The Hernried Center helps you lose weight — quickly and easily — with New Direction.

We know you’re fed up with being overweight. Many of the people we treat at The Hernried Center in the Sacramento area have tried and failed to lose weight far too many times. We have designed our 2-Step program to meet that very challenge, and it all starts with New Direction, the name of our first step. During this step, we use special meal replacements and nutritional ketosis to help you quickly shed your extra pounds without hunger. You’ll soon experience a new level of confidence and enthusiasm for the next phase of your life, which is crucial for maintaining long-term weight loss.

Supercharging your weight loss with nutritional ketosis and meal replacements.

We’ll start by transitioning your body into a state of ketosis with our tasty, nutritionally complete meal replacements. While in ketosis, your body will use its own fat stores for energy instead of carbohydrates. This allows us to lower your caloric intake without increasing your hunger! Most people lose 2 to 5 pounds per week during this step. As you lose weight, you’ll likely notice more energy and easier everyday tasks, such as climbing stairs and getting in and out of cars.

Watch the video below to learn more about our tasty, temporary meal replacements:

Our board-certified doctors will monitor your health every step of the way.

Our obesity medicine specialists will regularly monitor you throughout the entire program to ensure safe, healthy weight loss. This is mandatory for diets like ours that involve nutritional ketosis. By tracking your progress and watching your vitals, labs and electrocardiogram (EKG) results, we can customize your caloric intake and optimize your rate of weight loss. We know you want to lose weight fast, and rapid weight loss is one of the key pillars of our strategy. You can trust that our doctors will help you lose weight as quickly as possible while keeping you healthy, and hitting that “sweet spot” is one of the key benefits of choosing our program. Our medical monitoring includes:

  • Comprehensive medical screening with labs and EKG
  • Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) test – Determines your body’s daily caloric needs
  • Regular check-ins at The Hernried Center – Medical check-ups every 2 weeks
  • On-Call Support – Medical professionals available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Build sustainable eating and behavioral habits by attending weekly classes.

As soon as you begin our program, you will start weekly classes. At each class, you will learn a variety of behavioral and lifestyle concepts and habits that will help you maintain your new weight for the rest of your life. We will discuss topics such as:

  • Nutrition
  • Coping with temptation
  • Stress management

All of these and other areas are strongly associated with weight mismanagement. By learning how to handle the challenges of life without falling back into poor eating habits (and at our classes, you’ll learn exactly what those are!), you will have an easier time maintaining your new, slimmer self.


By offering this comprehensive approach, we give you one of the best foundations for easy, long-term weight loss. For more information about our 2-Step program, call 800-815-4881. You can also request a free phone consultation by using our easy online form.