VLCD Program


The Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

The VLCD is a medically-supervised weight loss program that involves extreme restriction of caloric intake. 

VLCD diets are broken down into two phases. The first phase lasts 6 – 12 weeks depending on your plan, and is considered the "active weight loss" phase. When your healthy goal weight is reached*, you will be transitioned into the "maintenance" phase, which will last from 6-9 months. Monthly visits with one of our nutrition staff members will help to ensure that you transition off the diet successfully and your weight loss results become long lasting.*

Phases

  • 1
  • Medical Screening

  • • Thorough medical history
  • • Office visit with medical provider
  • • Review of blood work
  • • EKG
  • • Thorough overview of diet
  • • Purchase of protein supplements and vitamins
  • • You will receive your VLCD/LCD program and guidelines
  • 2
  • Ketosis
    6-12 Weeks

  • • Body enters metabolic state of ketosis
  • • Begin weight loss*
  • • Weekly one-on-one office visits with the nutritionist
  • • Weekly health/progress evaluations
  • • Weekly body composition analysis
  • • Biweekly blood work
  • • Optional testing to gauge how far you are into ketosis
 
  • 3
  • Transition

  • • Additional food is progressively added back into the diet

  • • Weight loss continues in smaller increments*

  • • Body exits metabolic state of ketosis

  • • Prescription appetite suppressant available upon request

  • 4
  • Maintenance
    6-9 Months

  • • Monthly evaluations

  • • Implement structured maintenance meal plan

  • • Introduce a wider variety of all food groups

  • • Design personalized long-term exercise regimen

  • • Monthly one-on-one visits with the nutritionist

  • • Begin enjoying your new healthier lifestyle*

Begin Your VLCD Today

Email us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your weight loss goals and create a plan customized for you with our nutritionist.