Our Foundations Plan is designed for those who are interested in making healthy choices a part of their lifestyle long term. It is ideal for those who would like to lose any amount of weight or even maintain their current weight. The only qualification is the desire to invest time in improving overall health. There are no required BMI qualifications to participate.
If you select this plan, you will work with our weight management team to determine your starting meal plan. There are three meal plan options to choose from – partial meal replacement, low calorie and maintenance. The meal plan option that is best for you will depend on many factors, and our team will help you choose the one that is best for your individual needs. During this program our team will work with you to develop healthy lifestyle habits designed to help you meet your weight management goals.
You will also have the option of meeting with an obesity medicine physician prior to starting the plan and throughout the course of the program. The obesity medicine physician will analyze your individual medical history and provide you with medical advice to help you feel your best and meet your long-term goals. Over the course of the plan, you may be referred to the obesity medicine physician for further evaluation of your medical conditions to help ensure greater long-term success. Upon completion of the Foundations Plan, you are encouraged to participate in our Transitions Plan to optimize your overall success.
Meal Plan Options
Partial Meal Replacement
The primary objective of the partial meal replacement plan is weight loss. The calorie level range is 1000 to 1200 calories per day for both men and women. This option uses a combination of grocery store foods and high-protein supplements and is designed to make your choices easy while you work on losing weight. Typical weight loss rates average two to three pounds per week.
The primary objective of the low-calorie meal plan is weight loss. The calorie level range will vary based on your height, weight and gender. A typical calorie range is 1200 calories per day for women and 1500 calories per day for men. You will buy all of your food at the grocery store and will have the option of using high-protein supplements as snacks. Typical weight loss rates on this plan are one to two pounds per week.
The primary objective of the maintenance meal plan is weight maintenance. The calorie level range will vary based on your height, weight and gender. The overall goal of this option is to maintain your current weight. No matter which meal plan you start with, the eventual goal is the maintenance option. This plan is designed to teach you how to manage your caloric intake so that you are able to maintain a healthy weight and feel good about your food choices.
• Four-month, medically supervised weight management plan
• Includes an initial case review of patient medical and weight loss history by an obesity medicine physician
• Patients meet with one or more of the following providers every two to three weeks:
• Exercise physiologist (five sessions included)
• Registered dietitian (five sessions included)
• Behavioral specialist (one session included)
• Includes unlimited support group meetings