(400 to 500 calories per day)
Step 1: Use our nutritionally complete formula food (often referred to as a very low calorie diet, or your ‘sole source of nutrition’). This can be ideal for those who would benefit during time away from temptations of conventional food.
Sole Source is perfect for those above BMI 25, with more than 15 pounds to lose. Immediate Rewards program requires the dieter use a minimum of three servings per day preferably in place of conventional food. If you are a man or woman taller than 5 feet 8 inches, you may choose to use an additional meal replacement.
In addition to water used for mixing the diet, it is advisable to drink at least 4 pints (2 liters) of water per day. Use of un-sweetened black coffee or tea is acceptable, but should be restricted to no more than 2 cups per day, as some water retention could be noticed.
The “Sole Source” program is not advisable if certain medical conditions are present. Your personal physician may determine “Sole Source” is acceptable, as long as they are following your progress.
Immediate Rewards recommends that the Sole Source program is followed for a maximum of four weeks at a time. At the end of four weeks, please increase food intake to approximately 800 calories per day, for a period of one week, before returning to the Sole Source program.
Immediate Rewards always recommends that you consult with your doctor before commencing on any diet program. It is essential to get your doctor’s endorsement regarding medication or medical condition before beginning the “Sole Source” program. Your doctor may need to adjust medications soon after you begin our program, particularly if you are diabetic or high blood pressure.
The 'Add a Meal' menu is used as a natural break after four weeks on Sole Source, and is also the first part of the stabilization process once target weight is achieved. Sometimes referred to as the 'green and white' meal, this menu introduces selected lean protein and vegetables to supplement the Immediate Rewards meal options.
3 or 4 Immediate Rewards meals
3oz (80g) portion of white fish
3oz (80g) poultry meat (without skin or fat)
3oz (80g) tofu
3oz (80g) skimmed milk cottage cheese
2tbsp 'white or green' vegetables (cooked or raw) such as spring greens, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, cabbage, broccoli, celery, cress, or cucumber.
Continue to drink at least 4 pints (2.25ltr) of water per day, and as up to two cups of unsweetened black tea or black coffee.
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Step 2: 800 calories
Step 3: 1000 calories
Step 4: 1200 calories
Step 5: 1500 calories
Step 6: Maintaining your Weight