The Institute for Medical Weight Loss and Nutrition,
Start to Finish Program consists of three different diet plans. Prior to starting the program, patients are evaluated by the physician to address medical concerns related to their health history. An initial physical exam, EKG, RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) and blood work are recommended. Follow-up visits with the physician are determined individually.
- Low Calorie Diet Plan (LCD)
At approximately 800 calories a day, the LCD plan consists of 5 meal replacement products providing adequate protein and essential micro-nutrients ensuring safe and effective weight loss. Patients are seen weekly for weigh-ins and nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian. To complete the program, there is an eventual transition to a modified diet and then a maintenance diet.
- Modified Calorie Diet Plan (MCD)
At approximately 1,000 calorie a day, the MCD plan combines three meal replacement products and one calorie controlled meal. Patients are seen every 2 weeks for weigh-ins and nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian. We transition you to a calorie controlled diet when appropriate.
- Calorie Controlled Meal Plan (CC)
The CC meal plan is individually designed based on a patient's caloric needs. The registered dietitian reviews food choices to determine the best plan to promote weight loss and maintain a healthy diet. The ultimate goal is to learn how to understand the nutritional content of food, and how to balance carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Patients are seen every 2 weeks for weigh-ins and nutritional counseling with a registered dietitian.