Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD) are a type of weight loss program that aim to help individuals lose more than 2 pounds (1 kilogram, kg) per week over several weeks. This rapid weight loss is achieved by eating very few calories, either by completely or partially replacing regular meals with VLCD meal replacements that provide the body with high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals.
How VLCD Diets Works
VLCD diets are most often chosen by obese individuals who want to lose weight quickly. However, these diets are not recommended for most people and should only be used under close medical supervision. Rapid weight loss is not safe for most people to do on their own, which is why programs such as W8MD are recommended. VLCD diets are only intended for short-term use and are not recommended for more than several weeks.
The VLCD meal replacements provide the body with additional high-quality protein, which helps preserve lean body tissue and protects the major organs. They also help the body maintain a higher metabolic rate during calorie restriction, which can lead to feeling less tired, burning more fat, and losing weight faster. Additionally, the meal replacements provide a greater feeling of satiety, which helps control hunger.
VLCD diets are usually recommended for individuals with health problems due to obesity. For these individuals, rapid weight loss can improve conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
It is important to note that VLCD diets should only be followed under the close supervision of a healthcare provider. Losing more than 1 or 2 pounds (0.5 to 1 kg) per week is not safe for most people and can lead to the loss of muscle, water, and bone density.
It is also important to keep in mind that rapid weight loss through VLCD diets is not a sustainable solution for most people. People who lose weight very quickly are much more likely to regain the weight over time than those who lose weight slowly through less drastic diet changes and physical activity.
Who can use VLCD?
VLCD diets can be an effective option for individuals who want to lose weight quickly, but they should only be used under close medical supervision and for a limited period of time. It is important to remember that rapid weight loss is not safe for most people and that a healthy and sustainable approach to weight loss involves making gradual lifestyle changes, such as reducing calorie intake and increasing physical activity.
W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa Centers
W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa Centers is a network of medical centers located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and surrounding areas that provide comprehensive care for weight loss, sleep disorders, and aesthetic treatments.
W8MD has several locations for your convenience:
- Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia medical weight loss, sleep and medspa: 1718 Welsh Road, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Contact: (215)676-2334'
- Wayne, PA: King of Prussia medical weight loss, sleep and medspa: 175 Strafford Avenue, Ste 1, lower level, Wayne, PA 19087 Contact: (215)676-2334'
- Brooklyn, NY: NYC medical weight loss, sleep and medspa: 2632 E 21st St., Suite L2, Brooklyn, NY 11235 Contact: (718)946-5500
- Cherry Hill, NJ: (Coming soon), tele visits available. Location: 140 E Evesham Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 Contact:(215)676-2334'
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