Renewal Institute Diet (RID)

Renewal Institute Medical Weight Loss program

RID is a cutting-edge weight loss and fat loss solution incorporating the latest in medical advances and experience gained from over 12 years in the field of weight loss. RID has been specifically designed and developed to help mobilize the abnormal fat stores in the body, which has accumulated over time. Patients who sign up for the RID program, benefit from the holistic offering of the Renewal Institute as medical doctors and registered nurses will assist them on their weight & fat loss journey to ensure that optimal results are achieved.

What makes RID so unique?

  • The program is absolutely unique and exclusive to the Renewal Institute
  • Our medical Doctors and Research team are constantly able to re-evaluate and improve on the program by always incorporating the latest ingredients and technologies to create cutting edge supplements and support products
  • ·Most diets are a standard program that requires the patient to monitor and manage themselves, but with RID, our medical team goes above and beyond. Each patient receives:
  • A medical consultation with a doctor
  • Lifestyle and health coaching and one-on-one monitoring by a Health Coach (qualified Nurse) every two weeks
  • Our doctors and health coaches have the ability to tailor the program by including and incorporating various support treatments in the event that a patient may have added weight loss challenges such as diabetes, high cholesterol, inflammatory conditions etc
  • Every patient will learn very important lifestyle information in order to empower them to modify their lifestyle so that their weight and fat loss results can be maintained long term. Patients will be educated on:
  • The pillars of health (see the diagram below)
  • Sleep optimization - THE FOUNDATION OF HEALTH. Insufficient restorative deep sleep causes weight gain and may interfere with fat loss efforts.
  • Gut restoration - Healthy digestive function will assist with fat loss and help prevent future weight gain.
  • Stress Management - Cortisol can cause weight gain and can become an obstacle to fat loss.
  • Healthy nutrition - Healthy, nutrient-dense foods will provide optimal nutrition and lower calorie intake.
  • Healthy moderate exercise - Regular exercise will assist with weight loss and weight management.
  • Detoxification - Toxins and excess hormones (especially oestrogen) are released during fat loss and it is essential to assist detoxification processes.
  • Reducing inflammation - High levels of inflammation raise insulin levels, worsen insulin resistance, and lead to weight gain. All the above factors need to be addressed for fat loss to be healthy, successful, and lasting.

The FOUNDATION & Four Pillars of Health.

In order to succeed in long-term results and ensure that the lost weight does not return we follow the pillars of health.

Renewal Institute Pillar Of health

In Summary, the RID Diet is a 8-prong approach to address the Foundation and 4 Pillars of Health 


  1. IA calorie controlled eating program with a specially designed meal replacement shake which contains healthy whey protein concentrate(not the isolate) for protein, MCT oil (healthy fat) essential electrolytes and minerals and stevia (no fructose).
  2. A specially designed eating program with low glycemic, low inflammatory foods to help with Insulin Resistance and Inflammation. 
  3. Injections with a bioidentically compounded hCG especially tailor made for you.
  4. An optional tailor made 5 day detox program is included before you even start the program (so important).
  5. Supplements which aid gut repair and may improve IBS (80% of your immune system comes from the gut. 80% of chronic inflammation starts in the gut).
  6. Supplements which aid liver detoxification to help eliminate the excess oestrogen and bio toxins that are released with fat loss. So important. 
  7. An initial drs appointment to identify and address any medical problem with consistent medical supervision. 
  8. Health coaching, guidance & support every 2 weeks by the Registered Nurse or Naturopath to help you succeed! Includes stress management and sleep optimisation (home based Sleep Study is offered). 

All the above will help modulate your immune system.

Frequently Asked Questions

In the human body we can distinguish between three kinds of fat:

  1. Structural fat which cushions our organs and is vital for normal organ functioning and protection.
  2. Normal fat which acts as a reserve of fuel which the body can freely draw on.
  3. The third kind of fat is entirely abnormal. It is the accumulation of stored fat in the central areas such as the belly, bum, and thighs. Unfortunately, this kind of fat is locked away and is not available to the body as fuel in a nutritional emergency. It is this abnormal fat which RID targets.

RID includes a low GL eating program with a variety of menu suggestions. The eating plan combined with supplements and hCG injections, help mobilize the abnormal fat which has accumulated over time. If the eating program is strictly adhered to, 300 grams of fat can be lost per day.

How Overeating Increases Insulin Resistance

All patients are guided through RID by a team of medical professionals and in addition to extensive weight/fat loss, patients will experience the following health benefits:

  • The normalisation of blood sugar levels
  • Improvement of insulin and leptin resistance
  • Balancing cortisol levels
  • Reducing inflammation in the body
  • Gut restoration
  • Detoxification
  • Stress management
  • Sleep optimisation

The Renewal Institute is recognised for its medical advances in the aesthetics and health industry and for using only the best products available on the market. RID uses compounded bioidentical injections that have been prepared in a sterile laboratory.

hCG is prepared according to the Department of Health regulations and sealed in a sterile laboratory by a qualified pharmacist as is required by law. hCG can only be prescribed by a medical doctor.

If the program is strictly adhered to, patients can lose between 5- 6 kilograms a month (women), and 7 - 8 kilograms a month (men). Patients generally find it quite easy and report that they feel good with high energy levels. Some patients have reported a mood elevation as the Leptin levels "Kick in" 7 days into the program.

Every patient will have an initial consultation with a medical doctor to review their medical history and exclude possible contraindications to the program. Health problems that could hamper weight loss include insulin resistance, thyroid disorders, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), liver disorders and gut dysfunction.

During the initial consultation and based on the patient’s medical history, the Dr. will decide whether additional tests need to be carried out. Tests can be ordered to exclude medical conditions that will slow the weight loss process. Potential obstacles such as thyroid problems or insulin resistance can be identified and treated immediately. Additional tests which the Renewal Institute offers include:

Overnight Sleep Studies which can be done in the comfort of your home to exclude OSA which has deleterious effects on one's health. We also have a state-of-the-art overnight sleep lab at our Morningside Johannesburg branch.

how sleep deprivation affects weight gain

Multi-gene DNA Health and DNA Diet gene test can be ordered to identify risk factors for conditions such as metabolic syndrome, elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes, carbohydrate intolerance, detoxification problems, methylation defects, and inflammatory genes amongst others

Following consent from the Dr you will commence your weight/fat loss journey.

  • A team of registered nurses will support the patient in their weight/fat loss journey to ensure that their goals and the best results are achieved.
  • Initially, their blood glucose and blood pressure will be monitored. A body stat analysis, BMI (Body Mass Index) and body measurements are taken as well.
  • When patients come in for a check-up they will closely monitor these parameters to make sure that they are losing weight as expected.
  • If patients are not losing sufficient weight, they will identify the problem and help them correct it.

Therapists at The Renewal Institute have been trained in treatments which can assist patients in accelerating their weight/fat loss process. The following state of the art weight loss devices are available to all RID patients:

  • I-lipo™ and Velashape™ and Monopolar Radiofrequency are centimetre loss devices at a reduced price only for Medical Weight Loss patients
  • Cryo-Lipo™ will help reduce those bumps and bulges that are difficult to remove with weight loss and exercise alone and is recommended when you are close to your ideal weight.
  • Patients will be required to do a five-day cleansing and preparation program before starting their weight loss program.
  • Most people living in our modern-day world have some form of gut dysbiosis/abnormal microbiota which will dampen any successful weight loss program.
  • To help one’s body prepare for the journey ahead, this colon/gut cleansing program can help remove unhealthy bacteria and yeast from the body. This colon/gut cleansing will facilitate successful weight loss.
  • Removing toxins from the body will help the gastrointestinal tract function better for optimal weight loss.
  • An ongoing Gut Repair program to optimize gut health and digestive processes is a vital part of weight loss and general health as 80% of diseases start in the gut.
  • Inflammatory foods such as gluten, dairy, sugar, and alcohol cause damage to the gut lining which interferes with normal digestive function and leads to high levels of inflammation in the body.
  • This inflammation can lead to insulin resistance, weight gain and many other inflammatory conditions.

There is an entire professional team of medical doctors, nurses, therapists, and support staff to help each patient reach their goals and keep them motivated throughout their journey.

At the Renewal Institute, we are committed to walking the road with patients. We are there to provide help or emotional support should patients need it.

There is a support group which patients are encouraged to join. The purpose of the blog is for patients to share your highs and lows with others facing the same challenges and accomplishments. We call this the ‘buddy system’.

The monthly expense of RID includes:

  • Doctor’s Consult
  • Detailed Instructional/Motivational/Q&A Session with the registered nurse
  • Measurements and IN BODY or Body Stat
  • Blood pressure and HGT random blood glucose screening
  • Booster injections
  • 2 VIALS of hCG (a month’s supply)
  • Protein Shake and Supporting Weightloss supplements
  • Follow up sessions and lifestyle coaching with the registered nurse every 2 weeks

RID is available at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, West Rand, Illovo, Irene, Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Durban and Umhlanga.

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