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Optifast VLCD is a very low calorie diet that is scientifically formulated for the dietary management of obesity. The Optifast VLCD products are not drugs, they are carbohydrates, essential fatty acids and high quality protein, with all micronutrients required to maintain a healthy body.
Optifast VLCD is suitable for; individuals with a BMI greater than 30, or a BMI greater than 27+ risk factors, poor mobility or a need for weight reduction prior to surgery Need to improve an obesity-related medical condition, such as diabetes Want to break food habits that are inhibiting them from losing weight Have struggled with making sustainable lifestyle modifications Have been unable to achieve sufficient weight loss through their current dietary management Have been dieting unsuccessfully for many years
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You need to consume a minimum of 2 liters per day to ensure a nutritionally balanced diet. Drinking water will keep you hydrated and help you during the weight loss journey especially as your body starts to lose weight.
Yes, you can drink non-caloric liquids. Find out here the additional foods you can consume during each phase of Optifast VLCD.
Yes, you can chew sugar free gum.
No, Optifast VLCD is formulated to support all your needs from Macro & Micro nutrients as per the RDI (Recommended Daily Intake)
Optifast works by using your fat stores as source of Energy. In the first 3-5 days, this will cause Ketosis which may make you feel fatigue. Optifast meals are important to ensure you have the required balanced Micro & Macro nutrients as essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins
Optifast VLCD can be used from the age of 18 years, providing you have a BMI greater than 30 or 27+ risk factors. Find out more on these risk factors here.
During the Intensive phase of the Optifast VLCD Program, on average men lose 1.5-2.5kg per week and women lose 1-2kg per week. With medical supervision, weight loss of around 15-20kg may be experienced over a 12-week period. It is common to see a larger amount of weight loss in the first week of the program. The weight loss in the second week will give you an idea of what to expect ongoing.