Meal Replacement

For those who have tried conventional weight management and either aren’t candidates for or choose not to have weight loss surgery, meal replacement programs may be an option.

Our customized meal replacement program uses nationally recognized OPTIFAST® products for weight loss. Medical and nutritional assessments are done to ensure the safety of the participant during the program. The meal replacement programs are 10 months long and consist of 3 phases.

Phase 1- Active weight loss phase: The participant is using primarily supplements for their nutrition and weight loss is more rapid.

Phase 2 - Transition phase: The patient gradually replaces the supplements with real food and decreases the number of supplements used each day. Weight loss tends to slow slightly during this phase but continues at a medically significant rate.

Phase 3- Maintenance phase: This phase does not mean that no more weight will be lost. In fact, weight loss continues at a medically significant rate during this phase. This is the phase that is “maintained” if further weight needs to be lost.

Two options are offered for the meal replacement program.

Full Fast +

Modified Fast

For both the full and modified fast options, the patient will meet with a registered dietitian weekly for the first month, and then every other week for the duration of the program. Patients will work on developing healthy lifestyle habits for long-term success. They will also develop a healthy relationship with food and skills in meal planning, physical activity, regulation of hunger and fullness and self-monitoring.

To learn more about meal replacement program options or to find out about other options for weight loss, call the weight loss line at (608) 775-LOSE.

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