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Meal Replacement

NorthShore Weight and Metabolism

Endocrinology & Obesity Medicine located in Amesbury, MA

At NorthShore Weight and Metabolism in Amesbury, Massachusetts, New Direction® meal replacements are used in some of the weight loss plans offered. These products are supplied by Robard Corporation, the leader in medical weight loss for over 40 years. Many years of research have gone into the development of the products; they contain synergistic ingredients that promote optimal metabolism for active weight loss. Meal replacements are a “tool,” used for safe and rapid loss of fat tissue only, while preserving lean muscle. They also ensure optimal nutrition status during weight loss. Dr. Dominica Costello became board-certified in Obesity Medicine out of a shared passion for treating obesity safely and properly. Call the office to learn more or request an appointment online today.

Meal Replacement Q & A

What are meal replacements?

Meal replacements are food products, usually in the form of shakes, puddings, soups, or bars, that contain ideally a very precise nutrition profile- meaning all the vitamins and minerals (“micronutrients”) as well as the correct balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrate (“macronutrients”) a person needs. Meal replacements meant for medical weight loss are only available under the direction of a physician. 

New Direction products are designed with a precise combination of protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and fat to maintain fullness (satiety) and cause weight loss of only fat tissue while preserving lean muscle. 

Examples of New Direction products available at NorthShore Weight and Metabolism include:

  • Puddings
  • Shakes
  • Fruit drinks
  • Soups
  • Hot drinks
  • Light entrees
  • Breakfasts
  • Desserts
  • Protein bars

What makes New Direction® products different?

These meal replacements are only available through a medical weight loss program overseen by a physician who specializes in weight loss. There are countless weight loss plans and products available today; however, many of them are not safe, effective, OR meant for the long-term. 

NorthShore Weight and Metabolism has several weight loss plans available, using either New Direction meal replacements for all your meals or modified plans that also include healthy grocery food choices. 

How should I consume meal replacements?

All of the shakes and puddings simply need water and a shaker bottle. The soups require only hot or warm water. Creative patients actually bake cookies and muffins or make pancakes out of the products!

Patients are guided every step of the way during the weekly visits with the Nutrition Director and monthly visits with Dr. Costello. Supportive guidance is offered through the Reducing (Weight Loss) phase, Adapting phase (transition to grocery food), and Sustaining/Maintenance. 

To learn more about the meal replacements used as part of the weight loss programs at NorthShore Weight and Metabolism, call the office or request an appointment online today.