Hi-Energy Weight Loss

When results can’s wait, Hi-Energy Weight Loss is here help you shed the pounds with our Very Low Calorie Diet.

Very Low Calorie Diet

This is a restricted eating plan that helps you accelerate your weight loss. In addition to losing weight, you can also experience improvement in medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol and others. While on the plan, you’ll enjoy nutritional supplements that replace grocery foods so you can focus on learning new healthier behaviors. In some cases, a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) may include nutritional supplements and one meal.

How it works?

Our comprehensive VLCD has Four Phases:

Screening: This is where we evaluate your medical and emotional readiness to begin the program.

Reducing: This Weight Loss Phase relies primarily on meal supplements to spare you from having to confront food. It is designed to help you focus on modifying your behavior.

Adapting: Grocery foods are gradually reintroduced during the Adapting phase, before you move on to Maintenance.

Maintenance: This phase is designed to sustain your weight loss and keep your healthy eating lifestyle intact.

In each phase, you will learn and apply healthy lifestyle skills needed to promote long-term success. Of course, your doctor will tailor each phase to your needs.

Contact Information:

Hi-Energy Medical Weight Loss Center

Located upstairs At The Veranda

2701 Meredyth Drive. |. Albany, GA 31707

Call for an appointment today 229-800-1378

Praise for VLCD

“A VLCD results in significantly greater initial weight loss…”

American Dietetic Association, 2009

“VLCS, when used under proper medical supervision, effectively produce significant short-term weight loss in patients who are moderately to extremely obese.”

NIDDK, a division of the National Institutes of Health, 2008

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a VLCD safe?

Under proper medical supervision, VLCDs produce quick, significant weight loss in patients who are moderately to extremely obese. This type of diet has been in use for several decades and has been endorsed by NIH’s Weight-Control Information Network and the American Council on Sports Medicine.

How do I know if this program is right for me?

Very Low Calorie Diets are designed for patients with a BMI over 30 (or over 27 with other medical conditions). If you’re at least 40 pounds overweight, you may be a good candidate for a VLCD.

What kind of results can I expect?

VLCDs deliver rapid weight loss–typically, three to four pounds per week, for an average of 42 pounds in 12 weeks. Your results will depend on many factors, including your starting weight, other medical conditions, and individual program design.

Does the program offer other benefits besides weight loss?

The many potential health benefits include lower blood pressure, lower blood-sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, lower serum cholesterol, improved cardiovascular health, and reduced pain in weight-bearing joints. Weight loss with a VLCD can reduce or eliminate the need for related medications. Self-esteem and energy levels can also soar dramatically!

What do the supplements taste like?

Good news here! The beverages, pudding shakes, soups, and nutrition bars for this program are delicious and available in a variety of flavours. They’ll help you stave off “diet fatigue” and give you the flavor and satisfaction you crave.

How is this program different from others?

When on a VLCD, calories and carbohydrates are limited and your body burns its own stored fat for energy. The fat is released into the bloodstream, travels to the liver and is converted to ketones. Ketones are then released back into the bloodstream and used for energy.

Will I be hungry on this plan?

Most patients report that their hunger diminishes within two days due to the presence of ketones and reduced food temptations.

Are there any side effects to this diet?

You may experience mild, temporary side effects as your body adjusts to the program. These include greater sensitivity to cold, headaches, fruity breath, fatigue or light-headedness. Physician supervision and medical monitoring during a VLCD are important to help evaluate and manage possible side effects and changes in medication.

Who should not attempt this diet?

VLCDs are not recommended for children or for pregnant or nursing women. In addition, a VLCD may not be warranted in people who have conflicting medical conditions or are taking certain medications. Your physician will assess whether a VLCD is right for you

I’m considering bariatric surgery. Why do I need a diet?

All insurance companies and many bariatric surgeons require patients to participate in a weight loss program before surgery. Doing so can reduce the risk of surgical complications and prepare patients for their post-surgery lifestyle and eating plan.