I'm not losing weight on Optifast?!

on 12/23/17 7:26 pm

I've been on Opti for a week now and have only lost 2 pounds....Im scared I won't lose much and the surgeon will deny me or something! I've been good the whole week. Only slipped once by having A small sip of hot chocolate.

Did this happen to you? Is it because I'm on my period? :(

Referral: June 2017
RNY with Dr. Neville in Ottawa: January 8th, 2018

on 12/23/17 7:34 pm - Ontario, Canada, Canada

I agree. I think it is your period. Retaining water for sure.

Referred to HRRH: July 2017; Orientation: October 31, 2017; Surgeon Appointment and Blood work: December 14, 2017; SW, Dietician and RN: March 2018

SW: 306 lbs March 2017

Anny X.
on 12/23/17 8:33 pm

Not everyone loses much on Opti and with your period you're retaining water. Opti definitely isn't a good measure of your future success. Try not to worry too much about it.

OPTI -15 / M1 -20 / M2 -13 / M3 -11 / M4 -10 / M5 -8 / M6 -7

on 12/24/17 3:56 am
RNY on 09/01/17

I only lost 8 pounds in 3 weeks, whereas a friend of mine lost about 20 in 2. Results vary depending on a lot of factors, but there's not much you can do if you're a slow loser (like me). Try not to be discouraged just yet- your journey is just getting started and you'll need all the hope and optimism you can get.

on 12/24/17 10:17 am

When I first started I lost 10 pounds then I stalled. After a week I dropped a bunch again.

Opti is like like alot of changes. We stall. I remember being frustrated and hangry because you just want to eat. You will lose and even if it is not coming off the scale. I am sure the fat is evaperating.

Hang in there!


michelle W.
on 12/24/17 11:41 am
RNY on 06/12/17

I only lost 5.5 lbs on 2 weeks of optifast... it's not meant for you to lose weight... that's just a side effect.. it's meant to shrink your liver.. and trust me that is happening....

Don't worry..continue to follow the plan... all will work out fine

Referral - March 23rd 2016 TWH Orientation - June 15 2016 Social - Sept 6 2016 Nurse - Oct 3 2016 Nut Class - Nov 14 2016 Psych - Dec 14 2016 Nut Jan 4 2017 Surgeon - Feb 24 2017 Pre-op May 23 2017 Opti start date May 29 2017 Surgery Date - June 12 2017 HW-285 CW - 154.2 Opti start weight - 261.5 SW - 256

Preop-23.5 Opti-5.5 M1-13.8 M2-14.2 M3-11 M4-9.5 M5-9.9 M6-6.8 M7-9.4 M8-5.9 M9-4.2 M10-4.6 M11-2.4

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