Gain Control of Your Hunger
St. Alexius NewStart understands that each patient’s needs are unique when it comes to the treatment of their obesity and overweight conditions. Under the supervision of a physician, our medically supervised weight loss program provides individualized counseling and meal planning to help you reach your specific weight loss goals.
About Our Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program
During your first visit we carefully perform a detailed initial assessment in order to create a diet and exercise program tailored specifically to your lifestyle and dietary needs. If deemed medically appropriate, your physician will prescribe a safe and effective weight loss medication (such as Belviq, Phentermine and Qsymia) to help gain better control of your hunger.
Using a combination of nutrition, pharmacology and physical activity, our goal is to rapidly correct your metabolism to decrease appetite and increase energy output. You will then meet with your registered dietitian to establish the specifics of your meal plan. Our high protein, low carbohydrate diet program works by forcing the body to burn fat for energy (a state called Ketosis), resulting in effective weight loss.
At your first visit your physician will determine which plan will be most effective for you. We offer 3 different meal plan options:
- Meal replacements only
- Combination of meal replacements with food
- Food only plan.
Most patients begin with at least a two week protein sparing modified fast using liquid supplements to help get hunger under control quickly. During the protein sparing modified fast we utilize Celebrate nutrition supplements and meal replacements to promote faster weight loss.
Each participant will follow up with regular consultations to provide ongoing personalized support, guidance and encouragement. At each meeting we will review various diet education modules, evaluate your food records for the week, and come up with strategies for overcoming individual challenges.
Our mission is to help you make the best choices to reach your goal weight and to give you the tools needed to successfully manage your weight for the rest of your life.
Examples of Diet Education Modules:
- Low Carb Diets and Ketosis
- Good vs. Bad Calories
- Options for Reducing Hunger
- Managing Weight Plateaus
- Tips for Dining Out
- Snacks to Promote Weight Loss
- Understanding BMI and Body Fat Percentage
- Fitness Basics
- Approaching the Holidays with a Healthy Mindset
- Metabolism Myths
- Hydration and Fluid Consumption
- What is Insulin and Insulin Resistance