The OPTIFAST Full Meal Replacement Plan is based on the philosophy of stimuli narrowing. Research has shown that when we do not entertain our taste buds with several flavors, and textures of food, we eat less. In effect, when following the OPTIFAST Full Meal Replacement Plan, patients are less hungry making the meal plan easy to follow, giving you the time to focus on making healthy lifestyle changes. (Am J Clin Nutr. 1985 Nov; 42 (5 Supp): 932-9.)
The OPTIFAST Full Meal Replacement Program, when combined with a comprehensive treatment plan that includes medical supervision, nutrition, behavior and lifestyle education, is one of the safest and fastest non-surgical methods for weight loss.
The OPTIFAST Full Meal Replacement Program provides a minimum of 800 calories a day. The program allows you to lose weight rapidly during the active weight loss phase that lasts 12 to 16 weeks. Thereafter, Vista Registered Dietitians will instruct patients on how to safely transition back to traditional foods. The transition phase may last an average of 6 weeks. The Full Meal Replacement Program typically lasts 20 weeks.
*The typical OPTIFAST patient loses 52 pounds in 22 weeks. For many dieters, weight loss is only temporary.
The Partial Meal Replacement Program combines pre-packaged frozen dinners, traditional foods and meal replacement shakes, bars and soups. This plan is suitable for individuals who travel frequently, have irregular work weeks, dine out frequently, or those who must eat traditional foods in combination with the OPTIFAST meal replacements.
The Partial Meal Replacement Program provides a minimum of 1000 calories a day. The average weight loss for the individual following this plan is 1 to 3 lbs. per week during the active weight loss phase. The length of this program may be customized according to the individual’s goals. Actual weight loss may vary.
Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085