The OPTIFAST meal replacement plan is a comprehensive medical weight loss program that features a variety of shakes, protein bars and soups to help you reduce your calorie intake and portion sizes and enable you to rapidly lose weight.

The OPTIFAST program is unlike many other weight loss programs because it is a full-formula food plan only available through medical offices. OPTIFAST is formulated to provide a high protein and low carbohydrate meal that provides all of the nutrients that you need and promotes weight loss.

OPTIFAST ProductsBy eliminating normal foods from your diet during the course of the OPTIFAST program, controlling calories and adhering to your diet is much easier.

In addition to helping you lose weight by being low in calories, the OPTIFAST program encourages you to develop healthier eating habits. The OPTIFAST meals are broken up into small portions. Instead of eating three large meals every day, during the OPTIFAST program you will instead begin to eat smaller snack size portions throughout the day. This helps to train your body to eat differently, and once you are finished with the OPTIFAST program you can follow this small portion guideline to sustain the weight loss long term.

On average, the OPTIFAST program helps people to lose 52 pounds over an 18 week period. The program also provides a 15% average decrease in cholesterol levels, a 10% average decrease in blood pressure and a 29% average decrease in blood glucose levels. Studies have shown that after five years, a majority of OPTIFAST program participants were able to keep the weight off and continued to benefit from the associated health improvements*.

While there are many people that benefit from the structure of the OPTIFAST program, there are other types of medical weight loss programs available that offer more dietary freedom. If you are interested in losing weight with the OPTIFAST program, or would like to learn more about options in medical weight loss, then please contact us to schedule an appointment.

* Source: Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition National Database, 1997, data on file Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition