Understanding the Phases of Medically Supported Weight Loss

Medically supported weight loss programs available in California offer the chance to reclaim one’s health and self-confidence through sustainable, rapid weight loss. Before beginning a weight loss program, it’s important to understand exactly what each stage of the process entails. While every program is different, your program will likely include stages for rapid weight loss, transitioning, and weight maintenance. medical - weight - loss

Phase One: Weight Loss

The first phase of medically supported weight loss is the active weight loss stage. To begin your journey, you’ll meet with a medical provider and you’ll receive a body composition analysis. Your provider will conduct a thorough evaluation of your current health status, which includes any underlying medical conditions you may have that will affect your meal plan. Then, you’ll learn more about your weight loss program and your provider will develop customized strategies to help you succeed. During this phase, you will focus on learning how to choose real, fresh, low-calorie foods. You’ll get in-depth guidance on developing your meal plan and you’ll have access to all of the support you need along the way. You might also take vitamin supplements and possibly an FDA-approved appetite suppressant.

Phase Two: Transition

After you reach your target weight, you’ll enter the transitional phase. This phase is crucial for preventing rebound weight gain, which is a common problem for other types of weight loss programs. During the transitional phase, your meal plan will be carefully adjusted to get you to your ideal caloric intake and macronutrient ratios to sustain your weight loss. You’ll continue to have all the support you need to follow your fresh food program.

Phase Three: Weight Maintenance

Not all medically supported programs offer a long-term maintenance phase, but this is essential for lasting success. During this phase, you’ll receive guidance on actively managing your weight by making healthy choices. The weight loss specialist can continue to monitor your weight and you may undergo periodic body composition analyses and counseling sessions. If your weight does increase, you can quickly transition back to the active weight loss phase to get back on track.

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*Specific results are not guaranteed and are a result of the individual customized weight loss plan for each patient, along with exercise, diet, and lifestyle changes.