On July 29, 2010 at 2:15 PM Pacific Time, Lynn N wrote:
I personally find it offensive that a physician is requiring a patient to use a product that he gets a cut of the proceeds. I don't know if he is requiring
the Optifast, but I believe you could do just as well using any of the good Whey Isolate Proteins that are currently on the market, and at a much lesser cost.
I personally use the Isopure Ultra-Low Carb Dutch Chocolate, as well as the Syntrax Nectar products which are mixed with water; these products are available at GNC and online, and they are very affordable for a month's use. You can get samples of any of these products on sites such as bariatriceating.com , vitalady.com , or any of the others.
If you chose to try the various samples, keep in mind that your tastes will probably change post-op and what tastes good to you now may not be palatable after surgery.
I find that a 3# can of the Dutch Chocolate will last me for six weeks, at the useage of one scoop per day. It keeps me from getting hungry, and I find that a good thing!
GNC also has other flavors of the Isopure Zero Carb available at most stores.
I intend on asking if I'm required to use Optifast only...I know they only list Optifast in their program and while they said they can not force me to buy it there, they did not say there was an acceptable alternative.
I'm not a big Whey protein fan, I love the Spiru-tein Soy Protein (vanilla and chai) so I want to go that route if possible. I appreciate the lead on Isopure...I've seen it at GNC so I will check that out