Robert | Pittsburgh, PA

Weight Loss: 187 lbs*

Robert talks about being a “prisoner of excessive weight” and how small things like tying his shoes without getting winded are so significant.  Robert feels that the OPTIFAST® program has helped him find the person he was meant to be!

The number 412 holds significance for Robert. It not only is the area code for Pittsburgh, the city in which he lives, but it also is Robert’s starting weight when he began his OPTIFAST® weight loss journey. Robert talks about being a “prisoner of excessive weight” and how small things like tying his shoes without getting winded are so significant. Robert feels that the OPTIFAST® program has helped him find the person he was meant to be. Robert has lost 187 lbs.

* 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 ose approximately 30 lbs. and maintained approximately a 25-lb. weight loss at 1 year.  In a separate study, OPTIFAST® patients maintained an average weight loss of approximately 19 lbs. after 2 years and 15 lbs. after 3 years from starting the program.

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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 OPTIFAST® studies have shown an average weight loss of approximately 30 lbs. at 26 weeks, 25 lbs. at 1 year, 19 lbs. after 2 years, and 15 lbs. after 3 years from starting the program.1,2

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4. Wadden TA, Foster GD, Letizia KA, Stunkard AJ. A multicenter evaluation of a proprietary weight reduction program for the treatment of marked obesity. Arch Intern Med. 1992;152(5):961-966.
5. Krishnaswami A, Ashok R, Sidney S, et al. Real-World Effectiveness of a Medically Supervised Weight Management Program in a Large Integrated Health Care Delivery System: Five-Year Outcomes. Perm J. 2018;22:17-082.