Optifast VLCD™ is not recommended for you. However, you can check our healthy, delicious recipes, so that you can always enjoy food and keep your shape at the same time.
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OPTIFAST products are foods for a low-calorie diet to reduce weight, suitable both for total meal replacement for individual meals.
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The Centre for Diabetes & Endocrinology (CDE) works with Nestlé to provide independent medical backing and supervision for the CDE-OPTIFAST Programme in South Africa. The CDE is responsible for the training of registered dietitians and other healthcare professionals on very low calorie diets (VLCD). These trained healthcare professionals then administer an individualised VLCD in those who meet the criteria.
Find CDE-OPTIFAST®-accredited healthcare professional near you: https://www.cdediabetes.co.za/home/utlities/find-a-dietitian.html
The CDE recognises the benefit of the reduction of excess body fat and the role of a VLCD in the potential remission of type 2 diabetes, if sufficient weight-loss is achieved in those who are relatively recently diagnosed. Besides the benefit for possible diabetes remission, VLCDs are known to assist with other co-morbidities that are associated with excess body fat that results in obesity, e.g. the lowering of blood pressure and improvements in blood cholesterol and sleep apnoea. Frequently the need for medication for these conditions is decreased, allowing reductions in the number of medications, medication doses and side effects, and treatment costs – this can significantly improve quality of life for individuals with these conditions.
For more information, visit the CDE website: