OPTILITE Partial Meal Replacement Program

A moderate to moderately aggressive weight loss diet program appropriate for people with 45 pounds or less to lose, who have found they are not losing weight efficiently while following a conventional low-calorie diet.

OPTILITE features a low-calorie diet created by combining conventional foods with meal replacement weight loss products.

Participants replace 1-2 meals and up to 3 snacks per day with OPTIFAST® brand meal replacement products (shakes, soups, bars, etc.). To simplify meal preparation and further control calories, some people choose to use a frozen diet meal as their conventional food choice(s).

Calorie levels while following the OPTILITE diet range from 1150-1600 per day. Depending on how aggressively participants cut calories and increase their activity level, weight loss ranges from 2-2.5 pounds a week for women* and 3-4 pounds a week for men*.

OPTILITE Combines the best features of an OPTIFAST Program, including liquid diet options, fitness, and health coaching, with low calorie foods.

People participating in this weight loss program receive weekly weight loss and blood pressure monitoring to ensure they stay in optimal heath while losing weight. They also participate in weekly lifestyle/behavior change classes, which cover nutrition, activity, and behavioral skills like stress management that can improve their ability to manage their weight in the future.

Weight Maintenance Option

Partial meal replacement diets are a popular option with people in the weight maintenance program. The calorie control and limited appetite stimulation provided by these weight loss diets help people manage their weight in the long term. A typical meal replacement plan for maintenance is the use of meal replacement weight loss products like OPTIFAST® for one low-calorie meal and one to two snacks each day. However, all Medical Weight Loss of New York meal replacement programs are customized to suit each patient’s weight loss needs, health status, and lifestyle, so the plan you follow may be different.

*Saris, W. H.M. (2001), Very-Low-Calorie Diets and Sustained Weight Loss. Obesity Research, 9: 295S–301S. doi: 10.1038/oby.2001.134