Optifast is a safe and effective rapid weight loss program for those with many pounds or more to lose or urgent health risks. This 800-calorie a day program consists of a dietary plan of nutritionally balanced meal replacements, close medical supervision and behavioral counseling on a one-to-one basis.
A total Optifast plan is like a vacation from regular food. It offers total “stimuli narrowing” so you do not have to deal with food planning and preparation and the tempting thoughts associated with food handling. You have a minimum of five shakes and soups a day, which gives you more than 100% of the RDA of all your essential nutrients.
We also offer the option of a partial Optifast program, which allows you to use four Optifast shakes or soups meal replacements plus one sensible, portion-controlled meal each day. This flexible option is ideal for persons who feel the need to have some regular food during the day. A larger amount of regular foods are gradually reintroduced daily as you approach your goal weight.
The Institute for Weight Management has been successfully offering an Optifast Program since 2005,it is a core program for us. We have years of experience and expertise in offering Optifast so we can truly maximize your chance for success. We work with people individually, ensuring that each patient receives personalized care and support. This means we have the flexibility to alter your program as your needs change.
How the Full Optifast Program Works*
The full formula program is our most effective weight loss program. During the first few weeks of the program you will drink 5 and/or soups per day for a total of large calories per day.
Weight loss for this program depending on the amount of activity you are able to perform. You will also drink at least 2 quarts of water per day.
After the initial active weight loss phase you will begin a slow transition back to food. throughout the program we work with you to establish healthy, lifelong eating and activity patterns.
If you are serious about losing weight, have a significant amount of weight to lose, or have serious health conditions related to obesity, please contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss our Optifast Program.