VIRTUAL CLINIC FAQS
Q: What is the Virtual Clinic diet?
A: The Virtual Clinic is a dietary tool used to assist in behavior modification. If visiting a Medical Weight Loss Clinic is not convenient for you we can still offer support, guidance, tips, interactivity with other members and most importantly a way to a better healthier you.
Q: Is the Virtual Clinic diet healthy?
A: YES! The Virtual Clinic will simplify efforts in choosing foods that complement a healthy lifestyle. The plans are designed to ensure that individuals receive 25% calories from protein, 55% calories from carbohydrate, and 20% calories from fat.
The Medical Weight Loss Clinic® Food Supplements ensure that individuals receive optimal nutrition during weight loss. These products contain 12-15 grams of high quality protein per serving to maximize preservation of lean body mass during weight loss, with protein sources from Calcium Caseinate and Soy Protein Isolate, the highest performance proteins available. These nutritional food supplements, taken at the designated times during the day serve to minimize hunger and increase compliance.
Meal plans are easy to follow and help individuals adhere to prescribed calorie levels. The meal plans also teach portion control and meal planning principles.
Q: Are there any special foods or supplements to buy?
A: In addition to regular grocery foods, our nutrients are a recommended part of the program: three servings daily. Protein stimulates your metabolism. After ingesting large amounts of protein, your body works at a higher efficiency level which increases the rate of weight loss by approximately 30%. This means a more consistent weight loss with fewer plateaus. Our nutrients prevent hair loss, dry skin and nail breakage. They enhance the elasticity of the skin.They increase the variety of foods on the diet plan, reduce boredom and help to prevent cheating.
Q: Why use the Virtual Clinic diet instead of some other diet?
A: The Virtual Clinic diet is healthy, economical and easy to use. It teaches you to use the foods you already enjoy and are familiar with. It gives you excellent feedback so you can track your progress. The Virtual Clinic diet is complete and teaches you to eat wisely.
Q: What services are offered in the Virtual Clinic?
A: See Services for a complete list of features available.
Q: Where can I go to learn more about the Virtual Clinic?
A: If you have questions, contact us by E-mail, fax, postal or telephone.
Q: What will it cost me to join the Virtual Clinic?
A: Our program will cost you less than a dollar per day. And that doesn't take into account the health savings. See "Prices"
Q: How long do I have to sign up for?
We offer four enrollment options, starting with 30 days. Enrollments of two, four and six months receive free starter products. Please see the sign up screen for details. After your initial enrollment period, you may cancel at any time, by emailing us.
Q: How can I get started on the Virtual Clinic program?
A: All you have to do is go to the "Sign Up" section and follow the easy steps. It only takes a few minutes.
Q: Can I share my membership?
A: The Virtual Clinic tailors the diets to each person's individual needs. There is no way the computer can separate the information for two people in the same database file. For less than a cup a coffee per day the Virtual Clinic is so economical there is no real reason share a membership.
Q: What do I have to enter into the computer?
A: This is the easy part. After you fill out your initial profile in the Sign Up section the only thing you have to enter is your weight every time you sign on. It is recommended that you enter your weight at least three times per week.
Q: Do I have to have internet access to get to the Virtual Clinic?
A: Yes. For the time being you do need the internet or WebTV to access the Virtual Clinic.
Q: Is the Virtual Clinic weight loss program the same as Medical Weight Loss Clinic's® "Reality Clinic" program?
A: Medical Weight Loss Clinic's® "Reality Clinic" program is an entirely different diet which involves a complete medical history of every patient, lab work up, doctor visits, as well as clinic visits. While still taking into account the main framework that has made Medical Weight Loss Clinic's® program so successful, the Virtual Clinic does not require a lab work up and a complete medical history. Although, as with any new diet program or exercise program, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.