Your dietitian is here to help, but here are a few guidelines for choosing programs and packages.
First, think about your WHAT and WHY.
- WHAT is it that you really want to achieve? For example, are you looking to prevent diabetes, or perhaps feel better in your own skin, or get to an ideal weight for a procedure or medical need. If your ‘what’ really is related to weight, then the weight loss program is likely right for you. Also, think of how much weight you would want to lose and in what timeframe.
- Next, understand your why. We see that sometimes clients start the weight loss program, and then discover that their why is more in line with another program, like improving liver health or cardiovascular health. While weight loss can help with these other goals as well, perhaps another program would focus more on your why, as well as tailor education on understanding nutrition for your specific why.
In terms of the length of the weight loss program, this depends on your weight loss goals. It’s generally recommended that for safe and SUSTAINABLE weight loss, 1-2 lbs per week is a good goal.
We’ve designed various weight loss program options to suit your weight loss goal and timeframe.
|Weight Loss Goal||Est. Time||Package Recommendation|
|5-12 lbs||6 weeks||Initial Assessment + 5 Weekly Sessions (6 weeks)|
|12-25 lbs||10-12 weeks||Initial Assessment + 9 Weekly Sessions (10 weeks)|
|25+ lbs||14+ weeks||Initial Assessment + 14 Sessions (9 weekly + 5 weekly or biweekly for 14 to 20 weeks)|
Note: Clients with bigger weight loss goals often combine multiple packages. After your weight loss is achieved, your dietitian may also recommend some regular Check-in Sessions to keep you on track and maintain your new lifestyle.