The OPTIFAST® Weight Loss Programme It is a VLCD (very low calorie diet) meal replacement shake, soup or bar, prescribed by a CDE Optifast trained dietitian for weight loss.
Who can take OPTIFAST?
People with a BMI > 30 kg/m2 (obese)
People with a BMI > 27 kg/m2 and with:
– high blood pressure
– high cholesterol
– high triglycerides
– high blood sugar
– family history of non-communicable diseases
Waist circumference of > 94 cm in men
Waist circumference of > 80cm in women
Who cannot take OPTIFAST?
People who are not overweight /obese
Pregnant or lactating women
Children <18 years
Unstable angina /myocardial infarction
People with liver failure
People with renal dysfunction