Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Weight Can I Expect To Lose?
Weekly weight loss varies with each individual and depends on how closely you follow your designed eating plan and your exercise efforts. On average our patients can lose up to 20 lbs in just 4-6 weeks!

What is My Personal Eating Plan?
Your Personal Success Plan will allow you to eat real food from the grocery store and restaurants – lots of the foods you love. You will eat many lean proteins (fish, poultry, other lean meats, eggs, low fat cheese, nuts) as well as vegetables from the very first day. Your plan will consist of high protein so that you are never hungry. Your individualized eating program is based on the foods that you like and your schedule. Your diet is balanced with plenty of vegetables, fruits and lean proteins from grocery stores and the restaurants you love! Mmm. Delicious.

What is a Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program?
Your Success by Design Medical Weight Loss Program was created just for you to ensure that you lose weight in a safe, effective and healthy manner. Your individual weight loss protocol will be monitored by a Board Certified physician and Licensed nurse to ensure you eat the right amount of vitamins and minerals and that your weight loss is on target with your individual plan. Before we recommend your personal plan, your physician makes sure there is no conflict with any medications you take now and the medications you may take with your personal program.

Will I be Hungry during my program?
Your plan is not a starvation diet. The natural/herbal and FDA-approved appetite suppressants usually assist you to reduce cravings.

Am I the Ideal Client?
If you are fed up with losing the weight loss battle…You are our ideal client.
If you hate the way you look and feel…You are our ideal client.
If you are ready to take charge of looking and feeling good again…You are our ideal client.
There is no magic bullet to losing weight. but, with the combination of your deep desire to look and feel great again and our well trained staff and our commitment to your weight loss success, you can make this happen.

What is the Initial Cost of the Program?
– Your first visit includes: EKG to check your heart
– A Physical Examination with a Medical Doctor
– Individualized Nutritional Counseling and Diet/Exercise Manual
– Amino Acid/B-12 Injection to boost your metabolism and energy
– 1 week Supply of Appetite Suppressant (Natural or FDA approved)

The total cost for all of these services including your first visit for a through medical exam with your SBD doctor, is only $199.00, complete.

How Long Are The Weekly Follow Up Appointments?
One of the most powerful aspects of our program is that you receive one-on-one nutritional counseling by a professional nurse/nutritionist and or MD each visit. This part of the program is vital to your long-term success, in not only losing weight but keeping it off too! Each visit may average 10-15 minutes. If you require more or less time the nurse or doctor will accommodate your needs.

Weekly visits are critical to your success They will keep you motivated to achieve your goals while ensuring accountability to your weight loss goals and also allowing your SBD physician to monitor your progress and health.

Do You Use Appetite Suppressants?
Appetite suppressants are not necessary to be successful with your program. Your personal program for success is not a starvation diet. However, you and your SBD doctor may decide that an appetite suppressant could help your weight loss success. We offer natural appetite suppressants which are amphetamine free and also FDA approved appetite suppressants. At your initial visit, you will discuss with your SBD physician if appetite suppression is right for you and which medication will be best for you. There are many patients that opt to not take the appetite suppressants at all.

Are Weight Loss Suppressants Safe?
Unlike some weight loss centers that hand you a shake and say ‘good luck,’ we offer you a total program plan that may include an herbal or FDA-approved appetite suppressant that has been used successfully for 50 years.

What Other Supplements Do You Offer?
– Vitamin B-12 & Amino Acid Injections (administered weekly)
– Super Lipo/Amino Acid Injections (administered weekly)
– Additional Weight Loss Supplements Offered:
–        Calcium Pyruvate (fat burner)
–       Cell Press Plus (natural fat burner/fiber/appetite suppressant)
–       Assist/Weight Off (natural fat burner/appetite suppressant)
–       Adrenal Support

We also offer many other supplements that can support your overall health and wellness. These supplements will be reviewed with you after you meet the physician.

Can I lose weight on my own?
Absolutely! Many people lose weight on their own. It takes work and effort. For the rest of us, a willing partner to offer sound nutritional advice and encouragement, for safe effective, long term weight loss is the way to go.

We believe that our Success by Design Weight Loss Program is one of the best programs available. Your deep desire to lose weight plus working with our well trained, committed staff equals the perfect combination to achieve your success.

What is the cost of the Follow-Up Appointments?
Weekly Visits are available at $55 per week

Monthly Membership: $199 per month. Members receive special discounts and offers on supplements and food and services.

Hero Discounts are available for our Firefighters, Police Officers, Teachers, Nurses/Physicians and Military.