I don't think it' is ever good to do diets like that. Join Weight Watchers online. At least you are eating healthy. I have lost 40 lbs on treatment. I can't stand sugar or salt and I get full real fast. I bring alot of white boxes home. I oder the kids meals when I can.
Even if you are on plain SOC your body needs fat from food for the riba to bind to. I would not advise this right now. Plus, you'll need every single bit of strength you can get and I am pretty darn sure there are no studies to prove that it wont hurt the efficacy of the drugs. That is your primary focus at this time.
Optifast is program that comes in stages starting with a liquid diet then gradually reintroducing food. Unless you are obese or seriously overweight I'm not sure this potentially pricey program is the one for you, especially since you are not hungry anyway. To be honest, I'm not sure even Weight Watchers is a great idea while you are treating. Like others I agree focusing on eating healthy and remaining active is the way to go.
Maybe someone else who has done this can offer insight but deviating from your eating habits that dramatically is a wild card you don't need with these heavy duty HCV meds. That's my 2¢.
Jenge, I have not done the latest triple therapy but I know when I treated with the SOC I lost about 15 lbs without even trying and losing weight was the last thing on my mind! Don't worry too much about losing weight rather than being healthy while on tx and gets lots of rest and drink lots of water!
Of course all they are required to show their ingredients.
May I suggest that if you are not sure about something, you first do a search and check. That's what I do :)
Jenge: The meds are very hard on your body. Do all you can to stay healthy.
The best diet is one with the least processed food possible.
Well, better safe than sorry, since those type of products may not even be required to reveal all their ingredients, etc. My Doctor made me go off all my various vitamins, supplements, milk thistle etc, before I started Tx, because they just dont know.
When I'm not feeling that hungry, I do alot of liquids though, like Kefir, soup, and smoothies. It's still food calories, but easier to get down.
Thank you guys, I had a feeling it would be better to do weight watchers. I have just been feeling not as hungry and thought I could kill 2 birds with one stone.
I dont know what chemicals are in Optifast, but I have read about alot of things that dont mix with Tx, so I think it would be safer to take a natural approach, like counting calories.
I would think that anything that was specifically for weight loss would also send your meds thru quickly, and we want the opposite effect: we want to take food with the meds, to boost up the absorption of the meds, in our body.
Dieting depletes the body.
I have gained at least 8 pounds on this triple tx, so I should probably be eating less animal fat, no pizza or cake, and walking three times a day, and eat the low-fat dairy, instead of the whole milk, etc
You will probably lose weight during treatment, but to go on that sort of liquid diet is risky, I think. If you just eat healthy, low fat foods and avoid all junk foods/drinks, believe me, it will melt off.