Step 1: Calculate your BMI. OPTIFAST is designed for those with a BMI of greater than 30.
Step 2: Make an appointment to come and speak to our team about the OPTIFAST program.
Step 3: Determine if you will complete the partial or full program. (link above)
Step 4: Get started.
In addition to the above services which may be covered by many private insurance plans, we provide additional services such as Dietitian Services and Psychotherapist Services ( binge eating and emotional eating therapy). The frequency of these appointments can vary depending on your personal needs. Physicians services are covered by OHIP.
Maintaining weight loss is an important component of weight management. We offer a variety of options that suit your unique situation. Please contact us for details.
The Aurora Bariatric Clinic is now offering group classes for weight management. Our program is a combination of group nutrition education classes and exercises classes. It also includes Craving Change which is a workshop designed to help you understand your relationship with food and overcome cravings and emotional eating.
The nutrition classes and Craving Change are run by the registered dietitian. She can help you increase your nutrition knowledge and suggest techniques for overcoming problematic eating. The exercise component of the program is run by a kinesiologist. She will be teaching proper exercise technique and the skills you need to kickstart your exercise regimen at home or at the gym. We have a fitness studio on site equipped with exercise balls, mats, weights and resistance bands. Just bring a water bottle!
Group sessions allow for shorter wait times and more time with our healthcare team. That means you will have more time to learn the techniques and background knowledge you need to make long-term lifestyle changes. A group setting also allows you to meet and interact with other patients just like you; building a strong support system and an opportunity to learn from others and share your experiences. If you are shy, don’t worry! You will never be expected to share personal information with the group or pressured to participate in discussions if you don’t want to.
Our next group sessions begin the week of March 12, 2018. The time slots available are: Tuesdays 10:30 or 4:00; Wednesdays 4:00 pm; Thursdays 11:00 or 2:00. Each session is 1 hour. The program runs for 16 weeks and you will be required to come in on a weekly basis. This program is covered by OHIP. There is a small fee of $15.00 to purchase a workbook.