The Optifast program is a 9-month LCD (Low Calorie Diet), a comprehensive dietary intervention utilizing the Optifast shake product.
Each Optifast group is composed of up to 16 patients, who meet together on a weekly basis for the first 4 months (during the liquid meal replacement dietary intervention phase) and then on a monthly basis for the final 5 months. In addition to the clinician-led group sessions, patients also meet one-on-one with a physician, dietitian, exercise specialist, and mental health therapist. All sessions, both group and one-on-one, are conducted in a safe, open, and supportive environment.
Patients who meet these criteria can complete a screening assessment with our Optifast Physician Lead and Mental Health Coordinator to determine whether or not they would benefit from participation in the program.
The Optifast program is intended to facilitate not only physical, but lifestyle-level change: as anyone who has ever tried multiple diets can attest, losing weight is meaningless unless you can adapt a tolerable long-term lifestyle that you can sustain indefinitely in order to keep your weight consistent. Obesity is a condition that affects the entire person. Your physical, mental, and emotional states must be alignment in order for long-term change to be possible.
Our program focuses on every aspects of the weight-loss and weight-maintenance process in order to ensure that our patients are empowered to not only lose weight, but to live a healthy life of their own design.