Optifast is a clinically proven weight management program offered at our weight loss clinic. The Optifast program is a full liquid meal replacement diet, restricting food options for a limited time. This is known as stimuli narrowing and provides the scientific rationale for a full meal replacement diet. Typical caloric intake during the 12 weeks of the program is 800-1200 calories per day. The Optifast formulas provide 100% of the daily recommended value of vitamins and minerals. Because the program is medically guided, participants are monitored at least bi-weekly during the program. Two years after program completion, 1 out of 4 patients maintained 75% of their weight loss. Five years after program completion, 50% of patients maintained medically significant weight loss.
Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, offers the Optifast diet program to her patients. Dr. Hermann is also board certified in nutrition. Offices are maintained in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida. Please call (813) 902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.