What should I look for in a weight-loss program?
Successful, long-term weight control must focus on your overall health, not just on what you eat. Changing your lifestyle is not easy, but adopting healthy habits may help you manage your weight in the long run. Effective weight-loss programs include ways to keep the weight off for good. These programs promote healthy behaviors that help you lose weight and that you can stick with every day.
Safe and effective weight-loss programs should include
- a plan to keep the weight off over the long run guidance on how to develop healthier eating and physical activity habits
- guidance on how to develop healthier eating and physical activity habits
- ongoing feedback, monitoring, and support
- slow and steady weight-loss goals—usually ½ to 2 pounds per week (though weight loss may be faster at the start of a program)
Should you use very low-calorie diets (up to 800 calories per day) to promote rapid weight loss?
This type of diet requires close medical supervision and W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers Of Americas program offers both VLCD with 800 calories or LCD with 1000 - 1500 calories with or without meal replacement weight loss shakes and bars for safe, and effective weight loss. We also offer appetite suppressant medication.
Our typical low calorie diet will allow 1-2 of your own self prepared low calorie meals prepared with instructions from our office and the rest of the meals are replaced with weight loss protein bars, smoothies, shakes and other delicious and affordable meal replacement plans.