Information - Optifast VLCD Coffee Sachets
Optifast VLCD Coffee Sachets provide restricted calories to assist weight loss. The Optifast Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) Program is a nutritionally complete, total food replacement range. It is unlike any other weight loss program you have tried. Clinically proven as a safe and effective method of rapid weight loss when used under medical supervision. Optifast VLCD is supported by an obesity expert Advisory Board, and is the only VLCD backed by over 80 published clinical research studies. Used by millions of people worldwide since 1974, it is the world's most commonly used very low calorie diet.
Adults in need of major weight loss:
BMI > 30 OR
BMI > 27 with additional risk factors associated with excess weight
Adults with a history of failure with diet and exercise
Adults in need of rapid weight loss
Adults with the motivation and readiness to lose weight
Add one sachet of OPTIFAST VLCD to 200mL of cold or warm water. Stir and blend or shake the liquid until the contents of the sachet are fully dissolved.. Do not use boiling water. Add more water for desired taste and contigency. Recommended with cold water for better taste. For those on the transition phase of Optifast (i.e. two serves of Optifast per day), enjoy a smooth, delicious and satisfying fruit smoothie by adding one serve of fruit (e.g. 200g berries) and mixing in a blender.
Replace 1 - 3 meals with 1 - 3 sachets per day. Additionally, consume at least 2L of water and up to 2 cups of low starch vegetables per day. A program of regular light exercise enhances wellbeing and the likelihood of success.
Skimmed milk powder (40%). calcium caseinate (13%). maltodextrin (corn). inulin. sodium caseinate (7%). vegetable oils (sunflower. canola. coconut). fructose. sugar. potassium citrate. magnesium carbonate. fish oil. strawberry flavour. potassium phosphate. colour (162). emulsifier (472). sodium chloride. vitamin c (sodium ascorbate). emulsifier (soy lecithin). iron pryophosphate. vitamin e acetate. sweeteners (aspartame and acesulfame postassium). zinc sulfate. nicotinamide. copper gluconate. calcium pantothenate. calcium phosphate. manganese sulphate. vitamin b6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride). sodium fluoride. vitamin b1 (thiamin hydrochloride). vitamin b2 (riboflavin). vitamin a. chromium chloride folic acid. sodium selenite. sodium molybdate. vitamin k1 (phytonadione). biotin. potassium iodide vitamin d3 (cholecaciferol). vitamin b12 (cyanocobalamin).
Must be used under supervision of a health professional
Who should not take the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ Program? Persons with acute cerebrovascular or cardiovascular disease, renal disease, hepatic disease, juvenile onset diabetes, porphyria or overt psychosis. The use of the OPTIFAST® VLCD™ program is also contraindicated in pregnancy, lactation and is not recommended for children below the age of 18 years and people over the age of 65 years. May contain traces of egg and or nuts. Contains lactose and sodium saccharin. Gluten-free.
More Information1. Intensive Phase
During this initial phase, Optifast replaces ALL meals and must be taken in combination with 2 cups of low-starch, green vegetables and 2 litres of water per day. 2. Transition Phase
In this phase, Optifast replaces just TWO meals a day. One low-calorie meal (approximately 500 Calories) is introduced, in combination with 2 cups of low-starch, vegetables and 2 litres of water per day. One serving of fruit can also be included (see list of Allowed Foods). 3. Maintenance Phase
Once this phase is reached, Optifast replaces just ONE meal a day - in combination with 2 low calorie meals, 2 cups of low-starch vegetables and 2 litres of water per day. 4. Stabilisation Phase
Once weight loss goals have been achieved, you should be at a stage where you no longer require Optifast and you are eating healthy, low calorie meals. However, it is vital to maintain weight loss by ensuring calorie intake is restricted to less than about 1500 calories per day. Your health professional may advise you to use Optifast intermittently if you go above your healthy goal weight.