Following the pre-surgery Optifast™ or Optislim™ diet is a significant dietary change and can be quite difficult! As we know, the pre-op diet is critical for the liver to shrink down in size, and allow your surgeon to perform the operation more safely. While this reasoning is important, we appreciate that this does not necessarily make the diet easy to follow!
While people choose to have weight loss surgery to lose weight, it is important to look at the bigger picture also. As we have talked about on the blog before, the number on the scales is just one measure of your success. We want to avoid getting ‘tunnel-vision’ on the scales and keep our focus on the broader improvements to your lifestyle.