LifeShape Clinic’s weight loss programs are medically supervised to help you lose weight at a safe and sustainable rate. As you approach your goal weight, we’ll teach you how to maintain your healthy weight for life – so you can focus on living, not ‘dieting’. Every week you’ll have a one-on-one consultation with either a Dietitian, an Exercise Physiologist, a Psychologist or a Doctor. This personalised approach means you receive weight loss advice that is tailored to your needs. Here are some common questions about the LifeShape Program.
How long are the programs?
Our Clinic offers an option of four programs that can target weight loss between 5kgs and 50kgs. The shortest program is 12 weeks, and the longest is 12 months. Each program consists of an active weight loss phase and a maintenance phase based on a sustainable balanced diet. Clients on our 12 month program lose an average of 7.9kg in the first month, & up to 19kg in six months (your individual results may vary).
Do I need a doctor referral to join a program?
No, however chronic disease management referrals are claimable through Medicare.
How much does it cost?
For information on program pricing, payment options, and private health rebates, please visit our guide to cost.
Is it covered by Private Health?
Yes, because your program is delivered by a team of qualified health professionals, appointments throughout your program are covered by Private Health depending on your level of cover.
Are LifeShape programs appropriate for pregnant women or those trying to conceive?
Yes, because our programs are tailored to your individual needs, clients who are pregnant will have specific medical and health advice relevant to their stage of pregnancy. If you are pregnant or are trying to conceive, you can be assured that our medical, dietetic and exercise advice is always in the best interest of you and your baby.
Are LifeShape programs appropriate for adolescents?
Yes, the Clinic has a range of programs specially tailored to adolescents called miLife. Because our programs are tailored to each of our client’s individual needs the advice we give is carefully tailored to you.
Is LifeShape Clinic NDIS registered?
Yes, we’re a registered provider with the NDIS for exercise and dietetic appointments, under the Therapeutic Supports (0128) and Exercise Physiology & Personal Well Being Activities (0126) groups. Our cooking demonstrations with our professional chef may also claimable on NDIS.
Can you cater for dietary needs such as vegetarians, vegans and gluten or dairy intolerance?
Yes, due to the tailored nature of our programs, each meal plan can cater for individual dietary needs such as gluten or dairy intolerance, as well as vegetarians or vegans.
Can you tell me more about dietary replacements?
At LifeShape Clinic we believe that the correct meal replacement used under the supervision of qualified health professionals can be a great short-term weight loss tool. LifeShape Clinic have their own comprehensive range of meal replacements as part of their programs. LifeShape LED™ is a nutritionally complete meal replacement designed in conjunction with our medical team. The range provides all of the protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins and minerals you need as part of your LifeShape meal plan and comes in a range of bars, shakes and soups. If you prefer not to use dietary replacements, our Dietitians can design you a personalised meal plan to ensure that you are enjoying a balanced diet during weight loss.
I am considering bariatric surgery, can your programs help me?
Our LifeShape programs are an excellent alternative to bariatric surgery. We can help you make healthy lifestyle changes to achieve long term health and weight loss. Bariatric surgery isn’t for everyone. There are risks, financial considerations and medical issues to take into account. Weight loss surgery isn’t a magic wand – If you choose to undergo surgery, you will still have to modify your diet and eating habits before and after the procedure. Bariatric surgery can also cost at least $10,000 – $15,000, and revisions of the surgery are possible. Australia’s most credible guidelines from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) state that no one should consider bariatric surgery without first undergoing a comprehensive lifestyle and behaviour modification program. We can help you make healthy lifestyle changes in a tailored plan for long term health and weight loss with results equal to bariatric surgery.
Where are you located?
LifeShape Clinics are conveniently located throughout Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Please click here to locate your nearest clinic, or call us on 1800 567 348.
How do I get started?
The best way to find out which LifeShape program is right for you, is to book a no-obligation assessment on 1800 567 348.
What if I can’t make it to a clinic?
LifeShape Clinic offers video and phone consulting which enables us to deliver our programs to any location Australia-wide. Ideally, your initial assessment and key consultations such as exercise physiology and psychology consultations are conducted in person, however our core programs can be delivered remotely.
For more information or to book an initial assessment with a LifeShape dietitian to discuss how the LifeShape program can help you achieve your health goals, call our Client Services team on 1800 567 348 or enquire online.