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.
Phase 1 - Active Weight Loss
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.
Phase 2 - Transition
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.
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.
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.
Phase 3 - Maintenance
Lifetime membership is strongly recommended for Medical Weight Loss & Lifestyle Change participants. This phase offers continued access to weekly weigh-in support.