Weight Management Program
The Weight Management Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC)
is located in our Sleep Disorders Center in the city of Claremont. Our
Weight Management Center uses OPTIFAST®'s clinically proven and
comprehensive weight management program, to help you lose weight safely
in a clinically controlled program. The OPTIFAST® program contains
multiple components including medical, nutritional, and lifestyle support,
to help you lose weight. Our goal is to give you the resources and support
you need to succeed. Your care team will include a Nurse Practitioner
and a Clinical Dietitian that will be by your side thoughout your weight
Through weight loss, the clinically proven OPTIFAST® program can help
improve the state of certain medical conditions related to excess weight
such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of a meal replacement diet?
A full meal replacement program helps you stay on track by helping control
the amount of calories you consume. Full meal replacement programs are
associated with greater weight loss because they reduce the total amount
of calories consumed, while also providing portion control, making it
easier to stick to your diet plan. When you return to a self-prepared
diet in which only some meals are replaced with OPTIFAST® products,
meal replacements can help with portion control and provide structure
to your daily diet, so you consume the right number of calories each day.
What do healthcare professionals say about meal replacement diets?
Current medical guidelines in the treatment of obesity support the use
of meal replacements as an effective way for patients to reduce calories,
lose weight, and maintain weight loss. Additionally, these guidelines
recognize that weight management programs that include lifestyle changes
and physical activity are essential to helping patients lose weight. These
are two key components of the OPTIFAST® program.
What type of support will I get during the OPTIFAST® program?
Our comprehensive weight loss program contains multiple components, including
medical supervision and nutritional and behavioral support, to help you
lose weight and keep it off. Medical supervision includes evaluation and
support of your health and well-being throughout the program. For nutritional
and behavioral support, you will take part in one-on-one as well as group
sessions. During these sessions, you will be provided with strategies
for developing successful lifestyle changes, including nutritional education,
exercise guidance, and lifestyle education.
Will attending group sessions really help me lose weight?
Our support sessions will help you change your approach to food and eating.
You will learn how to make important lifestyle changes to help you succeed
at losing weight, and help you maintain your weight loss and manage it
in the future. You will also gain valuable support from other OPTIFAST®
patients by sharing struggles, successes, and tips throughout the program.
Studies show that when meal replacement is combined with support programs:
• Meal replacement diets delivered more weight loss than support
• Meal replacement diets increased weight loss by almost 9 pounds
compared with self-prepared dietary approaches
How much does the OPTIFAST® program cost?
It is difficult to put a price on improving your health! Therefore, when
you evaluate the cost, think about the value of everything you will gain
from being part of the OPTIFAST® program. The OPTIFAST® program
typically costs less than $20 per day. When you add up the amount you
usually spend on eating meals out or on groceries, you can see that it
is not expensive. When consuming OPTIFAST® products, you will receive
complete nutrition for
approximately $140 per week. Consider these scenarios to see how prices compare:
• Meal for 2 people at a mid-range restaurant is $50
• Medium latte or cappuccino is $3 to $5
• Inexpensive lunch meal is $7 to $10
Can I trust the OPTIFAST® program?
The medically monitored OPTIFAST® program has been helping patients
lose weight for more than 40 years. It has been cited in more than 80
publications. Countless numbers of patients have taken part in the program.
The company that makes OPTIFAST® updates the products, program components,
and scientific research to make sure it is a safe and effective option
for patients who need to lose weight under medical supervision.
Find out for yourself - call today 909.865.9858.