Weight Lost as of 6/2011: 100 lbs*
*The success stories depicted in this section are representative of these individuals only and do not represent all OPTIFAST patients. The typical OPTIFAST patient loses over 50 pounds in 18-24 weeks. For many dieters, weight loss is only temporary.
"I had a weight problem for as long as I can remember. Being overweight was always an issue - it's always been a struggle. I tried all different products, different programs and nothing ever worked for me. I was about to give up, my self esteem was low and I was beginning to convince myself that maybe that's just the way I am.
Thankfully, my doctor introduced me to the OPTIFAST program because he said my eating and lifestyle was the problem. I started the program, stayed focused and it worked! For me the OPTIFAST program was easy. I didn't have to stop and buy something to eat, count calories or obsess about food. I had all my vitamins and nutrition, I was not hungry and I felt great. Each week the weight kept coming off. I have lost 150 lbs and am still counting! I feel better than I ever have and am doing things I never thought I could do.
My life now is full of activity and I have the confidence to do things I never would have done before. Before OPTIFAST, I wanted to travel but I couldn't. Actually I could but I had that fear of being in a plane seat. Recently, I took a flight to New York for the first time and getting inside that plane seat and going through those aisles, like a normal person, it was just a great feeling. That's something I would never have done before - and now I'm doing it!
My family was extremely supportive and after the program I met my fiancé. My daily life now includes the gym and other activities. If it wasn't for the OPTIFAST program, I know I would still be obese."