Non-Surgical Medical Weight Loss

The Emory Bariatric Center offers a customized non surgical weight loss and weight management program, Your Weight is a 16-week medically-supervised weight loss program that offers three meal plan options:

1. Full Meal Replacement – following the full meal replacement weight loss plan, patients eat only OPTIFAST® meal replacements (soups, bars or shakes) for approximately 12 weeks (may vary by individual). During this time period, weight loss patients intake approximately 800 calories daily. In the following four weeks, a gradual transition back to food occurs. Post-program support group attendance is critical for ongoing success after the 16 week “active” phase of the program is completed. 

2. Partial Meal Replacement –  following the partial meal replacement weight loss plan, patients select 3 OPTIFAST® meal replacements per day and add in some of their own food and recipes. A typical day on the partial meal replacement plan would include a meal replacement for breakfast, morning snack, and afternoon snack, with a healthy lunch and dinner of reasonable portion size. Total daily calorie intake when on the partial meal replacement plan ranges from approximately 1000-1200 calories, but will vary based on the results of your personalized MedGem measurement.

3. No Meal Replacement – following this meal plan, patients use their own food and recipes (no OPTIFAST® meal replacements are included) as guided by your weight loss physician and dietitian. The total daily calorie intake on this plan ranges from approximately 1000-1200 calories, but will vary based on the results of your personalized MedGem measurement.

Every weight loss meal plan in the Your Weight Program includes:

  • Initial and ongoing supervision by an Emory Bariatric Center physician
  • One-on-one consultations with our registered dietitian
  • Medical diagnostics (varies by meal plan)
  • Regular lifestyle education group meetings to keep you motivated and focused on your weight loss goals

Our comprehensive, non-surgical weight loss program is designed to focus on factors affecting not just your weight, but your overall health.

Psychological Support

Our Your Weigh Program includes psychologist-led group meetings which cover topics like goal-setting, arranging a support system, controlling stress, thoughts and “self-statements”, assertiveness and communication as well as many other topics to help facilitate weight loss and weight maintenance.


The Emory Bariatric Center provides individualized nutrition counseling and classes to help you eat healthy and intuitively – the right foods at the right times in the right quantities. Our registered dietitians will also work with you as you focus on eating for the right reasons – to meet your health and wellness goals, satisfy hunger and minimize mindless eating.

Physical Activity

Physical activity is important in reaching weight loss goals and maintaining a healthy weight. We help our patients develop and implement activity plans to more easily reach their goals of improved health, well-being, energy, and stamina. We have developed a partnership with the YMCA of Metro Atlanta for our patients. We recommend the YMCA’s COACH APPROACH® to further facilitate incorporating physical activity into your life.

Medical Monitoring

Obesity is linked to other health problems and diseases, many of which require medical attention. Our physicians are trained to recognize these conditions and to monitor changes in your health as your weight changes. We will help coordinate care with your primary care provider as needed.

Ongoing Support

As you work toward your health and weight loss goals, we provide a supportive environment through individual sessions, peer-led mentoring, and professionally-facilitated support groups. Research has shown that ongoing, active participation results in significantly better long-term weight maintenance.

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