Medically-Supervised Options

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A medically supervised weight-loss program includes:

  • Behavioral Modification
  • Exercise
  • Medications to control appetite or reduce fat absorption
  • A very low calorie formula diet

Our medically supervised diet is ideal for people who are mildly overweight to morbidly obese. The program is structured on a daily intake of 800 or more calories, depending on the individual, using a combination of supplements and foods.

The program is divided into two integrated phases: weight reduction and weight maintenance. Participants receive nutritional food supplements, meal plans and educational materials that emphasize healthy eating, portion control, exercise and behavior modification.

Participants typically lose two to three pounds per week. Health benefits typically include lower blood pressure, lower blood-sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes, lower serum cholesterol, and reduced pain in weight-bearing joints.