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;
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.
No, Optifast VLCD is not a drug, it is a Very Low Calorie Diet, accordingly there are no negative impact of using the product.
Yes, all the ingredients that are used in NESTLÉ® products intended to the Middle East market are HALAL and in conformity with the international legislation and local food regulations that are enforced in these Muslim countries.
Optifast VLCD is not only a meal replacement, it is a full program that will guide you with behavioral changes for adapting to your new and healthier lifestyle. You can maintain your weight by setting a weight limit. If you reach this limit, you go back to intensive phase. Alternatively, you can use OPTIFAST products regularly to maintain your weight. Patients who continue to use weight maintenance programs have a greater chance of keeping weight off than those patients who do not continue using weight maintenance programs.
We do not only recommend exercise but it’s an integral part of the program even with minimal of 130 minutes walk.
Optifast VLCD products provide all nutritional requirements during the day. If you are on the Intensive phase, you can use 3 meals plus the vegetables after breaking your fasting. For other phases, Optifast can be used to break your fasting or as sohour meal.
Yes, however for any comorbid disease accompanied by obesity we recommend following up with your HealthCare professional as your medication will vary with your weight loss achieved.
Optifast can cause minor constipation in the first few days, however it will be resolved. Optifast contains fiber and with proper water intake, possibility of constipation is low.