Lutheran Weight Loss Center


Optifast® is a medically supervised weight loss option provided by Lutheran Weight Loss Center.  You will start with the full meal replacement phase, where all of your meals are replaced with Optifast® shakes, bars or soups for approximately 12 weeks.  You will then move to the transition phase and learn to integrate regular foods into your meal plan. Finally, you will enter the weight loss maintenance phase.

We emphasize long term lifestyle change as opposed to dieting.  Your Optifast® program includes individualized counseling and education to assist you with making long term lifestyle changes to enhance your ability to maintain weight loss.   During the entire course of your program you have the ability to work with a Registered Dietitian consistently individually or in a group setting.  You will also be monitored closely by your Primary Care Physician to ensure healthy weight loss.

Optifast® is the science-based program that delivers weight loss for health gains.  Optifast® is supported by more than 80 publications and ongoing research.  Optifast® has a long-standing legacy in clinical nutrition with more than 40 years of experience in weight loss and claims that:

Optifast® patients who actively participate in a 26-week program typically lose approximately 50 pounds with weight loss-related improvements in blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. 1,2




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  1. Ard JD, Schroeder MC, Kivilaid K, et al. Practical application of a comprehensive weight management program in patients with and without metabolic syndrome. J Obes Weight Loss Ther. 2014;S4:007. Doi:10.4172/2165-7904.S4-007.
  2. Drawert S, Bedford K, Largent D. Change in glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol with weight loss in medically obese patients.  Obesity Res. 1996;4(S1):67S.

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