Medical Weight Loss Services
At the Guthrie Weight Loss Center, our American Board of Obesity Medicine certified weight loss physician offers a comprehensive treatment plan with multiple components. We will work with you to determine an individualized plan based on your medical conditions, health, family history and weight loss goals. We will work with you each step of the way in not only reaching your weight loss goals, but to achieve an overall healthy lifestyle including actively managing any weight-related health conditions.
Your individualized medical weight loss plan could include:
Each of our medical weight loss patients will undergo a full assessment of current diet and eating habits. Our weight loss physician will then work with you and with our Registered Dietician as needed, to modify your current diet to encourage weight loss and healthier living. Our physician will conduct a body composition analysis to determine the appropriate number of calories and the right mix of nutrients that you need for a healthier diet and weight loss.
This program takes a closer look at the medications you are currently taking and their effect on your weight and overall health. Modifications may be made to your current medication regimen.
Appetite suppressant medications:
Appetite suppressant medications encourage weight loss by tricking the body into believing that it is not hungry. Therefore your appetite is decreased so you will eat less. Appetite suppressant medications are typically intended for short-term use, a few weeks to a few months.
There is no miracle pill for obesity. And we do not recommend taking appetite suppressant medications unless under the supervision of a physician. Appetite suppressants are used at the Guthrie Weight Loss Center as a component to a comprehensive plan including supervised fitness, nutritional education and emotional support.
Low calorie or liquid diets:
Very low calorie and liquid diets are only used over a short period of time. Our options include full or partial meal replacement with liquid diets. A full meal replacement plan includes consuming only meal replacements for approximately 12 weeks. During this time, you will consume approximately 800 calories daily. Following the initial 12 week plan, we will reassess your plan and goals.
A partial meal replacement plan includes selecting some meal replacements to include with a traditional, balanced diet. Total daily calories for the partial meal replacement plan range from 1000-1200 calories.
Healthy Behavior modification:
Lifestyle modification is offered in coordination with training from our fitness expert. Patients will work with our medical weight loss physician and fitness expert to adopt healthy behaviors that promote weight loss and prevent regain. Choosing a healthy lifestyle often means committing to a more active life in which exercise is incorporated into your daily routine.