Weight Loss Services at Urgent Care and Walk-In Clinic in El Cajon, CA
According to the Centers for Disease Control more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
Studies have shown that health benefits resulting from weight-loss are evident with a weight reduction as low as 5-10 percent. This means that an individual that weighs 200 pounds will benefit greatly from losing just 10 to 20 pounds.
Using OPTIFAST meal replacement products, personalized programs and one-on-one support, we provide you with everything you need to make realistic changes in your life that will help you lose weight, improve your health, enhance your appearance and self-esteem, increase your energy and stamina, and get more enjoyment out of life.
Many patients find the simplicity of OPTIFAST beneficial because during the active weight loss portion of the program all of your meals are provided for you. The structure of the OPTIFAST program takes the guesswork out of what should be eaten and makes it much easier to comply with the program. Studies have shown that people who eat a high variety of food tend to eat and weigh more. Keeping food choices limited actually helps with weight loss.
If you’ve tried to lose weight, but all you’ve lost is your patience, our program offers a different path one that’s clinically proven to get results.
Discover how our approach to weight loss can help you lose pounds while enhancing your health, vitality, and enjoyment of life.
Dr. Wolfe and his professional staff are here to help you succeed at weight loss, even if you have tried and failed many times before.
The OPTIFAST Program
The OPTIFAST Program is a medically supervised weight management program that closely monitors and assesses progress towards better health and emotional well-being. The program, which usually lasts 26 weeks, utilizes a full meal replacement plan that transitions to self-prepared ‘everyday’ meals, in conjunction with comprehensive patient education and support.
How the OPTIFAST Program Succeeds
Meal replacement diet
- Narrowing your food choices helps you work towards weight loss and management by controlling the amount and types of food you eat. Medical supervision
- Utilizes the expertise of physicians to help you lose weight safely. Lifestyle education
- To help you achieve and sustain better health through nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Counseling
- Individual and group counseling by experts who understand your challenges. Ongoing personalized support
- Included both during and after weight loss to help you achieve and maintain success.
For the typical OPTIFAST patient, the journey to long-term weight management consists of three Program phases an Active Weight Loss Phase, a Transition Phase and a Long-Term Weight Management Phase. Before you enter the OPTIFAST Program, you’ll receive an initial evaluation to determine if it’s right for you. Once you begin, you’ll progress through the three Program phases:
Active Weight Loss Phase
During the 12-week Active Weight Loss Phase, you’ll use an OPTIFAST full meal replacement diet and receive weekly medical monitoring.
During the 6-week Transition Phase, you’ll transition to regular foods and continue to participate in weekly counseling.
Long-Term Weight Management Phase
The Long-Term Weight Management Phase is ongoing, and usually includes partial OPTIFAST meal replacement and partial regular food, as well as ongoing support.