Last week I started this plan and I was apprehensive. I've done a liquid diet before and it was very successful. 62 pounds in 14 weeks and I have been able to keep most of that off for 5 years. Gaining back 22 pounds and most of that was in the last 18 months.
In 2007 when I did the program before I lost 11 pounds the first week. And I did not expect to lose that much weight this week. I expected to lose about 7 pounds.
Today's weight 242.2
This week I lost 8.8 pounds. I could not be happier. The results are very promising. My plan is to Lose 40 pounds in 7 weeks which is 5.7 pounds a week. That is about three times the amount the "health" community says is doable. Without the Optifast system or Medifast I do not see how you could do it.
Admissions and some adjustments- (the good and the bad)
This go around Optifast offers a meal bar. First- they are great. Second- they solve the problem of "chewing". In an all liquid diet there is no chewing. This is actually something that drove me crazy before. The only problem I have is... I only bought one box of the meal bars. And I ran out by Wednesday.
I've ordered more and I pray they arrive today. Or I will have to go three days without chewing.
A new trick- I make every shake into a frosty. Take the magic bullet and use the larger cup... Fill it with ice and poor the shake over it. Put he blender top on and put the entire thing into the freezer for 10 minutes. Pull it out and the. Blend. This doubles the volume of the shake. And it has the consistency of a slightly melted Wendy's frosty. You can eat it with a spoon. This morning I am adding a little rum and coconut extract to the shake... Piña Colada anyone?
It is winter in Atlanta... It's not that cold but I would kill for a warm meal.
My goal is 209 by February 28. Actually the end of the 7 week plan is the 22nd but I added a week in case I needed to extend any phase a week. I have 42 days (49) to lose 33 pounds. Less than a pound a day.