Looking to Lose
Positive Choice Integrative Wellness Center Weight Loss Programs
Healthy Balance- Full Food Program
This 14-week program helps you lose weight eating mostly fresh, organic, whole foods. Each group session is 1½ hours and includes healthy lifestyle education, flexibility/strength training exercise, mindful eating and relaxation strategies. Programs are offered at the La Mesa, Otay Mesa, Clairemont Mesa, and San Marcos medical facilities. The price is $140 plus a one-time materials fee of $50. Call anytime to enroll.
Full or Partial Fasting Weight Management Programs
The Full or Partial Fasting Weight Management Programs help you lose weight with the aid of liquid meal replacements. On a full fast you consume five liquid meal replacements each day. On a partial fast you consume four liquid meal replacements each day and then have one sensible meal. The rate of weight loss is typically between two to five pounds a week. The length of the program is determined by individual need. The weekly group meetings are two hours and include information and discussion on coping strategies, stress management, communication, and interpersonal relationship skills. The maintenance phase is for 12 months after you have lost your weight and focuses on developing a healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise.
The weekly cost for the weight loss phase, which includes medical supervision, group meetings, and your meal replacements is $125. Programs are available at the Bostonia, Clairemont Mesa, Otay Mesa, and San Marcos medical facilities. Medical appointments are required to begin these programs. Call to schedule a free information session where you can get program details, have your questions answered, and enroll. (You may also download program details online at positivechoice.org.)
No matter which weight management program you participate in, you can expect to achieve positive health outcomes. In particular, here are some of the benefits typically experienced by those in the fasting program:
- Blood Pressure: 40% of participants with high blood pressure are able to discontinue medications and an additional 30% greatly reduce the amount of their needed blood pressure medication.
- Type 2 Diabetes: 74% of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are able to completely discontinue medications within the first few weeks on a full fast, recover normal blood sugar levels by the end of the program, and no longer need medication.
- Blood Cholesterol: Levels drop an average of 81 points, allowing most patients to discontinue or greatly reduce blood cholesterol medications.
- Joint pain, migraines, asthma, and allergies: Many people experience relief from these conditions.