Nutrition Counseling

The Bariatric Weight Loss Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center offers a comprehensive program designed to maximize each individual’s weight loss. We provide the latest non-surgical and medical weight loss approaches for our patients, and we understand that all medical situations are unique. Surgery isn’t the right answer for everyone, and one treatment plan doesn’t fit all. Our multidisciplinary team dedicates itself to your success by cultivating a specific plan that fits your personal needs.

Our Services

Our team of registered dietitians are experts in helping patients meet their weight loss objectives. No matter where you’re at in your journey, we will meet you with a plan to help you achieve your goals. If you need help getting started, we will support you in taking the first step in the right direction.

Personalized Sessions

When you visit our Bariatric Weight Loss Center, one of our clinicians will walk you through an initial consultation. This includes a review of your health and medical history, exercise habits, lifestyle, and BMI. Once our team reviews this information, we will work together to customize the best weight loss plan that works for your personal goals. We consider all information about our patients when designing their program, including physical limitations, chronic conditions, and medications. One-size-fits-all does not work for weight loss, so our approach is personalized through multiple sessions.

Nutrition and Lifestyle Assessments

Our dieticians conduct nutritional assessments to collect and interpret information regarding your eating and lifestyle habits. This assessment gathers body composition (weight in muscle vs stored fat) and data regarding your medical history, any current treatments, food security, and regular dietary practices. The results are crucial for determining the nature of your weight loss plan.

Individual Goal Setting

You may not know where to start with your weight loss journey, and that’s okay. Our professionally trained team offers goal guidance to help you set realistic expectations. Our recommendations are based on your assessment results and lifestyle considerations, such as medication and accessibility.

Tips for Healthier Eating Habits

A healthier lifestyle contributes a large portion to the success of your weight loss. Our team of dieticians offers professional guidance for several topics, including:

  • Easy meal planning
  • Portion control
  • Coping with emotional eating
  • Eating out
  • Managing hunger and appetite
  • Ways to get you moving and more active
Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

An initial consultation visit with the Registered Dietitian is required and usually takes 30 minutes to an hour. The cost for this consultation is $66. Any desired follow-up visits are offered for an additional $46 and usually take one hour.

Improved Health Issues Through Nutritional Counseling

Continuing your weight loss journey through our programs will help you lose weight and grow into a healthier, happier version of yourself. Weight loss has mental and physical benefits to anticipate, especially if you deal with any weight-related health complications. Patients can experience a better quality of life by managing or preventing chronic health conditions impacted by diet. Our nutritional counseling can help lower your risk for:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Heart disease or stroke
  • Osteoporosis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low mobility and high pain levels
  • Low self esteem

Why NGMC?

The board-certified obesity medicine specialists at NGMC have knowledge and experience in using evidence-based medicine to help people lose weight and keep it off. Patients can be screened for both surgical and non-surgical weight loss options, with the goal of creating a customized plan while maximizing weight loss outcomes and improving the overall health of our patients.

Begin Your Journey Today

There are three ways to get started:

  1. Watch our patient education video to learn about the options offered at NGMC.

  2. Connect with us using our short online form.

  3. Call 770-219-0446 to speak with a member of our team.