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Q: What is Optimal Nutraceutical?

A: Optimal is a meal replacement program that helps most people lose weight faster than traditional food-based diet plans. Optimal shakes come in 15 serving containers that you mix with water to create a "shake" similar to an instant breakfast drink. Optimal is available in French Vanilla and Dutch Chocolate flavors.

Q: How does Optimal Work?

A: The program was carefully designed to create a gap between the calories you take in and the amount your body needs. Each nutritionally complete and balanced meal replacement is formulated with a proven combination of carbohydrates and protein to allow you to successfully lose weight without losing muscle.

Q: Don't you lose weight on Xymetri's Plan because you skip meals?

A: No. Xymetri's calorie-reduced regimen encourages participants to eat three meals daily. The user can decide between two options.

3 and 1 Plan: Two meals are in the form of our nutritionally-balanced meal replacement drink, and the third meal is a reasonable meal of your choice eaten 30 minutes after your third "meal replacement formula", following guidelines offered by the company.

3 for 30 Sole Sourcing: All three meals are in the form of our nutritionally-balanced meal replacement drink, for thirty days. This program is followed up with option 1 listed above and should be done under the supervision of a physician.

Diets which require people to skip meals are unhealthy and promote binge eating.


Q: Is Xymetri's Optimal a "liquid protein" or starvation diet?

A: Definitely not! Xymetri's Optimal is NEITHER of these. Our ingredients supply a balanced and nutritionally complete meal consisting of only 160 calories each. If sole sourcing, our plan consists of only 480 Calories daily and is nutritionally complete so individuals can lose weight safely and effectively, and, just as importantly, keep the weight off. "Liquid protein" diets, which use nutritionally unbalanced protein-based drinks, or starvation diets which involve skipping meals and depriving the body, are both extremely unhealthy and have less than 20% long-term success.

Q: Is Optimal "natural"?

A: The Optimal product is based entirely on nutrition. The product does not use drugs, medications, hormones or other synthetic agents to promote weight loss. All ingredients in the Optimal product must fulfill three important conditions: purity, quality, and stability.

Q: What causes the feeling of increased energy? Is it caffeine?

A: The weight loss and energy-enhancing effects of Xymetri Optimal are the result of its scientifically balanced nutritional formula and are not due to caffeine or any natural or synthetic stimulant.

Q: Does it contain harmful herbs or additives?

A: No. Xymetri's Optimal does NOT contain any added caffeine, stimulants, ephedrine or other herbs that might be harmful to your body.

Q: Can a Diabetic take Optimal safely?

A: Yes they can, but anyone under a Dr.'s care should always take the product to their physician first and ask specifically "Is there anything in here that will hurt me"? They must get their Dr.'s permission before starting this program. If there are blood sugar concerns, here is the schedule for implementing the program:

Your first week you are going to take

  1. (1) half shake/day (that is 1 scoop in 5-7 ounces of water).
  2. Your second week you are going to simply add a second half shake, so it is now (2) half shakes/day NOT (1) full shake.
  3. Your third week you will now add a third 1/2 shake (total 3) half shakes/day.
  4. In week #4 you will have (1) full shake in the morning and then (2) half shakes per day.
  5. Week #5 you have (2) full shakes and (1) half shake per day.
  6. Finally in week #6 you will be taking (3) full shakes per day (that is 2 scoops in 10-15 ounces of water).

It is very important that they get Dr. approval first and also to monitor themselves closely with their doctor.*


Q: What are the Xymetri weight loss plan options?

A: The 3 and 1 plan is recommended for most individuals who have a moderate amount of weight to lose. Typically participants will maintain a weight loss of 2 to 5 pounds per week while on this program. Two meals are in the form of our nutritionally-balanced meal replacement drink, and the third is a reasonable meal of your choice eaten 30 minutes after drinking your third meal replacement shake, following guidelines offered by the company. For those who have a significant amount of weight to lose, Xymetri offers the 3 for 30 sole sourcing plan which is a lower calorie complete program that should be used only under the supervision of a physician. All three meals are in the form of our nutritionally-balanced meal replacement drink, for thirty days. This program is followed up with option 1 listed above. This low calorie diet requires physician monitoring to minimize the potential for health risks. A regular or certified Health Advisor is not a substitute for a physician or a qualified medical practitioner for monitoring patients using the 3 for 30 sole sourcing plans.

Q: What type of meal should I eat in the 3 and 1 program?

A: Your daily meal should consist of three things: a serving of lean meat, a serving of low glycemic carbohydrates, and either a green spinach salad or a serving of low-starch vegetables. For the meat serving, females should have between 4 to 5 ounces; males should have 6 to 7 ounces.

Q: Do I need to see a doctor?

Xymetri strongly recommends that you see your doctor for a general exam and blood test panel before you begin any exercise or weight loss program.

Q:How often should I see my doctor?

A:Your physician's professional recommendation of visitation should be followed. However, it is thought generally believed that follow-up visits with your physician should be done from once a month to once every three months. At each visit, you should have a CBC and a chemistry profile that tests electrolytes, blood sugar, etc. Monthly visits are recommended if you any health issues.

Q:Can I use Xymetri Optimal if I'm on prescription medications?

A:Normally Yes. Most medications for chronic conditions such as depression, thyroid or hormone deficiency, etc. may be continued while you are on Xymetri's product. However, again, you should check with your physician prior to starting any exercise or weight loss program.

Q:How do I get started on Xymetri's Optimal?

A:Xymetri recommends that you consult with your physician before starting a any program. Decide whether you want to do a 3 and 1 plan with a meal once a day or the complete 3 for 30 plan (no food). That helps you determine how much product you will need. If you are unsure about the flavors, you might consider ordering both French Vanilla and Chocolate.. Start with at least a two-week supply so that you don't run out of products. Each contains 15 servings. You can order in 6 can (90 servings) cases.

Q:Should I wait until the weekend or start during the week?

A:You can do either one, depending on what fits best for you. The first three days on our program are critical to your success, so plan your start-up carefully. You might look for a time when you don't anticipate any big events that involve food.

Q:How long can I stay on the 3 and 1 or 3 for 30 plans?

A:As long as you are doing well and making progress, you should be able to stay on our Optimal shakes for as long as it takes to reach your desired goal weight. Some physicians and Xymetri recommend taking a break from the 3 for 30 plan after 30 days. At which time the 3 and 1 plan should be followed for 15 days before reassuming the 3 for 30 plan. To lose a lot of weight, such as more than 100 pounds, you may need to be on the program for a longer period of time.

Q:Why am I told to drink my meal replacement formula on an empty stomach and wait 30 minutes A:before eating a meal?

You should always drink your formula on an empty stomach (no food for at least 2 hours) in order to maximize your absorption of nutrients. You wait the 30 minute period to allow your stomach to signal your brain that you have eaten and are not as hungry anymore. This little step will allow you to comfortably eat about 1/3 of your normal meal and could easily save you 500 - 1,000 calories per meal. Eliminating 3,500 calories is the equivalent to losing 1lb. so pay attention to your body and eat when you are hungry, not simply out of boredom...it is much easier than working out in the gym!

Q:How should I space the drinks?

A:Space your shakes throughout the day rather than saving them up for evening.

Q:How do I mix the shakes?

A:To mix the cold shakes, put 10 to 20 oz. of water in shaker jar. Add ice if desired. Add 2 scoops of the Xymetri Optimal shake mix. Then shake 4 or 5 times until smooth. A blender will not be necessary. Dissolvability is enhanced and mixing is improved if shake mix is added after water and ice.

Q:Can I mix them with milk or fruit juice?

A:For best results, our answer is No. These will add extra calories and change the total program balance. Also, fruit juices contain added carbohydrates so they will alter the critical ration of the Xymetri Optimal plan.

Q: Can I add flavorings to the supplements?

A: For variety, you may add a few drops of flavoring extract, such as vanilla or mint or stir into a cup of coffee.

Q: Can I mix the product ahead of time?

A: Supplements may be mixed ahead and stored in a thermos or refrigerator for up to 12 hours.

Q: Can I mix the chocolate and vanilla together?

A: Yes. Some find the combined flavor to be more of a milk chocolate flavor.

Q: What happens if I miss a meal?

A: If you miss a shake or meal, drink the rest of the your meals closer together to make sure you get all the required nutrients in before the end of the day. Because of the low calorie level of Xymetri's Optimal, skipping shakes will put you below the Optimal nutrient level your body needs to function. This decrease in your nutrient balance will make your body conserve energy and cause you to lose weight slower, not faster!

Q: Do I need to drink a lot of fluids?

A: Drinking fluids helps your body be more efficient at eliminating the by-products of fat metabolism, keeping with more consistent weight loss.

Q: What kinds of fluids are OK?

A: We recommend water only. Fruit juices are ok, but they dramatically increase your caloric intake, and thus, slow your weight loss. We strongly promote the removing of soft-drinks, both regular and diet, from your daily intake.

Q: Can I have coffee or caffeinated sodas?

A: Although they will not affect the quality of our product, we strongly recommend removing these harmful products from your daily intake.

Q: What can I do about my desire to chew something?

A: You can munch on celery-up to three stalks per day is acceptable. Celery is a high-water vegetable with minimal carbohydrates.

Q: Can I eat fruit?

A: No, fruits contain high levels of carbohydrates that affect your calorie intake and metabolism level and slow your weight loss.

Q: Can I chew gum?

A: You may use sugar-free gum or mints but limit these to five per day. These products contain sorbitol, which can cause gastric distress as well as stimulate appetite.

Q: Should I take vitamins?
A: Xymetri's Optimal regimen is designed to provide you with all of your required vitamins and minerals. Provided you consume 3 shakes per day, you will not need a multivitamin.


Q: Can I exercise when I'm on Xymetri's Optimal product?
A: Yes, you can, but we suggest limiting the amount of exercise, especially in the beginning. It takes three to four weeks for the body to adapt to the 3 for 30 plan and use the fat stores for energy. During this time, too much exercise can cause dehydration as well as decrease your weight loss and harm your muscle tissue.


Q: What type of exercise (and how much) is recommended?

A: If you haven't been exercising at all, wait three to four weeks until you have adapted to the Xymetri program. Then start your exercise plan very slowly. Begin with gentle walking, 10 to 20 minutes per day, and then gradually increase the amount. If you have been exercising prior to starting this program, cut your current plan by half during the first three weeks, then gradually build it back up.

Q: What is the maximum amount of exercise I can do?

A: While you are on Xymetri Optimal, limit intense exercise such as running, biking or swimming to a total of 45 minutes a day. Over exercising will actually slow your weight-loss progress.

Q: Why did the scale go up?

A: The amount of weight you lose will fluctuate from week to week. Often the scale will be affected by things that cause you to retain fluids, such as PMS, not drinking enough water, illness, stress, too much exercise and even temperature extremes. Don't panic if the scale doesn't move for several days or even goes up. If you stay solid on your program, the scale will eventually show results.

Q: Will I gain all the weight back?

A: You will maintain your success by making long-term changes in your lifestyle such as healthy eating and consistent exercise. You may also need to work on how you cope with life so that you don't reach for food when you are experiencing stress, depression or other emotional needs.

Q: Can I go back on the program if I gain back some weight?

A: Absolutely. If you gain back more than 5 to 10 pounds, we recommend that you immediately return to the program for a brief period. This will help your body adjust to staying at a lower weight.

Q:Can I use Xymetri Optimal as part of a food plan or as a supplement to my current routine?

A: Yes, you can. In fact, many people use one or two Optimal shakes a day as part of a maintenance plan. This provides structure while allowing flexibility in your meal plan.

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