How Long Does It Take To See Results From OPTIFAST?
The Weight and Wellness Institute uses OPTIFAST® in its weight loss programs. We are the only certified provider of OPTIFAST® in Rhode Island.
OPTIFAST® is a meal replacement system that can help with weight loss. It is more nutritionally balanced than over-the-counter alternatives and prescribed under medical supervision.
Weight loss varies based on doing the full fast or the partial program and depends on starting weight, gender, adherence and physical activity Typically, women may lose to 1-3 pounds a week while men lose up to 2-5 pounds per week.
Over the 26-week treatment, patients can expect to lose 30 to 50 pounds or more.
How Does OPTIFAST® Work?
OPTIFAST® is a nutritionally complete, restricted-calorie meal replacement system. It consists of shakes, bars, and soups that take the place of regular meals and snacks.
During the initial treatment phase, patients typically consume between 600 to 800 calories per day. This low-calorie intake can trigger a state called ketosis, in which it burns fat to create energy. Patients add healthy whole foods to their diets in later stages and eventually reach a maintenance level.
Deciding Whether OPTIFAST® is Right For You
You may be a good candidate for OPTIFAST® if:
- You need to lose a significant amount of weight (over 30 pounds)
- You are experiencing weight-related symptoms like fatigue and joint pain
- You are at risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, or other weight-related medical conditions
- You have not been able to achieve success with other weight loss plans
Other Support Provided
At the Weight and Wellness Institute, we understand that weight loss is more than a number on a scale and requires personal effort on many different fronts. Emotional and physical changes are equally important, along with building positive habits. Our weight loss program provides counseling, nutritional planning, exercise, and group support.
Explore Your Options
As you decide how to approach your weight, remember to focus on staying healthy. A medically supervised program like OPTIFAST® is a better choice than an over-the-counter weight loss product that may be untested and unsafe.
Call the Weight and Wellness Institute
If you have been struggling with your body weight for a long time and haven't succeeded with other diet plans, you may benefit from OPTIFAST®. This safe and effective system can accelerate your weight loss while keeping you healthy.
Call the Weight and Wellness Institute today at 401-895-9937 to set up an appointment for a consultation and discover how OPTIFAST® can help you achieve your goals.