The OPTIFAST® program, which usually lasts 26 weeks, is a medically-supervised weight-management program that closely monitors and assesses progress towards better health and emotional well-being. The program utilizes a meal replacement plan that transitions to self-prepared ‘everyday’ meals, in conjunction with comprehensive patient education and support.
The OPTIFAST® program has over 40 years of experience and documented outcomes in more than 80 clinical weight loss publications.
Through weight loss, the OPTIFAST® program can help improve the state of certain medical conditions of patients related to their excess weight. This clinically proven program was designed to help patients improve their health by losing weight under medical supervision.
Losing at least 5% of one’s starting weight is considered “medically significant” because it is associated with improvements in risk factors or incidence of certain diseases and conditions in at-risk people who suffer from obesity
After 2 Years (Based on approximately 610 participants in the study)
40%of patients maintained more than half their weight loss
78% of men and 60% of women maintained medically significant weight loss
After 5 years (based on approximately 335 participants)
Approximately 50% of patients maintained medically significant weight loss
Losing just 5% of body weight will significantly reduce a patient’s risk of many diseases, such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, fatty liver diseases (currently the most common cause of cirrhosis in the US), type 2 diabetes, arthritis of the knees, hips and hands, heart disease and many forms of cancer.