• Training doctors to treat obesity successfully!

Why it Works

As their medical provider, your patients trust you to treat their blood pressure and diabetes; you can also be their trusted source for weight loss guidance. For years medial providers have not had the tools to treat obesity. It was often ignored or guidance such as ‘eat less and exercise more’ was all you had to offer.

We have put together in one comprehensive system, a proven, safe and effective approach to implementing weight loss as part of a daily practice. Medical Research has shown time and time again that specific key factors will significantly increase your patient’s chances of losing weight and keeping it off in the long-term. Your Better Self® provides you with all of these key elements needed to successfully treat obesity.

What do patients need to lose weight?

Your Better Self® will teach you how to best implement:

  • Medical Nutrition: Meal replacements have been show to deliver safe, fast and dramatic weight loss.  Patient find structured meal replacements relieve them of the stress of planning, cooking and shopping for healthy meals. We have partnered with OPTIFAST due to its track record of millions of patients since 1974. OPTIFAST result in an average of over 50 lbs. weight los.*
  • Medical monitoring: Research shows that the healthiest way to lose weight quickly is with medical monitoring. The weight loss management program will be designed and monitored by you to help your patients meet their goals while maintaining optimum health.  Patients report feeling more energy and better self-esteem.
  • Making changes that last: KeepItOffU© A weight loss management program that helps them keep the weight off must include education to help make long-term lifestyle changes. This complete video series shows them how to manage stress without gaining weight, how to make healthy food and shopping choices, how to set and achieve goals, get active, and foresee potential setbacks before they happen.  It is delivered to their Smartphone or computer at a time and place most convenient.
  • Increased activity: Exercise is a key to weight maintenance.  Patients who exercise regularly feel better, sleep better and improve cardiovascular fitness.  We will teach you how to best counsel your patients on this important element.

 

References
1. Wadden TA, et al. A multicenter evaluation of a proprietary weight loss program for the treatment of marked obesity, Arch Intern Med. 1992; 152:961-966.
2. Wadden TA, et al. A multicenter evaluation of a proprietary weight loss program for the treatment of marked obesity: A five year follow-up. Int J East Disord. 1997; 22:203-212.

*OPTIFAST patients who actively participate in a 26-week program typically lose approximately 50 pounds.

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