Our Program

It's time for something different

Anyone who's tried diets or weight loss plans knows all too well that finding long-term success can be a difficult task. Many plans and products offer rapid weight loss as a quick fix, but keeping the weight off turns out to be the bigger challenge.

Our ProgramOur program features:

  • Results you can see early on with low calorie OPTIFAST® and other low-calorie meal replacements
  • Medical supervision to ensure that you lose weight safely
  • Weekly group sessions to keep you motivated
  • Behavioral skills to help you develop new and long lasting health habits
  • Long-term weekly support

Support every step of the way

With the Kaiser Permanente Medical Weight Management Program, you'll have an entire team by your side to help you achieve the lasting changes you want. A group of experienced physicians and educators will provide you with medical supervision, behavioral and nutritional advice, and weekly group support sessions. Plus, once you enter the Long-Term Maintenance phase of the program, you can attend weekly group sessions to help you keep on track and stay motivated.

Experience you can count on

Your team of Kaiser Permanente medical and weight loss professionals will be on hand to monitor your health and progress. This includes periodic checkups and lab tests. To help you lose weight rapidly and safely, our program includes OPTIFAST® shakes and other carefully-chosen meal replacement products. OPTIFAST® has over 30 years' experience in helping people lose weight.

The shakes, powders, and bars are healthy, provide full nutrition, and have been shown to aid in a 1- to 3-pound average weekly weight loss. 1 Over 1,000 patients in Northern California have started the Kaiser Permanente Medical Weight Management program. The average weight loss is 46.6 pounds. In addition to the weight loss, patients have seen overall improvement in their health including lower blood pressure and cholesterol, control of diabetes, and relief of joint pain.

1 Based on a study of over 600 patients in a 26-week program (Drawert S, Bedford K, Largent D. Change in glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol with weight loss in medically obese patients. Obes Res. 1996;4[SI]:67S.) Individual results may vary. Average weight loss in the Medical Weight Management program is 46.6 pounds.

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