Kaiser Permanente offers a medical weight management program that promises to transform a dieter's eating habits and health, notes Kaiser Permanente. The Kaiser Permanente Medical Weight Management Program leads to an average weekly weight loss of 1 to 3 pounds.
The Kaiser Permanente Medical Weight Management Program provides individuals with a nutritional advice and medical supervision to help them achieve their weight loss goals. Periodic lab tests and checkups are available during the program, according to Kaiser Permanente.
The program has three phases: Active Weight Loss, Transition and Early Maintenance. and Long-Term Maintenance. The first phase lasts for up to 16 weeks and focuses on meal replacement, medical monitoring and weekly group sessions. During the second phase, which lasts for up to 14 weeks, individuals receive further nutritional counseling and take part in more weekly group sessions. For the last phase, individuals build on their results and continue to attend group sessions and enhance their behavioral skills to remain motivated and keep on track.
Several types of meal replacements are available through The Kaiser Permanente Medical Weight Management Program, including soups, shakes and powders, and nutrition bars. In total, 800 products are available in the low-calorie OPTIFAST program as of 2015. All are carefully designed to provide balanced nutrition.