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Comprehensive Weight Management Program

Very Low Calorie Plan (VLCP)

Our VLCP New Direction® Comprehensive Weight Management Program is an intensive research-based medical treatment program to help you reach and maintain your ideal body weight.  Our team of medical professionals guides you through a treatment plan, beginning with rapid initial weight loss and gradually transitioning to a regular, healthy diet. This medically monitored program teaches you essential skills to achieve and maintain a healthier weight and offers ongoing personal support and education. 

Program Features
  • Rapid weight loss of three to five pounds per week

  • InBody Body Composition Analysis to determine Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and visceral fat

  • Use of high-quality, low-calorie, low-carbohydrate and high-protein meal replacement beverages medically formulated to help preserve muscle mass during the rapid weight loss phase

  • Monthly medical monitoring visits

  • Weekly weigh-ins

  • Weekly classes on lifestyle changes with an emphasis on behavior, nutrition, and exercise

A word on meal replacements: Lifelong successful weight management requires a multi-faceted approach.  While "tools" such as meal replacements have been shown to be helpful​ for weigh loss, they are ineffective for sustained weight loss when used on their own.  For sustainable weight loss, it is essential to receive addition education and support which is why we offer a research-based, multi-faceted medical and behavioral approach to weight management.


You must meet the following criteria to qualify for the program:

  • 18 years or older

  • Body mass index (BMI) of:

    • 30 or greater


  • Body mass index (BMI) of:

    • 27 or greater with medical risks such as (but not limited to):

      • Diabetes or Metabolic syndrome

      • High blood pressure

      • High cholesterol

      • Sleep apnea

      • Gastritis

  • Be able to commit to attending monthly medical monitoring visits and weekly lifestyle classes that work with your busy schedule

Insurance Coverage

Many insurances cover this program.  To see if yours is one of them, please call us with your insurance information or fill out our Contact Form with the best contact number so we can call you to get your insurance information. 

Get Started Today!

If you’re ready to take the next step, call us at 956-412-2836 to set up an appointment or fill out our convenient Contact Form so we can contact you to discuss your specific needs.  Informational appointments are free and can be done in person or over the phone.

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