Medically Supervised
Modified Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) Program - 1000 Calorie Diet Protocol
The Concept The Modified VLCD at 1000 calories is on the border between a very low calorie diet and low calorie diet. Whereas the VLCD is only recommended for individuals with a BMI over 30, the Modified VLCD is an appropriate option for individuals with a BMI of 25 and higher. The VLCD does require medical supervision, as it is a mildly ketotic diet with approximately 60 grams of carbohydrate per day and to ensure the patient obtains full nutritional adequacy while on the diet.

The Modified VLCD is well suited for individuals who do not want to follow a full liquid fast and prefer to maintain one home-prepared food meal per day. The Modified VLCD is also well suited as a transition diet following the VLCD to reintroduce food into the daily eating plan.
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 modified fast, implemented using four, custom formulated Physicians Protein Smoothie products and one, 360 calorie home-prepared meal. The protein smoothie meal replacement products include a include an optimum protein blend of whey and casein, prebiotic resistant starches, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for comprehensive nutrition and to promote patient compliance and satisfaction.
Diet Plan
Advisor Support
Advisor Support Patients will stay on track by having unlimited access to our skilled team of Advisors through Live Chat or scheduled calls to make the best use of the tools.
Skill Building Tools
Skill Building Tools Our self-monitoring, planning and tracking tools are designed to be simple-to-use and allow the patient to develop the skills they need to keep the weight off.
Education Providing quality education at the point when it is most relevant, transforms information into knowledge. Our suite of educational resources makes this process efficient and customizable.