Medical weight loss programs help people lose a significant amount of weight safely under a doctor's care. These programs use meal replacements, prescription medications, counseling, and support to help patients reach their goals.
The programs are designed and led by doctors who specialize in weight loss. The goals are to help people:
Ambari Nutrition offers a line of products designed specifically for medical weight loss patients. These shakes, bars, entrees, and supplements are formulated to promote weight loss and support the transition to a balanced diet. With high-quality proteins, fiber, vitamins and minerals, Ambari Nutrition's products provide optimal nutrition for Low Calorie Diets (LCD) and Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD).
Eating enough protein can help you lose weight because it helps you feel full so you eat less. Protein takes longer to digest than carbs or fat, so it keeps you satisfied for longer after eating. This can help you eat fewer calories overall.
Protein also helps you maintain and build muscle as you lose weight. More muscle means you burn more calories, even at rest. Here's a table that shows the pros and cons of each type of protein commonly found in high protein meal replacements:
|Whey Protein||High biological value. Contains all 9 essential amino acids. Easily digestible.||Not suitable for lactose intolerant or milk allergic individuals. Not vegan.|
|Casein Protein||Slow-release property helps control hunger. Maintains muscle mass. Aids in weight management.||Not suitable for lactose intolerant or milk allergic individuals. Not vegan.|
|Soy Protein||Complete protein source. Low in fat. Vegan-friendly. Heart-healthy.||Gastrointestinal discomfort in some individuals. Contains phytoestrogens.|
|Pea Protein||Easily digestible. Hypoallergenic. Vegan-friendly.||Not a complete protein. May be more expensive. Taste may not appeal to all.|
|Rice Protein||Easily digestible. Hypoallergenic. Vegan-friendly.||Not a complete protein. May be more expensive. Mild flavor may not appeal.|
|Hemp Protein||Complete protein source. Rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Vegan-friendly.||Can be more expensive. Taste may not appeal to all.|
|Egg White Protein||High biological value. Contains all 9 essential amino acids. Easily digestible.||Not suitable for individuals with egg allergies. Not vegan.|
Remember, the best protein for you depends on your dietary needs, preferences, and any potential allergies or intolerances.
Tips for incorporating shakes and bars into a medical weight loss plan:
Meal replacements can be an effective tool for weight loss as they help with portion control and calorie reduction. Meal replacement options like shakes, bars, and entrees simplify calorie counting by providing pre-measured, controlled portions.
Ambari Nutrition's meal replacements contain high-quality proteins, good fats, and fiber to promote satiety. They are fortified with vitamins and minerals to prevent deficiencies when reducing calories. With great flavors and textures, they make weight loss simple and enjoyable.
Certain supplements may enhance the effects of a reduced calorie diet and exercise plan:
However, supplements should be used cautiously under medical supervision as they can interact with medications or medical conditions.
Ambari Nutrition offers a line of low calorie diet-friendly supplements to help support nutritional needs during weight loss. These include multivitamins, calcium citrate, vitamin B12, iron, and more.
AmBari Nutrition Products were originally designed and created for Medical Weight Loss. For over 30 years these products have been helping millions lose weight in Commercial & Medical Weight Loss Bariatric Clinics.
Many of the products you see on our website are sold in franchised weight loss clinics. These franchise clinics are great places to start your diet. But the cost of running these clinics and paying the medical staff is the reason their products have become priced so high. Many of the customers/patients from these clinics eventually leave the program but still have the knowledge of how to stick to the diet. Those are the people that have become our biggest customers and fans. We offer the same products as those clinics but we can have such low prices on the products because we don't have to pay for a medical staff. Those savings get passed on to you, the customer.
It's important to remember that medical weight loss foods are designed to supplement a reduced-calorie diet, not completely replace regular meals. Relying solely on shakes, bars, and supplements can lead to nutritional deficiencies over time.
For best results, meal replacements should be limited to 1-2 per day as part of a comprehensive weight loss plan.
Supplements and vitamins specifically formulated for medical weight loss patients can help prevent nutritional deficiencies.
Allison is a seasoned nutritionist and writer with over 15 years in health and weight management. She's authored journals on medical weight loss and bariatric medicine, and has specialized in bariatric foods.
Reviewed By: Dr. K. Huffman
Dr. Kevin D. Huffman, D.O., is a board-certified bariatric physician renowned for his expertise in treating obesity. With over 10,000 patients and a reputation as a national leader in bariatric medicine, he has trained hundreds of healthcare providers. Dr. Huffman develops protocols and training materials sought after by medical societies, pharmaceutical companies, patients, and hospitals.