The OPTIFAST® Program is recommended for those with a BMI >30 kg/m2 or a BMI >28 kg/m2 with weight-related medical conditions. These include people whose health have been impacted by excessive weight.
Active Weight Loss Phase
Total Meal Replacement during months 1-4
Patients start by meeting with their medical provider for monitoring and counseling. Patients will also start to consume a diet of nutritionally complete OPTIFAST® full meal replacement products.
Transition to a healthy and balanced food based diet during months 4–6
Gradually, patients transition back to self-prepared foods while they attend classes to help change their approach to food and alter their long-term lifestyle.
Diet and lifestyle support for weight maintenance during months 6 to 24
Patients are encouraged to participate in ongoing support sessions to help maintain their weight loss and manage their long-term weight goals. This phase may also include partial meal replacements.
* The above patients are OPTIFAST® NEW YOU winners. The success stories of OPTIFAST® New You Contest winners are representative of those individuals only and do not represent all OPTIFAST® patients. OPTIFAST® patients who actively participate in a 26 week program typically lose approximately 30 lbs. and maintain approximately a 25 lbs. weight loss at year 1. In a separate study, OPTIFAST® patients maintained an average weight loss of approximately 19 lbs. after 2 years and a 15 lbs. after 3 years from starting the program.