Optifast

laisheavenbound
on 1/2/18 12:01 pm - Parksville BC, Canada

When you say you started optifast are you replacing all meals with this product? Is it used before all WLS? When do you start it?

SweetRide1
on 1/2/18 12:05 pm
RNY on 01/16/18

Yes, you are replacing all meals with Optifast. Optifast is used prior to surgery to shrink your liver. There is a medical weight loss program that uses Optifast as well but I'm not sure what that all entails.

You start Optifast based on your surgeon's directions. I know some people have been directed to use Opti for 3 weeks, while I got 2 weeks. I've even seen some people get 1 week.

I'm on day 3 now and it's not so bad. I had a blip yesterday but all good today.

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

TheRealMeWithin
on 1/2/18 12:06 pm - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17

Different programs call for different rules. I went to TWH and we replaced all meals with optifast.

The guideline is roughly 1 week per 100lbs of weight. If you weigh 200lbs = 2 weeks, 300lbs = 3 weeks, etc...

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 125 CW 124.6

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)

M1 - 20.6... M2 -10.2... M3 -8.0... M4 -5.8... M5 -9.0... M6 -5.2... M7 -7.0... M8 -2.2... M9 -0.9... M10 -2.6... M11-0.6

https://trendweight.com/u/6ffd55753da24d/

RosieBelly
on 1/2/18 12:09 pm

At The Ottawa Hospital you can have broth or sugar free jello as well. I just made them as cold as I could, slammed them back and got on with it. After a few days you barely notice the taste anymore. I live alone so I think it is easier that way than if you are still preparing meals for a family.

referred Jan 2016 intake May 2016 left programme returned June 2017 final pre-sx class Oct 2017 surgeon appt Oct 2017

Opti Wt Nov 4/17 226 lbs BMI 45 Sx Wt 212 lbs RNY surgery Nov 23/17 M1 -18 M2-9 M3-10 M4-8 M5-6 M6-7

current BMI 29.6

RoundPenny
on 1/2/18 12:45 pm

I was able to have 4 shakes and one streamed or raw veggies meal. Cauliflower, tomatoes, with fat free dressing.


Start of OptiFast, Nov 4th 2017 - 326 lbs
RNY Surgery Dec 7th - 284

Highest Weight 2011 - 388 lbs

SweetRide1
on 1/2/18 1:30 pm
RNY on 01/16/18

Me too! Those veggies are pretty decadent these days. LOL

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

RoundPenny
on 1/2/18 1:46 pm

I found raw veggies were upsetting my stomach at week 3. So I steamed them from that point on.


Start of OptiFast, Nov 4th 2017 - 326 lbs
RNY Surgery Dec 7th - 284

Highest Weight 2011 - 388 lbs

Kathy1212
on 1/3/18 7:49 am

I roasted the veggies in the oven and they tasted great.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

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