Medical weight loss program
Flagstaff Medical Center is pleased to offer a medically supervised weight loss program using a Very Low Calorie Ketogenic Diet (VLCD). We offer a program that includes doctor and dietician visits, weekly classes and behavioral education.
The VLCD plan is a meal replacement plan where regular food is replaced with nutritionally balanced shakes and bars. This very low calorie, very low carbohydrate, high protein meal plan is typically well tolerated and very effective at achieving weight loss. Our goal is to help you achieve improved health and improved quality of life through significant reasonable weight loss followed by weight maintenance.
Our program includes the VLCD plan for 4-6 weeks, followed by transition to a ketogenic diet.
A low calorie, very low carbohydrate, meal plan leads to steady fat metabolism/catabolism. This steady burning of fat leads to an increase of ketones in your blood (ketosis). Ketones are also used by the brain for energy. This typically leads to a drop in appetite. This reduced appetite makes it easier to stay on the plan.
- Must be between the ages of 18-64.
- Have a goal of losing at least 50 pounds.
- More detailed requirements and qualifications will be discussed with you, when you contact us.
Cost: $200 (includes classes for 3 month program as well as "Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking" cookbook) plus the cost of lab tests, meal replacements, and provider visits (provider visits will be billed to your insurance but check your plan for coverage and benefits).
Location: 1215 N. Beaver St., St. 203, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Sign up: If interested, you must complete a 15 minute online webinar and then contact our office for more information and qualification screening. To sign up for a webinar, please create an account by following the instructions provided on the link below. Once you create an account, please search "medical weight loss" to locate and view the webinar.