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NEW You Rx: Medical Nutrition Therapy for Weight Loss

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Medical nutrition therapy is a program that allows patients to receive evaluation, a customized diet plan, and ongoing monitoring for weight loss.

Who It’s For

Medical nutrition therapy is for people who are overweight, and those with certain health conditions. It is also fitting for individuals who have had certain weight loss procedures, such as ESG, and need guidance and ongoing monitoring to keep off the weight and maintain a healthy living style.

How The Program Works

The initial step for medical nutrition therapy is a comprehensive evaluation by our bariatric physician and registered dietician. Patients receive a baseline and quarterly InBody body composition analysis, and a customized diet plan. In addition to individual caloric goal measurement, guided by Indirect Calorimetry, patients are also prescribed pharmacotherapy by NEW You’s bariatric physician. Follow-up visits are recommended at two-week intervals.

How Much Weight You’ll Lose

As part of medical nutrition therapy, NEW You’s physician and dietician help patients set nutrition goals. Many patients lose around 1 to 1.5 pounds a week, depending on adherence to the diet and pharmacotherapy plans. The quarterly InBody body composition analysis, and consistent reviews of your eating and exercising habits, all assist in tracking progress, with adjustments to the plans being made as necessary. The goal is to help patients make positive, long-term lifestyle changes for sustainable weight loss.

Pricing

Medical Nutrition Therapy

$199Initial consultation, then $149/month*
  •  Comprehensive Bariatric Physician and Registered Dietitian Evaluation
  •  Baseline and Quarterly InBody Body Composition Analysis
  •  Customized Diet Plan
  •  Individual Caloric Goal Measurement Guided by Indirect Calorimetry
  •  Physician Prescribed Pharmacotherapy
  •  Includes Dietitian Visits and Medication Monitoring (Recommended at Two-Week Intervals)
  • * Minimum Three-Month Commitment Required

FAQ

ARE THERE RISKS WITH MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

There are no risks with this kind of program if you work closely with your bariatric physician and registered dietitian and adhere to the developed plan. While there are risks in losing too much weight, too quickly, consistent check-ins are intended to prevent this from occurring. If you are pregnant or have serious health issues, it may not be safe for you to lose weight altogether. Weight loss medications may have potential side effects. These will be carefully reviewed with your bariatric physician, who will choose the safest and most effective pharmacotherapy plan for you.

ARE THERE STEPS I NEED TO TAKE BEFORE STARTING MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY?

There is nothing you need to do prior to your initial consultation, but it’s never a bad idea to start a food journal to monitor your eating habits, and keep track of how often, and for how long, you currently exercise.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

As part of the initial consultation you will receive a baseline InBody body composition analysis, and your diet and exercise habits will be discussed and evaluated. The physician and dietitian will outline next steps, customized for you, and follow-up visits will be required. You will learn how to make better food choices to help you achieve your weight loss goals, and through Indirect Calorimetry, learn how many calories you need to lose or maintain weight.

WHAT MEDICATIONS WILL I RECEIVE TO HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT?

Weight loss medications can help you lose weight, and are an important component of your medical nutrition therapy program. Examples of current FDA-approved medications include Saxenda (liraglutide), Qsymia (phentermine/topiramate), Contrave (bupropion/naltrexone), and orlistat. Your board-certified physician will review your medical history and prescribe you with the safest, and most effective weight loss treatment.

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