The Program JumpStart is our most popular and successful program. It is a medically supervised, aggressive weight loss program individualized for each patient to maximize safe, rapid weight loss. JumpStart offers a nutritionally balanced menu plan that combines a wide variety of protein-fortified prescription foods, along with a healthy meal of the patient's choice. This is a short-term program that recognizes the importance of eating small amounts of excellent nutrition throughout the day. Patients learn how to eat frequently and become more comfortable with smaller portions. Because JumpStart emphasizes high-protein and lower-fat foods, the program helps patients reach a more efficient "fat-burning" state. Who should use the program JumpStart is suitable for nearly all patients. It is particularly appropriate for patients seeking a medically guided approach to nutrition and weight loss. JumpStart is ideal for patients who have tried other diet programs and either did not achieve or maintain their weight loss goals, but who are ready to commit to an aggressive weight-loss program. Your First Week The program begins on your first visit with a technologically advanced weigh-in, accurately calculating your body composition and daily caloric needs. This information is digitally transmitted into your medical record and forms the basis of your customized weight loss plan. Depending on your medical history and needs, a panel of diagnostic tests may be ordered. Our medical staff will then meet with you to conduct a physical exam and review your medical history, lab work and eating habits. You and your practitioner will work together to establish personal weight loss goals. Each week, you will return to the clinic to weigh in and receive a weekly patient guide that becomes part of your personal weight management portfolio. Patients advance through the program as their personal weight loss goals are achieved. Why it works Under physician guidance, the JumpStart program is tailored for each patient. It maximizes the optimal nutritional consumption throughout the day that activates your body's fat-burning mechanism. Our programs reduce weight through medical supervision, nutritional counseling, medication therapy, behavior modification, education and exercise.