Very low calorie diet

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A very low-calorie diet (VLCD) is a special type of low calorie diet that replaces all of your meals with prepared formulas, often in the form of liquid protein weight loss shakes, bars and other low calorie [‎ weight loss supplements].

A VLCD may be used for a short time to promote quick weight loss and requires close care from a weight loss doctor and is usually combined with other ways to lose weight.

800 calorie diet

If the calories are down to about 800 calories using the weight loss supplements, it is called Very Low Calorie Diet.

1000 calorie LCD diet

If the calories are a bit higher at 1000 calories or more but still significantly lower than the daily calorie requirements for that person, then it is called a low calorie diet or LCD diet.

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Rate of weight loss with VLCD diet

VLCD can help you lose up to 3 to 5 pounds per week.

The rapid weight loss on a VLCD diet does need careful physician monitoring but can be very inspiring.

Physicians that offer VLCD diets

Weight loss physicians must monitor all patients on a very low calorie diet on a regular basis, ideally every 2-4 weeks in the initial period of rapid weight loss to ensure and monitor any side effects.

Side effects of VLCD diet

Some patients on VLCD diet may see fatigue, constipation, nausea, or diarrhea. Other commonly seen side effect is the risk of gall stones which tend to develop in people who are obese, especially women the risk of which increases during rapid weight loss. Sodium ursodial (Actigall) can prevent gallstones from forming during rapid weight loss and should be considered in those that are high risk of having gall stones such as the classic female, fertile, forty and fat mneumonic suggests.

Locations for VLCD diet

NYC Insurance Weight Loss Center: 2003, Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11214 Ph: 1-718-946-5500

Philadelphia Insurance Weight Loss Center: 1718, Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA, 19115 Ph: 1-215-676-2334

King Of Prussia Weight Loss Center: 987 Old Eagle School Rd, Ste 712, Wayne, PA, 19087 Ph: 1-800-986-3007

W8MD at Optimal Health, 111 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06905. Ph: 203-348-8805 Fax: 203-348-6398

W8MD at New Path MD, PC. Exton Medical Arts Building 80 West Welsh Pool Road Suite 101S, Exton, PA 19341 Phone: (484) 483-2745

Cost of VLCD diet

The cost of meal replacement is similar to grocery food costs and can in sometimes be even a saving from grocery food costs depending on which program you use for VLCD diet.

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