MOMI offers customized nutritional plans for patients of all sizes. All programs begin with an in depth medical and weight loss history, body composition analysis, and an extensive consultation with Dr. Whirley-Diaz.
Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD)
This weight loss plan provides patients with 750-900 calories per day, high in protein and low in carbohydrates. This is accomplished with high protein meal replacements combined with a lean meal. This highly effective plan requires weekly monitoring by Dr. Whirley-Diaz and is appropriate for patients with a BMI over 30 or a BMI over 27 who have medical conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
Low Calorie Diets (LCD)
These diets range between 900-1200 calories per day and can be constructed as balanced diets, a Mediterranean style diet, or centered on meal replacements. These plans are for patients who do not qualify for our more aggressive weight loss programs. Frequent follow-up visits and weights are essential for success.
Medication is not our first choice for weight loss. Learning sustainable lifestyle choices is the most important of any weight loss program. That being said, some patients do struggle with hunger during their program and appetite suppressant medications are prescribed based on individual needs.
As a board certified anesthesiologist as well, Dr. Whirley-Diaz is uniquely aware of the surgical and anesthetic implications of being overweight. Even a modest weight loss can make surgery and recovery less eventful. So if you are planning elective surgery, MOMI can help you get prepared by using a customized weight loss plan.
Not a patient of ours but interested in your body composition? Come in and get an analysis of your resting metabolic rate, percent body fat, and lean muscle mass to name a few. Get a comprehensive breakdown of your body composition plus you will receive a brief interpretation of your results with Dr. Whirley-Diaz.
For patients who have had substantial weight loss but need help keeping it off, we have individualized plans and support