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Optifast, Ihave started on my pre op diet on this as I find it the most palitable, however Im on day 2 and it has got me running for the toilet and very sore in the tummy, anyone else experienced this?

on another note, SQWEEEEEEEEEE, only 1 week to go.

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14 minutes ago, fandangle said:

Optifast, Ihave started on my pre op diet on this as I find it the most palitable, however Im on day 2 and it has got me running for the toilet and very sore in the tummy, anyone else experienced this?

on another note, SQWEEEEEEEEEE, only 1 week to go.

Optifast uses dry milk concentrate for the Protein not an isolate, Concentrates have much higher levels of lactose. Protein Isolates have little to none. It's possible you are having lactose issues with the high concentration. Try a different brand of protein / Meal Replacement that doesn't contain a protein concentrate, but rather has protein isolates as the protein source and see if that helps you any.

Or you can keep taking the Optifast and try to see if taking some Lactaid helps relieve the symptoms.

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10 minutes ago, Matt Z said:

Optifast uses dry milk concentrate for the Protein not an isolate, Concentrates have much higher levels of lactose. Protein Isolates have little to none. It's possible you are having lactose issues with the high concentration. Try a different brand of protein / Meal Replacement that doesn't contain a protein concentrate, but rather has protein isolates as the protein source and see if that helps you any.

Or you can keep taking the Optifast and try to see if taking some Lactaid helps relieve the symptoms.

thanks so much, i will look into it, as I have never handled dairy products well. great advice mattZ

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BariatricFusion is what we were told to use pre-op at my center. I also use Gold Standard Proteins, and Isopure proteins. The big thing to look for is the word "Isolate". ESP if you have lactose tolerance issues.

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