Typically, during this time of rapid weight loss, women will lose an average of 3-5 pounds per week and 5-7 pounds per week for men. Dr. Malik will monitor your progress and go over your bloodwork and EKG. You’ll meet with your behavioral weight loss counselor weekly at group class, and discuss issues such as nutrition, coping with temptation, stress management, and various other cognitive behavioral techniques. We will help you lose the weight and replace self-defeating behaviors with positive alternatives to create habits which evolve into a lifestyle. As you lose weight, you’ll likely notice more energy and easier everyday tasks, such as climbing stairs and getting in and out of cars. Soon, you’ll experience a new level of confidence and enthusiasm for the next phase, which is crucial for maintaining long-term weight loss.