Optifast is a medically supervised weight management program that includes meal replacement shakes, lifestyle education, counseling and personalized support. Optifast can be used for people seeking to lose as few as 10 pounds, to more than 100 pounds of excess weight. Dr. Anne Hermann, our medical director, is a Tampa/St. Petersburg Optifast provider and board certified nutritionist who has seen incredible results in her patients. *Individual results may vary
What Does the Optifast Program Entail?
Our team of doctors and nurse practitioners will determine how many calories you should consume to achieve your weight loss goals while still getting the nutrition and energy that your body needs.
The program includes three phases: Active Weight Loss, Transition and Long-Term Weight management. Though your specific program will vary according to your needs, the Active phase typically involves a full meal replacement diet of Optifast products. The Transition phase incorporates regular food that you will prepare yourself. *Individual results may vary
Once you’ve started the Optifast program, you will come in weekly for body measurements, lifestyle education and to check in with a medical provider. We will counsel you about nutrition and lifestyle changes to help you maintain your weight loss after you’ve finished your Optifast. You will receive all the support, counseling and accountability that you need to achieve your weight loss goals. *Individual results may vary
Advantages of Optifast
Optifast is the best studied, most effective and safest liquid diet program on the market today. It replaces all of the nutrients, amino acids and essential fats that you need to be healthy. Since 1974, more than one million people have participated.
One of the key elements that makes Optifast a trusted weight loss program is the medical supervision. Being monitored and supported by a well-qualified team like Dr. Hermann’s enhances the safety and effectiveness of the program; it will also help you address and modify behaviors for long-term successful weight management.
In addition to weight loss, Optifast patients may also experience a decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol. Many find that being lighter and leaner makes it easier to exercise and enjoy an active lifestyle.
For some people, Optifast is a convenient low-risk, low-cost alternative to weight loss surgery. It is easy to incorporate into your regular work schedule and lifestyle, and does not involve the surgery-related risks or potential complications. Also, there is no recovery time. *Individual results may vary
How Much Does Optifast Cost?
Prices begin at $50 per week (depending on food requirements). Remember that the cost of Optifast replaces almost all your grocery bill (though some plans incorporate fruit, and you will begin to incorporate regular foods during the Transition phase).
If you are interested in our Tampa/St. Petersburg Optifast program, we offer consultations for $25. During the consultation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for the program and educate you about what is involved in the Optifast program. If you elect to begin the program, the $25 consult fee will be applied to your initial visit.
Schedule an Optifast Consultation
Optifast is not available via retail; it is only distributed through weight loss clinics and available under the supervision of a doctor. To discuss whether Optifast is right for you, please contact Hermann Wellness today by calling 813-902-9559 or 727-278-3992. Reference our website and we will give you a free Optifast supplement to sample.