Medical Weight Loss: Low Calorie Diet

Low Calorie Diet Specifics

The Low Calorie Diet (LCD) program at our Center utilizes research based meal replacements from New Direction weight control system. This safe and balanced meal replacement is a high-nutrition, calorie controlled diet plan prescribed by a licensed physician. The physician, along with a registered dietitian, work together to monitor your plan to ensure you are receiving essential nutrients while safely losing weight.

The LCD program works best for individuals who have at least 40 pounds to lose and a BMI greater than 25. The program can be adapted for pre and post bariatric surgery patients as well as individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Patients who follow the plan closely should experience a loss of 2-3 pounds every week. The Low Calorie Diet will teach patients to maintain an ongoing healthy lifestyle by eating necessary nutrients, changing behavior and regular exercise. The Low Calorie Program incorporates grocery foods with meal replacements and protein supplements.

The Low Calorie Diet program includes:

  • Nurse visit
  • Behavioral screening to determine readiness
  • Medical evaluation including EKG and lab work
  • 12 weekly group educational sessions
  • Additional visits with physician
  • Three meals a day for 12 (or 6) weeks
 

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