|OPTIFAST® at Bridgeport Hospital |
OPTIFAST® at Bridgeport Hospital
You’re 40 pounds overweight, and you’re tired—tired
of huffing and puffing, and tired of feeling
unhealthy. You’ve tried diets and plans before, but
nothing has worked. You need something different. You need
one-on-one emotional and medical support to help you
change your patterns.
The Nutrition and Wellness Center at Bridgeport Hospital
has just the plan for you: Optifast. Optifast is an individualized
program, medically monitored by a dietitian and a
physician, to help you lose weight sensibly and keep it off.
The 18-week program works like this:
- For the first 12 weeks, you eat only Optifast
food – a menu of shakes, soups and nutrition bars.
The final six weeks focus on reintroducing you
to regular, healthy foods.
- During the program, you have individual
meetings every other week with a registered
dietitian to discuss your progress and obstacles.
You’ll also receive guidance in setting your
weight-loss goals and creating a sensible
- The cost of Optifast food is $80 every two weeks
for a modified program, and $150 every two weeks
for a full program. The counseling sessions are
covered by most insurance plans.