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New Direction Advanced Weight Management System

What makes New Direction Advanced

different?

Supervised by a team of health care professionals, the

New Direction Advanced Weight Management Program is

a comprehensive program designed to help you achieve

healthy weight loss. Adaptable to your personalized needs,

the program has two medically supervised programs varying

in treatment intensity — a Low-Calorie Diet and a Very Low

Calorie Diet.

The New Direction Advanced program can help affect a

number of chronic health conditions, including lower

blood pressure, a reduction in blood sugar levels, lower

serum cholesterol, and decreased pain in weight-bearing

joints.

By design, New Direction Advanced is a multidisciplinary

program of nutrition education, behavior development, and

appropriate physical activity — all provided with the support

of our team — to bring about lasting lifestyle change as you

progress to your weight loss goal.

Phases of Our Weight Loss Program

SCREENING PHASE

The Screening Phase consists of essential medical and laboratory tests to insure

that you are able to participate and be successful in the program.

REDUCING PHASE

During the Reducing Phase, you will consume great-tasting nutritional products

as your primary food intake. These meal replacement products are scientifically

designed to help provide you with a complete balance of the essential nutrients

needed for safe and effective weight loss.

ADAPTING PHASE

Gradually, grocery foods will be introduced into your new daily diet and the

consumption of meal replacements will decrease. Working with our team, your

calorie intake will be adjusted so that you can maintain the weight you lost during

the Reducing Phase.

MAINTENANCE PHASE (STAR PLAN—STEPS TO AVOID REGAIN)

Under the guidance of our medical staff, you will eat grocery foods and practice

newly learned lifestyle skills so that you can maintain your new body weight in

addition to meeting your nutritional needs.

New Direction Advanced is an exciting new “state of the science” weight management program that provides optimal nutrition and comprehensive support to help achieve your
weight loss goals.

OUR PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR YOUR SUCCESS

• Simplified meal plans to meet your essential nutritional requirements along with a wide variety of options to satisfy your food preferences

• Nutrition and exercise tools to provide you with practical and proven methods to achieve the benefits of a healthy weight —and keep it off

• Our behavior education program helps provide the lifestyle skills necessary to achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life

• A cutting edge, personalized mobile app to easily track your progress! This HIPAA compliant interface connects with other devices and allows you to enter meals, hydration and exercise, make appointments and stay connected to your provider via video chat

MEAL REPLACEMENTS

• A wide variety of great tasting products, including shakes, bars, snacks, soups and more

• 100% of the daily value of vitamins and minerals

• High-quality proteins that will help you feel fuller throughout the day

• A unique combination of complex carbohydrates and beneficial fibers to help support healthy blood glucose levels and insulin balance

• The nutritional balance of the products is designed to help protect lean muscle mass and burn excess body fat

• Prebiotic and probiotic ingredients help benefit intestinal health, immunity and reduce bloating

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MANY CALORIES WILL I BE CONSUMING?

Most clients follow a daily meal plan of 800

calories, which typically consists of four meal

replacements. Make sure you consume the

prescribed number of products to ensure you

have the essential nutrition needed for successful weight loss

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN I EXPECT TO LOSE?

This may be everyone’s top question! The

answer: It depends on several factors including

your current weight, program, age, gender and

activity level. A loss of four to seven pounds is

common in the first week or so. Ongoing weight

loss will average about two to four pounds a

week.

WHY IS PROTEIN SO IMPORTANT IN A DIET?

Your body must have protein to meet its

physiological needs. Without our concentrated

protein, your body would break down its

own tissues. That can have serious health

consequences.

AREN’T CARBOHYDRATES AND FAT ALSO

IMPORTANT?

Yes, but smaller amounts are sufficient.

Carbohydrates help protect your body’s protein

and maintain electrolyte and fluid balance.

Moderate amounts of fat provide essential fatty

acids, which are needed for good health.

HOW WILL THIS DIET HELP ME LOSE BODY

FAT?

Ordinarily, your body uses glucose from

carbohydrates for energy. When calories and

carbohydrates are limited, your body burns its

own stored fat for energy. The fat is released into

the bloodstream and travels to the liver, where it

is converted to ketones (KEE-tones). The ketones

are then released back into the bloodstream,

where muscles and tissues use them for energy.

This process is called Ketosis (kee-TOSE-sis).

WILL I BE HUNGRY?

Most clients report that their hunger diminishes

or disappears within three to five days of

beginning the program due to the presence of

ketones and reduced food temptations. Our highprotein, low-carbohydrate nutritional profile also plays a role in appetite suppression.

ARE THERE ANY COMMON SIDE EFFECTS?

Some people may experience easy-to-manage,

temporary side effects as their body adjusts to the diet. They may include:

• Dizziness. As you begin losing weight, you

lose a lot of water as urine. This lowers blood

volume and, hence, blood pressure. To minimize

dizziness, avoid changing positions quickly.

Don’t use whirlpools, saunas or steam baths.

Drink plenty of water.

• Mild Fatigue, Dry Skin, Sensitivity to Cold. Can be treated easily with extra rest, lotions, and extra clothing.

• ‘Fruity’ Breath. Ketosis may temporarily give your breath a fruity odor. You may use a mouthwash.

• Gallstones. Tell your counselor about any

symptoms or history of gallstones; you may

require additional tests or treatment while on

the program.

• Gastrointestinal Upset. Changing from solid

food to a liquid diet may cause constipation

or diarrhea. Over-the-counter medications are

available for either condition. In addition, your

medical team can add a fiber product to your

meal plan to help relieve constipation.

• Hair Loss. A small percentage of patients may

experience minimal hair loss three to six months

into the diet. New hair grows in just as the old

hair is lost.

• Leg Cramps. Drinking more fluids or increasing

electrolytes can often relieve occasional or mild

leg cramps. Your physician should evaluate any

leg pain you are experiencing.

• Menstrual Irregularities. Dietary changes may

cause delayed or missed periods. Women who

miss a period or have a late period must be

tested for pregnancy.

See your physician or personal physician about any symptoms that persist or concern you.

Scientifically Advanced Nutrition

100% Delicious

For additional information contact:

1250 E. HALLANDALE BEACH BLVD. SUITE 700

HALLANDALE, FL 33009

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