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Weight Loss Management

Weight Loss Management at NorthShore

Losing weight can be a challenge, but with hard work and dedication, we can help you reach your weight loss goals and improve your overall health.

Dr. Aditya Shah
Every Other Thursday
NorthShore Health Centers
1828 165th Street, Hammond

Dr. Shah and his team will create a personalized treatment plans based on your individual needs taking a comprehensive approach to weight management, which includes addressing food intake, diet, physical activity, behavior modification, and overall lifestyle factors.


Components of Individual Treatment Plans

Patients’ first appointment will be used to gather essential information, assess the patient’s overall health and weight-related concerns, and develop an initial treatment plan. Follow-up appointments are then scheduled to monitor the patient’s progress, provide ongoing support, and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan.


  • Dietary Modifications: We will assess the patient’s current eating habits, nutritional needs, and any dietary restrictions. We will then develop a tailored meal plan that promotes healthy eating, portion control, and balanced nutrition. The plan may focus on calorie reduction, emphasizing nutrient-dense foods, and may include specific guidelines for macronutrient distribution (e.g., low-carb, low-fat, etc.).


  • Exercise Recommendations: Physical activity plays a crucial role in weight management. We will consider the patient’s fitness level, health conditions, and preferences to create an exercise plan that is safe, effective, and sustainable. The plan may include aerobic exercises, strength training, and other activities tailored to the individual’s needs and goals.


  • Provide strategies and techniques to help patients overcome emotional eating, adopt mindful eating practices, manage stress, and establish positive habits for long-term success.


  • Behavior Modification: Changing unhealthy behaviors and adopting new habits is an important aspect of long-term weight management. We work with the patient to identify and address underlying factors contributing to overeating, emotional eating, or other behavioral patterns. Techniques such as mindful eating, stress management, and goal setting may be incorporated to support behavior change.


  • Medications: In most cases, medication is prescribed to aid in weight loss efforts. The decision to use medication is based on individual factors, including the patient’s medical history, body mass index (BMI), and response to non-medical interventions. Also cost of the medication and insurance coverage plays a big role in the type of medication chosen for the individual patient.

Counseling Sessions with a Health Educator

Patients will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a health educator. The health educator plays a crucial role in assisting patients by providing education, support, and guidance throughout their weight loss journey. The health educator conducts one-on-one counseling sessions with patients creating personalized plans and strategies that take into account the patient’s lifestyle, preferences, and medical history. These counseling sessions may involve discussing meal planning and providing guidance for incorporating physical activity into daily routines.


  • Provides information about nutrition, physical activity, behavior modification, and overall lifestyle choices.


  • Help patients understand the importance of healthy eating habits, portion control, and regular exercise.


  • Provide strategies and techniques to help patients overcome emotional eating, adopt mindful eating practices, manage stress, and establish positive habits for long-term success.


  • Educate patients about the impact of certain foods, macronutrients, and lifestyle factors on weight management.


  • Assists patients in identifying and modifying unhealthy behaviors that contribute to weight gain or hinder weight loss.


  • Provide ongoing support and motivation to patients serving as a source of accountability and helping patients stay on track with their goals.