The New Direction® Weight Loss System
Is a complete nutritional food replacement program designed to help overweight people lose weight safely and quickly and achieve weight loss goals.
There are two primary options: A very low calorie diet (VLCD) for those with a BMI greater than 30, or greater than 27 if there are other heath conditions, and a low calorie diet (LCD) for those with a BMI of 25 or greater.
The New Direction Weight Loss system includes medical, diabetic and bariatric surgery protocols and involves four phases:
- Screening – Patients are medically screened to determine eligibility to participate in the New Direction System. This includes a physical examination, review of medical history and laboratory testing.
- Reducing – Active Weight Loss, using four nutritionally complete products daily, allows participants to begin to learn and practice weight management skills without the influence of food.
- Adapting – While practicing their newly learned eating and exercise habits, participants gradually transition back to grocery meals.
- Sustaining – Continuing support using relapse prevention techniques teach the patient how to maintain their goal weight while enjoying a healthy diet.