Have you successfully lost weight, but are unsure of what the next step is? Do you worry that your success and results may not last? Losing the weight is just the first step in a continued journey. It is important to continue your new habits to preserve your results. In addition, research has also shown that excessive weight is a chronic and relapsing condition. Most patients need continued support until their body and mind adapt to their new weight. Our weight maintenance program can help! This comprehensive approach is a scaled down version of our fast track medical weight loss program to help provide you with the resources and support you need to maintain your results. Learn more during a consultation with our qualified team at Weight & Life MD in Hamilton, NJ!
What Is the Weight Maintenance Program?
Our weight maintenance program is a companion program to our fast track medical weight loss program. Unlike the fast track program, it is focused on maintaining weight loss rather than achieving weight reduction. However, it utilizes similar techniques and is rooted in the same foundations as the weight loss program for a smooth transition into maintaining results and healthy habits.
This program begins after the completion of the fast track program, and it lasts for a year. It acts as a safety net to provide support and guidance to assist those who have lost weight. It includes resources and plans to ensure individuals are able to preserve their results.
What Could I Expect from the Program?
Our weight maintenance program includes monthly one-on-one meetings at our New Jersey office with a doctor or counselor. These visits offer counseling and guidance for potential lapses and weight gain, especially related to managing holidays, social events, and unexpected situations.
The weight maintenance program continues to use the four pillars of weight management (nutrition prescription, behavior modification, exercise counseling and medications if needed). However, unlike the fast track medical weight loss program, the nutrition plan includes predominantly foods from the grocery store instead of meal replacement items.
For patients that need medications to maintain their weight, visits will continue beyond one year and as long as they are needed. Often, a quarterly medical visit is all that is required.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Our weight maintenance program is intended for those who have completed at least one 12 week block of our fast track medical weight loss program and have lost at least 10% of their initial weight.
While this program begins after the fast track program ends, a consultation with our team in Hamilton can help you understand the specifics of the program. They can also help determine if this combination of programs is a good fit for you, your lifestyle, and goals. These office visits are generally covered by health plans, but will vary based on benefits.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Is it time to take the next step on your weight loss journey? Contact us today at Weight & Life MD and schedule your consultation to learn more about our weight maintenance program! Dr. Nadia Pietrzykowska and her team proudly serve you from Hamilton, New Jersey, and we look forward to supporting you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.