Lose weight. Gain control.
true. Weight Journey is the program built to help you succeed. Its design is built by women, for women with personalized judgment-free assistance. We work with you to make the most of your unique weight journey and help you build tools within yourself for lifelong success. true. Weight Journey is a highly individualized system, taking your health and your goals into consideration while creating your plan. We want to get to know you, but we want YOU to get to know yourself more than anything.
Personalized weight loss
We have three exclusive program models available for your personalized weight journey. In addition to our board-certified weight loss physician, Dr. Celia Egan, our specialized staff includes Dr. Diana Bitner, board-certified OB/GYN, and Nationally Certified Menopause Practitioner, a Nutritional Coach/Chef, Physician Assistant, and a Licensed Professional Counselor. They are ready to reinforce practical advice to overcome your barriers and recommend the best program for you.
CELIA Egan, MD
DIANA Bitner, MD
Susanne PETTIGREW, PA-C
Ashley WilDman, PHD
Anna Pietrangelo, Nutrition Coach
Ultimate - $1,200
An intensive 12-week program with weekly visits and a comprehensive nutritional overview. A VLCD (very low-calorie diet), meal replacements, and weight management medications may also be included for some Ultimate patients.
*Does not include the cost of meals.
Fresh Start - $1,000
A 6-month program with monthly visits designed to launch your transformative weight journey. Fresh Start includes personalized options for nutritional optimization and weight management medication.
Motivate - $300
A yearly program with quarterly visits intended to provide support after your initial completion of your true. Weight Journey Ultimate or Fresh Start program and maintain your new healthy lifestyle.
Guilt-Free, Sustainable Weight Loss
We strive to create an environment where patients feel safe to come to us with their struggles. Our program emphasizes guilt-free empathetic weight loss assistance where no foods are considered “forbidden.” We understand your life is colorful and full of places to go and people to see. There is room for dining out in our program, and we work around your dietary preferences such as veganism, gluten-free, or paleo. Your life doesn’t have to revolve around what you’re allowed to eat.
It's not always about the willpower
What makes our program different? Along with our in-depth personal analysis, medication for metabolic fine-tuning and thyroid issues may need to be addressed to succeed in weight loss. Here at true. we understand how women’s hormones affect weight and that our bodies work uniquely. We like to emphasize community support, and we’ll walk with you every step of the way, and can be there even after you reach your weight loss goals.
Success beyond the scale
Who Am I?
true. Women's Health Process of Care
Tools included with true. Weight Journey
- true. Women Mobile app: Tracking symptoms, habits, and health stats, private chats with true. team with questions or concerns, community discussions with peers in your program about challenges and successes, telehealth appointment option, and library with reference videos, articles, etc.
- Appointment Journal: Additional tool to track your health journey and interact with true. team.
- MyChart: Your medical record using EPIC where you can access test results
- true. Team: We are available to answer questions and coordinate your care with your PCP
- Symptom Circle®
- SEEDS® ebook
- Up-to-date information on the science behind weight loss including nutritional guidelines, information about weight loss medication, nutritional optimization, effective exercise expansion and metabolic health
Frequently Asked Questions
The Ultimate and Fresh Start programs are not covered by insurance. In the Motivate program, after paying the annual membership fee, your appointments throughout the year will be billed to insurance.
Each program has different pricing.
Before your appointment, you should have completed your intake forms as well as described your habits and symptoms on the true. Women app. You will receive information to download the app after you complete the signup process. The first appointment will cover your health and weight history, and focus on what goals you envision for yourself.
Very low calorie diets (VLCDs) are meal replacement plans consisting of bars, shakes, and the like. It provides structure to a person’s diet and ensures minimal caloric intake for quick weight loss results. VLCD’s are a great stepping stone to lead patients into a healthy lifestyle.
Patients with a BMI of 30 or greater, and patients with a BMI of 27 or greater with a weight-related condition such as diabetes meet the criteria for medication. Exceptions can occasionally be made. There are approximately a dozen medication options available in addition to hormone treatments, and prescriptions will be reviewed by our obesity medicine specialist.