Optifast Weightloss Tomato Soup Powder 8 x 54g
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What is Optifast® VLCDTM? The Optifast program is a clinically proven, very low calorie diet recommended for the dietary management of obesity. It has been widely researched and successfully and safely used worldwide by millions of patients since 1974.
How does it work? Optifast is incredibly simple. All food is replaced with the Optifast products, which are designed to restrict energy intake, whilst still maintaining healthy nutrition. Reducing calorie (energy) intake to below 800 calories (3448kJ) per day means the body starts to draw energy from its own fat stores instead of from food. Research has shown that very low calorie diets produce greater initial weight loss than other diets (9–26kg over 4-20 weeks).
What is involved? In the early stages, Optifast is designed to totally replace normal food intake. As you start to lose weight, normal meals are then gradually re-introduced. The products in our range each contain carbohydrates, essential fatty acids and high quality protein (which helps preserve lean body mass). Each product contains all the daily nutrients, minerals and trace elements the body needs on a daily basis.
There are four stages to the Optifast program and your health professional can advise which is the most appropriate phase of the program for your individual weight loss needs: Intensive Phase 1 - 12 WEEKS During this initial phase, Optifast replaces ALL meals and must be taken in combination with 2 cups of low-starch, green vegetables and 2 litres of water per day. Transition Phase 13 - 18 WEEKS One low calorie meal (approximately 300-350 calories) is introduced, in combination with 2 cups of low starch vegetables, 2 serves of fruit, 1 serve of dairy (see Allowed Foods List) and 2 litres of water per day. Maintenance Phase 19- 22 WEEKS Once this phase is reached, Optifast replaces just ONE meal a day – in combination with two low calorie meal (approximately 300-350 calories each), 2 cups of low starch vegetables, 2 serves of fruit, 1 serve of dairy (see Allowed Foods List) and 2 litres of water per day. Stabilisation Phase 23 WEEKS AND ONWARDS Once weight loss goals have been achieved, you should be at a stage where you no longer require Optifast and you are eating healthy, low calorie meals. However, it is vital to maintain weight loss by ensuring calorie intake is restricted to less than about 1500 calories per day. Your health professional may advise you to use Optifast intermittently if you go above your healthy goal weight.
How is it taken? Optifast comes in bar, shake and soup formats, in individual portions. To make up a sachet, simply add the contents to cold or hot water - then stir or shake. In addition to the sachets, it’s important to drink two litres of calorie-free fluid, preferably water, and eat two cups of low starch vegetables every day. It’s also important to start a program of light exercise – increasing to moderate intensity (e.g. brisk walking) as weight loss accelerates. Before commencing any exercise program, it is important that you discuss this with your health professional.
This delicious Chocolate Desert is one of the products in the Optifast range. It is nutritionally complete, high in fibre and has a low GI. Each pack contains 8 x 54g sachets.
|Active Ingredient||Skimmed Milk Powder (28%), Milk proteins [Calcium Caseinate (15%), Sodium Caseinate (7%) ], Tomato (12%) Maltodextrin (Corn), Vegetable oil (Sunflower Oil, Rapeseed Oil) Minerals (Sodium Chloride, Magnesium Citrate, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Ferric Pyrophosphate, Zinc Sulphate, Copper Gluconate, Manganese Sulphate, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Flouride) Sugar, Beetroot Juice Concentrate, Glucose Syrup (Corn, Wheat or Potato), Medium Chain Triglycerides, Fish Oil, Vegetable Gum (415), Parsley, Stabiliser (466), Emulsifiers (472c, Soy Lecithin, 471), Vitamins (Vitamin E Acetate, Vitamin A Acetate, Nicotinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Ascorbic Acid, Cholecalciferol, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Cyanocobalamin, Phylloquinine, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin), Colour (100), Flavour [Wheat], Antioxidants (304,307) Contains Milk, Soy, Wheat and Fish. Made on equipment that also processes products containing Egg and Celery.|
To use Optifast VLCD Tomato Soup: Add one sachet of Optifast to 200mL of hot water (60°). Do not use boiling water. Stir to dissolve. If desired, more water may be added. Alternatively, add one sachet to 200mL of cold water, stir vigorously, heat gently on the stove or cover and microwave on high for one minute. You can also add your 2 cups of allowed vegetables to your soup to make it delicious and healthy.
|Contra Indications||Persons with acute cerebrovascular or cardiovascular disease, renal disease, hepatic disease, juvenile onset diabetes, porphyria or overt psychosis should not take Optifast Products. The Optifast Program is contra-indicated in pregnancy, lactation and is not recommended for children below the age of 18 years and in people over the age of 65 years.|
Please note: Optifast is recommended to be taken under the supervision of a health professional. It is indicated for persons with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30 or a BMI greater than 27 with medical complications associated with obesity such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure or non-insulin dependent diabetes.