susan

Cambridge, MA

#23 Feb 19, 2008
can someone please give me some advice. i just finished week 2 and i have lost a total of 2 lbs. any insight? i am so depressed.
CMR

Wake Forest, NC

#26 Feb 26, 2008
I am thinking about the Optifast diet. I cannot use products containing aspartame(Equal). Can anyone tell me the ingredients before I spend a lot of non-refundable money on something I maght not be able to use?
ange

AOL

#27 Feb 27, 2008
how much water do you need to drink and how many supplements do I need a day. The nurse gave me my supplements, but never told me really what to do?
Larry Doppler

AOL

#28 Feb 29, 2008
I have been on the diest for 10 weeks and have lost 48 ounds. From past experience I know that it works also it will go about twice as fast for a male. Just hang in there.
Larry Doppler

AOL

#29 Feb 29, 2008
I have been on the diet for 10 weeks and have lost 48 punds. The rate of loss for males is about twice as fast as for females. I have never felt better and have not been sick a single day. Hang is there, the diet works.
Lee

Petoskey, MI

#30 Feb 29, 2008
susan wrote:
can someone please give me some advice. i just finished week 2 and i have lost a total of 2 lbs. any insight? i am so depressed.
Have your thyroid tested. Make sure you exercise. when I don't my weight loss is less than a pound. When I do I lose 2-4. Try not to be depressed, oh you have to drink 2 qts of water perday. it seems to work.
Karen

Ankeny, IA

#31 Feb 29, 2008
Kim wrote:
I am considering the Opti-Fast plan and I am interested in how hard is it to maintain the diet after the you finish the fasting and start on regular food?
Was curious if you joined the program. I too am considering this and also live in Ankeny, IA
Dolores

AOL

#32 Mar 9, 2008
I have been on the OPTIFAST 800 for the last 4 weeks. The first 3 weeks I lost 30 pounds. Then one night I went to a party and ate alot. I gained two pounds but continued on the with Optifast. Now in my 4th week I ate a large meal again. I know I've gained. I feel myself losing motivation. I want to know, from the people who have lost a lot of weight, I need to lose 200 lbs, did you have days where you ate regular food and then went back on? What should I do? It's not that I'm hungry, I just want to eat something. Please help me.
Tonya

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#33 Mar 13, 2008
I have a question do you have to go see a doctor or can you purchase teh product without visiting a the doctor. I ask this due to it is less expensive
Tonya

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#34 Mar 15, 2008
I am really thinking about purchasing the optifast drinks and follow up with my own medical doctor to ensure all is going well. I am looking to lose 60lbs - 70lbs max. Have any of you purchased the product on your own to cut back on their doctors out of pocket cost? I will visit a doctor to ensure all is well but visit my own doctor using my medical coverage that way I would be charged those medical fees they are charging but I am looking to get the same result. I was wondering if any one has taken this route.
Also have any of experience hair loss.As I read I find very few mention that and I was wonder if it was more who has outside of those who mentioned this factor.

I look forward to your feed back
Tonya

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#35 Mar 15, 2008
I am really thinking about purchasing the optifast drinks and follow up with my own medical doctor to ensure all is going well. I am looking to lose 60lbs - 70lbs max. Have any of you purchased the product on your own to cut back on their doctors out of pocket cost? I will visit a doctor to ensure all is well but visit my own doctor using my medical coverage that way I would be charged those medical fees they are charging but I am looking to get the same result. I was wondering if any one has taken this route.
Also have any of experience hair loss.As I read I find very few mention that and I was wonder if it was more who has outside of those who mentioned this factor.

I look forward to your feed back
Ann

Austin, TX

#36 Mar 17, 2008
Could you drink slim fast 3 times a day and drink a gallon of water and get the same effects?
I have wasted a lot of $$ in the past tring to lose weight and I'm afraid to make a $$ commitement.
Shannon

United States

#37 Mar 28, 2008
I have been on the Optifast 800 for 10 weeks and have lost 40 pounds. It does work!
Sangia

Saint Louis, MO

#38 Mar 29, 2008
Shannon wrote:
I have been on the Optifast 800 for 10 weeks and have lost 40 pounds. It does work!
Did you exercise regularly? How much water did you drink daily?
Kitty

Queensbury, NY

#39 Mar 31, 2008
I'm starting Optifast in 2 weeks, April 11, and I'm both nervous and excited. I've lost and re-gained weight for much of my adult life and I need something that's going to take it off quickly so I can stay motivated and keep it off. That's the exciting part.

The nervous part comes in where I'm not sure how I'll feel, especially when I start workouts. How long does the initial "shock" last and how long until you have full energy?
AJM

Salt Lake City, UT

#40 Apr 9, 2008
Kitty wrote:
I'm starting Optifast in 2 weeks, April 11, and I'm both nervous and excited. I've lost and re-gained weight for much of my adult life and I need something that's going to take it off quickly so I can stay motivated and keep it off. That's the exciting part.
The nervous part comes in where I'm not sure how I'll feel, especially when I start workouts. How long does the initial "shock" last and how long until you have full energy?
Good Luck! As far as how long the initial shock--the first week is very hard, for me night time is the hardest. I just go to bed early until I get it under control. I would not suggest starting your exercise program when you first start, give it a couple of weeks. Best of luck to you, stay with the program and when you get off do a supervised transition. You still must learn to deal with food. You go girl!!!
Terri

Oakland, CA

#41 Apr 11, 2008
I'm into my 3rd week on the program, I was very excited the 1st week I lost 6.5lbs then last week I lost only 2. I was discouraged but in my class I learned that other people only lost 1lb the first week and stuck with it to lose 7 or 8lbs the next. Just being consistent should work, at least that's what I'm counting on. I started walking too, sometimes the hardest thing for me is just wanting to eat something, anything, even a bite!!! But I don't do it because I committed to the 16 weeks and am stubborn and sticking with it.
Sharon

Houston, TX

#42 Apr 12, 2008
Is Optifast something you can purchase online somewhere? I've been losing weight on a liquid program through a local hospital, but the monthly expense has gotten to be too much of a strain on our budget (it's in addition to the cost of the product). I've lost 50 lbs. so far and want to keep going.

Thanks
sst

Louisville, KY

#43 Apr 12, 2008
SOAM wrote:
<quoted text>
I have done Optifast in the past and have great luck with it. I lost 86 pounds in about 6 months. I lost 55 pounds in three months and the last 30+ pounds took a while. Unfortunately, the backlash of Optifast is you have to learn to eat better for a lifetime. But, it is the best for losing weight quickly. GOOD LUCK
Well just so everybody knows, that is the case for every diet. I mean, poor eating habits make people overweight in the first place. You cannot simply go back to the old ways of eating and expect the weight to stay off. You have to make major life changes to make yourself thin, not temporary ones. Potato chips and cookies just do not make for good body compositions whether before a diet or after. On the brighter side, every meal we eat can bring us towards a better body composition.
I don't particularly like the Optifast diet because of it's dangerously low calorie consumption which does not seem to be based on the individual. How can you tell me that a 300lb woman should only be eating 800c/day?? She could probably eat triple that and still be losing weight (coupled with daily exercise). Also the program doesn't seem to teach people about nutrition and how to eat real food.
I don't like saying it, but at least weight-watchers adjusts points to activity level, sex, and current weight.
Kitty

Queensbury, NY

#44 Apr 12, 2008
Today is day 1. I had some gastric upset (I'll leave out the details) after the first shake, but other than that I feel fine. Took a walk with my son around the neighborhood and am drinking a lot. Thankfully I have this week off from work to adjust. For some reason, I feel like this is a relief --I don't have to think about food because I've given myself the chance to take a break from it. It's freeing. Eventually I can go from 5 shakes to 4, with a meal of steamed green vegetables and grilled chicken or fish, then it's gradual from there. Baby steps...
AJM wrote:
<quoted text>Good Luck! As far as how long the initial shock--the first week is very hard, for me night time is the hardest. I just go to bed early until I get it under control. I would not suggest starting your exercise program when you first start, give it a couple of weeks. Best of luck to you, stay with the program and when you get off do a supervised transition. You still must learn to deal with food. You go girl!!!

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