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Orientation Video

Four Phases to the VLCD "Very Low Calorie Diet"

1. Screening: Patients are medically screened to see if it is safe for them to participate in our very low calorie diet. The screening process includes a physical examination, review of medical history and laboratory testing.

2. Reducing (Active Weight Loss): Consuming nutritionally complete products, participants begin to learn and practice weight management skills without the influence of food. 

3. Adapting: While practicing newly learned eating and exercise habits, participants gradually transition back to grocery meals. A new meal plan is determined at a Transition Appointment  with Express Health AZ staff.

4. Maintenance: Participants graduate from our diet after reaching a healthy BMI (~24) and a healthy percent body fat.  Staff will continue to provide support for relapse prevention and individualized meal plans.