Have you tried losing weight by carefully measuring your food portions and noticed that the scale still doesn't move? Many people find it difficult to accurately determine portion sizes and eat consistent amounts of food day after day. In fact, studies show that most people actually consume about 50% more calories than they actually think they do. This is not because they are in denial about what they eat. They simply do not have the skills to accurately track what they are eating.
Clinical studies also show that when people are given very few food choices, or even no food choices, it is easier to decrease the amount of calories they consume each day. By taking away the selection and preparation of foods, and reducing the vast array of available foods, people lose weight. This is the concept called “stimuli narrowing.” By using a portion-controlled formula diet, such as OPTIFAST®, all the nutrition needed each day is included. The benefits of this type of diet are in the reduced calories, complete nutrition, and perhaps most importantly, in the ability to stick with the diet because no food choices are made.
Imagine taking a break from food. While your body loses weight and your health improves, you will use the time to learn about good nutrition and healthy eating habits so that when you are again eating food, you are better equipped to manage it.
OPTIFAST® weight management products offer*:
- High quality, complete nutrition.
- Pre-portioned and calorie-controlled servings.
- Quick and simple preparation.
OPTIFAST® has been used for over 25 years—hardly a fad diet.