Day 1 of Optifast: The storm before the calm?

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.

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Alex T

I'm Alex, and I live on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Here I detail my weight loss and fitness, and all of the wonderful things that I get to do now! Come along and perhaps I'll haphazardly make it through this beautiful tragicomedy known as life.

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