Medical Services Weight Management Customized Meal Plans Customized weight-loss programs at St. Elizabeth Physicians Weight Management Center can help you meet your weight-loss goals. Find a Location Find a Provider Weight Management Menu Weight Management Awards & Recognition Behavioral Modification Contact Us Cost & Insurance Customized Meal Plans Meal Replacement Dietitians Healthy Recipes Medical Maintenance Medical Online Seminar Medical Program - Am I a Candidate? Medications Meet the Doctors & Staff Obesity & Me Our Difference Patient Success Stories Customized Medical Weight-Loss Programs There is no one exactly like you. At St. Elizabeth Physicians Weight Management Center we think your weight-loss program should reflect that basic truth. We work with you to craft a customized weight-loss plan that takes your goals, health and lifestyle into account. We listen to your story with empathy and offer real solutions based on you and your needs. Our team of bariatric experts creates a judgment-free atmosphere that lets you celebrate your successes and learn from your mistakes. St. Elizabeth Physicians offers non-surgical options – a low calorie plan and a very low- calorie plan – that give you access to our bariatric physician, behavioral health specialist, registered dietitians and nurses. All of our diet weight-loss plans: Can be customized to your individual needs and weight-loss goals. Are supervised by a bariatric doctor. Include group education classes and individual counseling with a registered dietitian. Low Calorie Diet If you want to lose 10 or more pounds, our Low Calorie Diet will help you reach your weight-loss goal. Typically, you should lose about 2 pounds the first week. After that, you can expect to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week. Our Low Calorie Diet includes 1,000 calories a day for women and 1,200 calories a day for men. You can eat a combination of meal replacements and meals or only meals while on the low calorie diet. You start with a medical exam by Dr. Troy Schuman or Dr. Lori Catanzaro. Once you’ve been medically cleared to begin, you’ll attend orientation and start weekly visits, during which you alternate between seeing one of our registered dietitians and attending group education classes. You’ll receive a behavioral health assessment and attend regular appointments with your bariatric doctor. Very Low Calorie Diet The Very Low Calorie Diet could be for you if you have: At least 40 pounds to lose. A body mass index or BMI greater than 30. Health risks, like diabetes or high blood pressure, which could be improved by weight loss. The Very Low Calorie Diet includes 1,000 calories a day for men and 800 calories a day for women. At first, you will use a meal replacement for all your meals. You can expect to lose about 4 to 7 pounds the first week. After that, you should continue to lose an average 2 to 3 pounds a week. To begin on the Very Low Calorie Diet program, you’ll be examined by Dr. Troy Schuman or Dr. Lori Catanzaro. This exam includes an EKG with additional EKGs needed for every 50 pounds you lose. Once you are medically cleared to begin, you’ll attend one-on-one orientation with a registered nurse and receive a behavioral health assessment. You’ll meet weekly with a registered nurse and monthly with your bariatric doctor. Once you are within 5 to 15 pounds of your goal weight, you will meet regularly with a registered dietitian and attend weekly classes. Doctor visits will be less frequent as you continue. Weight-Loss Partners We know how difficult it can be to make lasting changes in your life. You need the help of a dedicated team of compassionate, bariatric professionals to offer guidance and direction. You need St. Elizabeth Physicians. Contact Us Call today to start making lasting, healthy changes in your life. (859) 212-4625 (GOAL) Patient Information Sessions Attend one of our free information sessions to find out if you qualify for weight-loss surgery or to learn more about our medical diet programs. REGISTER NOW Patient Success Stories We’ve been helping people in Greater Cincinnati lose weight and improve their health since 2004. Click here to learn more about their stories and how St. Elizabeth Weight Management Center has helped them succeed. Find an Education Class St. Elizabeth Weight Management Center offers education classes for both medical and surgical programs. To learn more or register for a class call 859-212-WELL (4625).