Weight Loss Program
4 Phase Approach
Screening- Patients are medically screened to see if it is safe for them to participate in the New Direction System. The screening process includes a physical examination, review of medical history and laboratory testing.
Reducing (Active Weight Loss)- Using four nutritionally complete products daily, participants being to learn and practice weight management skills without the influence of food.
Adapting- While practicing their newly learned eating and exercise habits, participants gradually transition back to grocery meals.
Maintenance- Continuing support using relapse prevention and individualized meal plans with 1 or 2 products daily helps patients live a healthier lifestyle long-term.
Losing weight is about much more than the way you look. A lifestyle change based on healthy eating and exercise habits can greatly improve your health and quality of life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most clients follow a daily meal plan of 800 calories, which typically consists of four meal replacements. Make sure you consume the prescribed number of products to ensure you have the essential nutrition you need for successful weight loss.
This may be everyone’s top question! The answer: It depends on several factors including your current weight, program, age, gender and activity level. A loss of four to seven pounds is common in the first week or so. Ongoing weight loss will average about three to five pounds a week.
Your body must have protein to meet its physiological needs. Without our concentrated protein, your body would break down its own tissues. That can have serious health consequences
Yes, but smaller amounts are sufficient. Carbohydrates help protect your body’s protein and maintain electrolyte and fluid balance. Moderate amounts of fat provide essential fatty acids, which are needed for good health.
Ordinarily, your body uses glucose from carbohydrates for energy. When calories and carbohydrates are limited (as with a VLCD), your body burns its own stored fat for energy. The fat is released into the bloodstream and travels to the liver, where it is converted to ketones ( KEE-tones). The ketones are then released back into the bloodstream, where muscles and tissue use them for energy. This process is called Ketosis (kee-TOSE-sis).
Most clients report that their hunger diminishes or disappears within three to five days of beginning the program due to the presence of ketones and reduced food temptations. Our high protein, low carbohydrate nutritional profile also plays a role in appetite suppression.