3 days until surgery…..
I’ve been on the Opti-Fast diet for almost 2 weeks now. And it’s really not bad at all. At least, not nearly as bad as I had thought it would be.
When I was speaking with the nurses, and other’s in the support group, and they all suggested adding things like coffee flavor, or mint flavor, other types of syrup flavors that you can get to add into coffees, but I haven’t. I got one case of vanilla and one case of chocolate. They are both tasty!
I mix the powder with 300 ml of water, usually toss in an ice cube or two, and shake it up. It’s frothy, and just sweet enough not to be overpowering.
4 shakes per day, along with 2 cups of green vegetables such as celery, cucumber, lettuce and green peppers, water, vinegar or lemon for seasoning, and clear broths such as chicken or beef, is the extent of my diet.
I eat my cucumber and celery usually in the afternoon when I am wanting something crunchy. The cucumber is usually with vinegar and a sprinkle of salt, the celery plain. I often have the chicken consume for lunch or later in the afternoon and evening, as well.
Lots of water and lemon, as usual. I cut out coffee with caffeine months ago, when I knew the surgery was going to happen. However, I had recently started having decaf in the mornings with cream and Coffee Mate, so yummy and creamy and sweet! But, once again, had to stop that. I am allow coffee and tea plain, but without cream/milk and sugar, it’s just not worth it.
The biggest stumbling block? Night time, after my daughter has gone to bed, and sitting quietly watching tv. This is the most killer time for me. I would murder a bag of chips with onion dip, or a big bowl honey nut cheerios…..carbs are my downfall.
But, each morning the scale moves a little further down, so I persevere. So far, 7 lbs down. We’ll see what tomorrow brings!