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Profile is a doctor-developed science-based program that uses one-on-one coaching and a personalized nutrition, activity and lifestyle plan to make weight loss simple, effective and long-lasting.
Profile is for people with a variety of different ages, backgrounds and health statuses. This ranges from teens to older adults, men and women, and we even have a special program for pregnant/breastfeeding moms!
Profile is a doctor-developed and science-based program that uses one-on-one coaching to deliver personalized nutrition, activity and lifestyle plans to make weight loss and behavior change simple, effective, and long-lasting.
We have thousands of members that have seen success on Profile and reach their goals to live a healthier lifestyle. You and your coach will partner together to focus on knowledge, skills, and behaviors to help you be successful in the long-term.
At Profile, we measure success on and off the scale. You and your coach can focus on a variety of results from health to energy, or other “non-scale victories” or use weight as a way to monitor progress. When it comes to weight loss, typically our members will see approx. 1-2 lbs a week depending on their goals.
Our members start to see results right away; our members will see approx. 1-2 lbs a week depending on their goals.
At Profile, your role is to stay positive and believe you can do this! Work with your coach to hold yourself accountable to your personal goals and give the program your best effort. We know there can be tough times. You and your coach will work together to learn from and overcome challenges through meeting weekly to stay on track.
Education, skill-building, reinforcement and behavior change are integral components of effective weight management programs. At Profile, we provide tools to help you not only lose the weight but to maintain the weight loss. There are a variety of different benefits our members see that happen off the scale, such as increased energy, confidence, mood improvements, and mental clarity. We celebrate these successes along your journey.
We will start you off with a free one-hour appointment to find out your specific goals. We have either a monthly option or an annual option to get you started.
Yes! We have a program called “Profile at Home” that personalizes a plan to you, no matter where you are. You will meet with a coach and have weekly conversations via video or over the phone. Your coach will also ship you the Profile foods you need for the weeks ahead.
Profile Precise is a genetic test that helps us understand how well your body may process carbohydrates, so we can customize a meal plan specific to you. Your coach will guide you through how and when to implement this to support your long-term maintenance meal plan.
The most effective comprehensive behavioral weight management programs target weight loss and behavior change by simplifying the early stage of nutrition to allow coaches and members to learn, develop, and reinforce skills and behaviors. To do this, our program uses a combination of nutritious grocery store foods complemented with Profile foods to provide a nutritionally complete meal plan. As you progress towards your goals, more grocery foods are built into your plan as Profile foods are removed.
Our nutrition plan combines nutritious grocery food with Profile meals to provide you a nutritionally complete meal plan. We’d love to meet with you for a complimentary consultation to see how we can help personalize a meal plan to help you reach your goals. Over time, you and your coach will add more grocery foods into your meal plan as your transition through our program phases.
Some of our nutrition plans are similar to “keto” but safer and our program includes coaching along the way. Most members start on a low-carb, low-fat, lean-protein nutrition plan that helps achieve ketosis. But keto can be taken to unsafe extremes, so your coach will tailor your plan based on your goals and current health and medical conditions to make sure it’s both safe and effective.
Profile uses a low-carb, low-fat, lean-protein nutrition plan that includes eating about 6 times a day.
Profile is a doctor-developed, science-based program. We utilize one-on-one coaching and a personalized nutrition, activity and lifestyle plan to make weight loss simple, effective and long-lasting.
You and your coach will partner together to focus on knowledge, skills, and behaviors to help you be successful in the long-term. To start off, you will meet with a coach weekly where you will focus on your personalized nutrition plan, activity to fit your lifestyle, and education to support you along your journey. Your coach is your guide! You also have the option to try out different coaches and stick with the one that best fits or continue to meet with a variety of coaches! These coaching appointments are important as you navigate challenges and reinforce new skills. Each appointment will focus on your progress, needs, and challenges, and include an education topic along with goal setting for the week.
You’ll meet with a coach weekly to help guide you and help you reach your goals. You and your coach can build an appointment schedule for days and times that fits your needs and lifestyle.
At Profile, we have a team of Sanford Health physicians and researchers that support our program development and oversight. Dr. Allison Suttle is the chief medical officer for Sanford Health and acts in that same role for Profile. Our Profile program development team also includes several individuals with backgrounds in nutrition, behavioral health, weight management, health promotion, and research that work daily to support Profile coaches and members.
You sure can! We have a program created by doctors and dietitians designed for women at all stages of pregnancy (from preparing for pregnancy to after pregnancy) to optimize nutrition, focus on healthy weight targets, guide safe physical activity, and manage lifestyle factors.
We’d love to meet with you for a free one-hour appointment so we can learn all about your specific medications and medical and lifestyle history to find out if Profile is a good fit.
We’d love to meet with you for a free one-hour appointment so we can learn all about your medical and lifestyle history to find out if Profile is a good fit.
Many OB/GYNs recommend that women preparing for pregnancy supplement their diet with a prenatal vitamin at least 3 months prior to becoming pregnant. When used as part of your Profile nutrition plan, two Nurture shakes per day offer the right amounts of vitamins, minerals, folic acid, and DHA that is needed to support fertility and a healthy pregnancy.
Profile Nurture Shakes were created by Sanford Health OB/GYNs and Profile Registered Dietitians to support women’s nutritional needs before, during and after pregnancy. Along with the guidance of a Certified Profile Coach, the Nurture shakes can be incorporated into Profile nutrition plans for women with goals of weight loss before or after pregnancy. During pregnancy, they will be utilized to help fuel your body to guide weight gain according to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology guidelines and your OB/GYN’s recommendations
Profile Nurture Prenatal Shakes help optimize nutrition for you and baby and are designed for women at all stages of pregnancy – including women preparing for pregnancy, expecting moms and nursing moms! Two Profile Nurture Shakes, along with your Profile meal plan, can support milk supply and provide your daily post-natal vitamin and mineral needs.
When consuming two servings of Profile Nurture Shakes per day, you may not need additional prenatal supplementation. Questions on supplements should be directed to your physician or OB/GYN.
Our membership and cost vary by location and your specific goals. We’d love to meet with you for a complimentary consultation to better understand your goals and determine if Profile can help you.
Before joining Profile, we first make sure it will be a good fit for you. Memberships are generally non-refundable.
We have partnerships with different insurance companies that help reduce or cover the cost of the membership. Give your local store a call or your plan administrator to check your eligibility.
If you have a FSA or HSA, you may be able to cover the cost of your membership using those designated funds. Contact your plan administrator to learn more.
You may be eligible to use your Flex Spending Account or Health Savings Account (FSA or HSA) for your Profile membership/coaching plan. Check with your insurance provider for details on if you qualify!
You can give us a call, stop in or fill out a form! We’d love to meet with you for a complimentary consultation. You’ll learn about Profile and, likewise, we’ll learn about you and your goals to see how we can help you.