Optislim very low calorie diet review
Optislim is an Australian category leader of VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) programs. Like many rapid weight loss programs, Optislim was created for patients in hospitals who were unable to have surgery due to their weight. The mission of the Optislim team, it seems, is to provide consumers with a range of programs that are nutritionally balanced, affordable and get results by replacing all or some of their meals with the range of Optislim products.
Unlike other shake programs, the Optislim range has all natural colours and flavours and can be used as a lifestyle program, or simply a rapid weight loss program. For consumers wishing to use it for rapid weight loss, it is strongly recommended to speak with your doctor first, as the nature of the Optislim rapid weight loss program is designed for those needing to lose significant amounts of weight.
What is Club Optislim?
Club Optislim is an online program developed by the team at Optislim alongside a group of dietitians to provide ongoing support. It’s a resource created to help consumers take control of their weight loss efforts after they finish the Optislim program, so that they can learn to manage their own weight and prevent any excess kilos creeping back! The program provides:
- Calorie based meal plans
- Food diary
- Food database
- Shopping list
- A health & wellbeing library
With any purchase of Optislim VLCD or Optislim LCD Life products, a 12-week membership is supplied free of charge. Optislim says it believe in helping consumers reach their ultimate health and wellbeing goals and recognises the power of education in managing and sustaining long-term weight loss:
“Having helped many people in the community achieve their weight loss goals, it came as the next logical step to continue to assist the community in maintaining their achievements and develop a further sense of health and fitness.”
Optislim Platinum VLCD Chocolate is designed to help consumers lose weight by reducing hunger. The Optislim Platinum range comes in Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Banana and Coffee. This shake is based on a skim milk formulation and when used three times per day, contains all daily recommended levels of 25 vitamins and minerals. Just like a chocolate milkshake – only healthy!
Optislim VLCD Chocolate Shake this shake is very similar to the Platinum range but has a slightly different taste as it is the original formula. The Optislim VLCD Shake range comes in Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Banana and Coffee. When consumed three times per day, these shakes also contain the full daily recommended levels of 25 vitamins and minerals. It is suggested to add a little fibre with these shakes, which you can do by adding in half a banana or a tablespoon of LSA powder (linseed, sunflower seed and almond seeds).
Optislim VLCD Caramel Crunch Bar is coated in chocolate for those that have a sweet tooth! Like the shakes, these bars are formulated for rapid weight loss and contain all 25 vitamins and minerals in the recommended daily requirements. These bars come in heaps of yummy flavours, including Choc Berry Crunch, Chocolate Fudge, Caramel Crunch, Cookies and Cream and Mocha and can be purchased in single flavour boxes of 5 or a variety pack of 15.
Optislim VLCD Pumpkin Soup is a creamy and delicious option for lunch or dinner. These soups come in pumpkin, chicken and tomato flavour.
Life Shake LCD (Low Calorie Diet) Strawberry these yummy shakes are used in conjunction with a low calorie diet and are made with all natural colours and flavours. These come in heaps of yummy flavours, including:
- Café Latte
- Lemon Cheesecake
- Chocolate Mint
- French Vanilla
- Royal Chocolate
Optislim Meal – Spinach Ricotta Tortellini the Optislim Meals are quick meals for when you’re on the go. They can be ready in three minutes and are a low calorie option. The Spinach Ricotta Tortellini is filled with fresh spinach and creamy ricotta in a rich Napoli sauce! Other flavours of the Optislim Meals include Chilli Con Carne, Vegetarian Tikka Masala, Beef Stroganoff and Chunky Beef and Potato.
100 Calorie Snacks – Chocolate Coated Mixed Berry Bar is a yummy snack bar with all natural colours and flavours, and just 100 calories.
100 Calorie Snacks – Double Choc Cookie – perfect for a sweat treat at the movies or to satisfy any sweet tooth after dinner! The Double Choc Cookie also comes in Vanilla flavour.
Female Detox Meal Plans
Optislim Detox Meal Plans are perfect for anyone who would rather stick to an approved plan as opposed to a more do-it-yourself style of program. Optislim offers four different kinds of meal plans, each one with delicious recipes that include plenty of fresh fruit and veges.
Some of the recipes on the meal plans include things like Mango Kiwi Breakfast Quinoa, Curried Carrot Soup and Beetroot, Spinach and Sweet Potato Salad. If you are interested in more recipes straight from the meal plans you can check them out here. It’s important to drink two litres of water with this plan, or any weight loss plan, in order to flush out toxins and stay hydrated! The below meal plans are programed for women only and are divided up into the following four categories
- Up to 75kgs = 1,200 calorie Meal Plan
- 75kgs to 100kgs = 1,500 calorie Meal Plan
- 100kgs to 125kgs = 1800 calorie Meal Plan
- Over 125kgs = 2000 calorie Meal Plan
Male Detox Meal Plans
Optislim have introduced OptiMan specifically for males seeking to lose large amounts of weight. The program includes products like the Chocolate and Vanilla OptiMan shakes alongside snacks like the OptiSlim bars or low calorie cookies.
The program works by selecting your calorie allowance which is determined by your weight. From here, consumers replace breakfast and lunch with an OptiMan shake, but are able to have a snack in between which could include a piece of fruit and one or two products from the Optislim snack range. Dinner is a wholefood, healthy dinner with lean meat or fish, a cup of complex carbs like brown rice or sweet potato and a large, leafy green salad. It’s important to drink two litres of water with this plan, or any weight loss plan, in order to flush out toxins and stay hydrated. The OptiMan Detox Meal Plans are divided into three weight based categories
- Weight Less than 100kgs = 1,500 calories
- Weight 100 – 150kgs = 1,800 calories
- Weight Over 150kgs = 2,000 calories
If you’re considering taking up the Optislim program, you can find out more about the brand and its products at Optislim.com