If you are looking for a fast, safe way to lose weight and get healthy, your medical weight loss clinic may recommend OPTIFAST. Performed under the guidance of Dr. Briones in her medical weight loss clinic in Mt. Kisco and the surrounding Westchester County area , OPTIFAST can help you achieve significant weight loss. If you are considering using the OPTIFAST plan to lose weight, here are the answers to some questions you are likely to have.
What is OPTIFAST?
OPTIFAST is a medical weight loss plan designed to provide fast and safe weight loss for patients with a BMI of 30 or greater. It is intended to be used as part of a comprehensive weight loss plan that includes a transition phase during which patients learn to incorporate healthy eating habits into their everyday lives. Typically, the OPTIFAST program lasts for a total of 26 weeks, with the first 12 weeks being devoted to active weight loss. However, your medical weight loss professional will tailor the program to your specific weight loss needs.
What will I eat?
During the first phase of the OPTIFAST plan, which is the active weight loss phase, you will use OPTIFAST meal replacement products exclusively. These products are designed to provide you with the nutrients you need to lose weight without compromising your health. After the first phase, you will transition to preparing your own food, using less and less of the meal replacement products until you are self-preparing all of your meals. During the first phase, you will change your appetite and your cravings so that you are not tempted to return to eating unhealthy foods when you return to eating normal meals.
Is OPTIFAST safe?
Patients on the OPTIFAST program are monitored throughout the entire process and receive extensive health and nutritional counseling. The nutritionally balanced meal replacements ensure that you lose weight rapidly but in a healthy way, and the comprehensive education component of the program lays the foundation for long-term success.