Optifast for Teens is a weight management program ideal for the adolescent with a BMI over 30 wanting to lose weight for personal and/or health reasons. Teen Optifast is similar to Optifast for adults except that the program is designed to address the unique nutritional, medical, psychological, and behavioral needs of an obese teen. The goal of the Teen Optifast program is to aid adolescents in reaching and maintaining a healthy weight by changing and adopting healthier lifelong behaviors. The comprehensive Optifast Teen program is a 3-6 month commitment that works by providing a stimuli narrowing diet, focusing on behavior change and goal setting, as well as nutritional and activity counseling. The Teen Optifast program differs from traditional Optifast by using a higher calorie level that includes meal replacements like bars, shakes, and soups in addition to a meal a day. *Individual results may vary
- Approximately 18% of adolescents aged 12-19 are obese
- The rate of adolescent obesity has tripled over the last 30 years
- Obese teens are at increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, orthopedic problems, and sleep apnea
Clinical studies have shown that medically monitored weight management programs such as Optifast are a safe and effective way for people to lose and maintain long-term weight loss and behavioral modification. *Individual results may vary
Patients who continue to use a weight maintenance program have a higher chance of maintaining that weight loss and half of patients completing the Optifast program maintain enough weight loss at 5 years to improve their health long term. *Individual results may vary* Optifast for Teens may be an option for teens looking to more rapidly reduce their weight for personal and health concerns. The Hermann Wellness Optifast team is ready to help these teens achieve their goals and improve their health. The Hermann Wellness Optifast team is comprised of Dr. Anne Hermann who is credential by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialist, Robin McClain ARNP family practice certified, and Lea Russell certified nutritionist. If you would like more information about Teen or Adult Optifast, please contact Hermann Wellness Tampa at 813-902-9559 or St. Petersburg at 727-278-3992.