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One of the Most Reputable Weight Loss Programs

Advanced Women's Health of the Central Coast, located in Santa Maria, California, offers an exceptional weight loss program, as well as complete women's health and Botox services. Take off the weight and keep it off with our help!

Weight loss our proven weight management programs and quality assured nutritional products have helped thousands of patients achieve their weight loss goals — but, more importantly, improve their health and happiness.

Robard’s safe and effective weight management programs help you lose weight while learning lifelong healthy habits and realizing long-term weight maintenance through nutrition, behavior, and exercise re-education.

Most people have tried many different methods of weight loss diets and have been unsuccessful or have given up. The New Direction weight-loss program we offer is no ordinary program. Here at advanced women’s health of the central coast, we offer a medically supervised weight management program that is very effective, fast-working and a successful program.

The New Direction System is a multidisciplinary program of behavior modification, nutrition education, physical activity and a group support to reinforce lasting lifestyle changes.

Health benefits typically include a reduction in co-morbid conditions, including lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, lower serum cholesterol and reduced pain in weight-bearing joints.

This program includes medical, diabetic, and bariatric surgery protocols.

4 Phase Approach

Screening: Patients are medically screened to see if it is safe for them to participate in the New Direction Program. The screening process includes a physical examination, review of medical history and laboratory testing.

Reducing (active weight loss): Using four nutritionally complete products daily, participants begin to learn and practice weight management skills without the influence of food.

Adapting: While practicing their newly learned eating and exercise habits, participants gradually transition back to grocery meals.

Maintenance: Continuing support using relapse prevention and individualized meal plans with 1 to 2 products daily helps patients live a healthier lifestyle long-term.

Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

A Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) program is a medically supervised, ketogenic weight loss program for patients who are moderately to morbidly obese. Candidates for the program have a BMI over 30 or over 27 with co-morbidities, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and high cholesterol. In general, a VLCD is appropriate for women approximately 40 pounds or more overweight and men approximately 50 pounds or more overweight. Patients experience weight loss of 3-5 lbs per week. Meal replacements are utilized as the sole source of nutrition during active weight loss. Four high-quality, high protein, low carbohydrate  meal replacements provide the sole daily source of nutrition during the Reducing Phase.

On-Going Weight Loss for Your Health

Take charge of your life and start to shed pounds with our weight loss program. Losing weight will help improve your overall health and well-being. Educating you on proper diet is a key aspect of our program. You'll meet with us weekly and also be weighed during each visit. Food supplements are also offered as a beneficial aspect of healthy weight loss.

Enjoying the Process & Meeting Others Like You

We'll walk you through the entire process and make sure that you are thoroughly taken care of. You'll appreciate a group setting, getting a chance to meet others in the weight loss program. With our current program, we have found that the group is developing friendships and doing well. They feel that they have been doing great because they can communicate with the others in the group. You'll truly enjoy and benefit from relating to others along a similar journey.

Program Length of Time

You'll enjoy a thorough 16-week program. This allows ample time for you to learn a whole new way of weight control.


Most people who come to us are technically considered obese. In order to qualify for this program, you have to have a ratio of 25% or more body fat.

Results of Our Weight Loss Program

We have seen excellent results so far with this program. If you are doing this correctly, you'll be able to lose three to five pounds per week. You'll grow healthier and more confident.


Contact us for more information. Also, ask us about our promotional pricing.