Healthy Living Program

Healthy Living ProgramIf you choose a non-surgical weight management plan, our weight loss team will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan based on your needs and goals. This can include a combination of nutritional therapy, fitness exercise therapy and behavioral therapy related to understanding eating habits and their underlying factors.

Nutrition

The Guthrie Weight Loss Center offers two nutritional medical programs. The first is called a conventional program. A registered dietician (RD) will work with you to develop a personal plan based on your health and lifestyle. How frequently you meet with your dietician will depend on your individualized plan; however, you will need to meet at least monthly until you reach your goal and then the dietician will work with you to develop an individualized maintenance program.

The second option, called a defined program, is more structured and uses meal replacement products. It includes program orientation, medical screening, and a 12 to 14 week program of 90-minute sessions with daily journaling. When you are ready, you transition to a maintenance program.

Exercise

You can choose from a number of different exercise programs including walking, swimming, aerobic classes and dancing. Our team will work with you to define a progressive exercise program that defines realistic expectations, meets your individual goals and is sustainable for you.

As part of the medical or surgical weight loss program, Guthrie also offers an exercise program, in which you will train with other patients who are at similar fitness levels. This program includes a 12 week class with multiple types of exercises designed with overweight individuals in mind.

Emotional and Behavioral Health

Guthrie recognizes that whether you choose the medical or surgical weight loss pathway, emotional health and behavior modification are critical components for success. People eat for many different reasons. Some individuals eat when bored, stressed, sad or when undergoing emotional challenges. Our psychologist may help you understand why you overeat and what your eating triggers are, which will help to identify strategies that can address those triggers without relying on food.