Healthiness + Optifast

ARC Healthiness – Optifast Overview

Thinking about weight loss?

The Optifast meal replacement program can help you achieve your goal. Book an appointment with an ARC Healthiness doctor now to learn more.

Call us at 512-483-9595 to get started.

What is Optifast?

Optifast is a medically supervised total meal replacement plan for patients that want a more intense meal intervention.

From the very first visit, you will have an ARC physician and a health guide, both specialized in weight loss, on your team. You have weekly visits with your personal health guide and recommended with your ARC physician.

Unlike Ideal Protein that is a partial meal replacement, Optifast is a full meal replacement for approximately four months.

Working with the healthiness team to begin incorporating normal foods back into your diet. This is a thoroughly studied and has been used at ARC for the past 30 years.

  • For approximately 4 months, Optifast will be your sole source of nutrition
  • Meal replacements are bars, shakes, or soups that you can purchase at the clinic
  • Consuming 5 meal replacements per day meets all nutrition requirements

What to Expect?

  • 50-60 pounds weight loss in six months
  • Weight-loss-related improvements in blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels
  • Increased energy and activity

What happens during the first 2 weeks?

  • You will go on total meal replacements
  • Your body will be adjusting to the liquid plan and reach ketosis
  • Once ketosis is reached, you will begin to lose weight and feel better

After substantial weight loss, we have options to assist you with maintenance like dietitian visits, medications, or further behavior change coaching.


  • One-time enrollment fee: $150
  • Meal replacements cost between $120 – $140 per week.
  • You can purchase the meal replacements from your clinic as you need, although we believe purchasing products weekly or monthly make it easier for you.

Keep in mind this replaces all of your food so you will not have to think about grocery shopping, eating out, drinking, etc. Your monthly physician visits are billed out to your insurance plan. Optifast is an intense intervention but with commitment and dedication to behavior change, we see lots of improvements in our patients.

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Get Started

Request an appointment online or by calling 512-483-9595 to learn more and get started.

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