The Optifast VLCD Program is a nutritionally complete very low calorie diet for the management of people who are obese or severely overweight. To assist with compliance the product range comes in a variety of products including shakes, desserts, soups and bars.
The Optifast VLCD Program offers a wide range of convenient meal replacements. Shakes, desserts, soups and bars. Free online support and information available to start your journey towards a healthier future. To join, log on to www.optifast.com.au
Optifast VLCD should be taken under the supervison of a healthcareprofessional. It is indicated for persons with a BMI>30 or a BMI>27 with medical complications associated with obesity.
INDICATIONS: Total food replacement for the management of obesity. Optifast VLCD Program is intended for use as part of the management of people who are obese or overweight when there is associated secondary pathology e.g. non-insulin dependent diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism corrected by replacement therapy, gynaecological disorders, hyperlipidaemia or where obesity is an impediment to surgery.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Acute cerebrovascular or cardiovascular disease, renal disease, hepatic disease, type 1 diabetes, porphyria or overt psychosis. Use in pregnancy - Contraindicated. Use in lactation - Contraindicated. Use in children - Use of very low energy diets is not recommended in persons below 18 years. Use in elderly - Use of very low energy diets is not recommended in persons above 65 years of age. Optifast VLCD is for the dietary management of obesity and must be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional. A program of regular light exercise enhances wellbeing, and therefore likelihood of success.
Product SKU: BHW1220
Add one sachet of Optifast VLCD to 200-250ml of cold or warm water. Stir, blend or shake to dissolve. Do use boiling water. All prepared products should be tightly covered and consumed within 4 hours at room temperature or within 24 hours if refrigerated.
Note: Do not change proportions. Follow preparation instructions. Discard any unfinished product that has been heated.
Warnings & Precautions
Store box in a dry, cool place.
Contents not to be sold separately.
Individuals with recent myocardial infarction should be referred to a cardiologist to determine suitability for modified fasting. Individuals receiving medication for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia or those on lithium therapy may require a reduction in dose or withdrawal of treatment whilst undergoing modified fasting. Such individuals should be monitored carefully in the first weeks of an Optifast VLCD Program.
Individuals with a history of gout, porphyria, or hepatic, renal or gall bladder disease should also be monitored carefully by their healthcare professional. Individuals on lithium therapy require more frequent monitoring of blood lithium levels. Alcohol should not be consumed when using the Optifast VLCD Program