Designed to help you gradually establish healthy eating
habits while achieving your desired weight loss, the
OPTIFAST Program consists of four levels.
Three levels for active weight loss.
One level for weight maintenance.
Each of the 3 active weight loss levels comprise of a number of OPTIFAST VLCD products, as well as low-starch vegetables. In 2 of the levels, low-calorie meals are also included. The OPTIFAST VLCD products contain all of the nutrients required for safe and effective weight loss, such as vitamins and minerals.
For fast weight loss, you can choose to replace 3 meals each day with OPTIFAST VLCD products. This is the 'Intensive Level' and is the ‘very low calorie diet’ component of the Program, which has been shown to be safe and effective.
For more gradual weight loss, you can choose to replace either 2 or 1 meals each day (Active 2 and Active 1 Levels).
Once you have achieved your weight loss goal, our Maintenance Level will help you maintain your desired weight.
The OPTIFAST VLCD Program can be modified to suit individual requirements.
* Meals should equal approximately 350 calories each.
† See ‘allowed low starch vegetables and fruit’ in the Additional Foods table.
Choose a program level that's right for you
With the OPTIFAST VLCD Program, there are three levels to choose from, depending on whether you want to replace 3, 2 or even 1 meals with OPTIFAST VLCD Products. This means you can tailor the program to your own personal weight loss objectives and lifestyle.
In this level you will replace all 3 meals with OPTIFAST VLCD products. This level is designed for fast, effective weight loss.
On this level you replace 2 meals a day with OPTIFAST VLCD products and include 1 healthy meal. This results in more gradual weight loss.
On this level you replace 1 meal a day with OPTIFAST VLCD products and include 2 healthy meals. This is ideal if you are seeking greater variety in your meals.
When you’ve achieved your weight loss goal, you’re ready to transition to the Maintenance Level, where you can enjoy 3 healthy, calorie-controlled meals per day.
Or if you want a more flexible plan to fit around your lifestyle:
Based on a 5:2-style, this level consists of 5 ‘regular’ diet days & 2 ‘fast’ days.
OPTIFAST VLCD products can be used on the two ‘fast’ days.Intermittent Fasting
No. Only OPTIFAST VLCD Products are manufactured by Nestlé Health Science. While both brands offer VLCD products for weight loss, only OPTIFAST offers a clinically proven program to guide the use of its products.
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- Mustajoki, P. & Pekkarinen, T.,. Obesity Reviews, 2001;(2):61-72 (article can be accessed here)
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at any level of the OPTIFAST Program.