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Meal Planning / Meal Replacements

At The Wellness NPs, we provide meal planning services to all of our clients. Through meal planning, people are able to establish what they will eat, how much of something they will eat, and even when they will eat (with room for healthy snacking, of course!). The planning process allows us to hold ourselves accountable should we begin to enjoy one cheat meal too many, and is very helpful in weight loss efforts. By working on meal plans with our own staff, you will not only be able to enjoy the benefits of your planning - but you will have help as we support and encourage you to stick to your meal and weight loss goals.

We also use meal replacements to help our patients reach their weight loss goals! A meal replacement is a substitute for “normal” solid food meals, and has been linked to successful weight loss. With controlled quantities of calories and nutrients, replacements can help patients reach their nutritional goals and feel full while also making larger lifestyle and dietary adjustments. They are also portable and convenient, making at least part of your meal selection process much easier each day!

Ready to learn exactly how these tools can help you with your weight loss journey? You can meet with us by scheduling your first appointment online! You can also call our office at (240) 294 -4079 to schedule an appointment or to ask us questions that are on your mind at this time. We look forward to hearing from you!

FAQs on Meal Planning and Meal Replacements

Is Meal Planning Really Worth My Time And Energy?

Absolutely! We like to think that meal planning is to eating right, the same way that route planning is to travel. Without directions, you could find yourself wandering in any direction while traveling. The same is true for our daily meals. It is easy to overeat or indulge in unhealthy snacks throughout the day. Meal planning, however, gives us guidelines and helps to keep us on the road to success!

If I Am Already Struggling With An Ailment, Can Meal Planning Still Help Me?

Very much so. Meal planning is an extremely important part of managing a number of health issues, including those where weight is a factor. That is why Custom Made Weight Loss and Nursing Solutions can provide specialized meal recommendations to diabetic patients, patients with high blood pressure, and patients at risk of developing high cholesterol.

Why Do You Offer Meal Replacements?

Meal replacements are a valuable resource, especially when used at the start of a program to control calories, maintain muscle mass, and/or fulfill solid nutritional requirements while losing weight. Replacements can produce feelings of fullness, while patients move away from regularly eating unhealthy foods. They also provide structure and make meal planning simple, which helps to reduce the stress of “food choice overload”. Our Meal Replacements and Nutritional Supplements include:

  • Hot meals and soups
  • Protein Shakes
  • Protein Snacks
  • Protein Bars

What Are The Benefits Of Meal Replacements?

Many meal replacements are portable, allowing you to easily take them with you when you travel to and from home. They're also convenient and ready-to-eat, which takes the pressure of meal pressure off of you (a common factor in failed weight loss efforts). Depending on how they are made, meal replacements are also likely to contain a good amount of protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. (It is important to check the ingredients of your meal replacement, however, to ensure it is not high in fat or sugar as well.)

How Do Meal Replacements Fit Into Your Plan?

Meal replacements are often recommended if you are part of our $99/month service plan. This plan typically includes a medical weight loss consultation; comprehensive health assessment; meal planning (which may include the use of meal replacements); physical activity strategies; 30-day prescriptions; B-12 shots; and other services as needed.

What If I Have Additional Questions Or Concerns?

Please feel free to contact us by calling our office or requesting a consultation using our online appointment tool at your earliest convenience. We would be happy to answer any questions you have.