Weight Loss Programs In Birmingham, AL
How it Works
Our 4 Phase Approach
For best results, the patient needs to commit to all four phases of the program. Think of the program as one long stretch of highway where the road conditions and driving rules change along the way, but the road keeps going. There is a definite starting point, but an ambiguous “finish line” because weight management is a life-long process. We are your local company for Weight Loss Programs in Birmingham AL.
The medical evaluation includes lab work, EKG, InBody composition analysis, history and physical with the doctor. Patients will then have orientation of the program by a dietitian.
Patients begin to learn and practice weight management skills with the help of the Weigh to Wellness staff. This stage the patient experiences active weight loss.
Once the patient reaches their goal weight, the journey doesn’t end there. This phase varies for each patient depending on if they are using their own foods or using protein supplements, patients will gradually transition back into eating grocery meals. If the patient was not using protein supplements then they will gradually increase caloric intake.
It is important that the patient stay engaged in a structured weight maintenance program with tools designed to help them prevent relapse and weight gain. The S.T.A.R. (STEPS TO AVOID REGAINING) Maintenance Plan is a creative, supportive plan and it is FREE for your lifetime.
During your initial consultation, we will be able to determine which plan would be most conducive to your lifestyle. There are no contracts or sign up fees, and patients may change programs as needed.
Very Low Calorie Diet
A Very Low Calories Diet (VLCD) program is a ketogenic weight loss program for patients who are moderately to morbidly obese. The total meal/snack program takes the guesswork out of patients’ diets. By using meal/snack replacements patients are free from the need to count calories and measure portions. These provide high quality, complete nutrition and result in an average weight loss of 2-5 lbs per week.
Low Calorie Diet
A Low Calorie Diet (LCD) program is a non-ketogenic program for individuals with less than 40 lbs to lose or for those who are unable to commit to a VLCD program. A LCD can incorporate grocery store foods with meal/snack replacements which allows flexibility in eating with family and friends and results in an average weight loss of 2-3 lbs per week.
A registered dietitian will work individually with the patient to better understand nutrition, the importance of appropriate portions and making wiser decisions within each food group. A personalized plan will be designed for you to help establish realistic goals.
Patients will receive ongoing encouragement and support in 15-30 minute sessions until your goals are met.
B12 / Lipo Injections
These injections are specifically focused on burning fat by stimulating liver function, boosting metabolism, and delivering antioxidants that help the body break down fat cells. These are most effective when paired with a healthy eating plan and exercise but they can still make a significant impact when you do not utilize these healthier habits.
For our patients who qualify, we dispense FDA approved appetite suppressants. Although we do believe that appetite suppressants may be a helpful tool when following one of our plans, lifestyle change including exercise and healthier eating is the ultimate key to successful weight loss.