Ask these questions:

  • Is the program physician supervised?  
  • Do you see the physician weekly?
  • Is the physician readily available to talk to you?
  • Are the medications prescribed by your primary care physician adjusted, as necessary, as you lose weight and  may be no longer be required?
  • Are blood pressure and lab tests measured regularly and reviewed with you?
  • Are the support groups led by licensed therapists who are in private psychotherapy practice?
  • Are the groups an hour long once weekly?
  • Does a certified fitness instructor offer individual instruction?
  • Does a registered dietitian, rather than an unlicensed nutritionist, offer individual eating plans?
  • Does the program offer a comprehensive, long-term weight maintenance program with the registered dietitian and exercise therapist?
    METABOLIC
NUTRTION
PROGRAM
  JENNY
CRAIG
  NUTRI-
SYSTEM
  WEIGHT
WATCHERS
PHYSICIAN VISITS
EVERY WEEK
  YES   NO   NO   NO
                 
REGISTERED
DIETITIANS
  YES   NO   NO   NO
                 
LICENSED
BEHAVIORAL
COUNSELORS
  YES   NO   NO   NO
                 
CERTIFIED
FITNESS
SPECIALISTS
  YES   NO   NO   NO
                 
LABORATORY
MONITORING
  YES   NO   NO   NO

 

We are a physician supervised weight loss program and medical diet program serving clients serious about losing weight and keeping it off in Northern California and the south San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Campbell, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister, Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Milpitas, Fremont, and Santa Cruz.