16Optifast VLCD

Optifast VLCD

16Optifast VLCD
3.6

595 reviews

PositivevsNegative
62%10%27%
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Side Effects None, Mild side effects, Short-term physical illness, Long term physical illness and Poor mental health
Weight Lost
  • Yes
  • No change
  • No, gained weight
Value for Money
2.7
Taste
3.4
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Reviews

595 reviews
Kathy
KathySydney Surrounds, NSW2 posts
  Verified VLCD

Horrible New Receipe Optifast

The new receipe for all the optifast products are horrible! The old receipes were nice and easy to use and tasted great. I was on them and lost 20kgs but I have wasted my money on these new receipe products. They taste awful and the mouse doesn’t set and has no flavour. Optifast, you have shot yourself in the foot as I and many others will be discontinuing using your products and going to Optislim! Show details
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KGPG
KGPGGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  Mocha

All good, but hold the bars

Found Optifast to be the best. Losing weight and not feeling hungry. I tried the whole range. I found the chocolate bars to be too nice and binge with them, so cannot have them. Show details
Kayla
Kayla
  VLCD
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porcelina25
porcelina25QLD, 450333 posts
  Chocolate

Chocolate is the best!

I've had the chocolate for several years now on and off and it's my favourite flavour. I've tired strawberry and banana as well which were nice but I always end up getting the chocolate 18 box. I usually wait until it's on sale to buy them. I use it to replace breakfast, so only once a day. Eat healthy etc for other meals for the day.
I do get cramps some days on it and other days I'm ok. But it's probably just me. Show details
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Barbra
BarbraSoutheast, SA
  Chocolate

Happy!!

Great taste, mostly kept me full. Love all the nutritional benefits. Show details
Kelli
KelliSydney, NSW
  VLCD

Eight days on intensive level

I’ve been replacing all meals with 3 x Optifast shakes, bars or soups per day. I have 15kg to loose. I’ve already dropped 3.5 kg in 8 days. I use mindfulness to control hunger. Most of the time I’m not hungry. The products are not yummy which helps curb my appetite. I have two coffees a day with a dash of milk. Allowed 1 teaspoon of oil per day which I have in a cup of chicken broth before bed. When I reach 10kg lost I’m planning to swap to 5:2 intermittent fasting and increase exercise by going to the gym. I currently do 3 low impact dance classes a week. Show details
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Tracey Y.
Tracey Y.
  Chai

Delicious and it works!

I replace 3 meals a day with this deliciousness and am exercising every day. My go to is the enhanced protein coffee shake but all the flavours are yummy. Daily consistency and discipline has seen a regular weekly weight loss of a smidge over 2 kgs. Game changer. Show details
Maiguru M.
Maiguru M.South East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  Coffee

Love optifast coffee shake - nice & creamy

Nice & cream, replaces my morning coffee, sometimes add a tad extra coffee to boost flavour. Show details
Mary L.
Mary L.Brisbane4 posts
  Vanilla

Aspartame substitute

Vanilla is great tasting but unfortunately it contains Aspartame, a known carcinogenic that may cause cancer.
It also tastes sickly sweet. When is Nestle going to catch up with the rest of the food industry and substitute this artificial sweetener with a safe and natural sugar? Sorry, I can no longer purchase this product. Show details
Peta
Peta100 posts
  Coffee

Aspartame causes weight gain

Over many years drinking Optifast on and off, I was always suspicious as to why I would somehow put weight ON while I was taking the shakes. I've only just learnt that they are full of aspartame which is now proven to cause weight gain. Since completely stopping the shakes, I'm shrinking to my normal body weight at last. It was the Optifast that kept me fat all those years, likely so I would continue buying it to lose weight. Show details
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Kristine87
Kristine87Perth, WA2 posts
  Banana

Disgusting

I'd compare the smell and taste of this shake to baby vomit. Worst shake I've ever tasted!. Poor value for money to compared to other brands. I also brought a box of chicken soup horrible the smell is almost enough to out u off alone. The only win was the chocolate mousse box that I purchased. Show details
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Kylie C.
Kylie C.Southern and Hills, SA7 posts
  Coffee

Amazing results and fast

Ok so I’m only 10 days in! I have 20 kilos to loose and Other than the last 8 years I have spent most of my like fit and healthy. Just sick of lugging this weight around and feeling really unhealthy. I have the coffee, chocolate and vanilla shakes and just tried the chocolate bar yesterday. All are good. I replace 2 meals daily, I also eat a handful of nuts daily and a small amount of extra dark chocolate. The odd sip of wine but pretty much none. 4.5 kilo loss in the first 10 days. Goal is 20, I will update again soon. Don’t hesitate to start. My inflammation and pain has already gone and my energy levels have doubled already. Show details ·  1
Rachel M.
Rachel M.3 posts
  Chocolate

The best

I’ve tried a number of shake brands and always go back to Optifast. They keep me full and taste great with just water and ice. Others have sickly sweet artificial sweeteners added (eg Lady Shake and Healthy Mummy … both yuck!). Optifast wins every time. The only other brand I like is Isowhey. Show details
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Gren
Gren7 posts
  Coffee

Love it

Just pour more water - 300mls up of cold water and more yummy and better texture… i love it with chilled water … it’s been 5 days sjnce I started using it and lost 3 kgs already!! I was losing weight whilst we are on holiday in Fiji… I replace my breakfast with this shake and dont get hungry til 5-7pm… so not surprised i lost weight! Also i drink lots and lots of water… Show details
Marjory
Marjory2 posts
  Coffee

It works for me

Used Optifast strawberry or coffee for years as a supplement at lunch. Low fat milk & ice in a shaker. I don’t get hungry and if I do I will have a piece of fruit in the afternoon.
Don’t like the other flavours. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Anna d.
Anna d. · VLCD

Hi can you use optislim products that had gone out of date over 9 months

Maiguru M.
Maiguru M.  

i would say so, they usually have a life a lot longer than they say. That's not any professional opinion, just my own. I'd use them myself too dear to waste!

Fiona
Fiona · VLCD

Hi.
When blending the shakes, can you add frozen fruit into them?

Kylie C.
Kylie C.  

I guess you could, I eat my fruit seperately. I use ice and cold water. I prefer the coffee and chocolate shake or the vanilla with a shot of coffee in it. I mix mine in a NutriBullet.

Heather S
Heather S  

I used to add frozen berries to a vanilla or strawberry shake for breakfast & found I still lost weight

Veronica G.
Veronica G.  

I put peppermint essence in the chocolate protein shake, and it takes like a paperments slice. I love it.

Ange
Ange · VLCD

Hi, I'm just wondering based on people's experience whether OPTI-FAST ..... or OPTI-SLIM has better results.?
Thank you in advance.

Rachel M.
Rachel M.  

Optifast is a much better product. It also tastes better. You get what you pay for with most things, and optifast is definitely the superior product. I couldn’t stand the taste of Optislim.

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Details

About OptiFast VLCD Shakes

OptiFast states that its VLCD Shakes are part of a nutritionally complete dietary program that’s also a very low-calorie diet program. This means that they can be relied upon as a sole source of nutrition, if you were to replace them for every meal - breakfast, lunch and dinner.

However, this may not suit everyone, and if you’re unsure if this can be sustained, or if having three shakes to replace all your meals is healthy for you, consult a GP or nutritionist before buying.

These shakes come in 8 flavours, which are: vanilla, chocolate, coffee, caramel, banana, strawberry, chai, and mocha. The shakes are also available in an assorted shake pack, which contains different flavours. They're available to purchase in either a 12-pack or an 18-pack.

The OptiFast VLCD shakes contain animal products, including skimmed milk powder, milk proteins and fish oil. This means they’re not suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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