St. Jude Heritage Medical Group has introduced a highly effective weight
management program designed to help you lose anywhere from 10 to over
100 pounds. Called Healthy Concepts, this state-of-the-art weight loss
system offers a choice of diet options as well as every element needed
for success: nutritionally balanced meals, vitamin supplements, coaching,
education and if needed, medical supervision by a board certified physician
who specializes in metabolic disorders.
Proven to create substantially greater weight loss than standard diets,
Healthy Concepts uses nutritionally complete weight loss foods, including
shakes, soups, nutrition bars and entrees. Unlike many diets, feeling
hungry is not part of the program: instead, you eat the equivalent of
five or more great-tasting meals a day.
This revolutionary program—unique in Orange County and Southern California—offers
one-on-one education and mentoring to help you develop new lifestyle skills
and healthier behaviors. Weekly classes and frequent monitoring offer
support and encouragement.
Why Healthy Concepts can help you succeed:
- Personalized to meet your specific needs and goals
- Medical supervision by board certified metabolic experts to maximize your
health and well-being at every stage of weight loss
- Great tasting, nutritionally balanced meals
- One-on-one education and mentoring as well as the camaraderie of group classes
- Unique exercise classes designed specifically for Healthy Concepts participants
and individualized for your needs
- Effective maintenance program to ensure your continued progress
The impact of Healthy Concepts on your health and well-being can be dramatic.
For example, diabetic patients are able to reduce their insulin needs
by an average of 50 percent after just a few weeks. Similarly, a majority
of patients with hypertension no longer need blood pressure medications.
Other improvements include reducing cholesterol, decreasing joint pain
and body aches, and increasing your energy.
Anyone with health issues—or anyone planning to lose substantial
weight – will receive a complete medical screening prior to starting
as well as ongoing medical supervision to help ensure their success.
Rapid weight loss can affect blood pressure, vitamin levels, blood sugar,
kidney function and a number of other health indicators—so medical
supervision is important. Frequent check-ups allow us to monitor your
health and maximize your well-being.
Exercise: the Healthy Concepts way
Healthy Concepts offers an innovative exercise program designed to increase
your metabolic rate (which translates into higher fat-burning capacity).
Led by physical therapists at the St. Jude Centers for Rehabilitation
and Wellness, these conditioning, stretching and overall fitness classes
are specifically designed to meet the needs of Healthy Concept patients.
For those with physical limitations—such as knee, joint or back
pain—a personalized program will be created to safely increase their
Healthy Concepts offers two phases: initial weight loss and a follow-up
maintenance program. Both phases of the program can be adapted to meet
your individual needs.
The initial weight loss phase typically lasts a minimum of 13 weeks, with
an average weight loss of 50-70 lbs. for men and 40-60 lbs. for women.
After successfully reaching your weight loss goal, you will begin an 18-month
maintenance program to help you continue your progress and learn to make
healthy choices as you ease back into a normal diet.
Center for Health Promotion:
We place high priority on creating healthy communities for our neighbors
throughout Orange County and beyond. In keeping with this goal, the Center
for Health Promotion provides a variety of programs and support groups
to help patients and their families build and maintain a healthy, happy
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