Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)
A Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) program is a medically supervised, ketogenic weight loss program for patients who are moderately to morbidly obese. Candidates for the program have a BMI over 30 or over 27 with comorbidities, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and high cholesterol. In general, a VLCD is appropriate for women approximately 40 pounds or more overweight and men approximately 50 pounds or more overweight. Patients experience weight loss of 3-5 lbs per week. Meal replacements are utilized as the sole source of nutrition during active weight loss. Robard offers two comprehensive VLCD programs, the New Direction System® and the NutriMed® Weight Loss Program.
Low Calorie Diet (LCD)
A Low Calorie Diet (LCD) program is a non-ketogenic program for individuals with less than 40 pounds to lose or for those who are unable to commit to a VLCD program. It is medically supervised or clinician directed. Patients experience weight loss of 2-3 lbs per week. A LCD incorporates grocery foods with meal replacement products or protein supplements. Robard offers two comprehensive LCD programs: the New Direction System® LCD and Advanced Health Systems®.
S.T.A.R. Maintenance Plan
Many plans have been developed to help people lose weight, but comparatively little attention has been given to maintaining weight loss. Recidivism is a common issue for many patients and research demonstrates that patients who follow a structured weight loss program can regain 75% or more of their lost weight. That is why we’ve incorporated the Robard S.T.A.R. Plan® — Steps To Avoid Regain — into our core program offerings to provide added tools that will help your patients develop permanent lifestyle changes. Developed by an expert panel of researchers and experienced professionals operating successful weight management programs, the S.T.A.R. Plan complements existing weight loss plans and provides additional strategies to meet the multifaceted challenges patients face in order to achieve long-term weight loss success. A wealth of resources previously unapplied to weight maintenance, including Cognitive Restructuring, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology and Appreciative Inquiry, are utilized to help clients build on the personal satisfaction and inherent value of sustaining a healthy weight.
Robard has a full line of high quality protein products with vitamins and minerals to support healthy metabolism and lean muscle mass during weight loss. These proteins supply the proper balance of amino acids and nitrogen essential for protein synthesis and many other metabolic functions so weight loss is effective and safe. All of our medical products are also low in carbohydrates and fat to facilitate the release of stored fat.
Each meal replacement and protein supplement undergoes an extensive quality assurance review and analysis to ensure each product is delivering high quality nutrition at the labeled level. All of our products meet the Federal Code of Regulation requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices and NLEA/DSHEA labeling of Food Products and Dietary Supplements. Nutritionally designed by our food scientist professionals and reviewed by physicians, our wide variety of products, flavors and meal plans allow you to tailor a weight loss regimen to meet the precise needs of each patient — at prices that are among the best in the industry. Products are distributed through Robard’s partners. We do not sell directly to dieters.