Healthcare Services and Programs
A Non-Surgical Weight Loss Option
OhioHealth Weight Management offers a Medical Weight Management Program that uses meal replacements, with or without additional
This medically supervised program is designed for individuals
who desire a non-surgical option for significant weight loss or who
are not eligible for bariatric surgery. It includes one-on-one time
with our weight loss experts - physicians, dietitians and exercise
physiologists - along with weekly group classes to ensure a safe
weight loss experience and provide the support and information
needed to achieve life-long success.
Benefits of Weight Loss
By losing weight and changing your lifestyle habits, you can
positively impact your health. Numerous medical conditions
may improve or resolve with weight loss: high blood pressure,
adult-onset diabetes, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease, acid
reflux, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis and heart disease risk, to name
Patients in our weight loss program:
- lose weight more consistently than with diets that don't use
- learn to "eat to live, not live to eat"
- receive support throughout their weight-loss journey
- receive education about diet, exercise and a healthy
- meet with a dietitian once weight loss is achieved, to
establish a healthy long-term eating plan
- continue with a weight maintenance program to ensure continued
Two Meal Replacement Diet Plans Are
Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)
Our VLCD diet plan is an 800 calorie, rapid weight loss program
using New Directions nutritional products as your sole source of
nutrition. After several days, your body will enter a state of
ketosis, which lessens hunger and gives a feeling of energy. You
can expect to lose 3-5 pounds per week in this program. Regular
physician visits and lab work (every 2 to 4 weeks) allow for safe
Low Calorie Diet (LCD)
Our LCD group program uses two or three New Directions
nutritional products combined with a structured meal plan,
typically 1,000 to 1,200 calories per day. You will meet with a
dietitian to design your individual plan. You can expect to lose
2-3 pounds per week on this program.
Regardless of which plan you choose, your progress will be
reviewed every 12 weeks with the physician. This helps to
ensure that you are achieving successful weight loss. Changes
in your diet and exercise plan can be made as needed, to find the
formula that works for you.
How to Get Started Today
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Let our medical weight management program at the McConnell Heart Health Center help you control your weight and improve your health. For more information, please call (614) 566-2700.