We did not care for the cardboard like food and did not get anywhere close to our goals. I too started to eat out and drink wine. And you want to do it safely. We are sorry that you received so much chocolate after requesting no chocolate. Holding wastes unwanted organisms, and wastes may prevent ambitions for fat-loss. First reply was very fast, second was a bit slower but they explained to me the reason why. Mostly fish and vegetables.
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The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Research Reports in Clinical Cardiology: Institute of Medicine The National Academies Press. Retrieved 24 January The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved December 1, Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. American Journal of Epidemiology.
Experimental Biology and Medicine. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The role of diet, lifestyle, and genes". A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis". Archives of Internal Medicine. Nutrition Research New York, N. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. FAO estimates food supply of kcal to be satisfactory. Research Reports in Clinical Cardiology. Last year I lost 92 pounds on OptiFast. I never felt so good, and was thrilled with the support from the dieticians in transitioning to regular food with a continued weight loss.
I mix the choc. All food cravings were taken away. I started this diet on May 1 At the end of 8 weeks I was down 34 lbs and had reached my goal of a BMI of Started at 31 It is hard to not cheat on this diet but if you tough it out you do get the results!
I am very pleased. Most of the flavours are too sweet for me, but the coffee one is nice. Works really well when you follow the program and have the 3 shakes and veggies only in the intensive period. I also meant to add that when I started the diet.
In the first month I lost 33 pounds and feel great. For me it was tough to follow the diet because I like to eat but I didn't cheat. I plan to go for another 4 weeks, so I will be on the diet for 8 weeks and then move off to eating healthy while continuing to work out. I would highly recommend this diet. It got me results faster than I thought it would. His suits are impeccable. Name from growing up. I will wake up some and not be so picky cranky.
I am starting Optifast today on a part-time basis, mixed with vegetable and fruit, until I get clinical help for a more structured guidance. I have already lost 35 kilos, without Optifast, but by simply eating a lot less, minimizing carbs and doing lots of swimming.
I regained 5 kilos recently because I ate more and did a lot less swimming. I need to loose two dress sizes before April, so I can fit into a coat I am wearing to a Wedding.
So, I shall see if blending in Optifast, will help me reach my short term goal, then look at modifying what I do for long term weight maintenance. I would really like to lose another 40 or 45 kilos. I have been on optifast for 16 weeks. I started at and now weight The first two weeks are hard.
I have now a total cholorestrol of I am on half blood pressure meds. I now am in transition to food. Each week I learn so much in this program. Started the program 5 weeks ago. Ive lost 8kgs to date. Shakes are fine tasting, I stick to banana, chocolate, strawberry and caramel.
Others have put in flavour essences in to mix it up e. Soups are ok, I like vegetable best. Recipes for additional allowances are really nice and varied and Optifast Aust Forum members are always posting good food allowance recipes.
Drinking 2 litres of water a day is acheivable by having a water bottle nearby and drinking regularly. I have not cut out my morning coffee with 2SM, it hasnt affected the outcome. Ive been to dinner 3 times in the 5 weeks, I made healthy choices and didnt suffer. I exercise at least hours a week. He walks times per week an hr at a time. I came into the program via a friend who is kg 6'2. I was 85 5'3. We stated together and post each other our daily weights to keep ourselves motivated and provide support.
Both of us at times have had great weeks and slow weeks. We keep reminding each other its a marathon not a sprint. I m happy I started it. Not hungry, or light headed. Ive stayed active and its working for both of us. I'm really happy I am learning to eat less on Optifast instead of being seduced by mega food company's intense marketing. I like the tastes and my nutritionist recommends the products as very balanced nutritionally. This is contrary to my many former diets.
Loved the program and lost 50 lbs in 3 months without excersize. I have kept it off. The secret is to eat better and often once you lose it. I also work out 3 days a week. I have never felt so good. Re the entry in the list of 'Pros' for the Optifast program which states "Great tasting meal replacement shakes".
Glad it was helpful! Your very welcome, I'm glad that it was helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions. I love your article, but I'm not seeing the Free Food List that you've mentioned several times. I must have overlooked it. Can you tell me where it is, please? In the section just above the blue book explaining how NutriSystem works. You will find links to various resources, including the one you mentioned, read the section and you'll see it.
If you continue to have trouble, let me know. I'm glad you enjoyed the article! Any vegetable juice that does not have a lot of added sugar, corn syrup, etc. In fact you may want to learn to juice or liquefy your own vegetables using a juicer or NutriBullet or Ninja. I have used NutriBullet and am not using the Ninja, I like to have the pulp of the fruit or vegetables with my drink.
Thanks for all the great info! I don't see "desserts" on the diabetes list and would rather not use the calorie packs; can you tell me what makes up a mid-afternoon meal?
Yes, you can do the same thing as the mid-morning snack. I just provide a dessert option for those who enjoy their sweets to show that you can still eat them in moderation and lose weight. I don't eat dairy other than yogurt which I'm including in my meal paln; is there a dairy substitute when it calls for 1 dairy?
The only option that comes to mind right now is soy yogurt. I drink almond milk as well Sometimes it is better. I am lactose intolerant, so always look for dairy that is lactose free. This is easier to do with cheese, especially appreciate the cheeses made by Cabot, almost all if not all are marked lactose free.
Kraft shredded Mozzarella is also lactose free. I followed the diet with some protein as suggested.