Baptist Health
Weight & Nutrition Center

Weight & Nutrition Center

Little Rock

Baptist Health Medical Center

9601 Baptist Health Dr
Little Rock, AR 72205

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Let Baptist Health Weight & Nutrition Center be your guide to lasting weight loss. Whether your goal is to lose weight, improve your overall health, manage a chronic health condition, or control a food allergy, we design a program that’s custom fit for you. Baptist Health Weight & Nutrition Center provides a comprehensive approach to diet and exercise to assist in healthy lifestyle transformation. Weekly weigh-ins allow us to review your previous week and plan for the week ahead. It helps establish goals and monitor your progress. Our staff consists of clinical dietitians and certified exercise staff. With encouragement, commitment, and the help of our weight loss team, you will learn how to manage your weight long term to reach a happier, healthier lifestyle.

Our Weight Loss Program Offerings

The Baptist Health Weight & Nutrition Center offers weight loss programs that are thorough yet easy to follow. The program is personalized to your specific goals and health needs. Our expert staff provides an individualized and effective weight loss plan by measuring your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), reviewing your nutritional habits, and assessing your medical history. We recommend incorporating the protein-rich food options we sell through our program and shop, along with fresh fruits and vegetables that can be purchased at your local grocery store or farmers’ market. You will learn how to make the healthiest choices for your meals, practice portion control, and learn about your unique nutritional needs. Our program plans are customized for you based on various factors, including calories, macronutrients, allergies, likes and dislikes, previous weight loss programs you might have used, individual progression, chronic health conditions, and medications.

Three-Phase Medical Weight Loss Program

Weight Loss Phase

Weekly attendance (either in person or virtually) until 80% of your goal is achieved. This first phase aims to restart your metabolism. The length of this phase differs for each participant. Our educators guide you weekly to provide support, motivation, and accountability.

Evolution Phase

Bi-weekly attendance (either in person or virtually) until 100% of your goal is achieved. In this phase, self-made meals are reintroduced into your diet. This phase typically lasts 4-8 weeks.

Maintenance Phase

Once a month attendance (either in person or virtually) for as long as you need. Congratulations, this is the final and longest stage. Your monthly visits are built around encouragement as you prepare your meals and snacks with some aid from our products.

Metabolism Test

A metabolism test is an offering through our program and is recommended for those unable to commit to the weekly meetings our other programs require. The test is a 90-minute in-person appointment with a registered dietician. Several elements are gathered, such as your current height, weight, and body fat percentage. You then discuss your ideal weight and goals to establish a plan that includes daily meal suggestions, shopping lists, and recipes.

Baptist Health Weight & Nutrition Center Product Offerings

Our variety of protein-rich and portioned controlled items will help guide you through learned choices for long-term success! Some of our food offerings include:

  • Meal replacement shakes (lactose-free options available)
  • A variety of snacks that include chips, bars, and drinks (gluten-free options available)
  • Breakfast oatmeal and cereals
  • Multivitamins

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I count calories?

Our expert team will calculate your caloric needs in your orientation. As long as you follow the established plan, you will not need to count calories. We recommend you start our program by using our food products and offerings. As you move through the program and begin to incorporate foods outside of what we offer, you may practice food journaling or logging.

How much will I lose?

With dedicated participation, our program participants lose approximately one to three pounds per week. Dedicated participation means committing to weekly visits (either in-person or virtually), compliance with your program plan, and executing appropriate physical activity set up in your program orientation.

Do I take any medications with this program?

Our programs are not medically supervised and are not billed through insurance. We do not prescribe or manage any medicines.

What are the costs associated with the program?

Please call or email for pricing information.

How do I enroll?

You simply call our office to schedule an appointment. We will get the necessary information to send a physician communication form to your primary care/family care provider and get you scheduled for your orientation.

If you prefer to contact us via email, please reach out to us at weight.loss@baptist-health.org.

Important Little Rock Services

Comprehensive Services

Effective, non-surgical weight loss planning
Goal-setting to improve overall health
Maintenance plan to aid chronic health conditions
Comprehensive guides to aid with diet and exercise
Healthy lifestyle information and education
Consistent communication with your weight loss guide and dietitians
Your expert team consists of Clinical Dietitians and Certified Exercise Staff
Personalized diet plans based on your individualized needs