OPTIFAST Medical Weight Loss Program
Unlike fad diets, the OPTIFAST program has been proven effective in more than 80 clinical studies and by more than one million people who have participated in the program since 1974. OPTIFAST combines the proven effectiveness of a controlled calorie liquid diet with medical monitoring, support and counseling, and nutrition and lifestyle education. The result is safe, fast, and effective long-term weight loss. One study of 20,000 patients showed a 52 pound average weight loss, a 29% average decrease in blood glucose, a 15% average decrease in cholesterol, and a 10% average decrease in blood pressure. Many people lose far more than the average 52 pounds with even greater improvement in health.
Providing all the protein, vitamins, and minerals needed daily, you can feel confident that OPTIFAST can be used safely as a total food replacement. The benefits of using a meal replacement liquid diet include:
- High-qualilty, complete nutrition
- Portion and calorie-controlled servings
- Quick and simple preparation
- Freedom from having to make food choices and count calories
Some people doubt their ability to follow such a diet, but adjusting to and becoming comfortable with a liquid diet typically takes only about a week. After a week, you will be amazed at how well you feel and the energy you have! After you complete your weight loss, you will transition back to a food plan customized to your needs and within a calorie range that will help you maintain your loss.
Five-year follow-up studies show that over 50% of people who complete the OPTIFAST Program keep enough weight off to improve their health long term. The OPTIFAST program at the Central Ohio Nutrition Center is not just a diet —it is a program that includes experienced doctors and registered dietitians who provide ongoing support during and long after weight loss.