The OPTIFAST Program is a patient-centric medically supervised weight management program that closely monitors and assesses progress towards better health and emotional well-being. The program which usually lasts 26 weeks, utilizes a full meal replacement plan that transitions to self-prepared “everyday” meals in conjunction with comprehensive patient education and support. The OPTIFAST Program is designed for the severely obese, those with a body mass index higher than 35.
The OPTIFAST Program succeeds because it treats the whole patient focusing on more than just weight. A comprehensive medical weight loss program, OPTIFAST surrounds the patients with a team of healthcare professionals, including physicians, registered dietitians and lifestyle counselors to help patients achieve long-term weight loss. The goal is to provide patients with expert resources to address, modify and support lifestyle, behavior and diet decisions.