At Dr. Li Wellness in Florham Park, New Jersey, a meal replacement program is one of the medical weight loss options we offer. With years of experience in obesity medicine, Dr. Sherry Li often recommends OPTIFAST®, a highly effective meal replacement program that has helped many patients reach their weight loss goals.
Why OPTIFAST and How Will It Help?
Losing weight depends on carefully monitoring your eating habits, such as calorie intake and meal portions. You also want to ensure you consume all the vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber necessary for a nutritionally complete diet.
If you do not initially feel confident in yourself to prepare healthy meals and control your portions, then a meal replacement option like OPTIFAST might be just right for you. The OPTIFAST plan includes high quality pre-portioned, calorie-controlled meals that are quick and simple to prepare so you don’t have to shop for food or cook meals. Narrowing your food choices and controlling the types of food you eat simplifies the weight loss process so you stay on track.
The OPTIFAST meal replacement program is a medically supervised weight management program. Benefits include:
- Average weight loss of 50 pounds in 26 weeks
- 15% reduction in cholesterol levels
- 10-15% decrease in blood pressure
- Lower blood glucose levels
- Long-term results (approximately 50% of patients maintain their weight loss)
- provide high-quality, complete nutrition
- offer portion- and calorie-control servings
- are quick and easy to prepare
- eliminate the need to make food choices and count calories
OPTIFAST products come in a variety of options such as liquid, ready-to-drink shakes, powder shake mixes, bars, and soup mixes.
There are three phases of the OPTIFAST plan:
Active weight loss: Your diet will consist of meal replacement products. The OPTIFAST product line includes a variety of tasty shakes, bars, soups, high protein drinks, instant protein powder, a fiber supplement, and a vitamin and mineral supplement.
Dr. Li will monitor and assess your progress with regular visits and provide nutrition education that will help you learn how to prepare healthy, nutritious meals for yourself.
Transition: You will transition back to self-prepared meals. Dr. Li will provide personalized counseling and support to help you break bad habits and implement lifestyle changes to ensure long-term success.
Maintenance: Dr. Li offers ongoing support sessions to help you maintain your weight loss and healthy lifestyle habits.
The OPTIFAST meal replacement program is only available by a doctor’s prescription and requires medical supervision. Dr. Li will carefully monitor your progress to ensure that you lose weight in a safe and consistent manner, and she will teach you better nutritional habits to improve your overall health.
End your weight loss struggles today. Contact Dr. Li Wellness to learn more about our meal replacement program and find out if OPTIFAST is right for you. For an appointment with Dr. Li, call (973) 377-3676 or you can request one online.