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OPTIFAST® VLCD™ PROGRAM WEIGHT LOSS PHASES

There are 4 phases of the OPTIFAST VLCD Program. Although most individuals will start at the Intensive phase and work their way through to the Stabilization phase, you can start at the phase that best suits your needs and weight loss goals.

INTENSIVE PHASE (upto 12 Weeks)

3 OPTIFAST® VLCD™ PRODUCTS

BREAKFAST

Shakes
or
Soups
or
Bars
or
Desserts
or

LUNCH

Shakes
or
Soups
or
Bars
or
Desserts
or

DINNER

Shakes
or
Soups
or
Bars
or
Desserts
or

You also need to consume the below everyday to ensure a nutritionally balanced diet.

2 Ltr Water

1 tsp Vegetable Oil per day

2 Cups Low Starch Vegetables

Additional Food
Why not have a salad at meal time rather than an Optifast product? This would mean you can have an Optifast Dessert or Bar as a snack if you feel hungry.
  • This phase is designed for rapid, initial, effective weight loss. The only sources of nutrition during this phase are three OPTIFAST VLCD products, two cups of low starch vegetables and one teaspoon of vegetable oil, providing less than 800 calories per day. Two litres of water should also be consumed each day.
  • You can stay on this phase from anywhere up to 12 weeks, however this period is variable and depends on your weight loss goals. If there is still a significant amount of weight to be lost at the end of the initial 12 weeks, we recommend you follow the Transition Phase for a minimum of two weeks before repeating the Intensive phase again.
  • In some instances, if you are doing well on the Intensive phase and still have more weight to lose at the end of the initial 12-week period, your healthcare professional may advise for you to stay on the Intensive Phase for longer. It is very important to note that this should only be done under the instruction and supervision of your healthcare professional.

TRANSITION PHASE

2 OPTIFAST® VLCD™ PRODUCTS

option 1

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

Shakes
or
Soups
or
Bars
or
Desserts
or

DINNER

Shakes
Soups
Bars
Desserts

You also need to consume the below everyday to ensure a nutritionally balanced diet.

2 Ltr Water

1 Diary Milk

2 Fruits

2 Cups Low Starch Vegetables

Additional Food

option 2

BREAKFAST

Shakes
or
Soups
or
Bars
or
Desserts
or

LUNCH

DINNER

Shake
or
Soups
or
Bars
or
Desserts
or

You also need to consume the below everyday to ensure a nutritionally balanced diet.

2 Ltr Water

1 Diary Milk

2 Fruits

2 Cups Low Starch Vegetables

Additional Food

Option 3

BREAKFAST

low calorie meal
Shakes
low calorie meal
Soups
low calorie meal
Bars
low calorie meal
Desserts

LUNCH

Shakes
or
Soups
or
Bars
or
Desserts
or

DINNER

You also need to consume the below everyday to ensure a nutritionally balanced diet.

2 Ltr Water

1 Diary Milk

2 Fruits

2 Cups Low Starch Vegetables

Additional Food
  • The Transition Phase of the OPTIFAST VLCD Program includes two OPTIFAST VLCD products and one low calorie meal of approximately 400 calories. During this phase you also have at least two cups of low starch vegetables , one serve of fruit, one serve of dairy and two litres of water. This phase provides 800-1000 calories per day.

Maintenance Phase

1 OPTIFAST® VLCD™ PRODUCT

option - 1

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

Shakes
or
Soups
or
Bars
or
Desserts
or

DINNER

You also need to consume the below everyday to ensure a nutritionally balanced diet.

2 Ltr Water

1 Diary Milk

2 Fruits

2 Cups Low Starch Vegetables

Additional Food

option - 2

BREAKFAST

Shakes
or
Soups
or
Bars
or
Desserts
or

LUNCH

DINNER

You also need to consume the below everyday to ensure a nutritionally balanced diet.

2 Ltr Water

1 Diary Milk

2 Fruits

2 Cups Low Starch Vegetables

Additional Food

option - 3

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

Shakes
or
Soups
or
Bars
or
Desserts
or

You also need to consume the below everyday to ensure a nutritionally balanced diet.

2 Ltr Water

1 Diary Milk

2 Fruits

2 Cups Low Starch Vegetables

Additional Food
  • During the Maintenance Phase, only one OPTIFAST VLCD sachet or bar is consumed, and two low low calorie meals of around 400 calories are consumed. Dietary intake will consist of one OPTIFAST VLCD Product, two low calorie meals (approximately 400 calories each), at least two cups of low starch vegetables , two serves of fruit, one serve of dairy and two litres of water. This phase provides 1000-1200 calories per day.

Stabilisation Phase

2 Ltr Water

2 Fruits

Allowed Food

1 Dairy Milk

3 Meals

Allowed Food

2 Cup Low Starch Vegetables

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  • The Stabilization phase is where all OPTIFAST VLCD products are eliminated and is designed to help you maintain a long term focus on maintaining your weight loss. Dietary intake consists of three low calorie meal of approximately 400 calories each, two serves of fruit and one serve of dairy, plus low-starch vegetables and water. The nutrition component of the Stabilization phase requires ongoing monitoring for meal plan adjustments and education to ensure long term weight management.

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