The IWL Method includes three distinct phases.
- “Active” weight loss phase
- “Transition,” or adjusting phase
- “Maintenance” phase to ensure long-term success.
Allow us to explain, Active weight loss, Transition and Maintenance (sometimes called relapse prevention and intervention).
The IWL Method for treating overweight and obesity is to adopt is to adopt the treatment program of any other lifelong disease that may have “flare-ups” or attacks. We think asthma is a good comparison.
Active weight loss. Let’s use a patient example to explain the three phases of treatment, active weight loss, transition and maintenance.