WHEN RESULTS CAN’T WEIGHT
Today we are introducing a new dietary program called a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) which produces quick and significant weight loss. This is not a FAD diet (like HCG), and is endorsed by the National Institute of Health, American Dietetic Association, and American Council on sports Medicine. VLCD’s have been in use by medical doctors for over 30 years.
If you are in our regular medically supervised program using diet pills you do not have to change your program. The VLCD is an additional program for those who cannot wait for results, and are at least 30-40 pounds overweight. The VLCD – also known as a protein sparing modified fast, is a restricted eating plan used to maximize weight loss. The plan uses meal replacement shakes, puddings, soups and bars that replace grocery food intake. This means we will control 100% of the food that you eat.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
VLCDs deliver rapid weight loss – typically 3 to 4 pounds per week, for an average of 42 pounds in 12 weeks. Your results will depend on many factors including your starting weight other medical conditions.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM OUR REGULAR PROGRAM?
The VLCD program is 100% natural and does not use diet pills. When on this diet, calories and carbohydrates are limited at a specific ratio so your body burns its own stored fat for energy. Your body is put into a mild form of ketosis, meaning fat burned, is released into the bloodstream as ketones and used for energy. Because your body will be in a state of ketosis you cannot deviate from the highly structured 100% meal replacement based diet, or there may be consequences. If you feel you cannot stick to a diet of all meal replacements, this diet may not be for you. As well you will need to come in for weekly medical visits to manage possible side effects, additional testing and for dietary counseling. While individual needs very, most patients follow the weight loss phase of the program for up to 12 weeks.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS THE RIGHT PROGR AM FOR ME?
This diet is designed for patients with a BMI over 30 (or over 27 with other medical conditions). If you are at least 30 to 40 pounds overweight, you may be a good candidate. Please call us if you want to know if you qualify. (BMI calculator).
ARE THERE OTHER BENEFITS BESIDES WEIGHT LOSS?
The many potential health benefits include lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels in people with type II diabetes, lower cholesterol, improved cardiovascular health, and reduced pain in weight-bearing joints. Weight loss with a VL CD can reduce or eliminate the need for related medications. Self-esteem and energy levels can also soar dramatically.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Due to the fact that you will be in a ketogenic state, you will need to be seen weekly to check your vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, weight loss)and have monthly blood tests (to check for any metabolic abnormalities). During your weekly visit you will get one-on-one dietary counseling with Andre or Dr. Valentine. There are two payments plans, both exclude the cost of food ($65 – $84.00 per week).
Pay Up Front SPECIAL - $350 ($90 savings)– Fully paid on first visit
Includes Initial Visit and 12 weeks of follow up and monthly lab work. The cost of food is additional.
Pay Monthly - $245 Initial Visit + $100/mo for follow up visits (4 visits per month for 3 months) $445 Total
The food is an additional $65 – $84.00 per week but is actually a savings. That’s right you will actually save money (or break even) on food as we are replacing the food you typically eat. You can’t tell me you spend less than $12.00 per day on food. One stop at a fast restaurant is about $6.00 and if you prepare food yourself or eat at home, your meals average $4.00 each.
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