The syndrome of obesity is a chronic medical condition, with many underlying complicated metabolic pathways contributing to extreme difficulty with weight loss. Many people blame themselves for an inability to lose weight, without realizing that their excess weight is a medical issue requiring a medical solution. While eating healthy foods in proper proportions and exercising regularly are foundational requirements, these habits are usually insufficient for permanent sustained weight loss. The providers at Horizons Health & Wellness have completed expert training on weight-loss strategies, and we are proud to offer medically assisted programs to help you achieve your weight goals.
Healthy Habits for Weight Loss
Sometimes it seems like the only way to lose weight is by adopting a super-strict diet or spending every waking moment at the gym. Although fad diets may seem like the easiest path to dropping a size, they’re all but guaranteed to fail in the long run because they ignore the underlying medical issues and metabolic pathways. Sometimes, the success or failure of your journey depends on changing approaches to managing your other medical conditions and adjusting daily habits (like how much sleep you get and whether or not you eat breakfast) than on the actual food choices you make. As part of your program here at Horizons Health & Wellness, you will work with a physician and other health professionals to determine your nutritional requirements and metabolic needs. Your medical history and medications will be reviewed to identify underlying medical issues that may be interfering with permanent weight loss. Many people do not realize that their prescription medications for issues such as hypertension, anxiety, depression, birth control, and sleep problems actually CAUSE weight gain. We are very comfortable suggesting medication alternatives and prescribing medications to facilitate weight loss. You will also receive counseling on how to make day-to-day behavioral and lifestyle changes to help you reach a healthy weight.
How Will You Address Factors that Influence Weight Loss?
As part of the work you do with us, you will receive a customized weight loss program based on your specific needs. Part of your program may involve:
- Balancing hormones
- Adjusting your metabolism
- Using weight loss medications
- Improving sleep habits
- Adjusting treatments for your other chronic medical conditions
- Performing a comprehensive micronutrient assessment
- Analyzing your cardiovascular genetic profile
- Supplementing with vitamins, minerals, or other nutraceuticals
What is the Three-phase Weight Loss Program?
Your weight loss program will be medically supervised and will include three phases. Sessions are available for individuals, couples, or groups. Phase I is more time-intensive and lasts for 6 months, during which time you will be educated on important weight-loss topics and common misconceptions about weight loss will be addressed. Phase II is 4 months, and additional troubleshooting, coaching, and support are provided to continue the weight loss process. Phase III is designed to help you maintain your weight loss, and lasts for 12months. Throughout the journey, you will have regular sessions with your weight loss coach and your medical providers.
The Phases of Your Program Include
|Phase 1 (6 months total)||Price: Individuals $1500||Couples $1250||Group $1000|
Schedule: Once/week for the 1st 2 months, then every other week for months 3-6 (30-minute sessions for individuals and couples, 1 hour for groups)
Phase 1 is only necessary once, to provide you with the necessary education and tools to master your nutritional, behavioral, and health needs.
|Phase 2 (4 months total)||Price: Individuals $1000||Couples $850||Group $700|
Schedule: Every other week for 4 months (30-minute sessions for individuals and couples, 1 hour for groups)
Phase 2 is only necessary after completing phase 1 if more weight loss is needed/desired, and can be repeated as often as necessary to continue weight loss. This aspect of the program is designed to continue the successful weight loss started in phase 1, to ensure that you don’t gain weight or stop losing weight, and to offer guidance and assistance in troubleshooting your unique obstacles to further weight loss.
|Phase 3 (maintenance, 1 year total)||Price: Individuals $800||Group $500/year|
Schedule: Once/month (30-minute sessions for individuals, 1 hour for groups)
Once you have reached your target weight, Phase 3 can be repeated indefinitely to make sure you don’t regain. If there is any sign of regaining weight, you can revisit your provider to determine if medications, hormones, medical foods, nutrition changes, etc. are needed to reverse weight gain.
*Optional add-ons in any phase include personal training, exercise education, group fitness classes, yoga, meditation, vitamins, supplements, and medical foods (meal replacements), but these are not required. However, you will reach your goals faster if you take advantage of some of these options.
What are Informational Weight Loss Sessions?
The professionals at Horizons Health & Wellness also offer free information sessions to help you determine if the program is right for you. These one-on-one sessions are 30-minute consultations with our weight loss coach and can provide valuable information for people who are considering starting the weight loss program and want more details about how the program can work for them.
Are you ready to PERMANENTLY lose weight without surgery, counting calories, counting points or starving yourself? We know this probably sounds too good to be true, but our program is based on sound medical judgments. This is not your typical weight loss program; our method relies on a complete evaluation of your metabolism, body composition, hormone, and lab assessments, in conjunction with the latest evidence for medical interventions, to help you reach your healthiest weight. We guide you through the weight loss process and teach you how to MAINTAIN it long term.
Dr. Angela Aslami and the team at Horizons Health & Wellness will customize the program to your specific needs. They will determine if you need hormone balancing, weight loss medications, adjustments to your metabolism, vitamins, medical foods, nutraceuticals, sleep studies, and/or medications for chronic medical conditions. You will meet on a regular basis with our providers throughout your weight loss journey- THESE MEDICAL VISITS ARE COVERED BY INSURANCE.
In addition to the medical supervision described above, our weight loss program is delivered in three phases and can be completed in either individual, couples, or group sessions. These sessions are conducted by our weight loss coach, who has over 11 years of experience as a personal trainer, lifestyle educator, and fitness instructor. THESE SESSIONS ARE NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE. PAYMENT PLANS CAN BE ARRANGED AND WE HAVE 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR UP TO 18 MONTHS IF NEEDED THROUGH OUR PARTNER CARE CREDIT.
Weight Loss Programs in Bridgewater, MA
At Horizons Health and Wellness, we offer free info sessions for our weight loss program. Reserve your spot today by calling (508) 807-0634 or clicking the button below to get in touch with our team at our Bridgewater, MA location today.