In transition, we start to shift focus away from active weight loss and toward future weight maintenance. During this time, medication doses are gradually reduced and spaced out. The time between visits is also slowly lengthened. Patients continue to practice the nutritional and life-style changes they have learned during active weight loss, but with a bit less accountability and oversight from our clinic.
The transition phase can last from 6 weeks to 12 months.
The maintenance phase lasts indefinitely. The aim is to continue maintenance unless/until a return to active weight loss is warranted.