Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. How do I know which product is suitable for me – OPTIFAST VLCD ProteinPlus or the standard shakes?
Speak to your healthcare professional about your protein requirements. If your requirements cannot be met by the standard OPTIFAST VLCD range, you may benefit from using OPTIFAST VLCD ProteinPlus. Alternatively you can use our OPTIFAST VLCD ProteinPlus calculator (Coming soon!).
Q. Can OPTIFAST VLCD ProteinPlus be used by people who are overweight but not obese?
Yes, OPTIFAST VLCD ProteinPlus can be used on any level of the OPTIFAST VLCD Program in place of the standard OPTIFAST VLCD products.
Q. Does any of the OPTIFAST VLCD Program change when I include OPTIFAST VLCD ProteinPlus?
There are no mandatory changes needed to the standard OPTIFAST VLCD Program levels when you choose to include OPTIFAST VLCD ProteinPlus in place of OPTIFAST VLCD standard range. There is an optional choice to omit the oil on the Intensive level if desired as there is adequate fat content in 3 x OPTIFAST VLCD ProteinPlus to justify the removal of the oil.
Q. Can I still add some meat or another sachet or bar for extra protein if I choose the OPTIFAST VLCD ProteinPlus products instead of the standard range?
Speak to your healthcare professional to determine if extra protein is needed. With intakes greater than 3 sachets per day, or the addition of 1 serve of protein, calorie intake may be greater than 800 calories per day.
Q. What should I expect during the first week of the Intensive Level of the OPTIFAST VLCD Program? Are there any effects that would differ when using OPTIFAST VLCD ProteinPlus compared to the standard range?
There should be no differing effects during the first week of the Intensive level when using OPTIFAST VLCD ProteinPlus compared to the standard range.