It was good now it’s not
I have used the OPTIFAST shakes regularly and just recently have found it does not mix the same it’s now lumpy and I am disappointed and don’t think it’s value for money any more as it’s not the cheapest product out there
Purchased in February 2020 for $50.00.
- Mild side effects
Poor quality ingredients
Way too much sugar and sugar substitutes that cause poor gut health and other probkems. Poor ingredients . Basically a hydralyte, vitamin tablet with protein powder added. Calories are NOT the way to go. Count carbs for real weight loss.
- Mild side effects
Add a dash of imagination
I've tried a few flavours but find vanilla best. Good by itself or add a teaspoon or two of instant coffee or matcha powder; even a drop or two of peppermint essence (I guess most flavourings would work - use in moderation!) To increase the feeling of fullness you can add psyllium husk for extra fibre.
The new recipe (bought box in Jan 2020)has a grainy and gluggy looks and feel. texture
I cannot actually taste lemon in the dessert.
There was a weird chemical aftertaste and off-putting smell when it was mixed. I thought the product was out of date and had gone rancid.
Purchased in January 2020.
Actually tastes pretty good! (Chocolate)
I am trying optifast VLCD to make sure Im getting enough protein and nutrients while losing weight. Tried a few flavours but Choclate, Mocha and Chai are the best. Best way to drink it is with crushed ice in a blender. I cant say how many kg its helped me lose as I have also been taking duromine but it keeps me full and an easy meal swop for 1 or 2 meals a day.
This is my favourite flavour. I have it every morning with ice. I mix it in my blender so it tastes just like a frappe without all the calories. I don't strictly follow the program but I do like to have this every morning for breakfast.
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I'm so glad that I started the Optifast program 10weeks ago. I honestly didnt think I would stick to it as I usually struggle to stick to something for more than 2 weeks. Im doing the intensive phase and have lost 15kg so far, 10kg more to go! I recommend this for people who struggle with a food addiction. It takes out all the guess work and temptation and I feel as though it has reset my obsession with food. Im confident that following the program I will continue to lose weight and have a healthier relationship with food and will keep the weig...ht off. I really like the chocolate shake blitzed with cold water and ice. Also enjoy the banana and strawberry. I LOVE the chocolate bars, they remind me of a space food stick. I like that I can have dinner (stir fry, salad, roast veges, vegebased spag boll with Konjac noodles) with my family and once the kids are in bed, enjoy a hot drink and my bar. It fills me up and is yummy and I dont ever feel like snacking of an evening anymore as Im satisfied (and snacking at night was so bad for me!) Anyway, I highly recommend. Much nicer than other meal replacement shakes Ive tried and are very nutritious! 5 stars... Goodluck with your journey!!
Chocolate bars new recipe, not nice.
I've been eating these for over 4 years and thoroughly enjoyed them, but the new recipe is just not nice. Please change it back. I used to recommend these to friends but not anymore.
Purchased in September 2019 at Chemist online. for $19.99.
Started optifast 3 days ago Got creative and Added some mint to my vanilla optifast shake and also mint to garnish sooo nice and refreshing so I thought I would share
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Great Weight Loss.
I have tried other flavors, soups as ne desserts but I keep coming back to chocolate. I buy it in the 18 sachet box. I find that if I put my water in the freezer 20 minutes before I use it, then it seems to make the shake fluffier and more filling. This has worked wonders with my weight. I have lost 40kgs so far and looking forward to less of me. Thank you Optifast.
A delicious shake, much better than any competitors
I am 61 years old and have been on Optifast for almost 11 months now. I've tried a multitude of diets, even surgery, and various weight loss products/shakes, and Optifast is the only product/program that I've been able to stick to. Being morbidly obese and having had a health scare 12 months ago it was either lose weight or end up in a pine box. I am doing the intensive program which is 3 Optifast products a day. Usually I have 2 shakes and a bar, although sometimes I have the Optifast lemon creme dessert as a change from the Optifast chocolat...e bar. I've tried all the flavours of shakes other than vanilla or chai. My favourite shakes are coffee and mocha. If you had told me 11 months ago that I would actually look forward to having a shake twice a day I would have laughed at you, but it's true. My coffee shake in the morning replaces my morning cuppa. The trick is using cold water out of the fridge, and adding ice cubes and blitzing in a blender. I also add a teaspoon of Nescafe Blend 43 coffee granules for a bit more of a coffee kick. (I do the same for my mocha shake as well.) My preference for the Optifast bars are chocolate followed by the cappuccino flavours. Sadly they have changed the recipe and the chocolate bars are not as nice and chewy as they used to be. I keep mine in the fridge prior to eating. Optifast definitely works. Having tried other brands of diet shakes, eg Tony Ferguson, Aldi, Optislim, none of them are as good as Optifast. Yes it is more costly but the nutritional content is superior to the others, and the support available from the Optifast team via the website is excellent.
Purchased in November 2018 for $37.00.
Big mistake buying this!
Last thing I wanted to be eating is so much sugar and artificial sugar in this product. Never expected it to be in the product. Partly my mistake by not checking the contents. We know sugar is BAAAAD for us yet they put excess in this product . Tastes horrible sweet. Suggest Atkins shakes... much better!!! Bought two boxes and now throwing them in the bin
Purchased in September 2019 at Chemists Warehouse for $77.00.
My favourite Optifast shake, next to mocha.
I love the taste of the Optifast coffee shake, in fact I look forward to it every morning, the same way I used to look forward to my morning cuppa. I definitely don't find it too sweet. I make it up using 200mls ice cold water plus I throw in about 8 ice cubes, and a teaspoon of Nescafe coffee granules and blitz in a blender. Comes out frothy, creamy and delicious.
I just wish that it was available in a box of 18, like the vanilla and chocolate shakes.
Optifast definitely works, I have lost over 75kg in just under 11 months.
Ive started only 4 days ago, and find the bars and shakes too sweet.
Im a person who allways craves sweets, but for me too ,its too sweet!
The flavours are great, and satisfying though.
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Smaller girl and still Very happy!!
I’m 26 and not a big girl, my weight fluctuates from 69-75 kgs , however my body fat is over 40%, and I have 15kg of fat to loose as my BMI is high and my vital organs are holding fat. I started the shakes 2 weeks ago recommended by a doctor and nutritionist to help curb my cravings and get nutrients I was lacking from my very bad diet. I thought I would struggle but I’m loving it, I do 2 shakes a day and then one meal however I actually find I crave the shakes now and I don’t have any cravings at all, I also do intense training 3 times a week...and I feel amazing. I’ve lost maybe 2kg so far , but I feel great. My mum also is doing this and she feels the same . Over all very happy. I am feel a lot less bloated and sick and I do find that I’m not that hungry at all. Chocolate is a great flavour, I put less water so it’s like a chocolate milkshake. I have tried vanilla as well which was decent , don’t get the soups though they are gross . :( when you buy the 18 pack on sale for $47 at chemist warehouse it works out to $3 a meal which is very cost affective ! I hope someone else can read this review and see some positives to them if they are skeptical.
Optifast Chocolate Bars - NEW RECIPE, more carbs.
I've been using Optifast bars since March 2019 (six months), as part of a medically supervised VLCD with great results (25kg lost). I am disappointed in the recent change in recipe by Optifast to their Chocolate bars. The texture is slightly firmer than the lovely fudge-like bar it used to be and it doesn't taste as sweet as it used to, but more importantly, the carbohydrates have increased from 17.8g to 23.4g per 70g bar. That's 31% more carbs than they used to have. I'm hoping this doesn't effect the results I've been getting, but I will have to monitor the effect closely and look for an alternative - 5.6g is a lot when you are on a strict low-carb intake.
I've been using these for a few months now and have lost 2 dress sizes with only replacing one meal a day and eating quite normally for the rest. I've tried all the flavours and they're all really good, but the caramel is my favorite. Some have a slightly bitter aftertaste, but compared with other brands it's really not a big deal. They mix well and have a creamy smooth texture. Sometimes I blend a banana through for variety and it's just like a smoothie. I have not been starving which means that it's realistic for me long term. Will definitely continue with the program.
Tasty and sustainable weight loss program
I have been using the products for 5 days, I'm a busy mum also working but have not experienced the fatigue or hunger I was dreading. I alternate coffee and chocolate shakes, add lots of ice and blend with instant coffee.I have actually been eating more veggies on this program than I normally would. Also feel the weight falling off. I know this is sustainable for me. Check out the opticook website for recipe ideas - there is a lot you can have with the allowed veggies.
I’ve tried the chicken soup and the variety bars
The chicken soup tastes like uncooked flour and is absolutely horrible I’ve followed the instructions to the tee and even tried to boil it to get rid of the uncooked flour taste which was against the recommendation but it’s just a dreadful taste either way
The bars are so sweet and stodgy I cant believe they are a weight loss food Im not a sweet tooth person so I don’t like them
Purchased in May 2019 for $40.00.
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Questions & Answers
I would like to try Optifast as I am struggling to lose weight. I have a mammalian meat allergy and in particular I am allergic to Alpha-gal. a carbohydrate that is attached to mammalian meat. I can eat all poultry and seafood products. With regards to the protein in Optifast in the whey powder, could you please tell me if it comes from mammal meat or if it is from poultry or seafood.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
I lost 22kg, got rid of my high blood pressure and my fatty liver last year by cutting out sugar and counting carbs not calories. I avoid processed foods. I found these slimming shakes and powders do not work and are certainly not sustainable. Look at low carb receipes for inspiration.
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