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Optifast Milkshake Vanilla VLCD 54g x 18 Sachets

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Style number: 2491052

Brand:
Optifast
Gender:
Adult
Health Conditions:
Weightloss
Optifast Milkshake Vanilla VLCD 54g x 18 Sachets

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    Description

    Optifast Milkshake Vanilla VLCD 54g x 18 Sachets

     

    Running out of options to include in your Very Low Calorie Diet? Since 1974, the Optifast Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) Program delivers complete nutrition which beats any other weight loss strategies. If done with the right diet and exercise, Optifast VLCD is a safe and effective weight loss method. Truth be told, Optifast VLCD is backed by more than 80 published articles, as well as an obesity expert Advisory board.

    What is Optifast? Optifast Milkshake Vanilla VLCD is specially formulated to support your weight. With the right amount of calories, protein, carbohydrates and fat, as well as key vitamins and minerals, Optifast Milkshake Vanilla VLCD delivers complete nutrition with the classic vanilla taste!

     

    Optifast Milkshake Vanilla VLCD is recommended for:

    •          Individuals with BMI > 30
    •          Individuals with BMI >27 and who has added risk factors linked with overweight and obesity
    •          Individuals who want to lose weight
    •          Adults who have tried out other weight loss methods and failed
    •          Adults seeking a rapid way to lose pounds
    •          Adults who are motivated and ready to drop some pound

    Directions

    Intensive Phase:

    Breakfast:
    1 sachet of Optifast VLCD Dessert or Milkshake or
    1 sachet of Optifast VLCD Soup

    Lunch:
    1 sachet of Optifast VLCD Dessert or Milkshake or
    1 sachet of Optifast VLCD Soup

    Dinner:
    1 sachet of Optifast VLCD Dessert or Milkshake or
    2 sachet of Optifast VLCD Soup

    • Mix each sachet with 200ml water and shake vigorously.
    • Do not use boiling water
    • If desired, more water may be added

    Ingredients

    Active Ingredients:

    Optifast Vanilla (54g) Milkshake Ingredients:
     
    Skimmed Milk Powder (36%), Milk Proteins [Calcium Caseinate (13%), Sodium Caseinate (8%)], Inulin, Maltodextrin (Corn), Sugar, Vegetable Oils (Canola, Sunflower), Fructose, Minerals (Potassium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Magnesium Carbonate, Potassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Ferric Pyrophosphate, Zinc Sulphate, Copper Gluconate, Manganese Sulphate, Sodium Fluoride, Chromium Chloride, Sodium Molybdate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite), Glucose Syrup (Corn, Wheat or Potato), Medium Chain Triglycerides, Fish Oil, Corn Starch, Flavour, Vegetable Gum (414), Sweeteners (Aspartame, Acesulfame Potassium), Emulsifiers (Soy Lecithin, 472c, 471), Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid, Nicotinamide, Vitamin E Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Phytonadione, Cholecalciferol, Cyanocobalamin), Antioxidants (304, 307), Colour (160a). Contains Milk, Soy, Wheat and Fish. Contains Phenylalanine. Made on equipment that also processes products containing Egg and Celery.
     

    Nutritional Information

    Serving size
     
    54g
    Servings per package
     
    12
     
     
     
     
    Unit of measure
    Quantity per serve
    Energy
    kJ
    870
     
    Cal
    207
    Protein
    g
    17.5
    Fat, total
    g
    4.5
    - Saturated fat
    g
    1.1
    Carbohydrates
    g
    22.5
    - Sugars
    g
    17.8
    Dietary fibre
    g
    3.6
     
     
     
    Vitamins
     
     
    Vit A
    µgRE
    486
    Thiamin
    mg
    0.70
    Riboflavin
    mg
    0.92
    Niacin
    mgNE
    7
    Pantothenic acid
    mg
    4.0
    Vit B6
    mg
    0.9
    Biotin
    µg
    16
    Folic Acid
    µg
    124
    Vit B12
    µg
    1.2
    Vit C
    mg
    46
    Vit D
    µg
    2.4
    Vit E
    mgTE
    8.1
    Vit K
    µg
    32
     
     
     
    Minerals
     
     
    Sodium
    mg
    220
    Calcium
    mg
    350
    Chromium
    µg
    54
    Copper
    mg
    0.5
    Iodine
    µg
    81
    Iron
    mg
    5.4
    Magnesium
    mg
    130
    Manganese
    mg
    0.5
    Molybdenum
    µg
    33
    Phosphorus
    mg
    340
    Selenium
    µg
    32
    Zinc
    mg
    5.9
    Potassium
    mg
    780
    Chloride
    mg
    351

    Warnings

    >Must be used under supervision of a health professional

    Rationale

    • The use of modified fasting is well established as a safe and effective method of rapid weight loss provided that medical supervision is maintained. Weight loss rates are comparable to those achieved by total fasting, but the disadvantages of severe ketosis and loss of lean body mass are minimised.
    • Adequate nutritional status is also maintained. Individuals have undertaken modified fasting regimes for many months but are advised to seek the advice of a doctor or healthcare professional to review progress.
    • Progress should be reviewed at least twice monthly if the duration of modified fasting exceeds one month.


    • Indications
    • Total food replacement for the obese
    • Optifast VLCD is intended for use as part of the management of the moderately to severely overweight, even where there is associated secondary pathology e.g. non-insulin-dependent diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism corrected by replacement therapy, gynaecological disorders, hyperlipidaemia or where obesity is an impediment to surgery.


    • Contraindications
    • Acute or cerebrovascular or cardiovascular disease, renal disease, hepatic disease, juvenile onset diabetes, porphyria or overt psychosis
    • Use in pregnancy is contraindicated
    • Use in lactation is contraindicated
    • Use in children is contraindicated


    • Precautions
    • Individuals with recent myocardial infarction should be referred to a cardiologist to determine suitability for modified fasting.
    • Individuals should be screened for gall bladder disorders prior to commencement of modified fasting using Optifast VLCD
    • Individuals receiving medication for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia or those on Lithium therapy may require a reduction in dose or withdrawal of treatment whilst undergoing modified fasting.
    • Such individuals should be monitored carefully in the first weeks of an Optifast VLCD program.
    • Individuals wiht a history of hepatic or renal disease should also be monitored carefully.
    • Individuals on lithium therapy require more frequent monitoring of blood lithium levels.
    • Alcohol should not be consumed when using Optifast VLCD


    • Monitoring
    • At the commencement of the program, individuals should be checked for normal renal and hepatic function and thereafter regular checks for weight, blood pressure and urinalysis.


    • Adverse Reactions
      Initial transient effects have been observed:
    • Sensitivity to cold
    • Dry skin
    • Temporary rash
    • Postural hypotension
    • Fatigue
    • Diarrhoea
    • Constipation
    • Muscle Cramps
    • Halitosis
    • Irritability
    • Menstrual Disturbances

    • These are generally insufficient in magnitude or duration to warrant cessation of the program. In some rare cases, numbness and the appearance of previously unsuspected gallstones have been reported.

    • Rapid weight loss occasionally leads to higher serum uric acid levels and might precipitate and acute attack of gout in a predisposed individual. This may be ameliorated by ensuring adequate fluid intake, but in severe cases therapy such as allopurinol may be indicated.
    • Although Optifast VLCD contains adequate electrolytes for the needs of most individuals, some individuals may become hyponatraemic, or hypokalaemic, especially if they are receiving diuretic therapy. In such circumstances, electrolyte supplements may be required.


    • Overdosage
    • Symptoms of overdosage would become apparent after prolonged ingestion of at least 22 sachets per day. Such symptoms would be due to an intake of over 25000 IU per day of Vitamin A, or over 600 micrograms of Selenium.
    • A yellow colouration of the skin may result due to the excessive intakes of the carotenes derived from the Vitamin A, but disappear when the carotenoid intake is reduced.
    • Signs of Selenium toxicity may include loss of hair and nails.
    • Potential toxicity may also result when persistent ingestion of large amounts of Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) exceed the recommended allowance by several-fold, and may result in hypercalcaemia and consequent calcification of soft tissues.
    • 1. Intensive Phase
      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.

      2. Transition Phase
      In this phase, Optifast replaces just TWO meals a day. One low-calorie meal (approximately 500 Calories) is introduced, in combination with 2 cups of low-starch, vegetables and 2 litres of water per day. One serving of fruit can also be included (see list of Allowed Foods).

      3. Maintenance Phase
      Once this phase is reached, Optifast replaces just ONE meal a day - in combination with 2 low calorie meals, 2 cups of low-starch vegetables and 2 litres of water per day.

      4. Stabilisation Phase
      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.

    Consultation Request:

    Consultation Request:
    Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label carefully and use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects please consult your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare professional. Vitamins are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet.