Optifast for 5 weeks
Nov 11, 2023
I am new here. I am scheduled to have gastric bypass surgery on December, 13th, 2023. I was told to be on Optifast prior for 5 weeks. I am on day 5 of the Optifast regime and it has been HARD to say the least lol. Started Optifast weighing 381 lbs, weighed in at 375.6 lbs this morning November, 11th, 2023.
I am only allowed the Optifast 4x daily and water to drink. I have been slamming back the water in hopes to keep full, but that has helped very little. I am constantly hungry and battling so hard not to slip up.
It does not help when I smell the delicious food my husband makes for himself and our kiddos lol. I am excited but also nervous about this surgery, recovery, and possible complications. I just hope it goes well.
Any advice on what I can do to not slip up? Because the last thing I want is to mess up my chance on getting this surgery, or causing complications. Anyone else slip up on their Optifast?
Thanks and much love