What is the Smart Weight Loss™ System?

The Smart Weight Loss™ System involves the use of a very specific liquid diet developed by a team of endocrinologists at UCLA combined with a once a day high protein low carbohydrate meal (called a Vegi-Protein meal).  The medical food formula has been used by many physicians on tens of thousands of patients so it has a very long track record of success and safety.  Briefly, patients will consume a three time per day liquid diet that is specially formulated to provide just the right combination of nutrients to burn fat at a rapid rate and spare muscle tissue.  Patients will combine this liquid program with a single meal consisting of high protein foods and vegetables.  They will stay on this formulation for 6 to 12 weeks or more depending on their goals.  Once they have completed this 6 to 12 week rapid fat burning phase, they will be converted gradually back to regular food appropriate for their body type.  So let’s start with just what patients are eligible for Smart Weight Loss™ and the Rapid Fat Burning Gold Program.

Smart Weight Loss

Who is the Smart Weight Loss™ System for?

  • Any adult 18 and over who have a BMI of 27 or above
  • Any adult with an elevated body fat percentage
  • Any adult with an elevated abdomen to hip ratio
  • Any adult with a BMI of 22 or over who has difficulty losing weight
  • Any adult with BMI of 19 or more who have specific pockets of fat

Patients eligible for inclusion in the program include: first, adult patients ages 18 and older, male or female, BMI of 27 and above. In other words, patients who are overweight to obese and at risk from their weight. Second, any adult patient with an elevated body fat percentage. Third any patient with an elevated abdomen to hip ratio. In other words any patient with Riopelle Fat Type 3 or greater. We will explain the Riopelle Fat type later. Fourth, any patient age 18 or over with BMI 22 or greater who has difficulty losing past their current weight despite an optimal exercise program and dietary program. Fifth, any patient with BMI 19 or greater who has a specific pocket of fat anywhere on the body that just will not resolve despite normal exercise and eating habits. So as you can see, a great percentage of the adult population is eligible for treatment with Smart Weight Loss

Who is not a candidate for the Smart Weight Loss™ System?

Anyone with one or more of these conditions:

  • Pregnant or Nursing
  • Severe Liver Disease

    Liver enzymes greater than 5 times normal, cirrhosis, or viral hepatitis.

  • Active Gallbladder Disease
  • Active Cancer
  • Renal Failure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Severe Congestive Heart Failure
  • Recent Myocardial Infarction
  • Recent Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Recent Major Weight Loss due to Acute or Chronic Disease
  • History of Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia

Which patients can participate with diseases?

Patients with the following conditions may participate in the program and will in fact gain benefits from the program regarding their conditions:

  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Controlled Hypothyroidism
  • Elevated HS-CRP
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Controlled Type 1 Diabetes
  • Severe Obesity
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Risk of Coronary Artery Disease due to Weight
  • Fatty Liver Disease with Mildly Elevated Liver Enzymes
  • Rheumatoid Disease with Obesity
  • Obesity with Osteoarthritis
  • Obesity with Surgery Pending
  • Any Other Condition

    (other than those excluded) in which weight loss will improve the condition


Medical Work-up for Initiation

Patients are required to undergo to the following to assure they have no contraindications to the program and to help assess them for continued success after the Rapid Fat Burning Gold Phase.

1) A complete standard medical history
2) A 2 page dietary questionnaire
3) A Bariatric Physical Exam consisting of a brief physical exam, BMI, a waist circumference in women (measured just below the rib cage (women only), abdominal (called waist by many some weight loss specialists) circumference measured at the umbilicus (men and women), a hip circumference (men and women), a waist to hip ratio (men and women), a Riopelle Fat Type 0 to 6 (men and women).
4) Also recommended, but not required, is a body fat analysis done by using impedance testing.

The Process

There are many steps to the Smart Weight Loss™ System. These steps may be very quick, but nearly all of them require both your accountability and that of Our doctor.

Click each link to learn more about the specific process.

Behavioral Modifications Dietary Protocol Office Visit Follow-Ups

In Summary

We are helping you implement a strict weight loss regimen that will allow you to see amazing results.  As long as you stick with the program, you will achieve great long term success.  Even patients who end up deviating here and there will do well in the end if they just stick with it.  We are very grateful to be able to help you in this endeavor, and we are sure you will be grateful to us after seeing the results!  We are excited to be working with you and know you will be as successful with this program as we have been.


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The above information is for informational purposes only and is not to take the place of sound clinical judgment on a patient by patient basis.  Each patient needs to be evaluated individually by the clinician and treated in a way that is medically appropriate for that patient.  Each clinical situation is unique and the above information cannot and should not be generalized and said to apply to all patients and situations.  By the same token the above information in no way implies that there is any doctor patient relationship whatsoever established between the authors and the individual patients treated by physicians reading and utilizing the information provided.  Nor does use of  the Rapid Fat Burning shakes and the SMART WEIGHT LOSS™ PROGRAM imply any doctor patient relationship between the authors (or owners) and  patients treated by physicians utilizing the SMART WEIGHT LOSS™ PROGRAM, the Rapid Fat Burning Program (and food supplements).