Medical Nutrition and Weight Loss Programs For Doctors
Improve Patient Compliance, and Decrease Relapse with Lifestyle Nutrition Program
by Christopher Fuzy MS, RD, LD
Most medical weight loss doctors and medical weight loss clinics focus with providing patients with rapid medical weight loss with their clients and patients. Often patients lose significant lean muscle, body water, and as a result metabolic rate and metabolism decrease. As a result, these patients have a higher incidence of “relapse weight gain” which becomes a significant clinical challenge. This can affect both economic and clinical outcomes with medical weight loss programs and potentially lose or decrease the respect from the community and medical peers.
The difference between our turn-key medical weight loss program and most other programs is our disease specific meal planning software is based on the body composition, metabolism, activity level, lifestyle and food preferences of the patient.
“Besides the clinical merits of having Lifestyle Nutrition program including “meal planning software which focusses with healthy supermarket food”, it may be both clinically and economically beneficial to have another option for patents that may not tolerate or desire medications, diet products, or hormones. Medical weight loss physicians, now have another option for disease management, weight loss, weight maintenance and most importantly the reintroduction of normal healthy supermarket food.”
However, medical weight loss programs that include a successful easy to implement, turn-key Lifestyle Management that include customized clinical meal plans when patients require education with eating normal supermarket food, or the reintroduction to normal supermarket food is paramount. Yes, some patients require hormones, shakes or ketogenic diets to help promote significant weight loss. The key to long term clinical and economic success for these rapid medical weight loss programs is having an effective Lifestyle Nutrition Metabolic Weight Loss Program.
We provide Turn-Key Lifestyle Nutrition Metabolic Counseling Programs® for practices focusing on lifestyle, metabolism, and healthy supermarket food for weight loss, medical or nutrition goals, based on individual food preferences. Since 1989 we work with over 900 physicians, chiropractors, naturopaths, alternative health providers. that are interested in introducing a credible medical weight loss program to their practice, or fine-tuning or elevating their existing nutrition program. We train and support doctors to be clinically and economically successful by providing credible medical weight loss nutrition counseling to their patients and communities.
Using our patented, research validated, professional Lifestyle Nutrition Metabolic Analyzer; your assistant can teach your patients how to incorporate whole, healthy, readily available, supermarket foods with long term behavior modification for most disease, pre-disease and wellness protocols. Instead of just focusing with meds, hormones and nutritional supplements, like most doctors.
Nutritional compliance is significantly improved, and patients prefer not to have to purchase diet products, supplements, bars etc. Many medical weight loss physician practices perform body composition and metabolic testing, but very few doctors have the time and expertise to quickly have an assistant provide disease specific meal plans with local supermarket foods based on patient’s food preferences in less than 3 min.
Many doctors are introducing medical weight loss programs
The Lifestyle Nutrition Turn-Key Medical Weight Loss and Metabolic Counseling Program is less expensive to patients and more profitable to their owners.
We provide both CONVENTIONAL and INTEGRATIVE meal plans for more than 30 disease specific clinical meal plans.
Whether patients purchase organic food at Whole Foods or shop at Wal-Mart, Costco or regular grocery stores we provide weekly goals, shopping lists, meal plans and nutritional information based on their preferences and lifestyle. We Get Specific We provide the specific name brands of foods to purchase because many foods vary in nutritional quality.
Our individualized approach results in increased compliance, happier patients and better outcomes.
“Generic Diet Sheets do not work, they are too general and patient compliance is low.”
Lifestyle Nutrition Medical Weight Loss Programs generate between $295 and $3,800 for 12 week Executive Wellness Programs without selling diet products, supplements, hormones or additional services. Depending on the medical weight loss practices’ marketing, training and support needs, our Lifestyle Nutrition Turnkey Nutrition Medical Weight Loss Programs cost between $200 and $600 monthly. Typically, one patient per month can cover all costs of the program. A typical start up practice can anticipate a ROI of 2,000% and mid-size practices can experience ROI’s of 3000 – 6000% including new patient referrals.
As the former Chief of Preventive Medicine at John Hopkins University and practicing 30 years in Washington DC, I see patients with diverse backgrounds and eating habits. Following my conventional training in Preventative Medicine at John Hopkins University I reviewed dozens of nutrition programs available for physicians and nutritionists.[show_more more=”Read More” less=”show less”]What I like most are the Lifestyle Nutrition integrative progressive nutrition protocols as well as the conventional protocols I was trained with. My patients like that I provide specific recommendations based on their metabolic needs and lifestyle. The Lifestyle Program helps my patients with their weight loss, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiac, digestive, sports nutrition, disease prevention, anti-aging, wellness etc.
Surprisingly, with all my training and experience, at John Hopkins, I feel that I now provide my patients with more realistic lifestyle changes, in more detail, and individualized for their food preferences, metabolism and their background. Now our counseling program is more comprehensive than I have seen at hospitals, clinics or universities I have been affiliated with. My patients appreciate our realistic lifestyle approach to nutrition counseling and are more receptive to our nutritional modifications instead of the traditional carb/fat gram counting, food groups or calorie counting we provided at the hospital. The generic pharmaceutical diet handout sheets were difficult for our patients to comply with. This program has been a win, win for our practice clinically and economically and for our patients! ”[/show_more]
Lifestyle Nutrition Medical Weight Loss Programs generate and additional $100- 300 K annually without selling products and while improving your patients health. Typically, one patient per month can cover all costs of the program. A typical start up Physician practice can anticipate a ROI of 2,000% and mid-size practices can experience ROI’s of 3000 – 6000%, including new patient referrals
Complete Your Custom Meal Plan Questionnaire and Schedule a Webinar with a Nutritionist. We will review your options and then you will be able to effectively evaluate our program for your philosophy and patient demographic.
Christopher Fuzy, MS, RD, LD is the Founder and President of Lifestyle Nutrition Inc. and LifestyleNutritionInc.com, has a Master’s Degree in Clinical & Sports Nutrition with offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton, FL and
Red Bank and Neptune NJ. Over the past 30 years, he has trained over 900 physicians nationwide in the implementation of his Lifestyle Nutrition Metabolic Counseling Program®. For More Information or to try your own nutritional program, visit www.LifestyleNutritionInc.com or call 800-699-8106.
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