Optifast Program

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  • Optifast: Fast But Not Permanent Results

    Jun 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Oh You will Lose the Weight Fast, but at What cost??
    Cons: All Liquid Diet which Causes you to go absolutely Insane, and worse of all the weight comes back!

    Summary: Over a decade ago, I was evaluated and accepted by the Optifast program. I participated in this program for close to nine months, and I personally will tell you that this was nine months of living hell. Optifast is a liquid diet only diet. ... read more

  • Why I chose Optifast, and some thoughts...

    Jul 18, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Quick weight loss
    Medical supervision
    Professional support
    Education
    Stimuli narrowing
    Cons: Difficult to manage social eating situations
    Must commit for the long haul, i.e. forever

    Summary: I am going on my fifth week of Optifast.  I started at a BMI of 32, so "obese" but closer to the "overweight" end of the range.  Five weeks in, I have lost 20 lbs.  I am confident that I will lose what I need to lose in order to place into ... read more

  • Do you want to live healthy?

    Jan 9, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: loose weight! Never hungry, classes, individual and group support. Cost same spent on Junk food!
    Cons: NONE unless being healthy is a bad thing!

    Summary: If anyone is thinking about using Optifast as a diet tool, let me tell them DO IT! But you have to be ready! Not ready to loose weight, but ready to become healthy, to stay alive! This program is not an easy way out and if you are not ready to be ... read more

  • It is not about the fasting phase

    Sep 19, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast weight loss. Lots of support.
    Cons: Hunger for first week.

    Summary: I have about 40 - 45 pounds to lose and I am tired of losing 1-2 pounds per week, as I have before on Weight Watchers. I end up getting bored, do something social, and then end up eating too many calories. (I think Weight Watchers is a fine program, ... read more

  • overweight but not obese

    Jul 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: shakes taste great can have bars or soup or dessert. weight does come off
    Cons: still cooking for the family.

    Summary: I consider myself overweight but not obese. I started using Optifast three weeks ago and find it fantastic. I did not start with the intense program, instead I started with two shakes a day and one calorie controlled meal. Almost all of it vegetables ... read more

  • Just startted Opti-fast and need some support here!

    Jun 10, 2007 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Shakes R great, Pudding sucks, quick results
    Cons: Need support

    Summary: Hi, my name is Patricia and I began the Opti-fast diet a week and a half ago. Today is by far my worst day since beginning. I have always been thin and enjoyed every minute of it. However when those babies came I didn't really pay much attention to ... read more

  • I'm Only 187 lbs at 5'7 and using OptiFast unsupervised....

    May 1, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy process, eat 1 healthy meal with 5 shakes daily, tons of energy, soaring confidence.
    Cons: Not enough food, gittery & diaherea, Shakes are disgusting.

    Summary: I was able to buy the products from an on-line clinic and I must say, today is my second day and I feel GREAT!!! I was told by the on-line clinic nurse to drink 5 shakes a day and eat 1 low carb Healthy Choice 480 or less calorie meal a day. Within 45 ... read more

  • It works and the weight loss is encouraging!

    May 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No dishes, groceries, meal preparations;
    Break destructive eating habits;
    Fast results are motivating;
    Delicious
    Cons: Bad breath;
    First few days, you'll be hungry;
    Social situations (some can't understand);

    Summary: I have nothing but good things to say about Optifast. I think of myself as a picky eater and I don't mind the taste of the shakes at all. I find that the vanilla tastes like soft serve ice cream and chocolate is good too. You can also use instant ... read more

  • you need to set your mind to it and it will work

    Jan 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Structured program helps with changing life style. Very safe. Truly effective.
    Cons: Shakes don't taste too good. Oh well.

    Summary: I'm 5'10 and weighed 310 pounds ten months ago. After being on the Optifast program (which was offered to me through my HMO) for six months, and two month on the maintainence program, I now weigh 175. Even after around two months of being back on normal ... read more

  • Optifast Does Work

    Jun 14, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: fool proof, drink shakes =lose weight I promise this diet works!
    Cons: social gatherings are hard, avoid them for the first few weeks, it gets easier.

    Summary: Ive read some reviews here on Optifast...I have been on the program for over 6 months..basically, any diet works, if you stay committed to it..so Optifast is no miracle. But i think ive tried every diet u can think of and this is the only one that worked ... read more

  • I AM ON DAY 8

    Dec 15, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge weight loss, more energy, higher self esteem, MOTIVATED
    Cons: miss taste sensations -smelling food helps satisfy.Product range limited compared to USA

    Summary: Weighing 242.5pounds to start with in 8 days I have lost 14.33 pounds. (Sorry if that looks funny, I'm in Oz so we work in kg which is 110kg with a 6.5kg loss). Our program seems to be a little different than some of the reviews I have read. I am on the ... read more

  • Optifast: Look at the Facts, and explore your options

    Aug 21, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fast weight loss, medical supervision, simple, excellent track record.
    Cons: No Food, variety or choices; cost; some initial discomfort (but consider medication for appetite)

    Summary: Here are some facts that I used to evaluate my decision to choose Optifast. You can find this study at the Optifast website. My review/experience will follow: 1. The average BMI entry into the diet is 39. Do you know what your BMI is? OptiFast is ... read more

  • Best diet I have ever done!

    Mar 20, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, it works!, perfect nutrition, low calorie, never hungry, counseling, medical monitoring
    Cons: expensive, possible hair loss, loose skin, may regain weight

    Summary: I have tried to lose weight on every diet in the book, weight watchers, Jenny Craig, The Zone, Atkins, etc. I was only ever able to stay on the diet a month or two and would get discouraged by the slow results and the temptation of eating food off the ... read more

  • Why I like Optifast

    Jul 4, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: quick weight loss
    Cons: hard to socialize with with other people at times. Traveling can be also difficult.

    Summary: I lost a lot of weight with Optifast back in 1999. Sadly, it all came back. I cannot blame it on the ... read more

  • The easiest weight loss program

    Sep 5, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick weight loss, Lots of energy
    Cons: First week hard, all liquid

    Summary: I was desperate and as a last resort called the closest clinic. The nutritional counselor was wonderful and even though I didn't think I could do it...she was supportive. Within the first week I had lost 11 lbs. I felt better than I had in years and ... read more

  • Learn to eat right and succeed

    Jun 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy Weight Loss, Immediate results however with any diet discipline is key
    Cons: somewhat expensive

    Summary: I have been on the Optifast program for 5 months and have lost over 100 lbs. The diet is not for everyone, but if you are determined to lose the weight this is the right program for you. Most people fail to mention that Optifast has a full liquid diet ... read more

  • Optifast Program Works, Weight Still Off!

    Apr 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy,shakes taste great,loss of appetite,cost effective versus normal food cost for overeater
    Cons: NO FOOD, quick weight loss, medically supervised,follow entire program through maintenance or risk gain

    Summary: I am an Optifast success!! I had to lose 85 pounds, and it was easy, in six months I met my goal...BUT that is only the beginning of Optifast..you must know going into the fast that you will stay on the program,attending meetings after your weight loss ... read more

  • Not a way of life, but it helps the morbidly obese save their own life!

    Jan 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast weight loss, no physical hunger, shakes convenient & tast great!
    Cons: Some say it's expensive, but my insurance covered the costs.

    Summary: Many of the reviews here appear to have been written reviewing the "old" Optifast program (i.e., Oprah,1986). Optifast has changed, for the better. I know - I have been on it twice. Once when I was 18 and my parents made me do it - I was not ... read more

  • Don't ever get this desperate.

    Aug 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None.
    Cons: Dangerous, rapid weight loss with absolutely no way to keep it off. Avoid.

    Summary: I did. I'm sorry I did. I didn't get sick and I lost a lot of weight. But I learned absolutely nothing about how to eat properly and keep the weight off. Basically, it was a waste of all that money and my time. Plus, it was ... read more

  • You WILL lose weight...but is it worth it?

    Jul 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You will lose weight, it's medically monitored, classes to teach you to eat.
    Cons: Horrendously expensive, not covered by insurance, shakes taste AWFUL, no food.

    Summary: I went on the Optifast diet a few years ago through a local hospital. I was only on it for a month (I landed in the hospital for an UNRELATED problem, went off it in the hospital, and after eating real food again, couldn't go back), and in that time I ... read more

  • I still miss my mom.

    Jul 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: My mom lost 47 lbs. in about 7 weeks.
    Cons: My mom died on this program.

    Summary: My mom worked for a hospital in North Carolina that sponsored the Optifast program. She weighed 247 pounds, and she really did want to lose weight. At the urging of her boss, she enrolled in the Optifast program. The year was 1988, and her three ... read more

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