Medical Nutrition Therapy
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) programs include using specialized meal replacements and very low calorie diets (VLCD,) also called protein sparing modified fasts (PSMF). These plans reduce calories using meal replacements and simple meals for as long as several months to reduce weight rapidly. We offer a variety of plans to suit your particular tastes and medical nutrition needs.
VLCD and LCD Low Calorie, Low Carbohydrate Balanced and Affordable Meal Replacements
We offer 800 calorie very low calorie diets with or without meal replacement. We also offer 1000-1500 calorie Low Calorie Diets with or without meal replacements along with appropriate medications for fast and safe weight loss under careful medical supervision and your insurance might cover the cost of the visits.
We carry delicious and the most affordable Protein Meal Replacements with protein bars, shakes, smoothies, soups, and other weight loss supplements that can safely be used as liquid meal replacements lose the weight on your own although it is a bit more time consuming and can potentially be frustrating to do the calorie counting.
Potential cost savings on grocery bills
Since our meal replacements cost as little as 2.14 cents a meal replaced, you can potentially save your monthly grocery bill by up to 15 percent as even the grocery ingredients in a home cooked meals might cost a bit more, not counting the time it took to prepare those meals.
Our W8MD Partial or Complete Meal Replacement at 2.14 cents is one of the most affordable and cheaper than Nutrisystem, Medifast or other meal replacement programs and is medically supervised, unlike the “buy it on TV” programs.
However, these products, medications, and any other tools are all optional. You can just get the dietary instructions from us with meal plans, lessons, and Medical nutrition therapy is nutrition and lifestyle counseling that has a positive effect on disease. MNT is useful for high cholesterol, high triglycerides, blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, digestive diseases and other conditions.
It is important to understand that some diets may be very low in calories and can be potentially harmful if not guided by a healthcare professional. These plans are never intended for self-use without supervision. Complete liquid plans require weekly meetings and medical risk evaluation with labs, EKG and other medical studies if indicated.
We obtain baseline blood work before start of the program and at periodic intervals. We offer ongoing support, educational materials, nutritional guidance, correction of underlying metabolic problems such as insulin resistance, hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, diet pills or anorectic medications when appropriate.
FDA approved medications
If clinically appropriate, our physicians will discuss the various FDA approved medications options in addition to diet and exercise to help in appetite control and increase metabolism.