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Medical Weight Loss and Lifestyle Change

Begin with initial medical, nutrition and fitness assessments with providers and continue with classes and individual follow-up visits to monitor risk factors and progress at three and six months. The fitness and nutrition program and follow-up appointments will include a customized diet plan that may include partial meal replacement products.

Program Includes:

Medical Monitoring
After an initial assessment with a provider to understand your risk factors and
family history, you will have follow-up visits at three and six months to
monitor the reduction of risk factors and assess progress.
 
Customized Diet Plan
A dietitian will help create a plan that works for you. This may include a
partial meal replacement program.
 
Nutrition and Fitness Tracking
Keep track of your progress with an online tracking tool monitored by a
dietitian and an exercise specialist. Enrollment in the tracking tool is
included in all phases of the program.

Gym Membership
Program participants receive an individual adult membership at Choice Health & Fitness or Altru Family YMCA  during Phase 1 of the program. Current members will not incur this fee.

Program Phases

Active Phase
Group sessions over 12 weeks alternate between a dietitian and an exercise specialist. Classes focus on lifestyle change to support weight loss and long term management.
 
Transition Phase
During the next 12 weeks, you may continue to participate in the lifestyle change classes. You will also have three individual follow-up appointments with a dietitian and an exercise specialist, as well as two follow-up appointments with a provider.
 
Application Phase
The application phase is designed for patients who have achieved their desired weight loss goals or feel comfortable achieving their goals more independently. We will continue to help you achieve your goal weight by providing accountability, medical supervision, encouragement and support, and convenient food options. After completing at least six months of the application phase, lifetime membership is strongly encouraged for Medical Weight Loss & Lifestyle Change participants.
 

Ready to make a change? Contact us at weightmanagement@altru.org or 701.780.6729, or make an appointment via MyHealth.