Prior to bariatric surgery, you are required to go on a liquid diet; the legnth of the diet depends on your surgeon or dietician, but here in British Columbia, the standard is three weeks of a liquid diet called Optifast – four pouches a day mixed with 300 mls of water, plus an additional cup of broth of your choice, and at least 1.5 litres of water.
So far I’m down 3 packages today. And I feel awful. Headache, nausea, and things I won’t mention. I feel quite emotional, but I just keep trying to think of what the end result will be: getting vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) weight loss surgery.
Trying to stay strong.