Addressing Food Concerns

You will be eating real foods throughout the program. Throughout the program, you may be on a structured diet which provides the right amount of protein and the correct carbohydrates for your goal. Our meal plans also support vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.

The amount of calories you can eat is customized based on your body composition analysis, your BMR (basal metabolic rate), your individual caloric requirements, your activity level and the physicians determination.

Your life is more than boxed food. We do not sell foods or pre-made meals. Our program will teach you how to look at food and know exactly what to eat for your body. Including estimating serving sizes, how to shop for food, preparing meals and eating out.

Diet Questions

You can lose an average of two to five pounds every week. Results may vary depending on your specific starting weight, medical conditions, exercise regimen, and compliance with the program.

The amount of calories you can eat is customized based on your body composition analysis, your BMR (basal metabolic rate), your individual caloric requirements, your activity level and the physicians determination.

Yes, we only utilize medications that have been demonstrated to be safe and effective when paired with a structured diet. In order to make the weight loss phase as comfortable and successful as possible, our physicians utilize FDA approved (since 1959) appetite suppressant medications. We purposely chose medications that have a lengthy history of successful use so that you will not be surprised by some of the unknown negative side effects that can occur with newer medications that have not been broadly tested.

There is no weight loss minimum or maximum. Many individuals join our program who want to lose 10 to 200 pounds or more and keep it off for life! This program has been proven to help chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or heart conditions. You may still be eligible to participate in the program with minor restrictions at the medical provider's discretion.

Health Concerns

Yes, this is one of the main reasons for enrolling in a medically supported program.

Obesity and being overweight can be significant factors to a variety of medical conditions. We have the tools and procedures to ensure that your weight loss process is done safely.

Many of our patients with these conditions end up with better laboratory numbers and often require less medication to control their chronic conditions.

Yes, however this will be determined by the medical provider at the time of your initial consultation.

Exercise is not a required component of the weight loss phase, but our team strongly encourages it.

The weight loss in our program is mainly achieved by calorie reduction. We recommend that you engage in light physical activity over the first few months to obtain the optimal results.

After you achieve your goal weight, our team will help you design an exercise program tailored to your interest and lifestyle if you prefer.

General Questions

We accept all major credit cards, personal checks, and cash. We do not bill or assist with billing insurance for the weight loss program.

LEANMD is easy and customized for YOU.

It also includes:

• Mindfulness training
• Learning about food
• Coaching
• Exercise programs
• How to rebalance when you get off track
• Medically Supported
• Dining out and Travel tips

Many individuals have difficulty maintaining their weight once it is lost.

Our LEANMD program includes a transition phase in which we gradually and carefully adjust your calories and macronutrient ratios according to your specific needs. This gives your body a chance to adjust and avoid rebounding once the flow of calories increases.

In addition, the chances of sustaining your new weight long term will be vastly improved if you have support.

Our program is specifically designed to provide an easy, built-in system of accountability and support, plus tools and techniques to ensure your ongoing success.

Yes, your body wasn't designed to survive indefinitely on special foods or will power. We believe that a sustainable diet and lifestyle changes are the only way to succeed in maintaining your weight loss and your health. If you do gain weight over time, we can always restart you on the program to help you get back on track.