The OPTIFAST program is a comprehensive weight loss solution that is more than just a simple diet. OPTIFAST is medically supervised approach to weight management that combines a high quality, calorie controlled liquid diet with nutrition education, and medical monitoring.
With over 1,000,000 patients successfully treated with the OPTIFAST since 1974, the program is well respected in the medical community as “The Serious Solution for Weight Loss.”
Average results from an OPTIFAST program are:*
- 52 lb. (22%) average weight loss
- 29% average decrease in blood glucose
- 15% average decrease in total cholesterol
- 10% average decrease in blood pressure.
The results for people using OPTIFAST who have weight related medical problems are even more significant. Research demonstrates that blood glucose, in particular, has been shown to drop more than 35% from baseline in patients with type 2 diabetes completing only 4 weeks of OPTIFAST treatment.
Why Replace My Normal Food With OPTIFAST?
Research shows that the greater the variety and palatability of food in a given meal, the more we eat. A study conducted at Johns Hopkins University has shown that as the variety of food choices decreases, so does our food intake. People eat less when they have fewer food choices!.
When you eat the same foods all the time, you becomes less overstimulated (hungry) and more easily satisfied by those foods. Similarly, foods that are highly attractive tend to be eaten in greater amounts. Limiting the variety and quantity of available foods is known as stimuli-narrowing.
The concept of stimuli-narrowing or stimulus control is based on the theory that people attempting weight management may be able to better manage the amount and types of food they eat if the food choices are limited.
Full Formula Program *
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. Learn more about the Full OPTIFAST Formula Program »
Partial Program *
This few weeks program is structured the same as the full formula program with the exception of the will drink 3-4 drinks and/or soups per day along with a small meal. Learn more about the Partial OPTIFAST Formula Program »
What To Expect *
Besides the numerous health benefits you can expect from participating in an Institute for Weight Management program the most significant benefit that we can offer you is Success!
Not only do our programs have a proven track record of providing significant and sustainable weight loss, the methods and products that we use are also backed by medical research that validates their effectiveness.
As an example, the Optifast program clinical research involving the Optifast program has been published in many clinical journals. Over thousands of people have contributed to various clinical databases tracking the effectiveness of the Optifast program and over 1,000,000 people have successfully used the program.
* The success stories depicted in this section are representative of these individuals only and do not represent all OPTIFAST patients. The typical Optifast patient loses few pounds in just few weeks. For many dieters, weight loss is only temporary.