Weight Loss Programs


Houston Methodist Center for Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery, staffed by dietitians, an exercise physiologist and mental health professionals, can help you safely jump-start your weight loss while providing you tools to maintain it. 

Click here to sign up for a free online orientation

Our weight loss program orientation will review program details to include program plan, cost, and how to get started.


You can choose one of two paths best aligned with your weight-loss goals:

Medical Weight Management

The Houston Methodist Medical Weight Management program is a three-phase weight-loss plan that begins with a medically supervised, very low-calorie diet and progresses to a personalized meal plan to help you maintain your weight loss.


Program features include:

  • Physician supervision, with weekly check-ins and monthly lab monitoring
  • Two- to five-pound weight loss per week
  • Very low-calorie liquid meal plan
  • Weekly check-ins and lifestyle modification classes led by dietitians and mental health and exercise professionals



The Houston Methodist StepLITEā„  program is a moderate weight-loss program that can help you improve your health and direct you toward long-term weight-loss success with self-monitoring tools, education and physical activity.


Program features include:

  • Weight loss up to two pounds a week
  • Check-ins and weekly classes led by dietitians and mental health and exercise professionals
  • Low-calorie meal plans and meal replacements