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OPTIFAST: A Different ‘Weigh’ to Look at Weight Loss

Posted on: January 29, 2016

The OPTIFAST® weight-loss system at Mercy Weight Management is different from other diet programs that focus on just looking good. At Mercy, we want you want to feel good, too. Discover the six things that make Mercy’s OPTIFAST program unique!

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When choosing a program, it is important to choose a trusted weight loss solution that delivers clinically proven results. Are you tired of feeling the yo-yo effect of dieting? We understand obesity and the challenges that surround weight management. Our staff of medical professionals has years of experience in weight management. Our physicians and dietitians will work together to help you overcome obstacles, break through barriers and accept accountability for your actions. We know that one plan does not work for all. Our dietitians work with you to develop a customized weight-loss plan that will suit your lifestyle and food preferences.

The OPTIFAST® VLCD Program, developed in 1974 by Mt. Sinai Hospital physicians in Cleveland, is our most popular program because it produces results and is easy to follow. Imagine losing 50 to 100+ pounds without having to measure or weigh your food. And calorie counting…forget about it!

Our program is a lifestyle change (really a weight-loss system), not just a diet. We help you achieve a heathier version of you by providing support, counseling, lifestyle education, meal replacements and medical monitoring. The OPTIFAST meal replacements are unlike other supplements on the market. OPTIFAST is nutritionally complete providing 100% of 24 vitamins and minerals for the day along with meeting your protein, carbohydrate and fat requirements. When you eat nutrient-dense foods your energy level improves while the body uses its own fat stores as energy resulting in weight loss

OPTIFAST is not only convenient, but tastes great, too. It is available as a premixed beverage, shake powder, nutrition bar and creamy soup. Shakes can be combined with many food extracts and sugar-free syrups for additional flavors. 

Here are six things that make Mercy’s weight-loss program unique:

#1 – We take a multidisciplinary approach.

We treat the disease of obesity with a focus on permanent lifestyle change.

#2 – Our staff is made up of medical specialists.

Our team has more than 60 years of experience combined in treating obesity including a bariatric dietitian and a diabetes dietitian specialist. Patients say that our staff is encouraging, friendly and supportive.  Even a bad week can be turned around thanks to the support provided by our staff dietitians.

#3 – We stress safe weight loss.

With our medical monitoring you can feel assured you will lose weight safely even if you have multiple chronic health conditions.

#4 – We can work with your doctor.

We will collaborate with your primary care physician or specialist to ensure continuity of care.

#5 – You get plugged into support groups.

You can share your weight-loss journey with others in the OPTIFAST program and receive weekly encouragement and motivation.

#6 – You’ll receive a FREE six-week membership at Mercy Health & Fitness Center.

Fitness professionals at Mercy’s medically based fitness center help develop a program that meets your needs.  

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” –John C. Maxwell

Don’t let another day go by! Contact Mercy Weight Management today online or by calling 330-588-4854.

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