Isn OPTIFAST a liquid full meal replacement diet? Why does it include Nutritional Bars?
While many patients do well on a liquid full meal replacement diet, some may find it hard to comply. Because the bars are both delicious and nutritious, many patients find it easier to stay on the diet by consuming one bar a day. Another reason Nutritional Bars are provided as part of the OPTIFAST diet is because they provide an additional source of fiber some patients may need while on the program. The amount of fiber in the Nutritional Bars is generally an appropriate amount for most patients. Additionally, people who are overweight are at a higher risk for gall bladder disease. The risk of developing gallstones may increase during periods where weight is lost quickly, either through a medically controlled program or other means, and Nutritional Bars help to lower this risk.