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Spring into Health with Oak!

Spring is a time for renewal and rejuvenation. It's also the perfect time to commit to your health and wellness. If you're looking for an effective way to lose weight, Oak Medical Arts offer the Optifast Weight Management Program to offer an individualized program that will help you achieve your goals.

Optifast is a medically-supervised weight management program that utilizes meal replacement shakes with personalized and medically monitored support throughout the entirety of the program.

Ready to take the first step towards a healthier and happier you? Keep reading to learn more about the Optifast program and how it can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Don't wait any longer, start your journey toward a better you today!

Benefits of Optifast

Optifast is so much more than a diet!

Our Optifast program is a weight management program that uses:

  • Lifestyle coaching and education

  • Counseling

  • Medical Monitoring

  • Great-tasting and nutritious meal replacement shakes

These pieces all come together to help you life your best life and achieve weight loss:

  • Change your lifestyle habits

  • Lose weight

  • Reach and maintain your health goals

Optifast provides a balanced diet that helps you lose weight safely, while still providing all the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. Clinical studies using the Optifast weight management system saw:

  • 14-20% weight loss

  • 12-15% average decrease in cholesterol

  • 7-10% average decrease in blood pressure

  • 16% decrease in weight circumference

How Optifast works

Optifast is a medically-supervised weight loss program that uses meal replacements to help you lose weight.

There are 4 phases of the Optifast program, and we support you every step of the way:

  1. Assessment: We start with a full assessment to help set your goals and expectations for the program.

  2. The Active Phase: This phase is 12 weeks where you replace your meals fully or partially with the Optifast 900 meal replacement shakes. During the 12 weeks, you meet with your coordinator regularly to build new skills and learn new habits.

  3. Transition: In the second phase, you begin the process of gradually reintroducing food into your eating habits. This is done carefully and with a lot of support to help you make the best choices and set yourself up for long-term success. Your Optifast Coordinator will be with you every step of the way, and after about 12 weeks of transition, you’ll be back into a regular healthy, balanced diet.

  4. Maintenance: Our goal is to set you up for success and leave you with all the tools you need to succeed with your weight maintenance. Our Oak team has many other healthcare practitioners that can help support you in your long-term success. Our dietitian can help you with meal planning and food education, and our kinesiologists can help with exercise programs tailored for you. This program is designed for you to lose weight and keep it off!

Optifast Eligibility

To be eligible for Optifast you must meet the following criteria:

  • BMI 27-29 (partial program enrolment - 3 shakes per day + 1 meal)

  • BMI >30 (full program enrolment - 4 shakes per day)


Q: Do I need a referral to sign up for Optifast?

A: No! You can either self-refer or be referred by your healthcare provider.

Q: How can I sign up?

A: You can sign up for Optifast by visiting either our Academy or River Terrace locations or by visiting

Q: How is this different from other weight-loss shakes?

A: Optifast isn’t like other shakes on the market. Optifast is an entire program dedicated to helping you build a healthy relationship with food, and make long-term lifestyle changes. When you sign up for Optifast you are also getting one-to-one support, lifestyle education, and coaching to help you take control and improve your health.

Q: How often do I meet with my coordinator?

A: You meet with your coordinator every 2 weeks. These meetings are personalized to you and your goals, they are a time for you to ask questions, bring up any struggles you are having, and learn valuable tricks to help you keep meeting your goals long after the program is over. These meetings are also a way for us to make sure that the program is working for you in the best way possible.

In conclusion, the Optifast program offered by Oak Medical Arts is an effective way to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The program provides personalized support, education, and counseling to help you make long-term lifestyle changes. With the help of Optifast, you can achieve your weight loss goals and improve your overall health and well-being. Don't wait any longer, take the first step towards a healthier you by signing up for Optifast today.

Optifast is offered at our Academy and River Terrace locations:


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