Frequently Asked Questions
What does the ITG Diet Stand for?
The ITG Diet stands for "It's The Greatest Diet!"
Why haven't I heard of ITG Diet before?
The ITG Diet is a medically advised, modified ketogenic diet that is typically only used and promoted through clinics or physicians. They do not participate in mass advertising or billboards but, they have been around for over 12 years out of St. Petersburg, FL.
Where is The ITG Diet located in Vero Beach?
Located at Vero Orthopaedics: 3955 Indian River Boulevard Vero Beach, FL
How Do I Get Started with The ITG Diet Plan at Vero Orthopaedics?
Go to veroortho.com and visit our ITG Diet Page (CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE "SERVICES" TAB AT VEROORTHO.COM) to “Request a Consultation”, where you can fill out our Consultation Form. Once this is completed, you will be contacted by the ITG Office Coordinator for a prescreening phone call to go over your medical history and to schedule for your two- part consultation with Pamela Brower, A.P.R.N and the ITG Coach! REQUEST A CONSULT HERE!
Do I need to see a physician to start the program?
Yes, you will need to be medically approved by our ITG provider, Pamela Brower, A.P.R.N. A coach will prescreen your information via phone call before scheduling you for your ITG Consultation with our provider and, if you do not qualify for the plan, you may have to ask your primary care physician if you can participate in the plan. Most people are in good health and will be able to participate.
What Does Insurance Cover the ITG Diet Program?
Insurance does NOT cover the cost of the ITG Diet Foods but, we do process all visits with our ITG Physician, Pamela Brower, A.P.R.N, through to your insurance and it will be covered. The only fees you may have would be a Copayment or Coinsurance for a "specialty visit" which will vary depending on your insurance policy. You will see our ITG Physician at the start, middle and end of the ITG Diet Program depending on certain medical conditions.
Is There a Cost to Join the ITG Diet Plan at Vero Orthopaedics??
No, it is free to join our program; you only pay for your food and supplements! No monthly or annual fees! Coaching is also complimentary to all our dieters! There is a one time $25 Consultation fee with the ITG Diet Coach.
What is the cost of the ITG Diet Plan?
The average cost per meal on the ITG Diet is $3.50 – $4.00 per meal which is under $12 per day for the food since you consume a minimum of 3 ITG Foods per day!
Can I quit the diet anytime?
If you decide not to participate, even though we call it a membership, there are no membership fees or cancellation fees. However, our goal is to help you be successful on the program to help you meet your goals. If you decide to discontinue the program please contact your coach to help you go through the proper steps.
Is losing weight on the ITG Diet safe?
Yes, it is a safe diet. Before starting the diet you must fill out a Health Status Intake form for your coach to review. We also have a document, Contraindications to the Plan, that is listed in the bottom of the FAQ's that lists contraindications to make sure the plan is right for you. However, as with any major change in your diet we recommend you consult with your physician before starting any diet or weight loss program.
Can I purchase ITG Foods without joining the ITG Diet Program?
Yes, anyone who just wants to purchase ITG products, can! At Vero Orthopaedics, we are electronically set up to have complete Remote Dieters. In order to purchase foods, you will first have to email us at GetHealthy@VeroOrtho.com for your general information and to sign you up for our Online ITG Store and our Resource Pages. The ITG Office Coordinator will get back to you and get you set up. You can do remote coaching via email and phone calls or, you can simply check in when you have questions, need help or need to order food.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ITG CONSULTATIONS
HOW DO I SCHEDULE MY ITG CONSULTATION?
First, visit the ITG Diet page at Veroortho.com or, CLICK HERE, to fill out the "request a consultation" form. This will automatically go to the ITG Coach and they will get in contact with you via text or phone to schedule your prescreening phone call!
WHY DO I NEED A PRESCREENING PHONE CALL BEFORE SCHEDULING MY ITG CONSULTATION?
Since this is a medically advised program, there are many precautions that we must take with certain medications and health conditions on a modified ketosis diet. The prescreening phone calls allows the itg coach to review your basic information to make sure you are eligible for the program.
HOW DO THE ITG CONSULTATIONS WORK?
Our ITG Consultations consist of two appointments and, is about two hours long. The first appointment is with our ITG Physician, Pamela Brower, A.P.R.N, and the second is with the ITG Coach directly after your appointment with Pamela.
HOW LONG ARE THE TWO PART ITG CONSULTATIONS?
Since there are two appointments involved (Pamela Brower and the ITG Diet Coach), the ITG Consultations take about 2 hours - 2 and a half hours. During this time you will have a consult with our ITG Physician to go over all medical history, health concerns and any pre-existing conditions. When you are with the ITG Coach you will go over all food preferences, dietary habits, the ITG Diet Plan, Tips & tricks to get started and, you will receive a FULL HEALTH EVALUATION with our Inbody270 Body Composition Scale!
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY ITG CONSULTATION?
- A complete Medication List
- A list of all vitamins and supplements you are taking
- Recent blood work within six months
- A list of all pre-existing conditions (for example: Type 1 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart issues, ect,.)
- A list of all food allergies and prescription allergies
DO YOU HAVE REMOTE COACHING OPTIONS?
- We understand the importance of safety and we are proud to offer complete remote coaching! This would eliminate the need for you to come to our office! We can coach each dieter from the safety of their own home! We also offer Drop Shipping for all food orders which would be delivered straight to your door step FREE OF CHARGE.
DO YOU OFFER SPECIAL DISCOUNTS?
- Yes, The ITG Diet currently offers special discounts for active military, Veterans and Educators. For questions, call the ITG Diet Coach directly at (772)257-3609. We also run monthly challenges and contests for our dieters to enter for a chance to win our raffle drawings and more!