1. What is Optifast?
At the heart of the OPTIFAST Program is a portion-controlled, calorically precise, nutritionally complete diet that takes the guesswork out of eating. The benefits of OPTIFAST shakes, soups and bars include:
2. How is Optifast different from other diets?
The OPTIFAST program goes way beyond the typical diet. To help ensure your long-term success, OPTIFAST clinics provide personal support and lifestyle education throughout the program. Some of the features include:
3. What kind of results does OPTIFAST deliver?
A recent clinical study of 20,000 patients completing 22 weeks of OPTIFAST treatment documented a:
For patients with comorbid conditions present at baseline, these improvements are even more substantial. Blood glucose, in particular, has been shown to drop more than 35% from baseline in patients with type 2 diabetes completing only 4 weeks of OPTIFAST treatment.
A study of more than 20,000 participants shows five years after completing the program, the majority kept enough weight off to improve their health long term. That's testimony to the quality of the OPTIFAST Program — and its providers.
4. OPTIFAST before bariatric surgery?
Some OPTIFAST clinics and bariatric surgery centers offer special programs that help patients lose weight in advance of their weight loss surgery.
If you are considering weight loss surgery or are scheduled for a procedure, talk to your physician about the benefits of presurgical use of OPTIFAST. It could make a meaningful difference in your health before surgery, during surgery, and long afterward.
Some of the benefits include:
A recent clinical study shows how bariatric surgery patients can benefit from pre-surgical weight loss.
Reducing liver size and abdominal adiposity before obesity surgery can lead to a diminished degree of surgical difficulty, decreased risk of liver trauma, and blood loss. Colles and colleagues offered pre-operative patients the OPTIFAST full meal replacement diet for up to 12 weeks to reduce surgical risks through weight loss.
Significant findings from the study included mean decreases in:
5. OPTIFAST after bariatric surgery?
The OPTIFAST weight loss program offers meal replacement formulas and education to prepare for surgery as well as preparation for postsurgical behavior changes. OPTISOURCE supplements meet the specialized nutritional requirements of post-surgical patients.
6. I've lost a significant amount of weight, but still have stubborn pockets of fat. Is there a treatment for this?
We can help fight the those stubborn pockets of fat with COOL LIPO. COOL LIPO (laser-assisted lipolysis) is a new, minimally invasive technology that liquefies fat for easy removal. It is a laser-based procedure that breaks up and removes fat cells in areas such as under the chin, neck, and jowls or areas with loose skin such as the arms. In addition, the unique wavelength of the COOL LIPO laser system directly contracts collagen and tightens the skin, an effect not seen with standard liposuction.
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