The Diet

  • This dietary approach is called meal replacement
  • A patient picks 5 portable choices from a broad selection of 100 calorie protein bars, protein drinks, puddings, soups, pretzels, and other low carb, protein-dense snacks
  • In addition to the 5 mini-meals, patients also have 1 daily "regular meal" of about 6 ounces of lean protein and 1 1/2 cups of non-starchy vegetables
  • Total daily calories: 900
  • Meal replacement 'Mini-Meals' are micronutrient sufficient
  • Women typically lose 8 to 14 pounds a month
  • Men lose 15+ pounds a month