Our days are quite cold at the moment as it is just past the winter solstice. The saying is: as the days go longer the cold gets stronger. Our snowfields in the South Island have had some of the highest bases of snow this early in the season for decades.
The first thing Nicola checked was that I knew what I could and couldn't have on the Optifast diet.
|Pre-op Optifast Diet|
- 1st Stage - fluids only, sips of water or chips of ice on day of op, 30 mls of water every 15 minutes to a total of 1000ml
- 2nd Stage - Pureed food. This can start on the second evening if you tolerate the water and normally lasts 2-3 weeks.
- 3rd Stage - Soft food that can be cut with the side of a fork
- 4th Stage - Progression to normal food when you tolerate a variety of soft foods.