LA Weight Loss Centers menu program ranges from 1,200 calories to 2,400 calories and are broken down into three phases. It follows the national recommendation of fifty to fifty-five percent carbohydrate intake, twenty-five to thirty percent protein intake and twenty to twenty-five percent fat intake. It also emphasizes moderation control. The plan does not prohibit the ingestion of any food.
This diet plan has three phases. The first phase is designed for weight loss. The dieter is given a calorie level depending on the date from the questionnaire, and customized based on their personal needs. The phase recommends that the dieter see his counselor three times every week for support, coaching and food choice supervision.
The second phase comprises a stabilization period that would last for six weeks. Clients advance to this phase the moment they reach their weight-loss goals. The amount of calorie to be taken is gradually increased. Again, this will be based on the client's development.
The third phase is the maintenance stage where the dieter is encouraged to consult the counselor once every week and stay in the program for a maximum period of one year so that the weight lost will not be regained.
Below is a sample meal plan recommended by the said diet plan:
o For breakfast the dieter is allowed to eat ¾ cup of corn flakes, eight ounces of skim milk and ¾ cup of blueberries
o For lunch, the dieter can have four ounces of tuna in water, a tablespoon of light mayonnaise, a slice of rye bread 1 and ¼ cups of watermelon
o For dinner, the dieter can eat four ounces of shrimp, a cup of green beans and a tablespoon of low-fat margarine
o The dieter can have snacks in between meals and the snacks may comprise of a combination of either a lemon LA lite, a small banana and eight ounces of light yogurt; or a chocolate caramel LA lite and a half cup of cottage cheese