Low calorie diets (LCD), and very low calorie diets (VLCD), are effective weight loss programs for people wishing to lose large amounts of weight safely and quickly. With careful medical monitoring, patients can lose 2-7 pounds per week on low calorie diets.

In a typical 18 week program, weight loss between 40 and 100 pounds can be achieved. If more weight loss is required, our doctors will extend the duration of the program to meet your needs.

What Does the Program Include?

Low calorie diets include meal replacement with medical weight loss formulas such as OPTIFAST, MEDIFAST, or PROTI. These products use precise portion control, stimuli narrowing and high protein, low carbohydrate formula to help you lose fat while conserving muscle mass and avoiding cravings and hunger.


OPTIFAST is a clinically proven program for helping people lose weight and keep it off for the long term. The program has been proven effective in more than 80 clinical studies and by more than 1 million people who have used it since 1974.

OPTIFAST works because it combines support and counseling, comprehensive lifestyle education and medical monitoring with a great-tasting meal replacement to help people lose weight and significantly reduce weight-related health risks.

The well-documented weight loss success of the OPTIFAST Program is based on the use of meal replacements during the active weight loss phase of the program. The benefits include:

  • High-quality, complete nutrition
  • Pre-portioned and calorie-controlled servings
  • Quick and simple preparation
  • Freedom from having to make food choices

K-Pax and Glycemic Control Diet

By Ortho Molecular

This Diet is one of our most popular successful programs that our office offers.

Has helped hundreds lose weight. Helps stabilize blood sugars, gives you your recommended vitamins, antioxidants and fiber.

Simple program, take 1 shake in the morning and one in the evening. Eat three sensible meals with burst training exercising. Patients lose between 2-3 lbs a fat a week and gain 1-2 pounds of muscle.