TRANSITION PHASE (Six weeks)
The Transition phase (six weeks) of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ program is suitable for those with a BMI of 25-30 or for individuals that might find intensive phase too restrictive, Transition phase also restricts calorie intake (not as much as Intensive phase) and could be combined with regular exercise for positive results. The Transition phase doesn't work by inducing ketosis as with the Intensive phase. It works purely by restricting calorie intake to less than 1000 calories per day. During the Transition phase two meals each day will be replaced with an OPTIFAST® VLCD™ product. Two cups of low starch vegetables (link to food allowed) and to drink 2 litres of low calorie fluids will also need to be consumed. The third meal should be a low calorie meal (link to recipe to be decided) of around 400 calories. One serve of fruit (approximately 70 calories) and 1 serve of dairy (approximately 100 calories) are also included bringing the total food intake, including the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ products, to approximately 800-1000 calories a day.