Program II: Partial Meal Replacement
A moderate to moderately aggressive weight loss program appropriate for people with 45 pounds or less to lose, who have found they are not losing weight while following a conventional low-calorie diet. Many patients choose this plan for its sheer convenience and low cost of meals (average cost is $2.00 per meal).
Program II is a low-calorie diet that combines conventional foods with meal replacement weight loss products. Patients are able to enjoy a regular meal with their family or friends and thus are not uncomfortable in social situations.
Patients replace 1-2 meals and up to 3 snacks per day with meal replacement products (shakes, soups, bars, snacks). To simplify meal preparation and further control calories, some people choose to use a frozen diet meal as their conventional food choice(s).
Calorie levels while following Program II range from 500-1000 per day. If hungry, patients are encouraged to opt for another meal replacement in order to remain within the parameters of the program. Depending upon how aggressively participants cut calories and increase their activity level, weight loss ranges from 2-4 pounds a week for women and 3-5 pounds a week for men. As patients approach their goal weight, weight loss slows.
People participating in this weight loss program receive weekly weight loss and blood pressure monitoring to ensure that they stay in optimal health while losing weight. Patients are required to keep a food diary in order to learn to modify their eating behaviors and explore the causes of their overeating. During weekly consults, the patient is slowly encouraged to improve their ability to manage their weight in the future.
“I lost over 40 lbs. and went from a size 38 waist to a size 32 in about 8 months. I feel great, gained a tremendous amount of energy and most importantly restored confidence in myself.” Joe V.
“I could never stomach those “other” shakes. The shakes offered in the plan are delicious. So much so that my brother asks me to pick some up so he can have a quick and easy breakfast on his way to work.” Lia S. 43 lbs. in 4 months