Do not try to follow a very low calorie diet without a doctor’s supervision.
A New Way
This plan includes a mix of prescribed meal replacement products and regular food as guided by our physician and registered dietitians. Participants typically consume roughly 1,200 - 1,500 calories daily in the NEW WAY plan. This 12-week program involves regularly scheduled medical monitoring as prescribed and group education classes.
A New You
This is a predominately food-based program that assists patients in learning to maintain a healthy weight. Based on weight-management goals, this phase may incorporate some meal replacement products. However, the focus will be on transitioning patients to cooking healthy meals with groceries that they buy at the store.
This highly personalized phase toward a new you. The rate of weight loss varies based on individual goals and needs.
This plan focuses on long term weight maintenance by reinforcing lifestyle education from the New Way diet plan. The NEW YOU helps patients to successfully transition from a restricted calorie diet to a maintenance diet to prevent weight gain.
Monthly medical monitoring is required and group education classes are offered. Routine office visits and blood work, as prescribed by your care team, ensure successful weight loss.