Weight Management Program

The Infinity Primary Care Weight Management Program is medically-supervised and follows Robard Corporation's New Direction System for Low Calorie and Very Low Calorie diet plans.

For more than 25 years the New Direction program has been helping people, lose weight, lower blood pressure; lower blood-sugar levels in Type II diabetics, and reduce pain in weight bearing joints.

This comprehensive program includes:

  • A free orientation with our registered dietitian
  • 12 week program with the option of adding additional time after the initial 12 weeks, if participants have more weight they would like to lose.
  • 12 week class series designed to help participants keep the weight off
  • A supplemental meal program
  • Weekly group classes with our registered dietitian
  • Monthly visits with the medical director of the weight management program

As part of a multidisciplinary team, Jill Gettle R.D. leads weekly group education classes. During the 12 week session participants learn about behavior modification, nutrition education and physical activity. Participants in our program have lost an average of 40 pounds during the initial 12 weeks.


For more information or to schedule an appointment or class, please call:  248-553-0050
Our Wellness Center is located at:   28455 Haggerty Road, Suite 102 Novi, MI 48377


 The New Direction Weight Management Program
New Direction, Infinity Primary Care’s weight management program, is a multi-disciplinary program that provides the treatment needed to achieve long-term success. Our goal is to help participants achieve permanent weight loss through lifelong changes in nutrition, behavior modification and activity. For more than 25 years, the New Direction program has been helping people lose weight, lower blood pressure; lower blood-sugar levels in Type II diabetics and reduce pain in weight bearing joints.

New Direction offers two weight management programs which are the Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) and the Low Calorie Diet (LCD). Both programs:

  • Are supervised by a physician and registered dietitian.
  • Provide weekly professional and peer group support and education. Topics include how to make healthy dietary choices, how to exercise safely and get the best results and how to identify and modify behaviors that may be limiting your success.
  • Monitor you weight and blood pressure weekly.
  • Provide monthly monitoring of labs.
  • Provide monthly physician exams.

Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD):

  • Is a medically supervised 800 calorie diet.
  • Has an average weight loss of 3-5 pounds per week for women and 4-7 pounds for men.
  • It is a ketogenic program utilizing 4-5 meal replacements as the sole source of nutrition.
  • Is appropriate for females who have at least 40 pounds to lose or for males who have at least 50 pounds to lose.
  • Is safe for people with type-2 diabetes.
  • It is an effective treatment for pre and post-bariatric surgery.

Low Calorie Diet (LCD):

  • Is a medically supervised 900-1200 calorie diet.
  • Is appropriate for those who have at least 10 pounds to lose.
  • Has an average weight loss of 1-3 pounds per week.
  • It is a non-ketogenic program utilizing 2 beverages and one grocery store meal.
  • Is safe for people with type-1 and type-2 diabetes.

 


For more information or to schedule an appointment or class, please call:  248-553-0050
Our Wellness Center is located at:   28455 Haggerty Road, Suite 102 Novi, MI 48377