There is more than one way to lose weight. At MD Weight Loss, we try to determine the best diet for your particular situation. That’s why the ﬁrst visit is one hour long…it takes some time to ﬁgure out your particular food weaknesses, likes, dislikes, physical limitations, medications, etc. Here is a partial list of available “plans”, but bear in mind, they can all be modiﬁed.
Caloric Restriction Diet:
Once he has determined your basal metabolic rate (BMR), Dr. Gray can tell you how many calories you need to eat each day to lose weight. He will give you recommended calorie amounts for each meal with guidelines about what to eat. This type of diet is often successful with the use of appetite suppressants.
This diet involves using high-protein shakes for one or two meals with regular nutritious food at the remaining meals. Appetite suppressants can also be used in this diet.
VLCD (very low calorie diet):
This diet uses mostly shakes, with a goal of 800 calories per day for a limited time period (usually no more than 12 weeks), eventually transitioning to regular food.
High-protein, low carbohydrate diet (Atkins):
This diet takes advantage of the appetite-suppressant effects of protein. This is a highly effective diet and can be maintained for a long time.
This is another high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, but with different restrictions, and with similar effects to the Atkins diet.
Dr. Gray can prescribe phentermine, phendimetrazine, diethylpropion (Tenuate), Topamax, Belviq, or Contrave if needed.
How Much Does It Cost?
The initial visit, which includes a body composition analysis, review of your medical history and medications, physical examination, EKG, comprehensive lab tests, and diet and exercise instructions (forty minutes) costs $$135 (when paid at time of service, not including medications or food products, if needed), which is a 40% discount off of the usual price of $225 . Follow up visits with Dr.Gray are every 4 weeks and are $60 per 20-minute visit plus the cost of medications and/or food products. Weigh-in visits between visits with Dr. Gray are $5.