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Bethlehem • Lost 116 pounds
New Directions Program: Low Calorie Diet (LCD) and Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

When I was at the highest weight I had ever been, I felt out of control. My diet subsisted mostly of takeout food. My doctor was actually surprised that I hadn’t had a heart attack already! I started researching my options with the St. Luke’s Weight Management Center and I considered surgery, but I decided to try the medically assisted weight loss program first. The team laid out all the dietary, behavioral and activity changes that were necessary for me to reach my goal and always provided me with the support system I needed.

I started with the VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) which consisted of 800 calories per day. By slashing my calorie intake, I saw a significant weight drop and that was all the motivation I needed to keep going. After that, the weight loss was steady and consistent. My energy is improved, I feel better about myself and I’m even off the blood pressure medication I took before I started the program.

I have spoken with several people curious about the St. Luke’s weight management program and I tell them to just do it - what do you have to lose except weight!

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