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.
Call (614) 566.2700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Medical weight management
may be best for people who do not wish to pursue the surgical option. You’ll spend one-on-one time with our weight loss experts — physicians, dietitians and exercise physiologists — and attend weekly group classes to ensure a safe weight loss experience.
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.
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.
New Client Forms
These forms are only for patients that have scheduled to begin their medical weight loss journey with us. If you have not yet scheduled your intake appointment please contact us at (614) 566.2700.
Our surgical program uses advanced, minimally invasive techniques to achieve sustainable weight loss.