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Ready for a Healthier Lifestyle?

If you’re contemplating weight loss, a strong medical team can speed up and ease your journey. The New Direction System Very Low Calorie Diet is a comprehensive, medically supervised weight management program proven to help patients lose weight. The Very Low Calorie Diet and Low Calorie Diet is clinically tested, safe and effective.

During all four phases of the program, (screening, reducing, adapting and maintenance), you are supervised by a caring team of health care professionals. These physicians, dietitians and behaviorists will create and help you stick with a program to reach your weight loss goal and develop a healthier lifestyle.

Why Choose the New Direction® System?

The New Direction® System is a multidisciplinary program of behavior modification, nutrition education and physical activity to reinforce lasting lifestyle changes. The program includes:

  • Proven treatment for the disease of obesity
  • Part of the comprehensive treatment plan for diseases including diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea.
  • Wellness approach in the prevention of coronary heart disease and many types of cancer.
  • Comprehensive Intensive Behavioral Therapy Program that will go along with patient education materials for making healthy choices.
  • Offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of all patients while enabling patients to stay in control of their eating.
  • Offers ongoing programs and support in maintenance.

New Direction® Very Low Calorie Diet

  • A medically supervised rapid weight loss program designed for individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30 or over 27 with co-morbidities.
  • Four high-quality, high-protein, low carbohydrate meal replacements provide the sole daily source of nutrition during the Reducing Phase (active weight loss).
  • Each nutritionally complete serving provides 100% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) for 24 vitamins and minerals.
  • Offers a variety of great tasting products.

New Direction® Low Calorie Diet

  • Designed for individuals with a BMI of 25 or greater.
  • Two or more high-quality nutritional products, combined with one balanced meal, help participants achieve gradual, steady weight loss.
  • Provides 70% of the RDI for 24 vitamins and minerals in two nutritionally balanced servings, plus a balanced meal (fatty acid profile complies with American Heart Association guidelines).
  • Offers a variety of great tasting products.

We Perform Regular Health Assessments

Only by checking your physical responses to the program can our weight loss team make the medical, nutritional and lifestyle adjustments needed to maintain your good health and allow you to lose weight safely and effectively.

Our Team of Professionals Will Provide the Following Medical Procedures:

  • Weekly weight and blood pressure check
  • Periodic blood tests to measure levels of minerals, cholesterol, triglycerides and other health indicators
  • Occasional electrocardiogram (EKG) to check your heart
  • Medication adjustments (if needed)
  • Periodic body measurements (optional)

These test results should interest you, too. They’re likely to show health improvements that will keep you motivated! Weight loss can help improve, reverse or even prevent serious medical conditions including: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol. It can also reduce joint and back pain, and dramatically improve your energy level and mood.

The Good Samaritan Weight Loss Clinic is in partnership with New Direction® Weight Control System.

Program Information

Please complete these steps in order when signing up for program:

  1. Watch the Weight Loss Information Video.
  2. Click here for Contraindications to Participation in the VLCD
  3. Schedule an appointment by calling the Weight Loss Clinic at 812-882-4694
  4. Click here for the Health History Questionnaire (Be sure to fill out at least 2 days prior to your appointment)

Transform Your Life: Begin Your Weight Management Journey Today Video

Weight Loss Cost Sheet

Please watch the video and review the Contraindication sheet before scheduling an appointment. If you have any questions and/or to schedule an appointment, call the Weight Loss Center at 812-882-4694

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