A comprehensive weight management program will exhibit a myriad of characteristics and include many components that have the potential to impact a patient’s success. In this chapter, program characteristics and components will be explored using a who/what/when/where approach.
The “Who” Component: Who Should Be Involved?
The first major component of a weight management program is the people involved in the program. Although the patient and clinicians are the primary individuals involved, family and friends who provide social support should also be included as long as the patient consents to their involvement.
The patient should always be at the center of the weight ...