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FAQ

What will I be eating?

You will continue to eat many of the same fresh foods that you have been eating, while learning better ways to manage avoiding foods that are not good for you. We emphasize a well-balanced, low-carbohydrate and low-calorie diet. (add hyphens and comma) We will be focusing on nutrition from lean protein, vegetables, fiber (delete comma for consistency) and good hydration. We can modify meals if you are vegan or vegetarian. We will develop a range of options and ideas to help you reach your optimized health and well being. You will be eating real foods from your grocery store and you will be given sample recipes. We will work with you to find the right foods that fit your budget and tastes.

How many calories can I eat?

During your initial consultation, we will calculate your basal metabolic rate along with other parameters to understand how many calories that you will need to eat daily in order to achieve your goal weight.

How long does the program last?

Members can expect to lose 4-8 pounds per month. Depending on individual goal weights, the weight loss phase can last as little as 2-3 months followed by a 6-month (add hyphen) maintainence phase.

How is this program different from other diet programs?

The science of medically-supervised (add hyphen) weight loss focuses on root cause analysis and long-term (add hyphen) outcomes. This is done by working on lifestyle and giving you a whole new approach to food.

Do you accept insurance?

Payment is due at the time of service. We are out of network for insurance plans. Some patients may be eligible to pay for all or part of the plan through a Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account. Please ask your insurance carrier for details. We accept all major credit cards, personal checks and cash.

Do you utilize appetite suppressants?

As part of your personalized program, you may qualify for use of FDA-approved (add hyphen) appetite suppressants. The decision to use them will be made during your initial visit with the physician. Medications are not mandatory.

What if I have medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension (delete comma for consistency) or heart disease?

This is one of the main reasons to join our program. Several studies have shown the benefits of weight loss when afflicted with these medical issues. We have been able to help many patients get off of some if not all of their diabetic and hypertensive medications after losing weight.

Will I have to exercise vigorously?

Not at all. Understand that excercising is fundamental to a healthy lifestyle and long term success. But initially, we will focus our attention on improving nutritional habits.

What if I gain weight after I end the program? Can I restart the program?

Yes. Setbacks are part of all facets of life, including weight management. During our maintainance phase, we will establish a plan that will rebalance your caloric needs while allowing you to maintain your weight goals. Our supportive staff will help you through any bumps along your journey.

Will you provide meals?

No. We do not sell foods or premade meals. We teach you how to prepare and shop for meals.