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The CDE-OPTIFAST® Weight Loss Programme

The CDE-OPTIFAST® Weight Loss Programme


The CDE-OPTIFAST® Weight Loss Programme is based on a very low calorie diet (VLCD), which provides roughly 800 kcal of energy per day for the first 8 weeks. This is less than half the calorie content of a conventional weight loss diet. The Programme consists of three scientifically formulated shakes taken daily for 8 weeks as a meal replacement, with low-carb vegetables and salad as desired. After the initial 8-week period, a 4-week period of gradual food reintroduction follows. The Programme has shown to produce on average 22% weight loss, improve blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol. Data has shown that the Programme can reduce the need for diabetes related medication. 

The CDE-OPTIFAST® Programme is however, more than just shakes, it is a structured nutritional and behavioural change programme developed by leading experts and supported by medical professionals. The product is exclusively available through CDE – Optifast Dietitians.

To Find a CDE – Optifast Dietitian please see the following link:

http://www.cdediabetes.co.za/home/utlities/find-a-dietitian.html