OPTIFAST® is a liquid meal replacement that provides all of the nutrients you need as cold drinks, hot soups, or bars throughout the day. There is no hunger because you drink as many as you need, but not less than 5 – 7 per day. This allows for very efficient weight loss–quickly and safely enough to keep you motivated with a medical food.
You don’t have to make food choices. All the protein, vitamins, and minerals are in the product. You don’t have to think about what food you will be eating. This is termed “stimulus narrowing”. It can be thought of as an “intervention” in life that will allow you to safely lose a large amount of weight in a short time. Of course, it is important to attend the weekly education sessions to learn a new way of eating that will allow you to keep the lost weight off for a lifetime.
There is no guessing on how many calories you are consuming. Each serving supplies a specific amount of calories.
It is easy to follow the program with no food choices. It also frees up the time that you would be spending preparing and eating meals.
The program is convenient at work or home, as you just drink the product or eat the bars, and you are finished. You can use the rest of your lunch hour to go for a walk.
We offer a long-term maintenance program which allows you to reverse small weight gains over time, to help you stay at your goal weight.