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There are many products available in the market that can be used without any supervision, called self-help. But, patients tend not to set effective and practical goals. Thus, they discontinue the use of the product in the middle of a program. This could possibly have side effects.

OPTIFAST can only be used under a doctor's supervision. The goal is set and met. The physician makes sure that the patient is making the right progress.

Do you cringe when you hear the word "exercise"? Avoiding exercise altogether, or diving into an overly strenuous exercise plan you are quickly forced to abandon, are common problems for people beginning a weight loss program. Exercise is helpful for weight loss, and essential for weight maintenance and living a healthy lifestyle. It's important to start slowly.

The good news is if you have been inactive, you don't need to do a lot of exercise to make it worthwhile. Starting with short periods of activity will help your body and your mind ease into the habit of being more active. Two-minute walks are a great way to get started. It is easy to fit several two-minute walks into your daily routine. As you become more fit, you will learn to gradually increase your exercise periods, and add different types of activity so that you can reap more benefits.

The health care professionals at the OPTIFAST® Program understand the challenges overweight individuals face as they become active. They will work with you to make sure that your activity plan is appropriate for your fitness level, meshes with your schedule, and that you are emotionally ready to increase your activity level.


People become overweight for many reasons. Health experts have found genetic, social, emotional, and environmental factors all play a role in obesity. It takes more than just counting calories to successfully lose weight and keep it off. The OPTIFAST Program recognizes these facts and treats the whole person not just their weight. It utilizes the expertise of physicians, registered dietitians, and trained counselors in combination with high quality, calorie controlled, nutritional formulas and bars to address the many different causes of obesity. The goals of the OPTIFAST Program are to help participants achieve and maintain significant weight loss in order to improve health, lower weight-related health risks, and enhance their quality of life.

Why choose OPTIFAST? 

First of its kind, long-term experience, documented success, well-researched treatment approaches, lifestyle education, personalized support, and portion controlled formulas help participants create a healthy new lifestyle.

The OPTIFAST Program treats the whole person, not just his/her eating habits. Obesity is a complex disease caused by a combination of genetic, environmental and emotional/social factors. It often contributes to the development of a variety of other health problems such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. With the help of specially trained health care providers, OPTIFAST treatment addresses the causes of obesity as well as its consequences. Choose OPTIFAST and join more than one million people who have enjoyed the benefits that OPTIFAST can provide.

The benefits of OPTIFAST treatment include:  

First of its kind: OPTIFAST was the first comprehensive formula diet program for weight loss. It remains the gold standard for this type of obesity treatment and is the program that others try to be like.

Long Term Experience: over one million people treated since 1974.
Proven Therapy: over 80 studies published in recognized medical journals. 52 lb. average weight loss documented in over 20,000 patients completing the OPTIFAST program.
Ongoing Support: included both during and after weight loss to help you achieve and maintain success

Lasting Success: 5 year follow-up studies show that over 50% of people who complete the OPTIFAST Program are able to keep enough weight off to improve their health long-term.
Professional Service: provided by highly qualified health care professionals specially trained in the treatment of obesity.

Tell Me More about OPTIFAST 

An initial medical and lifestyle evaluation plus ongoing medical monitoring to assure that you remain in peak health while losing weight.

The OPTIFAST® Program includes ongoing medical monitoring to assure that you remain in peak health, and that the doses of any medications you are taking and/or the calorie level of your diet are adjusted as you lose weight.

Medical monitoring includes:
  • A thorough preliminary medical examination and any necessary lab tests to determine your health status and rule out any risk factors.
  • A personalized  weight  loss  plan,   based  on your  health status and weight loss goals.
  • Continued guidance and medical monitoring of your progress, health, and well being throughout the course of treatment.
  • Communication with your primary care physician, as necessary.

The OPTIFAST Weight Loss Program Difference:

  • Medically supervised –lose weight safely!
  • Program is flexible, easy to modify, and adaptable
  • Individually tailored to your situational, medical, personality and weight loss needs
  • Easy startup –no food choices or cooking!