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Weight Management

Our Approach

“Best Weight” is the weight that is achieved AND maintained while living the healthiest lifestyle while truly enjoying it. It is NOT a number on a scale.

Mavis Medix’s Approach to Weight Loss

Core values of our program

  • Explore and Focus on Patient Values
  • Scientific and Research Based Approach
  • Prevent Further Weight Gain
  • Work Towards “Best Weight”
  • Awareness and Minimizing Obesity Bias

We execute an evidence-based “The Best Weight Approach” which focuses on long term weight management, rather than just weight loss.

  • MD will assess you after you fill out the Intake Form, and then you will be enrolled in the program.
  • Regular follow-up appointments are weekly or on a bi-monthly basis with the Bariatric Educators followed by MD
    During your appointment, you will receive Medical Nutrition Therapy, Psychological and Behavioral Counseling, as well as Physical Activity Counseling
  • The first four-session with the Bariatric Educator are complimentary, and then Program Fees are applied.
  • We offer structured, cognitive, behaviour therapy that include 46 Modules focusing on Managing Cues, Body Positivity, Values, Eating Out, Getting Support, Mindful Eating, ‘Wantings’, Permission Thoughts, Restraint, and more.
  • We offer OPTIFAST Full or Partial Meal Replacement Programs.
  • We also provide education to people living with Obesity, and caregivers, regarding the science behind Obesity in the form of 1 on 1 meetings and workshops that help decrease Obesity bias and stigma in our community.

Our ‘Best Weight’ Approach is build upon the following four pillars

Weight Loss Program

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Behavioural Interventions
  • Anti Obesity Medications
  • Bariatric Surgery

We focus on total healthy weight loss of 1-2 lb / week with a Total Caloric Deficit of 500-1000/day which is very reasonable, non-depriving, realistic and achievable over 3-6 months, while also providing numerous health benefits – including lowering of blood sugar, blood pressure cholesterol, improvement in stamina, energy and endurance. This is what we call Medical Nutrition Therapy.

In order for (TCR) to be meaningful and induce satiety, one of the options is to have a Meal Replacement (MR) instead. We offer the OPTIFAST Meal Replacement Program in which you can consume most of your calories from a Meal Replacement shake instead of food, while still being provided with satiety as it is balanced, nutritious, and fulfilling.OPTIFAST is a non-OHIP program and the only MR program that has been approved in Canada, and has been endorsed by the current Obesity guidelines issued in CMJA in August 2020.
The studies have shown:
→ 14-20% average weight loss
→ 16% average decrease in waist circumference
→ 7-10% average decrease in blood pressure
→ Discontinuation of diabetes medicationsTo learn more about it, click here to download Optifast Brochure.

Keep in mind that the word ‘dieting’ is no longer used for weight loss in regards to calorie restriction. The correct medical terminology as per guidelines is Medical Nutritional Therapy (MNT)

So what is the best MNT that provides optimal results? 

According to the meta-analysis done in 2014, it was concluded that ANY diet is better than NO diet at all. Studies have shown that all diets generally work for 6 months only and by the 12th month, weight gain starts again. Therefore, the Best Diet is one that you can stick to in the long run. At the end of the day, it is important you enjoy what you eat in order to achieve healthy and sustainable weight loss. 

We offer behavioural and psychological interventions through active cognitive behavioural therapy, and the patient is encouraged to complete 46 modules (credit: Obesity Care Nova Nordisk and OPTIFAST program)

Basics – 10 Modules

  1. Values
  2. Obesity Facts
  3. EOSS (Health Impact by Weight)
  4. Calculate your calories
  5. Weight Journey
  6. Best Weight and Expectations
  7. Motivators and Sabotagers
  8. Age and Metabolism
  9. Need Assessment Survey (NAS)
  10. Personal History

Behaviour – 14 Modules 

  1. Stimulus Control: Home and Work
  2. Managing cues
  3. Wanting
  4. High Risk
  5. Permission Thought
  6. Restraint
  7. Motivation to Change
  8. Solving Problems
  9. Setting SMART Goals
  10. Time Management
  11. Sleep
  12. Taking the lead in your weight loss (Owning Responsibility)
  13. Getting Support
  14. 5421 Peds Approach

Medical Nutrition Therapy and Physical Activity – 11 Modules 

  1. Knowing Nutrients
  2. Eating Out
  3. Eating Style
  4. Mindful Eating
  5. Eating to Ease Stress
  6. Meal Planning
  7. Shopping Smart
  8. Making the shift to nutrient rich food
  9. Cooking Quick and Easy
  10. Make Time To Move
  11. Strength Training

Miscellaneous – 12 Modules 

  1. Body Image
  2. Body Sense
  3. Body Talk
  4. Hidden Benefits of Obesity
  5. Special Occasions
  6. Travelling
  7. Be Kind to Yourself
  8. Building Confidence
  9. Communication
  10. Ongoing Weight Management
  11. Changing Lifestyle Activity
  12. Measuring Progress (Self Assessment)
  13. Benchmark of Success

In Canada, there are 3 AOM approved for Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance. All AOM help reduce weight from 3 to 12%. Your doctor will speak to you in further detail regarding the medications

Saxenda ® (liraglutide) is used for weight loss in adult ages 18 and above who have either: 

      • a BMI* of 30kg/m2 or greater, or 
      • A BMI* of 27-30kg/m2 in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbidity (an example of a weight-related comorbidity may be high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes) and who have failed a previous weight management intervention

Note: BMI (Body Mass Index) is a simple measure of your weight in relation to your height. See your doctor to have your BMI measured. 

Bariatric surgery can be considered for people with BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2 or BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 with at least 1 adiposity-related disease (Obesity Canada). Your doctor will discuss further with you.

Walk-in Clinic. No referral required. Call now.
Open on all statutory holidays, except Christmas.


Walk-in Clinic. No referral required. Call now.
Open on all statutory holidays, except Christmas.

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