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Utilizing the latest research, our staff of health professionals work with you one-on-one to guide you using the most effective methods of weight management

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Adult Program

Much like telling someone that they should "buy low and sell high" to make money in the stock market, telling someone "eat less and exercise more" for weight loss has little value. Utilizing the latest research, our staff of health professionals work with you one-on-one to guide you using the most effective methods of weight management.
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Created out of frustration from seeing the weight of patients yo-yo, our program was designed after careful study of scientific, peer reviewed studies that looked not only at how individuals lost their weight, but also how they kept it off for five years or more.

We don't believe in "ideal" weights at BMI, or simple measurements like body fat percentages to tell us or you what you "should" weigh. Instead our focus is around the central theme of what we refer to as "Best Weight", which is whatever weight you reach living the healthiest life you can honestly and realistically enjoy. While undereating and overexercising certainly can lead to short term results born out of suffering, we believe you need to actually like the life you're living while you're losing the weight or else you're never going to keep it off. Simply put, there comes a point when a person can't happily eat less and can't happily exercise more and your weight living that life is what we call your Best Weight.

Of course, as with anything complicated in life, there are proven strategies that greatly improve your odds of success. Over the course of our four phased program you'll learn how to use food to control it, rather than letting it control you. You'll learn to shut down your most powerful cravings, make friends with the all-powerful scale, how to indulge in previously forbidden foods, and that exercise isn't about how many calories you burn, but rather how much fun you can have burning them. Most importantly you'll learn that successful weight management isn't about suffering, but about organization and thinking

Since opening in 2004, the Bariatric Medical Institute has helped thousands of patients with their weight struggles. While we still follow many of the same principles from when we first opened our doors, our program is constantly improving as new research provides more and more insight into the struggles of this complex disease. What remains constant is that for each individual we provide individually and scientifically derived solutions, one-on-one, to help you discover your Best Weight.

Phase 1: Nutrition

At BMI it's about the healthiest life you can enjoy, not the healthiest you can tolerate. Partner with our dietitians to craft your own personalized diet.
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A strong understanding of nutrition is a fundamental building block for weight management, which is why the focus of the first six weeks of your program is on exactly that. Over the course of phase one you'll be introduced to the basics of nutrition by having at least three one on one sessions with one of our registered dietitians along with an hour and half nutrition class. You will discover that there is no need to restrict yourself to certain foods nor is there the need to eliminate other foods. You will learn things such as the difference between micro and macro nutrients and not only what a glycemic index is, but how to use it properly. And most importantly you will learn that hunger and deprivation are NOT required for successful weight loss.

The customization of your nutritional program will begin from your first meeting with the dietitian where we will measure your resting metabolic rate-how many calories your body burns at rest. Using indirect calorimetry, measuring the rate of oxygen consumption to indirectly calculate the heat released by chemical process in the body, we're able to tell you exactly how many calories you need in a day for effective weight management. No more guessing, no one size fits all, only one on one customization. Over the course of the next 22 weeks we will teach you how to incorporate this data into your lifestyle to help ensure permanent weight loss.

Phase 2: Behaviour

Appreciating why you eat is just as important as what you eat. We help you understand why, and then show you how to take control.
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Phase 3: Fitness

Some is good. More is better. Everything counts.
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Phase 4: Fusion

Helping you balance the three phases to have a customized program that is designed for your life.
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Relapse Prevention

Scientifically designed to ensure that the new you simply becomes you.
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Although we offer far more services we are dramatically less expensive than other Ottawa based medically supervised weight loss programs. The exact cost of our 22 week program that includes unlimited one-on-one access to our registered dietitians, personal trainers and physicians is $1950 plus HST. There are no hidden fees or required product purchases. Also available is a phase-by-phase payment plan ($650, $495, $495, $495 + HST).

At BMI we also realize that sometimes life can get in the way of even our best intentions. That's why at BMI there are no contracts to sign and why there's a no-hassle refund policy in place. If within the first 30 days of starting our program you feel that it isn't right for you, simply let us know and we will refund you the costs of those phases you haven't yet begun.

Following the completion of the 22 week program you would have the option of joining us for a further year of Relapse Prevention. Unlike other programs we do not make people re-enroll in the program over and over to get to an arbitrary number, instead we're trying to maintain your lifestyle, and if your lifestyle has fewer calories, you will continue to lose weight. The exact cost for our one year Relapse Prevention program is $650 plus HST and it too includes unlimited access to all of our health professionals.
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