Optifast Programme

The Optifast Programme

The Optifast® programme is like no other weight loss options you may have tried. A medically supervised weight-management programme closely monitors and assesses your progress towards better lifestyle choices.

The programme involves a clinically proven meal replacement plan that then transitions to self-prepared ‘everyday’ meals, in conjunction with comprehensive patient education and support.

Milestone 1: Total meal replacement

Starting with a 1:1 consultation with your dedicated dietitian, you agree your goals and start the 8- to 12-week active weight-loss programme, with frequent communication with your dietitian to support and motivate you through the process. If your goals are achieved after 8 weeks you will progress to Milestone 1. If not, just stick with Milestone 1 for another 4 weeks. Keep the momentum and work with your dietitian to re-focus on your goals.

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Milestone 2: Reintroducing food

It’s the end of Milestone 1 and you’re well on your way – you’re on track to achieving your weight-loss goals and because of this you are likely to experience changes in your blood sugar levels. With ongoing support from your Milestones DM2 dietitian, plus recipe ideas and healthy eating advice, top tips & tricks for staying on track, you transition back to a manageable, healthy diet over 4 weeks.


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Milestone 3: Maintenance

You’ve done it! You have reached Milestone 3 and you’re ready to consolidate and maintain the achievements you’ve made. In this Milestone, you will continue with your healthy eating and exercise plan, with ongoing support from your dietitian and diabetes specialist nurse. This is about you and the future, a great chance to reflect on how far you’ve come and understand how best to maintain your weight loss and diabetes management.

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Welcome to Optifast

This clinically proven programme has been designed to help patients improve their dietary management by losing weight under medical supervision. 1-3

  • Clinically proven
  • Nutritionally complete meal replacements
  • Personalised packages to suit you and your lifestyle
  • Individual coaching with a registered dietitian
  • Lifestyle and nutrition education
  • Long term weight maintenance
  • OPTIFAST® products are recommended by health care professionals


The Optifast® programme is like no other weight loss options you may have tried. Comprehensive, behaviour-based, weight management programs have shown positive results in the first year. In addition, for people undergoing weight loss surgery, OPTIFAST can make a meaningful difference in health before surgery, during surgery and long afterward.

Proven Benefits

The OPTIFAST® programme has over 40 years of experience and documented outcomes in more than 80 clinical weight loss publications demonstrating efficacy on over 5,000 people in Europe. This clinically proven programme has shown positive results in weight loss, average decrease in total cholesterol, average reduction in blood pressure and average decrease in waist circumference. (1-3)



Is This For Me?

The OPTIFAST® programme is for people looking to take control of their weight management and is suitable for the following;


  • BMI ≥30 kg/m2
  • Aged 18 and over
  • Male and Female
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes