WHAT ELSE CAN I EAT?

You can still eat and drink the items detailed below without affecting your OPTIFAST VLCD Program. We’ve also listed some things to avoid.

The recommended vegetables are all low in starch, carbohydrates and calories. You should consume at least 2 cups a day for extra hydration, fibre, vitamins and adding bulk to your diet, while providing something interesting to chew on.

Sauces & Condiments

Low Starch Vegetables

Soups

Miscelleneous

Low Energy Drinks

Herbs And Spices

Sauces & Condiments

 

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Lemon & Lime Juice

Vinegar

Worcestershire Sauce

Tobasco

Soy Sauce

Diet (Oil Free) Salad Dressing

Mustard Sauce

Tomato Paste

Cream

High Calorie Simmer Sauces & Dressings

Low Starch Vegetables

 

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Alfalfa Sprouts

Asparagus

Bean Sprouts

Bock Choy

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Capsicum

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery

Cucumber

Eggplant

Green Beans

Konjac

Lettuce

Leek

Mushroom

Onion

Radishes

Shallots

Silverbeet

Snow Peas

Spinach

Squash

Tomatoes

Watercress

Zuccihni

Corn

Green Peas

Legumes

Lentils

Potato

Sweet Potato

Parsnip

Pumpkin

Turnip

Soups

 

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Stock cubes

Beef Stock

Soups made from allowed vegetables

Miso Soup

All Other Soups

Miscelleneous

 

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Sugar Free Lollies And Gums

Flavour Essences

Diet Topping

Diet Jelly

Artificial Sweeteners

Low Energy Drinks

 

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Diet Soft drinks & Cordial

Herbal Tea

Mineral Water

Soda Water

Tea & Coffee

Water

Alchohol

Cordial

Fruit Juice

Soft Drinks

Herbs And Spices

 

Allowed food
Food to avoid

All Spices

Basil

Celery Flakes

Chilli

Chives

Cinnamon

Cloves

Coriander

Cumin

Curry Powder

Dill

Fenel

Garlic

Ginger

Lite Salt

Mint

Mustard Seeds

Nutmeg

Oregano

Paprika

Parsley

Pepper

Rosemary

Sage

Tarragon

Thyme

Turmeric

Sauces & Condiments

Low Starch Vegetables

Soups

Miscelleneous

Low Energy Drinks

Herbs And Spices

Fruits Serves Allowed

Dairy Serves

Sauces & Condiments

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Lemon & Lime Juice

Vinegar

Worcestershire Sauce

Tobasco

Soy Sauce

Diet (Oil Free) Salad Dressing

Mustard Sauce

Tomato Paste

Cream

High Calorie Simmer Sauces & Dressings

Low Starch Vegetables

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Alfalfa Sprouts

Asparagus

Bean Sprouts

Bock Choy

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Capsicum

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery

Cucumber

Eggplant

Green Beans

Konjac

Lettuce

Leek

Mushroom

Onion

Radishes

Shallots

Silverbeet

Snow Peas

Spinach

Squash

Tomatoes

Watercress

Zuccihni

Corn

Green Peas

Legumes

Lentils

Potato

Sweet Potato

Parsnip

Pumpkin

Turnip

Soups

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Stock cubes

Beef Stock

Soups made from allowed vegetables

Miso Soup

All Other Soups

Miscelleneous

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Sugar Free Lollies And Gums

Flavour Essences

Diet Topping

Diet Jelly

Artificial Sweeteners

Low Energy Drinks

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Diet Soft drinks & Cordial

Herbal Tea

Mineral Water

Soda Water

Tea & Coffee

Water

Alchohol

Cordial

Fruit Juice

Soft Drinks

Herbs And Spices

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

All Spices

Basil

Celery Flakes

Chilli

Chives

Cinnamon

Cloves

Coriander

Cumin

Curry Powder

Dill

Fenel

Garlic

Ginger

Lite Salt

Mint

Mustard Seeds

Nutmeg

Oregano

Paprika

Parsley

Pepper

Rosemary

Sage

Tarragon

Thyme

Turmeric

Fruits Serves Allowed

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Apples (1 small)

Appricots (2)

Blueberries (3/4 cup)

Canned Fruit (120g)

Cherries (15)

Grapes (1/2 cup)

Kiwi (1)

Lychees (canned in light syrup, 4)

Mandarin (1-2)

Mango (1/2)

Orange (1 medium)

Passion Fruit (4)

Peach (1 medium)

Pear (1 small)

Pineapples (2 slices)

Plum (2 small)

Prunes (3)

Rhubarb (200g cooked)

Strawberries (1.5 punnet)

Dairy Serves

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Cottage cheese (1/3 cup)

Reduced fat cheese (25% reduced fat, 30g)

Low fat Ice Cream (1 scoop)

Low fat Milk (1 cup/250ml)

Low Fat Yogurt (1 tub ~ 150g)

Sauces & Condiments

Low Starch Vegetables

Soups

Miscelleneous

Low Energy Drinks

Herbs And Spices

Fruits Serves Allowed

Dairy Serves

Sauces & Condiments

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Lemon & Lime Juice

Vinegar

Worcestershire Sauce

Tobasco

Soy Sauce

Diet (Oil Free) Salad Dressing

Mustard Sauce

Tomato Paste

Cream

High Calorie Simmer Sauces & Dressings

Low Starch Vegetables

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Alfalfa Sprouts

Asparagus

Bean Sprouts

Bock Choy

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Capsicum

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery

Cucumber

Eggplant

Green Beans

Konjac

Lettuce

Leek

Mushroom

Onion

Radishes

Shallots

Silverbeet

Snow Peas

Spinach

Squash

Tomatoes

Watercress

Zuccihni

Corn

Green Peas

Legumes

Lentils

Potato

Sweet Potato

Parsnip

Pumpkin

Turnip

Soups

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Stock cubes

Beef Stock

Soups made from allowed vegetables

Miso Soup

All Other Soups

Miscelleneous

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Sugar Free Lollies And Gums

Flavour Essences

Diet Topping

Diet Jelly

Artificial Sweeteners

Low Energy Drinks

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Diet Soft drinks & Cordial

Herbal Tea

Mineral Water

Soda Water

Tea & Coffee

Water

Alchohol

Cordial

Fruit Juice

Soft Drinks

Herbs And Spices

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

All Spices

Basil

Celery Flakes

Chilli

Chives

Cinnamon

Cloves

Coriander

Cumin

Curry Powder

Dill

Fenel

Garlic

Ginger

Lite Salt

Mint

Mustard Seeds

Nutmeg

Oregano

Paprika

Parsley

Pepper

Rosemary

Sage

Tarragon

Thyme

Turmeric

Fruits Serves Allowed

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Apples (1 small)

Appricots (2)

Blueberries (3/4 cup)

Canned Fruit (120g)

Cherries (15)

Grapes (1/2 cup)

Kiwi (1)

Lychees (canned in light syrup, 4)

Mandarin (1-2)

Mango (1/2)

Orange (1 medium)

Passion Fruit (4)

Peach (1 medium)

Pear (1 small)

Pineapples (2 slices)

Plum (2 small)

Prunes (3)

Rhubarb (200g cooked)

Strawberries (1.5 punnet)

Dairy Serves

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Cottage cheese (1/3 cup)

Reduced fat cheese (25% reduced fat, 30g)

Low fat Ice Cream (1 scoop)

Low fat Milk (1 cup/250ml)

Low Fat Yogurt (1 tub ~ 150g)

Sauces & Condiments

Low Starch Vegetables

Soups

Miscelleneous

Low Energy Drinks

Herbs And Spices

Fruits Serves Allowed

Dairy Serves

Sauces & Condiments

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Lemon & Lime Juice

Vinegar

Worcestershire Sauce

Tobasco

Soy Sauce

Diet (Oil Free) Salad Dressing

Mustard Sauce

Tomato Paste

Cream

High Calorie Simmer Sauces & Dressings

Low Starch Vegetables

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Alfalfa Sprouts

Asparagus

Bean Sprouts

Bock Choy

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Capsicum

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery

Cucumber

Eggplant

Green Beans

Konjac

Lettuce

Leek

Mushroom

Onion

Radishes

Shallots

Silverbeet

Snow Peas

Spinach

Squash

Tomatoes

Watercress

Zuccihni

Corn

Green Peas

Legumes

Lentils

Potato

Sweet Potato

Parsnip

Pumpkin

Turnip

Soups

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Stock cubes

Beef Stock

Soups made from allowed vegetables

Miso Soup

All Other Soups

Miscelleneous

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Sugar Free Lollies And Gums

Flavour Essences

Diet Topping

Diet Jelly

Artificial Sweeteners

Low Energy Drinks

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Diet Soft drinks & Cordial

Herbal Tea

Mineral Water

Soda Water

Tea & Coffee

Water

Alchohol

Cordial

Fruit Juice

Soft Drinks

Herbs And Spices

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

All Spices

Basil

Celery Flakes

Chilli

Chives

Cinnamon

Cloves

Coriander

Cumin

Curry Powder

Dill

Fenel

Garlic

Ginger

Lite Salt

Mint

Mustard Seeds

Nutmeg

Oregano

Paprika

Parsley

Pepper

Rosemary

Sage

Tarragon

Thyme

Turmeric

Fruits Serves Allowed

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Apples (1 small)

Appricots (2)

Blueberries (3/4 cup)

Canned Fruit (120g)

Cherries (15)

Grapes (1/2 cup)

Kiwi (1)

Lychees (canned in light syrup, 4)

Mandarin (1-2)

Mango (1/2)

Orange (1 medium)

Passion Fruit (4)

Peach (1 medium)

Pear (1 small)

Pineapples (2 slices)

Plum (2 small)

Prunes (3)

Rhubarb (200g cooked)

Strawberries (1.5 punnet)

Dairy Serves

Once you have progressed into the Transition phase of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program you can start to introduce dairy and fruit. Please see below for serving sizes for both your dairy and fruit serves that can be included in Transition, Maintenance and Stabilization phases of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program.

Allowed food
Food to avoid

Cottage cheese (1/3 cup)

Reduced fat cheese (25% reduced fat, 30g)

Low fat Ice Cream (1 scoop)

Low fat Milk (1 cup/250ml)

Low Fat Yogurt (1 tub ~ 150g)

We do not recommend deviating from the list as other foods may have a higher carbohydrate content and could affect ketosis and therefore your weight loss progress. If there is a food not listed that you are unsure about, please consult your healthcare professional first before having it as part of your OPTIFAST VLCD program.

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