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My optifast blog

Hi folks my first post here, I've lost 25kg to date but list nothing for the last year or so ... I gained weight because of illness and medication side effects, I'm healthier now and I've now decided to have another serious attempt at loosing the last 25kg !

Does anyone else have experience of taking optifast ? My GP is giving it to me on prescription as you can't buy it in this country. 3 shakes a day so just over 600 calories plus limited vegis and gallons of water - 12 weeks max and today is Day 3 😇

My top tip is to use a blender with chilled water and a handful of ice cubes it makes it like a Mc D's thick shake 👍 And it fills me up

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Almost the end of day 4 , I was up early for work and felt a bit blurgh and couldn't face breakfast and I avoided the sweets and cake in the charity basket 😇 Was home at lunchtime and had my shake before rushing out again, I've not felt hungry really but I feel little tired and snappy. Walked around ain't rose looking at things I couldn't buy! Supper was a spiralized veg salad with tomatoes from the green house with red chickorry and my shake will be chocolate and feel like a treat pudding but I'm honestly not hungry.


After 5 days I've weighed myself and I have lost 4kg ! I avoided a total melt down last night I had a decorating disaster and I was ready to run to the shop for wine and chocolate but I survived gawd know how.

Been to the loo for first time since starting with it being mainly shakes and a few veggies its slowed down my insides somewhat it wasn't a problem or anything I just noticed I hadn't been tho I am peeing for Wales ATM drinking so much water.


Day 10 I feel good getting plenty of exercise and fresh air I really lost my appetite yesterday and the day before I skipped my breakfast and lunchtime shake but ate an amazing plate of roast vegetables followed by 2 shakes. No shakes yet today I feel a bit blurgh not atall hungry.

I'd like to add a photo of the amazing vegi's but I can't see how to attach a photo.


Week six and we both have to buy optifast as the GP refused to allow it on prescription altho some surgeries are actively researching the diet with patients. Total loss after 6 weeks 2 stone ! we're doing 8 weeks. DH has lost 4 stone in 6 weeks with optifast !!


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