Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about OptiFast but Were Afraid to Ask

If you’ve been struggling for years to lose weight, or feel frustrated by all of the “fad” diets that don’t deliver sustainable results, Optifast could be the weight loss solution that you need. Optifast is far more than a diet. It’s a comprehensive weight management program that includes meal replacement shakes, lifestyle education, counseling, and personalized support. Below, you can find all of the information you’ve always wondered about OptiFast but felt too afraid to ask.

Will I Eat Enough To Feel Full During OptiFast?

When you begin OptiFast, you work with your doctor to calculate how many calories you need to consume to lose weight in a realistic and sustainable manner. Your caloric intake won’t be designed to starve you quite the opposite, actually! You need to eat enough calories to provide your body with balanced nutrition and energy. You can expect to feel satisfied in a way that still allows you to lose weight.

What Are the Meal Options?

You can choose between two Optifast systems to select the number of meals you need replaced each day. The Full Meal Replacement plan requires a diet consisting solely of Optifast products for about 12 weeks. The products include specially formulated bars, soups, and shakes. The Supplements Plus One Meal plan, on the other hand, provides three Optifast supplements per day and gives you the freedom to eat one meal on your own. In this case, you receive nutrition counseling to learn how to create healthy and nourishing meals that support your weight loss goals.

Other Than Food, How Does OptiFast Help Me Lose Weight?

OptiFast is a medical meal replacement system, so it must be medically supervised and supported with other medical tests like EKGs and lab tests every few weeks. After the first 12 weeks of Phase 1 using meal replacements, you will enter a one- to two-month transition period that involves incorporating regular food while still losing weight. Finally, you’ll enter long-term weight maintenance and learn how to keep your weight off for good. You can expect to lose as much as 52 pounds in 22 weeks!

Can A Teenager Use OptiFast?

Yes! OptiFast isn’t just for adults. The Teen Optifast program helps adolescents reach and maintain a healthier weight by changing and adapting to healthier lifelong behaviors. The program usually lasts between three to six months. A doctor helps teens focus on behavioral changes. Together they set goals, undergo nutritional and activity counseling, and use stimuli to narrow food cravings and caloric intake.

Given the essential role of an experienced, compassionate, and dedicated doctor during the OptiFast process, you want to find a doctor who you can trust to help you shed weight and live a healthier, more rewarding life. Call Hermann Wellness at (813) 773-8214 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hermann and begin reaping the benefits of her carefully designed OptiFast programs!