There are several paths to consider. Some patients in our program lose weight using total meal replacements. We use the meal replacement product OPTIFAST®. OPTIFAST Meal Replacements are a nutritious alternative to eating regular food. You are able to consume a nutritionally-balanced, low-calorie diet without hunger.
The Medical Weight Management Program offers three pathways to weight loss:
Full Meal Replacement
On this program you will experience a break from regular food allowing you time to focus on the behavioral change needed for long term weight maintenance. Most participants consume five to six OPTIFAST® meal replacements daily which provide high quality and complete nutrition.
Partial Meal Replacement
This option combines the use of OPTIFAST meal replacements with a calorie-controlled meal under the support and direction of the dietitian.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
With this option, one of our Registered Dietitians will work with you on implementing a low-carbohydrate meal plan for weight loss based upon proven research.
Obesity is a chronic disease and requires a lifelong treatment plan. It’s not just about losing weight, it’s also about keeping it off. We will get you started with a weight loss plan, take you through transitioning to regular food and then long term weight management by offering medical supervision, comprehensive lifestyle education, expert counseling and ongoing personalized support. At Alexian Brothers Weight Loss Solutions, once you reach your goal weight, we develop a lifelong maintenance plan to assist you in maintaining your weight loss.