Weight Loss: 24-week Healthy Lifestyle Plan

Fairview Comprehensive Weight Management in partnership with University of Minnesota Health

Healthy weight as a way of life 

The 24-week Healthy Lifestyle PlanTM is not about numbers on a scale, it’s all about helping you embrace a healthier lifestyle. We will focus on supporting self-sufficiency by providing you with individualized meal plans, which can include our Fresh Steps Meal System* meal replacements, a Healthy Lifestyle Cooking Series with Chef Jeremy, and the ongoing support you need to continue your newfound healthy lifestyle.

The 24-week Healthy Lifestyle Plan gives you access to: 
  • A dedicated team of weight loss experts 
  • A customized program to fit your needs 
  • Healthy eating and exercise education

At Fairview, we know that there is nothing more important than your health and wellness. With over 60 years of medical weight loss experience, we’ve combined our knowledge and expertise to create the 24-week Healthy Lifestyle Plan. You’ll be surrounded by an academic-based, multidisciplinary team of dedicated experts to help guide you through your weight loss journey and equip you with the skills needed for long-term success. To learn more, contact us at833-336-2727.

Welcome to a Healthier Lifestyle

Before you begin, we’ll get to know you so we can create an individualized journey and give you the tools you need to succeed. This stage includes: 
  • An introductory meeting with your medical weight management provider
  • A welcome kit with a journal to help keep you on track
  • A thorough medical assessment by your provider and review of your medications, activities, and lifestyle
  • Determining your weight loss goals and developing a plan to get you there
  • Creating a personalized diet, which can include our Fresh Steps Meal System* products to help deliver quick results. For more information visit freshstepsmeals.com
  • Discussing any other tools that can further help you achieve results
*Fresh Steps Meal System products are optional for this program, and are an additional cost.

Start Anew

During this period, we’ll meet weekly to help you identify any barriers which may be holding you back and work to tackle each one through your personalized plan. This stage includes: 
  • Eight weekly visits with your Healthy Lifestyle coach to discuss your progress and concerns 
  • Three meetings with your registered dietician to ensure you’re seeing results and answer any of your dietary questions
  • An emphasis on learning to eat appropriately through structured meal plans, which can include our Fresh Steps Meal System* meal replacement products
* Fresh Steps Meal System products are optional for this program, and are an additional cost.

Embracing Change

As you gain comfort with your newfound lifestyle, we’ll begin to transition your health into your own hands. This phase focuses on providing you with a supportive environment to ensure continued success, including: 
  • A provider visit to examine your current progress and assess any additional medical needs
  • Healthy eating and exercise education
  • Three biweekly appointments with your Healthy Lifestyle coach

Learning to Thrive

You will have fully grasped the healthy lifestyle at this point and will be preparing to graduate. This last stage will focus on how best to sustain the results you’ve achieved. This stage includes:
  • Biweekly appointments with your Healthy Lifestyle coach. 
  • Two appointments with your registered dietician
  • One visit with your medical weight management provider where we’ll look back at your progress and a final health assessment will be completed at week 24, preparing you for graduation. This plan will be customized for your unique goals and will help you sustain your weight loss. 

EXCLUSIVE Healthy Lifestyle Cooking Series 

  • This course is only available to members of the Fairview 24-week Healthy Lifestyle Plan. 
  • You’ll attend three classes that are two hours each. 

Cooking classes are held at Ways to Wellness – 

Woodwinds, 1825 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125

St Paul Midway YMCA, 761 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104

Throughout this fully interactive and hands-on series, we will build a platform of kitchen skills, from classic cooking techniques to knife skills to effective meal planning principals. Each of the three sessions will be focused on one of the three main components of a meal. This is a non-judgmental place where everyone is at home no matter what your skill level. 

Session One: Focus will be on both plant and animal protein cookery, from best cooking technique to safe minimal cooking temperatures. 
Session Two: It’s all about the incredible power and flavor of vegetables, as well as how to properly cook them. 
Session Three: Smart carbs will be the topic. Good carbs, bad carbs, proper portion, and cookery.

The 24-Week Healthy Lifestyle plan is suitable for people with a BMI of 27+. Please contact us to determine your eligibility.