Optifast© – non-surgical option for weight loss
Hamilton’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center’s Optifast program is a non-surgical option for qualified individuals seeking significant weight loss.
Optifast is a clinically-proven weight loss program that includes a full meal replacement diet that restricts patients’ food options for a limited time. Optifast products include formulas and nutrition bars that provide complete, balanced nutrition.
The primary goal of the program is to help patients improve their health through appropriate weight loss. It involves a multidisciplinary team of specialists who oversee a program strategy that includes medical monitoring, nutrition and exercise education and behavior modification.
Optifast medical professionals only treat weight loss issues and do not undertake the patient’s primary care. They partner with and provide regular progress reports to the patient’s primary care physician.
“My physician told me I either needed to get control of my weight, or I was destined for bad health,” says David Gordon, Optifast® patient. “Through the Optifast program, I went from 318 pounds to 256 pounds. If you follow the directions and are serious about improving your health, the program can work for you.”
Optifast is a 9-week treatment program. It begins with 4 weeks of active weight loss. This includes consumption of Optifast products and important lifestyle changes.
Between the 5th and 9th weeks, patients transition to a long-term management plan. They learn how to add self-prepared foods back into their diet while continuing lifestyle change education.
Following participation, patients can participate in ongoing classes and support groups to help manage their weight.
Hamilton’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center offers free information sessions. To learn more call 706.272.6079 or visit www.optifast.com.
Using the Optifast program through the Hamilton Diabetes and Nutrition Center, Leighann Jones, a 35-year old mother of two, was able to lose 30 pounds. The weight loss has led to big improvements in her life.
“I feel like I have more energy, and I’m proud that I’ve been able to do this for myself and my health, ” says Leighann. “I feel better, and I want to do more with my family now. I’ve taken what I’ve learned and made long-term changes to my lifestyle.”