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- Medically Supervised Weight Management: Full/Modified and Partial Meal Replacement Programs
- Healthy Balance Program (16-session full food)
- Slim Down (Personal Training & Nutrition Counseling)
- Meal Replacement Information
Our Medical Weight Loss Programs can help you achieve your goals. We know we can help you because we have helped over 40,000 San Diegans to lose weight, get in shape, and change their lives in one of our medical weight loss programs. Whether you are hoping to lose 10 pounds or over 500 pounds, we offer a medical weight management program that is customized to help you lose weight in a way that is right for you. Most importantly, we offer you hope.
Benefits of Medical Weight Loss
You may think that you need to lose all of your excess weight to regain your health, but research shows that even losing a small percentage of excess weight can offer a variety of health benefits. Losing between 5% and 10% of your excess weight can promote positive changes in your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and can also improve glucose tolerance. Many of our patients with type-2 diabetes are able to discontinue insulin and other medications within the first few weeks on one of our weight loss plans; and most people are able to discontinue or greatly reduce their medications for blood pressure or elevated blood cholesterol as they progress through the program. Losing just 15-20 pounds can greatly enhance your sleep, increase your energy, or reduce back and knee pain. Even conditions such as arthritis, sleep apnea, or migraines can improve with modest weight loss.
Practicing a healthier way of eating and losing weight has long-term health benefits as well, like greatly reducing your risk of developing certain cancers and heart disease. As you become lighter it becomes easier and more fun for you to move. You may find yourself doing activities you haven’t done in a long time… even enjoying exercise!
Most people who lose weight feel an increase in self-esteem and a feeling of being in control. It doesn’t matter how much you have to lose or whether you choose to lose a lot or a little. The one thing that is certain is that you have only positive benefits to gain and nothing but weight to lose.
Benefits of a Specialized Medical Weight Management Team
Most people who come to us for help feel like they could teach a course on eating right and exercising, and you may feel the same way. We find that a lack of knowledge isn’t usually your biggest obstacle. The problem is that living a healthy lifestyle on a consistent basis is really, really hard to do. It requires a complete change in how you view and manage your life. That is why choosing a well-established medical weight management program combined with a specialized, experienced medical team is so important.
There are many underlying reasons that can frustrate your long term success, including anxiety, depression, stress over-load, emotional over-eating, and food addictions. Our Medically Managed Weight Programs approach weight loss holistically. We recognize that weight loss is a transformation not only of your outer-physical self, but also of your inner emotional and mental self. We provide comprehensive medically managed weight management programs that offer success for losing weight and long-term support for maintaining weight loss. Our experienced medical team consists of doctors, medical practitioners, therapists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, and health educators. Our collective goal is to help you channel your energies into living the life you want and achieving your optimum health. We look forward to helping that transformation happen for you.