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Q. Explain the OPTIFAST VLCD Program Maintenance Level?

In this level, a third low calorie meal is introduced and the OPTIFAST VLCD products are eliminated. Dietary intake now consists of: 3 calorie-controlled meals (approximately 350 calories each), at least 2 cups of low-starch vegetables, 2 serves of fruit, 1 serve of dairy and 2 litres of water. The total calorie intake is approximately 1500 calories. The nutrition component of this level requires ongoing monitoring for meal plan adjustments and education. See your healthcare professional for ongoing support and guidance to ensure that the calorie content of this level is right for you.