What are the health benefits of losing weight?

Weight losses of as little as 5-15% of body weight has been shown to result in improvements in the following complications of obesity:

  • Diabetes prevention
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidaemia (e.g. high cholesterol)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (insulin resistance and hyperglycaemia),
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stress incontinence
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

Weight loss also reduces cardiovascular risk, increases your metabolism, reduces stress, and improves confidence and self-esteem.

Can people complete the Intensiv program if they are on medication or have an existing medical condition?

Yes. Patients can be confident that they will be closely monitored by experienced personnel throughout the VLCD program.
Patients with co-morbid conditions may be reviewed more frequently, as significant reductions in blood pressure, serum cholesterol and blood glucose can occur during the initial stages of a VLCD, and may require medication dosage changes

  • DO NOT stop taking or alter the dose of your medication without consulting your General Practitioner.

What if I have a question or concern during the program?

You are encouraged to contact the clinic on 07 3861 4677 if you have issues during the program. If you have any urgent medical issues or concerns out of business hours contact your General Practitioner or call an ambulance on 000 in an emergency.

What do I need to bring to consultations?

  • Current medication list
  • Diabetics - please bring your blood glucose record book
  • Wear light comfortable clothing, and wear the same (or similar) clothes at each consultation

What is a VLCD?

When a normal meal is replaced with a nutritionally complete meal replacement product such as VLCD your body receives the protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals and trace elements it needs, whilst restricting the amount of energy (kilojoules/calories) and carbohydrates consumed. This induces what is called dietary ketosis. Ketosis is process where your body start to burn fat for energy when it is not getting enough carbohydrates to use as fuel. Ketosis also reduces appetite and slows muscle loss. Over time, as your body burns your fat stores for energy you will start to lose weight.

How much weight will I lose on a VLCD meal replacement program?

Men may lose an average of 2-2.5kg per week and women 1-1.5kg per week

How much does the program cost?

The price will depend on the program selected. For more information please Contact Us Now

  • The Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist consultations are claimable on Private Health Insurance.
  • Patients who are eligible for an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) through their GP may be able to claim the Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist consultations through Medicare.


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