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 Partial Fasting Programs and a Whole Food Healthy Balance Program. Ask about our programs available in Spanish or our teen program for 15-19 years.
The Full Fast Weight Management Program uses liquid meal replacements to facilitate weight loss. We use NUTRIMED or OPTIFAST 800 liquid meal replacements which are designed to facilitate weight loss, meet all daily nutrient requirements, and minimize hunger. If you chose this plan you would have five meal replacement shakes each day in place of regular food. Typically, people on the Full Fast weight loss plan lose between three and five pounds a week. The program includes weekly group meetings that provide a friendly and supportive environment to keep you motivated and on track reaching your personal goals. The goal of the group is to provide support for life skill development, building healthy lifestyle strategies, and implementing behavioral strategies for over coming emotional triggers for food cravings and over eating. Medical supervision, long-term maintenance support, and extensive nutrition/fitness education are part of the long-term maintenance program that follows the weight loss phase.
The Full Fasting Program is available at the San Marcos, Otay Mesa, Bostonia, and Clairemont Mesa medical office buildings. The program is available in Spanish and there is a Teen Full Fast Program for 15-19 year-old’s. Fees vary per person. Click here to download program details and fees
Partial Fast Weight Management Program
The Partial Fast Weight Management Program uses a combination of four OPTIFAST 800 liquid meal replacements, a self-prepared or a commercially pre-prepared meal, and fruits/vegetables each day to lose weight. Men typically lose 3-4 pounds a week on this plan and women 1-2 pounds. The program is medically supervised and provides extensive education on fitness, nutrition, stress management, and relapse prevention.
The Partial Fast Weight Management Program is available only at the Clairemont Mesa medical office building. Fees vary. Click here to download program details and fees.
The Healthy Balance Weight Management Program uses a food plan that focuses on high fiber, nutrient dense foods that curb hunger and cravings. The plan enables you to eat more food and fewer calories, but feel satisfied. The program includes learning mindful eating exercises that will help you to manage stress and build relaxation techniques. 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.
The Full Food Program- Healthy Balance does not require medical appointments to begin. Classes start weekly and are available in San Marcos, Clairemont Mesa, and La Mesa. $140 for 14 week program; $50 materials fee, call to schedule (858) 573-0090
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.