The Optifast® Difference

The Optifast® Weight Management Program is a comprehensive, medically supervised program that limits your calorie intake using delicious meal replacements, while providing the support and expertise of healthcare professionals. It provides educational resources to help you achieve your health and weight management goals and support the success of these goals long-term. The Optifast® Weight Management Program is offered only at select clinics.

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How the Optifast® Weight Management Program Works

The Optifast® Weight Management Program contains multiple components including medical, nutritional, and behavioural support, to help you lose weight and improve your overall health. It combines the expertise of healthcare professionals with Optifast® 900 meal replacement shakes to help decrease challenging food decisions, and behavioural modification. Your healthcare provider will work with you to create a program that limits your caloric intake with Optifast® 900 meal replacement shakes, while leading you through a series of educational modules on a number of different topics, including nutrition, healthy living, and more. Depending on your personal health and weight management goals, you and your healthcare professional can decide whether a full meal replacement or partial meal replacement program is most appropriate for you at this time.

Optifast® Full Meal Replacement Program

The Optifast® Full Meal Replacement Program is a full meal replacement plan that consists of four Optifast® shakes per day. The program has four phases, all under medical supervision:*

* Useful in weight reduction only as part of an energy-reduced diet.
**Some programs offer a slightly different schedule or a modified program to meet individualized needs.

Phase 1: Assessment.

1- Assessment

In week 1 you begin the program with a comprehensive assessment and physical exam to help you set personalized goals and expectations.

Phase 2: Active weight loss.

2- Active Weight Loss*

During this phase, you will consume Optifast® 900 meal replacements, attend educational sessions to gain insights and new skills, as well as receive regular medical monitoring.

Phase 3: Transition.

3- Transition

You will gradually reintroduce regular foods into your diet as you receive ongoing lifestyle education and support.

Phase 4: Maintenance.

4- Maintenance

You will continue with lifestyle education and professional support sessions to help you stabilize and maintain your weight loss. During this time, you may wish to continue taking 1-2 servings of Optifast® 900 each day to help you maintain your weight.

Optifast® Partial Meal Replacement Program:

The Optifast® Partial Meal Replacement Program incorporates real food alongside 1-2 meal replacement shakes per day. Your healthcare provider will work with you to develop a plan that is best suited to your needs. The program consists of 3 phases:

Weight Loss Journey

Assessment

In week 1 you begin the program with an assessment and physical exam to help you set personalized goals and expectations.

Active Weight Loss*

During this phase, you will consume 1-2 Optifast® 900 meal replacements, along with other meals recommended by your healthcare provider. You will participate in either office-based or self-guided behavioural education modules throughout your program. Check-ins with your healthcare professional throughout the program will also occur.

Maintenance

You will continue with lifestyle education modules to help you stabilize and maintain your weight loss. During this time, you may wish to continue taking 1-2 servings of Optifast® 900 each day to help you manage your weight or take the shakes occasionally when needed.

*Useful in weight reduction only as part of an energy reduced diet
**Some programs offer a slightly different schedule or a modified program to meet individualized needs.