Additional strategies for weight loss might be offered include:

  • Gut healing
  • Mitigating endocrine imbalances such as thyroid and adrenal dysfunction
  • Various weight loss medications such as appetite suppressants. A few examples are Phentermine, Contrav, and Semaglutides (Orlistat and Wegovi).
  • Peptides and injectable vitamins
  • Advice on options of bariatric procedures

*During the entire duration of the program, in addition to the visits with the doctor and the nurse, you will be able to stay in touch with your clinical team via email.

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Message from Dr. Kalika

“I can’t begin to imagine how many times throughout my medical career I hesitantly uttered the most ineffective phrase in the history of medicine, “you need to lose weight”. But I can probably count on one hand the number of patients who actually did…As physicians, we frequently feel helpless with patients needing to lose weight because we know how hard it is to do so and if spoken honestly, the cookie-cutter advice of “eat less, exercise more” fails miserably at getting us any closer to our goal weight, even if followed to the dot.

Things get more complicated by the fact that scientists, media, fitness experts, and whoever else wants to earn some money on somebody else’s “love handles” send us for a wild spin with conflicting information about what is the best diet, the best exercise, and the best supplement to shed those pesky pounds.

Wanting to live up to my own doctor’s recommendations and always battling to lose those extra pounds, I went on a crusade of experimenting with some of the diets and medications available on the market. While things like Slim Fast, Hollywood Diet, and Alli/Orlistat turned out to be a flop, other strategies, like the Atkins diet and Phentermine brought some temporary results. I eventually started prescribing weight loss medications to patients that wanted them and it worked for some but it still wasn’t an answer to the problem for most people who really needed it. While getting familiar with functional medicine and learning to look at a patient as a whole, I realized that there isn’t a one size fits all approach to weight loss. Through this journey, I encountered people who couldn’t lose weight because they were struggling with dysfunctional thyroid, others with PCOS; food sensitivities, gut dysfunction, toxicities, genetics, insulin resistance, and stress. Any and all of these individual factors may play a role in weight loss resistance. Once this realization came to me (and knowing exactly how it feels to desperately want to lose weight), I felt the urge to consolidate and channel all my knowledge into a well-organized and most importantly, INDIVIDUALIZED, medically guided weight loss program. So, instead of uttering a futile phrase “please, work on losing some weight”, I could really lend a helping hand.”

Who is Absoulute Vitality?

Absolute Vitality is a health center that offers in-person and virtual visits with the functional medicine internist and health coach and provides aesthetic, weight loss, bioidentical hormone replacement, and IV nutrition services. Our objectives revolve around internal & external healing. Constantly striving to help our patients feel restored, beautiful, and absoulute.

What might be preventing you from losing weight?

Contrary to popular belief, “eat less and exercise more”, or “calories in calories out” are one size fits all concepts that do not produce any long-term results when it comes to weight loss. The problem of obesity is MULTIFACTORIAL, stemming from a multitude of causes that need to be approached systematically and with individualized approaches to each patient. While there are no guarantees, Dr. Kalika will work hard with you at figuring out where your particular problem stems from and create a customized plan that might be more suitable for you than severely restrictive diets and/or grueling exercise routines.

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Who are the Best Candidates for our weight loss program?

People who choose the medical weight loss program typically lose more weight and keep it off longer than people who opt to do it alone. You are a candidate for our Absoulute Body weight loss program if:

  • You are mentally and physically ready to make impactful and permanent changes in your lifestyle towards healthier habits that promote long-term weight loss.
  • If all your previous attempts at losing weight on your own failed to bring long-lasting results.
  • If your Body Mass Index is above 25. If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obese range and you might qualify for a surgical procedure (if desired).
  • You were recommended by your PC to lose weight to help manage your chronic medical conditions such as high blood pressure (HTN), diabetes (DM2), or coronary artery disease (CAD).

Who is NOT a candidate for our weight loss program?

  • People with any ACTIVE eating disorder. It is strongly recommended that you seek the help of an eating disorder specialist prior to enrolling in any weight loss program
  • If your BMI is below 25
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What is our Weight Loss Program?

Absoulute Body weight loss program is implemented by a licensed physician. Our weight-loss team also includes a nurse and a health coach. It is designed to support you on your weight-loss journey from start to finish. This means helping you identify and navigate potential obstacles to success, providing education on healthy food choices and exercise, and helping you make permanent lifestyle changes.

Once you make a decision to join our Absoulute Body Weight Loss Program, you will enroll in a Discovery Phase which includes two 60-minute visits with Dr. K and one 60-minute visit with a nutritional health coach. During your first 60 minutes with Dr. Kalika, she will dive deep into your past medical history. You will share all the pertinent events and treatments you have undergone on your past weight loss journey, and discuss your lifestyle and other aspects of your life that you and she may find pertinent to your current overweight problem. During this visit, she will create a panel of biomarkers for testing which will allow her to understand the root cause of your weight gain and map out your customized plan of action once the results of the tests arrive, during your second discovery visit.

*These tests will include but are not limited to blood work. Based on your symptoms, Dr. K may recommend other, more advanced testing (optional but very insightful) such as:

Once you start implementing your individualized program, you will be coming in for weekly check-ins with our experienced nurse who will take thorough measurements necessary to track your progress (after all, what gets measured, gets improved) and administer any injectable medications or nutrients—if such are part of your program. After the discovery phase, you can schedule your visits with Dr. K and your health coach on an as-needed basis. Each cycle of the weight loss program is three months long after which you may choose to discontinue or proceed for as long as you need.

Medical weight-loss programs are personalized to fit your individual aims, needs, and lifestyle as well as your comfort level. You will be an active participant in the decision-making process.

How Much Does Our Weight Loss Program Cost?

The baseline price for your Discovery Phase (including two sixty-minute appointments with Dr. Kalika, one sixty-minute visit with the health coach, and weekly nurse check-ins for a total of three months) is $1,000.

*Please note – This price does NOT include the cost of possible injectables and medications (if such are not covered by your insurance). For more info, please, read below.


If you have health insurance, your lab work (minus deductible), will most likely be covered. Some of the advanced functional tests have a limited option of insurance coverage, however, most of the testing is out of pocket. Each test has its own price which will be provided to you during your visit.

Some other expenses may include the price of the supplements, compounded medications, optional aesthetic procedures, and IV vitamins that we offer. 10% discounts on aesthetic procedures are available for our Absoulute Body weight loss program patients.

*Additional visits with Dr. K are $250 for 30 minutes, $400 for 60 minutes, and with a health coach $50 for 30 minutes.

Why Choose Us?

There is no substitute for having a trained medical professional who specializes in weight loss overseeing your journey.

Dr. Kalika uses an individualized approach by getting to the root cause of the problem and matches her recommendations to your individual history, biomarkers, symptoms, genetics, and needs. She will help you lose weight safely and effectively.

Dr. Kalika and her team will provide clear guidance and support for the lifestyle change needed to bring and keep your weight down. Our programs will give you the tools and support to implement permanent lifestyle changes so you can maintain your weight loss.

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If you’re interested in scheduling a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kalika, please contact us today. Located in Manalapan, New Jersey, Dr. Kalika is a board-certified internal medicine doctor, with an active license in multiple states. The first step to weight loss is education, we look forward to meeting with you over a personalized consultation, where Dr. Kalika will be able to answer questions and provide her expert recommendations.

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