We focus on total healthy weight loss of 1-2 lb / week with a Total Caloric Deficit of 500-1000/day which is very reasonable, non-depriving, realistic and achievable over 3-6 months, while also providing numerous health benefits – including lowering of blood sugar, blood pressure cholesterol, improvement in stamina, energy and endurance. This is what we call Medical Nutrition Therapy.
In order for (TCR) to be meaningful and induce satiety, one of the options is to have a Meal Replacement (MR) instead. We offer the OPTIFAST Meal Replacement Program in which you can consume most of your calories from a Meal Replacement shake instead of food, while still being provided with satiety as it is balanced, nutritious, and fulfilling.OPTIFAST is a non-OHIP program and the only MR program that has been approved in Canada, and has been endorsed by the current Obesity guidelines issued in CMJA in August 2020.
The studies have shown:
→ 14-20% average weight loss
→ 16% average decrease in waist circumference
→ 7-10% average decrease in blood pressure
→ Discontinuation of diabetes medicationsTo learn more about it, click here to download Optifast Brochure.
Keep in mind that the word ‘dieting’ is no longer used for weight loss in regards to calorie restriction. The correct medical terminology as per guidelines is Medical Nutritional Therapy (MNT)
So what is the best MNT that provides optimal results?
According to the meta-analysis done in 2014, it was concluded that ANY diet is better than NO diet at all. Studies have shown that all diets generally work for 6 months only and by the 12th month, weight gain starts again. Therefore, the Best Diet is one that you can stick to in the long run. At the end of the day, it is important you enjoy what you eat in order to achieve healthy and sustainable weight loss.