Very Low Energy Diet: Replace all meals with three sachets (54g) per day. Additionally, 2L or calorie free fluids and 2 cups of low starch, green vegetables should be consumed
1. Intensive Phase
During this initial phase, Optifast replaces ALL meals and must be taken in combination with 2 cups of low-starch, green vegetables and 2 litres of water per day.
2. Transition Phase
In this phase, Optifast replaces just TWO meals a day. One low-calorie meal (approximately 500 Calories) is introduced, in combination with 2 cups of low-starch, vegetables and 2 litres of water per day. One serving of fruit can also be included (see list of Allowed Foods).
3. Maintenance Phase
Once this phase is reached, Optifast replaces just ONE meal a day - in combination with 2 low calorie meals, 2 cups of low-starch vegetables and 2 litres of water per day.
4. Stabilisation Phase
Once weight loss goals have been achieved, you should be at a stage where you no longer require Optifast and you are eating healthy, low calorie meals. However, it is vital to maintain weight loss by ensuring calorie intake is restricted to less than about 1500 calories per day. Your health professional may advise you to use Optifast intermittently if you go above your healthy goal weight.
Very Low Calorie Diet: Replace 1 - 3 meals with 1 - 3 sachets per day. Additionally, consume at least 2L of water and up to 2 cups of low starch vegetables per day. A program of regular light exercise enhances well being and the likelihood of success.Add the contents of one sachet (54g) to 200mL of cold water and mix vigorously with a whisk or fork. Leave to stand 5 minutes preferably in a refrigerator. Store covered in refrigerator (<4C). Use within 24 hours.
NUTRITION INFORMATION Servings per package: 8 Serving size: 46g
Ave Quantity per Serving
Ave Quantity per 100g
Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate (Milk), Maltdextrin, Flacours (Contains Egg Products), Maize Dextrin, Soy Oil, Thickener (1414), Yeast Extract, Potassium Citrate, Di Calcium Phosphate, Milk Protein, Magnesium Carbonate, Potassium Phosphate Dibasic, Glucose Syrup, Salt, Garlic Extract, Colour (100), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Ascorbic Acid, Pepper Extract, Ferric Pyrophosphate, Reinylacetate, Sinc Sulphate, Nicotinamide, Potassium Idodide, Sodium Moybdate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Antioxidants (304,307), Copper Fluconate, Salsium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulphate, Chromium Chloride, Sodium Flouride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenite, Cholecalciferol, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Phylloquinone, Riboflavin, Cyanocobalamin, Folic Acid, Biotin.
Persons with acute cerebrovascular or cardiovascular disease, renal disease, hepatic disease, juvenile onset diabetes, porphyria or overt psychosis should not take this program. OPTIFAST® VLCDTM should not be used in pregnancy, lactation and is not recommended for children below the age of 18 years and people over the age of 65 years.
May contain traces of egg and or nuts. Contains lactose and sodium saccharin. Gluten-free.
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