Medical Weight Management Programs
Whether you have 5 pounds or over 500 pounds to lose, we have a program for you. We offer a Full and Modified Full Fasting Program, a Partial Fasting Program and a Slim Down Program. All our programs are available in Spanish and we have a special program for teens, 15-19 years.
Full and Modified Full Fasting Program - If you choose the Full and Modified Full Fasting Program you would use OPTIFAST 70 liquid meal replacements to facilitate weight loss. On the Full Fast your food plan would use OPTIFAST meal replacements exclusively and on a Modified Full Fast your food plan would be a combination of OPTIFAST meal replacements and one small, self-prepared meal. Typically, people on the Full Fast or the Modified Full Fast weight loss plans lose between three and five pounds a week.
Partial Fast Program - If you choose this program you lose weight using a combination of OPTITRIM meal replacements and a self-prepared or a commercially pre-prepared meal each day to lose weight. Men typically lose 3-4 pounds a week on this plan and women 1-2 pounds.
Slim Down Naturally Full Food Program - The program uses a food plan called Volumetrics™, which teaches you to choose nutrient rich foods that curb hunger and cravings. The plan enables you to eat more food and fewer calories, but feel satisfied. The program includes practicing meditation exercises that will help you to manage stress, visualize success, and build relaxation techniques. Practicing these techniques enables you to stop mindless/stress eating and truly enjoy your food. Group sessions also include strength and muscle toning exercise sessions designed to help increase your body’s metabolic rate and weight loss. Typical weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week. Slim Down Naturally does not require medical appointments to begin. $200 (includes program materials.)
Up-coming Slim Down Naturally Sessions at the Positive Choice Center: 7035 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA
April 14th, Mondays at 5 to 6:30 pm
May 1st, Thursdays at 6:30 to 8:00 pm
May 13th, Tuesdays at 9:30 to 11:00 am
June 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Carmel Valley Kaiser Building
June 5th, Thursdays at 4:30 to 6:00 pm
San Marcos Kaiser Permanente Medical Building
April 23rd, Wednesdays at 6 to 7:30 pm
Carmel Valley Women’s Center
Monday, June 2nd at 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Call to schedule (858) 573-0090
Which ever program you choose, we provide the resources and support you need to help you lose weight and keep it off. In our programs you attend weekly support group sessions that keep you motivated. Health educators teach nutrition, fitness, and behavior modification skills you need to develop new and lasting health habits. Most importantly, our experienced staff will help you identify underlying mental and emotional issues that drive over-eating and hinder long term success. After you have lost your excess weight, our programs provide long-term maintenance support to help you keep on track and stay motivated.
Our medical weight management programs produce results that you can rejoice in! In addition to weight loss, patients see an overall improvement in their health.
- 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.
- Most people with type-2 diabetes are able to completely discontinue medications within the first few weeks on a full fast.
- 74% of program participants who have type-2 diabetes 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 medications.
- Many people experience relief from joint pain, migraines, asthma, and allergies.