…toward my new body.
One week ago yesterday I started Optifast, a high protein fast. In this first week I lost 6 lbs. I feel good.
During the 13 week fast I’m monitored every week by a physician, a psychologist and dietitian. I was hungry the first few days, but that has passed. I have more energy and I feel happier.
Before I started I had a bunch of labs done. One was a vitamin D level. Normal is 40 to 100, mine was 14. I’ve had several unexplained symptoms for a few years, that can all be tracked to vitamin D deficiency. The doc started me on a temporary high dose of supplement and my symptoms have already started to diminish.
The doctor hopes to have me off anti-hypertensives by week three.
My blood sugar was somewhat elevated before I started. Now I’m monitoring it before and after each “meal” and so far it has been normal.
Average weight loss during th fast is 50-60 lbs. My goal is much more than that, but the program goes on for several months after the fasting phase is over.
Wish me luck.