Medical Nutritional Therapy
Using the metabolic rate calculated from a body composition analysis, the dietitian will formulate a meal plan for weight loss taking into account your lifestyle. If medically appropriate, participants may be prescribed FDA approved medications for weight loss.
Three key pathway components:
- Physician evaluation & monitoring – Your evaluation begins with a physical exam by our physician, lab work, an EKG and collection of your medical history. The frequency of subsequent doctor visits and lab work is determined by the calorie level of your food plan and your medical conditions.
- Introduction to your Individualized weight loss plan – After your intake appointment with our physician you will receive a body composition analysis and an individual program orientation with the dietitian.
- Lifestyle Support and Management Classes – Ongoing support and accountability are essential in weight loss and maintenance. Our lifestyle management sessions are taught by health care professionals with specialized training in weight management and behavioral change. Research has shown that participation in lifestyle management classes will optimize your success.