The program is divided into three phases:
Phase I is the Acute Weight Loss Phase. This phase lasts as long as an individual patient needs to reach their weight loss goal. Healthy, maintainable weight loss is 1-3 pounds per week, so the amount of weight one needs to lose will help determine the amount of time they will spend in Phase I.
Phase II is a short term Transitional Phase. This phase is for patients that have reached their goal weight. During this phase, patients are tapering off their medications and are modifying their diet to allow for maintaining their goal weight. This phase is usually anywhere from 1-3 weeks long.
Phase III is the Long-Term Wellness Phase. During this phase, patients are participants in a long-term program to aid in keeping patients on track and making their weight loss a healthy and sustainable lifestyle change.