“Feasibility & Implementation of a Plant-Based Weight-Loss Program in an Office-Based Setting”
This prospective study aims to assess the feasibility and implementation of a plant-based, weight-loss program in an office setting. The study will also assess changes in body weight, blood pressure, plasma lipids, glycated hemoglobin, and body composition with a 12-week, plant-based, weight-loss program. These health benefits may illustrate feasibility to physicians and healthcare professionals elsewhere.
Behavioral - Low-fat plant-based diet
Participants will follow a diet that consists of whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruits, with no restriction on energy intake. Animal products and added oils will be excluded. Except for light refreshments and tastings at the group sessions, no meals will be provided. Participants will handle their own food preparation and purchases, with guidance from the education team, with no restriction on energy intake.
The Feasibility, Implementation and Efficacy of a Plant-Based Weight-Loss Program in a Practice-Based Setting