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, as well as the lifestyle change classes.
Altru's Weight Management Program encourages participation in group sessions. If you are unable to fully participate in group sessions, or are interested in private or semi-private sessions, please discuss these options with the Weight Management Program Coordinator.