There is no one skill that
ensures that you will achieve your weight loss goals. Those who lose the weight and
keep it off use strategies that make them a success:
a goal - be realistic and aim to be healthy, not thin.
- get support from family and friends, or a weight loss partner.
- be prepared to put in the time and effort.
your lifestyle - be ready to change the habits that helped to make you
overweight in the first place for life.
- an important part of succeeding at long term weight loss and weight
Relief - overeating is often caused by stress and other emotions.
Healthy - have a plan to prevent weight loss relapse and maintain your healthy
Implementing these strategies
will help you to reach your goals.
Our Weight Loss Protocols
Allows us to
successfully treat obesity by integrating individualized treatment services for
new and existing patients.
multidisciplinary program of behavior modification, nutrition education,
physical activity and group support to reinforce
Nutritionally complete meal replacements replace grocery food intake for
several weeks or months depending on patient's goal
benefits typically include a reduction in comorbid conditions, including
lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, lower
serum cholesterol and reduced pain in weight-bearing joints
40-50 pounds in 12 weeks
replacement program (MRP) is a doctor-supervised diet that uses commercially prepared formulas to promote
rapid weight loss in patients that are overweight. These formulas, (liquid
shakes, bars, etc.) replace all food intake for several weeks or months.
formulas need to contain appropriate levels of vitamins and micronutrients to
ensure that patients meet their nutritional requirements.
Our MRP formulas are
NOT the same as the meal
replacements you can find at grocery stores or pharmacies, which are only meant
to substitute for one meal a day.
MRP is designed for
people at least 18 years of age with a BMI of 30 or above, or 27 and above with
other illnesses (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.)
This is the most aggressive medically supervised program available and patients
must be seen weekly.
Our program has three phases:
loss phase - In addition to losing weight, Weight Loss and Nutrition
Center will also work with you
on comprehensive behavior modification. This is designed to:
- Motivate you
to follow the prescribed diet
- Increase your overall nutritional
- Increase daily activity/exercise
- Change your relationship with
- Modify your lifestyle
- Decrease your stress level
- Improve your self-esteem
- Aid in
teaching you how to control your environment
During the weight loss phase, our patients
typically lose about 3 to 4 pounds per week.
phase focuses on establishing a
healthy relationship with food, while continuing work on the areas outlined
above. As patients in the MRP program approach their goal weight (within 5 to
15 pounds), everyday foods are gradually reintroduced into the diet under Dr.
Stage's supervision as you continue your weight loss.
Based on the patients individual needs, some may
need to move to the re-feeding phase prior to approaching their goal. The skills
you will have learned will have the greatest impact during this phase.
Strategies to prevent weight regain are outlined and practical tips for control
are discussed. Patients must continue to practice
portion control and the behavior changes that they have previously learned. This
phase transitions the patient to the last phase and may last from 5 to 10 weeks.
final phase is when
you go back to eating a regular diet. This is a critical phase of the weight
loss program and can be a challenge. We recommend that our patients stay involved
with our program for support, guidance, reinforcement and problem solving
strategies. We work with our patients to develop
a personalized diet to help them maintain their weight. Some patients find it
easier to control their daily caloric intake by continuing to use some of our
meal replacement products, especially early on. However, you must be certain
that the other foods being eaten provides the remainder of the protein,
vitamins, and minerals that are needed every day.
The program at Weight Loss and
Nutrition Center will give you the skills and reinforcement needed to maintain your weight loss for
the rest of your life!
Low Calorie Diet (LCD)—Lose
up to 36 pounds in 12 weeks
Not everyone is qualified for
the MRP due to medical reasons, or who have
less weight to lose. This is a medically supervised, easy to follow program. Patients can expect to lose up to 3
pounds per week.
For more information,
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