The Truly Revolting Vanilla Optifast made edible....
on 9/30/13 8:36 am - Canada
I was seriously dismayed with the optifast. Ugh. I bought all vanilla because A) I like vanilla and B) I thought it would be easy to flavour it! When I actually tasted this stuff I thought I would vomit! Seriously - this is like negative reinforcement....after this, I will eat anything and find it delicious! haha. I tried a few things and got better each day. For example mixing it with a bit of extra water helped. Also, making it very very cold. Finally, my daughter made it with strong decaf coffee, and ice and boy it is a TREAT!!!!
I am so relieved!
Way to go! If life gives you lemons make lemonade right? I noticed you are out of Ottawa too - what was your experience like with them? I am just starting out and would appreciate any tips or info. Thank you!
Highest: 320, Surgery: 255 (Aug/14), Lowest: 132, Current: 167, Goal: 155
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard
Hi Nerak. This is Karen.
I posted this back in March when I was on Optifast. Hope you find some of it helpful. All the best on your surgery.
PS. Today I had my 6 month post-op appt and have lost 40 kgs/about 90 pounds according to my centre. Before you know it that will be you.
on 9/30/13 9:15 am - Canada
Thanks Karen! (I'm also a Karen but I spelled it backwards for here).
Zizzler I am preop. I have found everyone really helpful and kind so far. My surgery date is October 17th with Dr Amy Neville. I missed the orientation twice so it delayed the whole process but I was referred in Sept 2012 and went to my orientation session in January 2013. Really, I find there are a lot of hoops to jump through (but for our safety). Still, I am so ready for this help that it seems a small price to pay. Good luck to you and keep us posted!
on 9/30/13 10:06 am - Canada
Leane thanks I'll try the cocoa but I don't like adding more sweetness to it because that is my problem with the vanilla:
1) It smells like cake batter
2) It is sickeningly sweet
3) It has a metallic taste to it
4) It stinks!
on 9/30/13 10:11 am - Canada
I was told by the Ottawa dietician that we can't add cocoa to optifast... that had been my idea too.
I went thru TWH, I asked if it was ok to add the cocoa to the vanilla. They said yes. I wasn't really taking in any other extra calories cuz all I was having was jello, broth and water and the odd tea.
BELOW GOAL Happily maintaining 4.5 years out!! Life is GREAT!!! Had my plastic surgery!
on 9/30/13 10:12 am