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How much you eat is a major factor in losing weight and keeping it off. Your weight loss also depends on what you eat. Nutritious foods are essential to losing weight and staying healthy as you shed pounds.

Our medical weight loss team includes physicians who are board certified in Obesity Medicine as well as other providers who specialize in fields such as endocrinology, psychology and nutrition. Our nurses have advanced training in behavioral health, diabetes education and other areas related to weight loss. The team works together to design a personalized diet and nutrition plan that works for you.

Nutrition Counseling

Our new patients meet as a group with our registered dietician. You’ll learn about the strategies we use to help you lose weight and the providers you’ll see with us. You’ll also get basic information about diet and nutrition, including portion control and how to track calories.

Your next step is individualized nutrition counseling. We consider your personal goals, your health needs and your overall well-being as we determine the plan that will lead to successful weight loss.

Meal Plan Options

Together with your medical weight-loss team, you’ll choose a diet plan that fits your needs. We offer a range of scientifically-based diets.

  • Food-based (non-supplement) diets with the right balance of protein and carbohydrates to promote weight loss while keeping you full and satisfied.
  • Partial meal-replacement plan that includes structured, portion-controlled meals along with shakes or bars to replace one or two meals or snacks per day.
  • Full meal-replacement plan that uses a very low-calorie liquid diet for rapid weight loss over a specific time period.
  • Protein-sparing modified fast that includes primarily lean protein sources for rapid weight loss over a specific time period.

Advanced Weight-Loss Tools

Lahey’s Medical Weight Loss program offers new tools to help control appetite and eating. You and your team may determine that one of these tools could work for you. For example, the SmartByte is a device that is custom fit to the roof of your mouth that you wear while you eat. It changes how you eat by causing you to take smaller bites, chew thoroughly and eat slowly. This give your stomach time to tell your brain when it’s full, so you’re satisfied on less food.