The Hernried Center for Medical Weight Loss in the Sacramento area will provide you with a proven weight loss solution.

In this section, you’ll find a description of our 2-Step program, which we’ve designed for those who need to lose over 30 pounds. While similarities exist between our 2-Step program and our specialized programs, be sure to visit each program’s individual page for specific details. With our 2-Step weight loss program, you have only one, simple responsibility: follow the program that we’ve designed for you. Let us handle the adjustments and monitoring and all of the details that tend to discourage people from sticking to weight loss plans.


Step 1: Your weight loss must be fast, healthy and free from hunger.

We start the 2-Step program by getting your excess weight off as fast as possible by using tasty meal replacements to transition your body into nutritional ketosis. Our board-certified doctors will ensure that you remain healthy by closely monitoring a range of indicators and fine-tuning your diet program accordingly. Throughout Step 1, which we refer to as New Direction, you’ll also begin learning about ideal eating and behavioral habits at our weekly classes. These skills are vital to staying at your target weight, which tends to arrive faster than you expect!


Step 1


Step 2: You need to learn how to maintain a thinner lifestyle.

After reaching your ideal weight, you’ll begin to transition from meal replacements back to regular food. You’ll also start a new set of weekly skills classes, called Compass, where you’ll receive further support, problem solving skills and behavioral health education. As you reenter the world of grocery store food, you’ll likely face numerous challenges to your weight loss. You may even stumble a little along the way and experience some slight regain. And that’s okay. Compass is all about overcoming life’s complications, and The Hernried Center will be by your side the entire time.


Step 2


Your educators and peers are here to support you in every way possible.

Going into our program, it’s important you understand that this is a journey, and we are highly experienced with managing mistakes and setbacks. A major benefit of our program is the welcoming support offered by your peers and educators. Not only will they hold you accountable for your goals, but they will also offer you suggestions and support if you struggle along the way. We’re all truly in this together, so you’re welcome to share as much or as little as you’d like with your peers. In addition to weekly updates and progress discussions, we offer 24/7 on-call support, and we will provide you with a wealth of important information to help you enjoy your new, thinner body for the rest of your life.


Behavioral Health Education


For more information on our 2-Step program, call 800-815-4881. You can also request a free phone consultation by using our easy online form.