The Optifast VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) program is so
much more than just another 'diet'. Optifast VLCD is a
holistic approach to weight management, where you receive all of
the information, advice and support you need in order to lose
weight and improve your health, and most importantly, to educate
you on how to make sustainable lifestyle changes that will help you
keep the weight off long term.
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.
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
Regular exercise increases your metabolic rate and enhances
wellbeing making it an important component of the Optifast VLCD
Please note: Optifast VLCD is recommended to
be taken under the supervision of a health professional.
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
Add more water if you would prefer a larger
shake or a more diluted taste. The colder the water, the better the
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.
PRECAUTIONS: It is important to take an
additional 2 litres of calorie-free fluid each day. Not suitable
for Pregnant or Lactating Women, Infants, Children, Adolescents or
people over the age of 65.
Skimmed Milk Powder (37%,
Milk Proteins [Calcium Caseinate (13%), Sodium
Caseinate (7%)], Inulin, Vegetable Oils (Canola, Sunflower), Sugar,
Maltodextrin (Corn, Potato), Fructose, Minerals (Potassium Citrate,
Magnesium Carbonate, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Ferric
Pyrophosphate, Zinc Sulphate, Copper Gluconate, Tricalcium
Phosphate, Manganese Sulphate, Sodium Fluoride, Chromium Chloride,
Sodium Selenite, Sodium Molybdate, Potassium Iodide), Glucose Syrup
(Corn, Wheat or Potato), Medium Chain
Triglycerides, Fish Oil, Corn Starch, Sweeteners
(Aspartame, Acesulfame Potassium), Emulsifiers
(Soy Lecithin, 472c, 471), Vitamins (Ascorbic
Acid, Vitamin E Acetate, Nicotinamide, Calcium Pantothenate,
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Riboflavin,
Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Phytonadione,
Cholecalciferol, Cyanocobalamin), Flavour, Antioxidants (304, 307),
Vegetable Gum (414), Colour (160a).
Contains Milk, Soy, Wheat and Fish. Contains
Phenylalanine. Made on equipment that also processes products
containing egg and Celery.