Shake shake shake... Shake shake shake! Yuck.
April 3, 2007 10:15 PM Subscribe
Starting Optifast today (Medically supervised [yes, a real doctor] fast). Can anyone give me any tips on this huge endeavor? I think this might be the hardest thing I've ever set out to do...
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History: Mid twenties chick with PCOS. Due to risk, and my (to this point) inability to lose weight, my doctor referred me over to a 20 week optifast diet. Basically, I drink a shake 5 times a day, which gives me all my nutrients. I have weekly support/educational/therapy classes which focus on how to change my habits, eat healthy, and exercise once I go back on food. Twice monthly blood tests. I can supposedly expect loss of around 3 - 5 lbs a week. I don't have that much to lose (comparatively speaking to the others in the class) - around 40-50 lbs.
So. I'm feeling positive about the whole thing, and glad to be started. But - no food. No alcohol. It's tough. It's day 1. I'm sure it will get harder. How can I steel my reserve? I don't want to just zone out and distract myself, I want to learn about my habits so I never have to do this again. I'm sure I'll learn a lot in my classes, just reaching out to mefis who might have gone through something similar.