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OPTITRIM (Partial Meal Replacement Program)

The OPTITRIM program is a combination of OPTIFAST meal replacements with one calorie controlled meal. Patients following the OPTITRIM program replace two meals with OPTIFAST meal replacements and are responsible for planning one meal a day.   Guidelines are given to help you make the best choices. 

OPTITRIM is an excellent option for patients who have modest weight goals or whose job requires dining out frequently.  Also, patients with children often find that OPTITRIM works well for them because they are able to fit the healthy meal into their evening meal routine.  Having a meal provides the added benefit of gradually incorporating the nutrition and meal planning skills patients learn during the program into their diet.

What to expect from the OPTITRIM program?

Patients can expect a 2-3 pound weight loss per week*.  The success of the OPTITRIM program requires planning and preparing one healthy portion-controlled meal. A registered dietitian will take the time to orient you to healthy meal choices and correct portion sizes.    

 In addition, Dr. Auriemma will meet with patients every other week to monitor their progress and adjust any medications.  Weekly, patients will visit the clinic to be weighed and attend group classes.  Our classes are taught by a registered dietitian, an exercise physiologist, or a behaviorist.


*Saris, W. H.M. (2001), Very-Low-Calorie Diets and Sustained Weight Loss. Obesity Research, 9: 295S–301S. doi: 10.1038/oby.2001.134

*Very Low Calorie Diets – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders

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