At Kaiser Permanente, we offer programs to help you lose weight, manage conditions, and improve your health and well-being. Our spectrum of weight loss programs includes both non-surgical and surgical options.
A Lifestyle Change Program
Losing weight is about more than just taking the pounds off. It’s about changing your lifestyle in a way that works for you so you can stay at a healthy weight.
Eating healthy, being active, and creating healthy habits is an essential part of improving your health and losing weight. Losing just 5 to 10% of your weight is linked with major health benefits! You may have tried to lose weight before, or maybe you’re thinking about it for the first time. No matter where you are on your weight loss journey, we’re here for you.
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
When it comes to improving your health and weight loss, you have a lot of options at Kaiser Permanente, including surgical programs.
Our Options program prepares you for metabolic and bariatric surgery and provides you with ongoing support. It’s designed to give you information about surgery, help you decide what’s right for you, and support you before and after surgery. Ask your doctor about a referral to the Options program.
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Bariatric Surgery and Cross Addiction
People who have had bariatric surgery have an increased risk for addiction transfer (also called cross addiction). This means trading one compulsive behavior for another one. For some people, when food is no longer a source of comfort, reward, or escape, other behaviors (sex, gambling) or substances (alcohol, drugs) can become a problem.
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Guide
Surgery changes the way the body absorbs vitamins and minerals. You aren’t able to eat everything you need, and you don’t absorb everything you eat. This makes it important to take vitamin and mineral supplements every day for the rest of your life.
Total Health Assessment
Make good health a part of your daily habits with our healthy lifestyle programs. These personalized, online programs can help you create an action plan to reach your health goals. Based on your Total Health Assessment results, you’ll find advice, encouragement, and tools that can help you make healthier lifestyle choices.