Weight-loss success with VLED

A very low–energy diet with meal replacements shows promising results in a patient motivated to lose weight through intense lifestyle changes

Susie is a 61-year-old office worker who is referred to a dietitian for weight-loss advice. Susie’s weight is 124kg and BMI is 49kg/m2. She has a history of asthma, osteoarthritis, psoriasis, hypertension, anxiety and depression.

A recent sleep study showed obstructive sleep apnoea, and she has trialled CPAP with limited success. Her exercise tolerance is limited to mobilising 400m as a result of knee pain.