Medically Monitored Weight Management
Medically monitored weight management programs are a safe alternative to surgery that allows patients, under the supervision of a health care professional, to consume a low calorie diet (LCD).
This type of diet is normally only used for rapid weight loss for severely obese patients with a body mass index greater than 35, and is only recommended as part of a comprehensive treatment program.
Medically Monitored Weight Loss, the OPTIFAST Solution
The medically monitored OPTIFAST weight management program has been proven in more than 80 clinical studies to help overweight and obese people lose weight. The typical OPTIFAST patient loses over 50 lbs in 18-24 weeks, and experiences a healthy decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Additionally, 50 percent of patients assessed five years after completing the OPTIFAST program kept enough weight off to improve their health long term.
The OPTIFAST program
The OPTIFAST Program is a patient-centric, medically supervised weight management program that closely monitors and assesses progress towards better health and emotional well-being. The program, which usually lasts 26 weeks, utilizes a full meal replacement plan that transitions to self-prepared “everyday” meals in conjunction with comprehensive patient education and support, to help patients achieve long-term weight loss. The OPTIFAST Program is designed for the severely obese, those with a body mass index higher than 35.
The OPTIFAST difference
The OPTIFAST Program succeeds because it treats the whole patient, focusing on more than just weight. A comprehensive medical weight loss program, OPTIFAST surrounds the patient with a team of healthcare professionals, including physicians, registered dietitians and lifestyle counselors to help patients achieve long-term weight loss. The goal is to provide patients with expert resources to address, modify and support lifestyle, behavior and diet decisions.