Medically Supervised
Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) Program - 800 Calorie Diet Protocol
The Concept The Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) protocol originated in the early 1970's, pioneered by our Scientific Advisory Board Chairman, George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD. The diet was referred to as a Protein Sparing Modified Fast and leveraged the unique role of protein to preserve lean tissue and produce satiety.

As part of the VLCD protocol, carbohydrates are restricted to approximately 60 grams per day to produce mild ketosis, whereby the body converts fat into fuel. VLCD programs are best suited to those with a BMI >30. Typical weight loss can range from 1-5 pounds-per-week depending on gender and current weight.
How it's Implemented Our programs are implemented using a mix of face-to-face interaction with practice staff, combined with web-based tools and support. Our web-based tools are designed to be easy-to-use for both the patient and the practice and greatly increase patient-provider engagement for optimal outcomes. We will provide you the training and support materials needed to introduce your patients to the program, as well as ongoing support for both your practice and your patients.
Program Components
Diet Plan
Structured Diet Plan The plan is a full liquid fast, using our custom formulated Physicians Protein Smoothie products. These products include an optimal blend of protein, prebiotic resistant starches and omega -3 and 6 fatty acids for comprehensive nutrition and optimal patient compliance and satisfaction. Physicians Protein Smoothies products include an all-natural base powder that can be mixed with a variety of flavor packets or a patients own fresh ingredients.
Diet Plan
Advisor Support
Advisor Support Patients will stay on track by having access to our skilled team of Advisors through Live Chat or scheduled calls, to make the best use of the online tools.
Skill Building Tools
Skill Building Tools Our self-monitoring, planning and tracking tools are designed to be easy-to-use and allow patients to develop the healthy lifestyle skills they need.
Education Provide quality education and counseling at the point when it's most effective with our customizable suite of educational resources.