The Center for Medical Weight Loss


2360 W. Joppa Rd., Suite 315
Lutherville, MD  21093
(410) 337-THIN (8446)
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Weight Loss Plans

(410) 337-THIN (8446)

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Your initial consultation includes a body composition analysis.  Using this information which includes a measure of your metabolism, along with a medical and diet history, your Doctor can design a plan that will allow you to lose weight safely, and in many cases rapidly.  While we strive to individualize each weight loss program to the particular needs of the individual patient, below is a description of the type of weight loss plans we commonly employ:
 

Our Plans include:


1. Protein Sparing Low Calorie Diet: This plan uses only meal replacement products (high protein shakes, bars,soups, crisps, oatmeal).  This is our fastest weight loss program. This program is based on your unique metabolism and is customized for each individual. The success of this program is very gratifying, as results are achieved more quickly than with our other programs. The program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you to maintain your weight loss over time. Individual counseling provides all the tools you need to achieve long term success. It is unmatched by non-physician programs.

 
2. Modified Low Calorie Diet: This is a good alternative for patients that do not medically qualify for the Low Calorie Diet, or who would prefer to incorporate some "regular food" in their initial weight loss plan. This program is designed to provide safe, effective weight loss and offers individuals a well planned program with specific achievable goals over time.  It is a "hybrid" plan that incorporates some meal replacement products along with a healthy meal each day.   Each plan provides individual counseling with a proven track record of success. Your doctor will provide several comfortable options and outline a paced program based on your needs.


3. Prescription Medication Plan: This program is designed to curb your appetite and uses FDA-approved appetite suppressant medications along with a healthy meal plan, exercise recommendations, and individual counseling.  Patient's are screened to ensure that they are safe to use these type of medications, and not all patients will qualify.   The CMWL appetite suppressant program is very effective and helps to jump start weight loss.  Additionally, appetite suppressant medications may be combined with any of the other CMWL programs as needed.  Your doctor can discuss the use of medications with you on your visit; and your Doctor will also evaluate whether any other medications you might be taking may interfere with your weight loss.  We also utilize natural metabolism boosters, Vitamin B-12 shots, and Lipotropic injections to assist with your weight loss efforts when appropriate.


This Medical Weight Loss practice strives to follow the guidelines set forth by the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA)  More information on this can be found at www.obesitymedicine.org