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Medical Weight Management

Weight Management

Medical Weight Management

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Medical Weight Management at OhioHealth

Lose weight under the guidance of medical experts.

The medical weight management program at OhioHealth is designed to help people lose weight without surgery. Our team gives you the support and information needed to achieve life-long success.

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Get Started With a Seminar

Your first step toward medical weight loss with OhioHealth is to attend a free seminar. Each session is led by a highly skilled medical weight loss expert who will explain the details of the program and answer any questions you may have. In order to participate in the OhioHealth Weight Management program, you must attend one of these seminars. 

Our Seminars

Your Personalized Meal System

To help you reach your goals, we use a proven method you can live with. Your weight management team will help you customize a meal plan using these two options as a starting point:

VERY LOW CALORIE DIET (VLCD)
The Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) is a rapid weight loss program that supplies 800 to 1,000 calories per day. You’ll get these calories from New Directions meal replacements, which will be your only source of nutrition. After a few days your body will enter a state of ketosis, which reduces hunger and gives you a feeling of energy. Ketosis causes your body to burn fat, and you’ll have regular physician visits and lab work to ensure that you stay healthy as you lose weight.
LOW CALORIE DIET (LCD)
The Low Calorie Diet (LCD) uses two or three New Directions nutritional replacements combined with a structured meal plan, giving you about 1,000 to 1,200 calories per day.

Check Points for Success

With either program, you’ll have regular weigh-ins and blood pressure checks, and a physician will meet with you every 12 weeks to review your progress toward an optimal weight loss. Your diet and exercise plan can then be adjusted to find the formula that works best for you.

Long-term Maintenance

Keeping excess weight off is as important as losing it, and you won’t be on your own as you transition into staying at your healthy weight. With our weight maintenance program, you’ll meet with a dietitian to develop a diet plan to help you maintain your weight loss, and with a psychologist to talk about making your healthy lifestyle changes permanent. You can also attend classes and support groups. We’re here to support your success, and you can participate in our weight maintenance program as long as you like.