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Phased Approach to Weight Loss: Why It Works Best

Learn more about Profile by Sanford's three-phased approach to weight loss and how it can help you lose weight.

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Profile by Sanford is a nutrition program that pairs a three-phased approach to weight loss with health coaching. The combination has proven itself successful, as over 165,000 members have lost weight thanks to it. So then, let’s learn about each weight loss phase and see how they can help you lose weight.

Firstly, the three-phased approach was developed by top researchers and physicians at Sanford Health, one of the nation’s largest, most innovative healthcare systems. Each phase is backed by science, research, and has proven itself effective. Now then, let’s dive a little deeper into each phase.

Phase 1: Reduce

Your three-phased approach to weight loss starts with the Reduce phase. This phase is designed for quick, lasting weight loss. You will follow a simple, structured nutrition plan that takes the guesswork out of what you should eat for weight loss. As you follow the plan, you will eat 6 meals a day. Five of those meals include Profile foods. You will also eat 4+ cups of veggies each day.

In this first phase, it’s important to keep consistent coaching appointments. Your coach will keep you motivated and hold you accountable to the goals you set. Your coach will also educate you on healthy lifestyle habits so you can sustain your weight loss

Phase 2: Adapt

You are moved to the second phase when you are almost to your goal weight. This means you are in a transition period. You’ll continue to lose weight gradually as you work more grocery foods back into your meal plan. By following a moderately-structured nutrition plan, you are able to start applying the healthy lifestyle lessons you learned in the first phase.

Phase 3: Sustain

The final phase of the Profile program is a long-term plan for sustaining and managing your weight. In this phase, you will start to self-monitor your nutrition and activity. You’ll also continue to work with a coach, who will help you adjust to living your new healthy lifestyle. You can continue to enjoy your favorite Profile foods as you like!

Contact us to learn more about this three-phased approach to weight loss.