The Optifast® VLCD™ program is incredibly simple to follow. Meals are replaced with Optifast® VLCD™ products, which are designed to restrict energy intake, whilst still maintaining healthy nutrition. Reducing calorie (energy) intake means the body starts to draw energy from its own fat stores.
Description & Use
The Optifast® VLCD™ program is suitable for you if your BMI is >30, or if you have a BMI of >27 and also suffer from conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea, high cholesterol and other health risks that are associated with excess weight. A waist circumference of greater than or equal to 102cm in men and greater than or equal to 88cm in women is associated with increased risk of metabolic complications and indicates you may be suitable for Optifast® VLCD™.
Simply add one sachet of Optifast® to 200mL of cold water. Stir, blend or shake the liquid until the contents of the sachet are fully dissolved. Do not use boiling water. Add more water if you would prefer a larger shake or a more diluted taste. The colder the water, the better the taste! For those on the transition phase of Optifast® (i.e. two serves of Optifast® per day), you can enjoy a delicious and satisfying fruit smoothie, by adding one serve of fruit (e.g. 200g berries) and mixing in a blender. Whilst on the Optifast® VLCD™ program, it is important to take an additional 2 litres of calorie free fluid each day, preferably water, plus 2 cups of non-starchy green vegetables with a teaspoon of oil.
Storage & Disposal