Following the guidelines set by the American Academy of Bariatric Physicians, Tuscaloosa Weight Loss Center offers a Three Phase Comprehensive Weight Loss Program.
An entire team of professionals, led by a board-certified physician, work to provide superior care to our clients. Our team will guide and motivate you during your weight loss journey. We provide the encouragement and supervision you need, to reach your goal weight and transition to a healthier lifestyle.
We offer several different diet plans which are convenient and palatable. Diet plans vary from gentle weight loss diets to more aggressive plans.
PHASE 1 - RAPID WEIGHT LOSS (6-12 WEEKS)
Phase I requires weekly medical monitoring for weigh in, goal counseling and Lipotrophic injections. Weight loss is not only safe, but average weight loss. We provide a one time group meeting with physician which is essential to your success.
Weekly individual meetings involve nutritional consultants to help educate you on how to manage your weight. This group offers a safe environment where you can express your thoughts, feelings, concerns and fears.
PHASE 2 - GRADUAL WEIGHT LOSS
In Phase II, or Gradual Weight Loss, you will apply the information learned in Phase I and weekly appointments and gradually begin adding more variety to your diet. Women lose 1-3lbs a week. Men lose 3-5lbs a week. Lose up to 10lbs in one month.
This phase also requires weekly medical monitoring and attendance in weekly appointments. Behavioral educators will monitor your food journal and help you transition to a healthier lifestyle.
PHASE 3 - MAINTENANCE (12 MONTHS AND BEYOND)
Our maintenance program begins when your goal weight, BMI and patients comfort is reached. Although patients are learning while in the weight loss phase, the experience comes in the maintenance phase. During this phase, patient’s will use the skills they have learned in Phase I and Phase II while enjoying aspects of life including birthdays, holidays, weddings, sadness and joy. Behaviors are learned, hence must be practiced repeatedly to become a part of daily life
Therefore, 12 to 18 months is essential to create long-term behavioral changes to make sure you keep the weight off. Behavioral educations are essential during this phase to focus on special issues. Patients can share their challenges and triumphs as they become accountable to themselves.