The Weight Loss Journey With OPTIFAST®

Participation in the OPTIFAST® Program includes 3 key phases designed to help patients lose weight by helping change their relationship with food and eating. Each patient receives an individual evaluation to customize the program to meet their individual needs.

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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 Phase

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.

Maintenance Phase

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.

Success Stories

Check out testimonials from OPTIFAST® patients who have participated in the OPTIFAST® Program. You may discover that their stories are very similar to your own!

Anchorage, AK

Vicki* - Anchorage, AK
Weight Loss: 63 lbs*

Weight Loss: 63 lbs*

“I just wanted to feel good. I just wanted to look good. The benefits turned out to be far bigger ... "

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Zanesville, OH

Janet* - Zanesville, OH
Weight Loss: 70 lbs*

Weight Loss: 70 lbs*

“I feel healthy for the first time in years. "

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Austin, TX

Joss* - Austin, TX
Weight Loss: 163 lbs*

Weight Loss: 163 lbs*

“I'm happier with myself and my life now, and I have more confidence in my ability to achieve big goals. "

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Gilbertsville, PA

Jen* - Gilbertsville, PA
Weight Loss: 102 lbs*

Weight Loss: 102 lbs*

“I feel empowered now and confident. I know I can do anything I set my mind to and accomplish my goa... "

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* 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.