Our Program

Our weight loss patients start with an appointment with the doctor or one of our PAs for a check up to determine the underlying causes of their weight gain.  The program is set up in six week blocks which include all supplemental weight loss food needed and weekly weigh ins and support meetings.

A very low calorie diet—like the one used in the Nouriche VLCD—will jump start your weight loss and lead you  on the road to a healthy lifestyle. Research shows, however, that losing weight by diet alone doesn’t work, at least not  in the long run. To manage your weight for a lifetime, you need to make permanent changes in your eating and exercise  habits and the role food plays in your life. The Nouriche VLCD offers  weekly group meetings that provide you with  the support and skills needed to help you manage your weight. These meetings are offered during all four phases of the Nouriche.

PHASE I: SCREENING

Congratulations—you’ve completed the screening phase and are on your way to a new healthier you!

PHASE 2: REDUCING

 During this time of rapid weight loss, Nouriche products will be your only food. These products are nutritionally  complete, but they supply fewer calories than your body needs to function. Other needed calories come from your body’s  fat stores.

PHASE 3: ADAPTING

 During this phase, you will gradually decrease the use of the Nouriche products and begin to add more food to your  daily diet. The calories you consume will be  adjusted so that you stop losing, but continue to manage your weight.

PHASE 4: SUSTAINING

In the Sustaining Phase of the program, you’ll be eating regular foods and practicing your new lifestyle and weight  management skills under the guidance of the Nouriche support staff. You’ll continue to work with a dietitian to  adjust your calories and meal plan, so you can maintain your new body weight and meet your nutritional needs. During  the Sustaining Phase, it’s important to continue attending your classes. 

A combination of regular activity, sensible eating  and support from others can help you maintain your weight loss. 

To qualify for the program, participants must commit to all four phases of the  Nouriche VLCD. Think of the program as one long stretch  of highway where the road conditions and driving rules change  along the way, but the road keeps on going. There’s a definite starting point, but an ambiguous “finish line” because weight  management is a life-long process.

A MEDICALLY SUPERVISED DIET LIKE THE— ONE USED IN THE NOURICHE WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC—WILL JUMP START YOUR WEIGHT LOSS AND LEAD YOU ON THE ROAD TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

  • Medical monitoring is helps to ensure that you remain in good health as you lose weight. We check your physical response to the program and can adjust your plan as necessary.
  • Monitoring consists of a number of tests and examinations that are performed regularly.
  • While we mainly perform these tests for patient safety,  they also have great motivational value.  If you can see your health improving as you lose weight, it is much easier to stick with the program long term!

READY TO GET STARTED?  CALL US AT 337-456-7300!!