While The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL) provides a core program structure, it’s important to know that no two CMWL plans are alike. Because you are unique with your own personal physical and motivational characteristics, your personalized plan will not be the same as anyone else’s. That’s why the program works – because it has you as its center.
The basic structure of the program consists of three phases: Quick Start, Transition, and Maintenance. Within each phase there are four basic areas: food, exercise, behavioral counseling, and prescription medication.
During Quick Start... the food component of the program consists of a low-calorie diet that can only be prescribed by a medical provider. You will be provided with the high-nutrient foods designed for rapid, safe weight loss. And with behavioral counseling, you’ll start to learn that you really do have more control over your decisions than you may have believed.
In the Transition phase...you'll have lost weight and notice a difference in how you look and feel. Your medical provider will continue to prescribe a nutritional low calorie diet for you, but you will also start to add more of the foods you love back into your daily routine. Your medical provider will also monitor your levels of activity and continue to counsel you on making sound, healthy decisions.
In the Maintenance phase...you've reached your personal weight loss goal! You're enjoying making smart meal choices, you're more active, leading a healthier life, and may be completely off of any prescribed medication to treat a chronic condition. It's the beginning of a life-long new you...