New Direction Diet Review
Review In a Nutshell
The New Direction diet is a medically supervised protein-sparing, modified fasting program (VLCD) designed for individuals with a BMI over 30. As the saying goes "Don't try this at home."
How Does It Work?
VLCD stands for Very Low Carb Diet, a category that includes liquid-only diets such as the New Direction diet. This is not a diet that has been packaged and published for general consumer use, but rather a physician-regulated, "modified fasting" program available at specific health care institutions. Beverages associated with this diet contain high-protein, low-carbohydrate ingrediants, along with vitamin & mineral supplements.
Who Is It Good For?
Obese individuals (i.e. high Body Mass Index) under the care of a doctor.
- Medical supervision aids in safety
- Purported to contain 100% of RDI for protein, vitamins and minerals
- Doesn't teach healthy nutrition habits
- Probably untenable long-term
- Medical supervision costs
- Little information available publically
Week of: 04-17-2014
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