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Weight Management Program

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 loss journey.

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 programs alone
• 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.

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