OPTIFAST

 
 
OPTIFAST is a complete program designed for weight management that is a combination of a meal replacement diet, medical monitoring, and lifestyle education.

OPTIFAST is administered by healthcare professionals who have been trained in its use. Patients undergo a screening process prior to taking part in the continuing OPTIFAST program.

Who Should Consider OPTIFAST?

OPTIFAST was created for individuals with a BMI (body mass index) that is 30 or greater. It is part of a comprehensive weight loss regimen.

Is OPTIFAST Safe?

Since OPTIFAST is a medically monitored program, it is quite safe. It has proved effective in helping people modify behavior in order to manage their weight for the long-term.Since OPTIFAST is a medically monitored program, it is quite safe. It has proved effective in helping people modify behavior in order to manage their weight for the long-term.

Will Weight Loss Be Maintained Long-Term?

People who keep using our weight loss program have a much higher probability of maintaining their weight loss than those who stop using OPTIFAST. About half of all patients who were checked five years after OPTIFAST program completion retained enough of their weight reduction to achieve long-term health improvement.

How Long Does OPTIFAST Take?

The OPTIFAST program normally lasts six months. It uses a complete meal replacement program that eventually turns into meals that are self-prepared combined with patient support and education.

What Is My Expected Weight Reduction?

Results will be different between individuals, nevertheless, participants in the six-month program normally lose about fifty pounds.

What Will I Eat While On OPTIFAST?

There are three phases to the OPTIFAST diet program. The first phase is where most of the weight loss occurs and it lasts twelve weeks. During this phase, you will consume only OPTIFAST meal replacement products. The second phase is the transition phase. During this phase of the program you will transition away from meal replacement products to food you prepare yourself. The final phase is the long-term management phase during which you will eat self-prepared meals exclusively.


The three phases of the program have the following components:

Meal Replacement


The weight reduction success of OPTIFAST has been well-documented. It’s based on using meal replacement products in the first phase of the program, which is the active weight loss phase. Straightforward and effective, meal replacements offer you the following benefits:

  • Complete nutrition
  • Servings that are calorie controlled
  • Simple and fast preparation
  • No need to choose foods

Weight loss can occur rapidly. You will lose weight, but in addition, your health will improve and you will develop eating habits that are healthier and learn weight management techniques so you will be equipped to sustain your weight loss for the long term, when you begin eating self-prepared meals again.


Medical Monitoring

OPTIFAST differs from a lot of other weight loss programs since the patient is closely monitored and progress is continually assessed to guide the patient toward improved health and a better quality of life. While you are participating in OPTIFAST, we’ll make sure that the dosage of any medications that were prescribed to you are adjusted as needed and that the calorie content of your diet is adjusted according to your specific needs to ensure your weight reduction journey is both effective and safe.
Medical Monitoring With OPTIFAST Includes:

  • A complete pre-program medical exam along with lab tests to establish your baseline health  status
  • Design of a unique plan based upon patient goals and health status
  • Continuous medical monitoring and progress assessment throughout treatment
  • Coordination with the patient’s primary care doctor as needed

Weight Management For The Long Run



A vital component of a successful weight loss program is continuous or periodic involvement in the program over a long-time frame.

Weight control is ongoing and requires occasional nutrition, behavioral and exercise interventions. Relapse can occur, but persistence is the key to success.

The support of staff and the tools that are used during the active and transition weight loss phases will also be available for use in the long-term management phase.

The true solution lies in the longer-term weight management techniques and behavior modification that is learned, rather than the short-term weight loss. This is particularly true in the initial year subsequent to the completion of the program.