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:
Low Calorie and Very Low Calorie Diets
The Guthrie Weight Loss Center offers both low calorie and very low calorie diet options. Our low calorie and very low calorie diet options are 12 week, medically supervised programs during which we will create an individualized treatment plan for you.
If you participate in one of our low or very low calorie diet options, you will work directly with our weight loss physician and behavioral specialist to create a weight loss plan that best suits your needs and lifestyle. Our programs consist of weekly visits with our weight loss physician, behavioral specialist and weight loss nurse, during which you will:
- Gain educational tools for lifelong healthy living
- Prepare for the transition from LCD/VLCD to food
- Join in group classes
- Participate in individual sessions
Low Calorie Diet Option
Our low calorie diet option is designed for those with a BMI of 25 or more and includes two daily nutritional products in combination with a healthy meal plan, to ensure appropriate nutrition. During this time, you will consume approximately 1000-1200 calories daily. We offer a wide variety of nutritional products to choose from including shakes, soups, puddings and bars.
Very Low Calorie Diet Option
Our very low calorie diet option is designed for patients who have a BMI over 27 with possible weight-related health conditions or a BMI equal to or greater than 30, with or without other medical conditions. This option includes four daily nutritional products with the complete recommended daily intake of 24 vitamins and minerals from a variety of products including shakes, puddings and soups. During this time you will consume approximately 800 calories daily.
Our patients typically lose between 2-3 pounds weekly. After completing a 12-week low calorie or very low calorie plan we will reassess your needs and goals to help you transition and sustain a healthy lifestyle with healthy eating and regular exercise.
Our diet management option includes a full assessment of your current diet and eating habits. Our weight loss physician will then work with you and with our Registered Dietician to modify your current diet to encourage weight loss and healthier living. Our physician will conduct a body composition analysis to determine the right mix of nutrients, amount of calories and diet 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 physician supervised fitness, nutritional education and emotional support.
Healthy Behavior modification:
Our behavioral modification option is offered in coordination with training from our fitness expert. Patients who modify their behaviors will work with our medical weight loss physician and fitness expert to change behaviors including their exercise routines and lifestyle habits. Choosing a healthy lifestyle often means committing to a more active life in which exercise is incorporated into your daily routine.