This product is the pits
I have been on Optifast for some years as a meal supplement. Not sure if on special but purchased Optislim at Chemist Warehouse, Fremantle for around $45 to $48 x 18 x 2 boxes (sadly). I liked the thought of supporting Australia
The taste is terrible- more artificial tasting than artificiality itself. Very synthetic smelling.
It is impossible to break down with the regular shakers (ball inside).. You are left with great globs. An awful, awful product and to think it's Australian!!! Why did Australia sell its wonderful Optifast to Nestle???
Adverse effects: apart from wanting to vomit I could only try 3 times
Product could possibly help weight loss if palatable.
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Guaranteed to take all joy from your life before you lose the weight
I'm going in for WLS in a year. As I have a lot of nasty food intolerances, I decided I'd see if my body tolerated this VLCD system before deciding to go straight to designing my own pre-op plan.
I tried the banana and chocolate flavours and used almond milk.
I can say unequivocally they did a really, really bad job designing these shakes. They are not filling, they create a low-level nauseous feeling to simulate filling you up, and they taste so bad you're forced to drink slower so you don't 'eat' too fast for satiety to register.
After a...n hour or two, you're right back to being hungry again. They are not the flavours they claim to be. Banana was like smelling a banana from very far away. I went straight to the chocolate for round two, and that is not chocolate. It may be unsweetened carob powder, I haven't tried carob but it tastes very much like someone who thought chocolate was a vegetable tasted like. It's like people who infuse water with fruit and think that's just as good as soft drink. It's not. It's very bad.
- Mild side effects
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Tips for the taste
I have only tried chocolate and i know a lot of people are saying they don't like the taste so here is what i do and it goes down very well.
I have not tried it with skim milk, i only ever drink almond milk so naturally i went straight to almond milk and it tastes quite nice, very similar to a dairy free milkshake.
PLUS the almond milk is 1kj per every 1gram, so you cut the calories again compared to skinny milk (if that is something important to you).
I use the brand "Blue Diamond Almonds" and it is my favourite by far. I normally use it fo...
Pretty nice taste. Texture is good, not too thick and not too thin. Probably would purchase again but only if it was on sale. Good range of flavours in the multi pack.
Purchased in March 2020.
Easy to drink but tastest like Children's Formula
I bought the Coffee Shake on special Woolworths. It does the job as food subsituate & I shouldn't complain because they were so cheap but just the heads up, it takes like childrens breast milk formula
Tastes absolutely terrible
I can’t even stomach this shake. I’ve also tried the chocolate. Both of them made me vomit. The after taste is so foul and the smell of it. I even tried mixing it with frozen fruits- it didn’t do a thing. Don’t waste your money. It was the optislim- not the platinum one
- Short-term physical illness
Really enjoyed this flavour and mixed really well in a proper protein shaker with a ball. Haven't tried any other flavours just yet so can't really compare to others. Filed me up too.
actually really works! recommended!!
so I have tried the banana, chocolate and vanilla... personally vanilla is my favourite. I wasn’t skeptic on trying shakes as meal replacement meals, I just wanted to try to lose weight, and what do you know? I actually did suprisingly. I originally weighed 120kgs when I started and lost 20kgs, but keeping in mind I had a sort of strict diet. My diet was basically a shake in the morning, lunch is whatever I felt like not too heavy obviously and then a shake for dinner. My exercise literally consisted of walking to work in the morning and then ...walking home from work (I lived in a rural area, so it took me 20/25mins to walk to work depending on my speed of how I feel haha). Then I noticed I was losing weight as the weeks went by, I mixed mine with light milk I believe it was the devondale brand and green packaging. The taste is something you can live with, but for how it helped me lose weight and gain confidence, highly recommend!
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There are better options out there that are actually palatable and get results. This stuff is disgusting and 'taste preference' isn't a good reason for them to get a refund. Funny that.
Trick is to use milk water lots of ice and an electric blender to make a milkshake.vanilla can be made to choc using cacao powder or add cinnamon,,be creative ,enjoy..
Great tasting and filling
I have tried all of the flavours and what is really awesome is that I often add more water because it adds volume to my meal and helps with keeping fluids up. Also , you must remember not to use boiling water for the savoury flavours.
This is fantastic and really work's!
It took about 3 days to adjust to the taste but now it just tastes like a strawberry milkshake. I did try it with water 1st and was terrible. I'm on day 4 and have lost 3kg already. So far so good.
Will never buy again!
I tried this as a cheaper alternative to another brand and I have so many regrets. I bought 4 boxes on special, vanilla, chocolate, banana and strawberry and while they smell nice they taste like brine with added chemicals. not only do they taste revolting, but they don't mix in properly and there's a sludgy sediment in the bottom which puts me in mind of pond scum. I haven't used them long enough to know if they work, and I'm having nightmares about having to finish the rest of the boxes so I don't waste my money. I've been quite hungry on the...m, which is not an issue I had with the other brand...probably cos most of the shake is still in the bottom of the shaker. Will definitely never buy this again. I'm going back to the other brand which was working well. You get what you pay for I guess.
Keep at it! It works!
Tried the chocolate flavoured version of this first and it was so disgusting that I had to pinch my nose to drink it so I couldn't smell it. But I stuck with it and lost 11kg in one week using 3 shakes per day as a complete meal replacement. Yes you do feel starving but that only lasts a couple of days until you adjust from a food diet to a liquid diet. My local Chemist Warehouse just started stocking the strawberry flavour and I am pleasantly surprised by how it tastes compared to the other flavours. It's so easy to drink and I don't have to h...old my nose anymore. Just started on the strawberry after I put on 6kg from moving house and eating a lot of junk food. After 24 hours I've gone from 64.4kg to 63.2kg. That's 1.2kg lost in one day on these shakes. Don't try other brands that taste good because the reason they taste good is because they have a high sugar content. If you really are serious about losing weight quickly then you can't expect to do it if you don't have to suffer in one way or another a little bit.
Don’t buy save your money
Bought two packets of the coffee flavour, as it was on special at chem warehouse today. It is absolutely disgusting and the after taste is like really bad fish. I had the optifast before but thought i’d give optislim a try as it is a lot cheaper, but I guess you get what you pay for. Felt so sick after forcing myself to drink it and still really hungry.
Please save your money and don’t buy it
First time trying shakes with my weight loss , I’ve bought the optislim platinum and is disgusting. Is it normal ? I gagged after the first sip , but forced it down anyways. but after today I don’t think I’ll be able to stick to it. Advice how to make it a lot more pleasant to take.
The vanilla flavour is so bad, I will not be buying this again.
I will try banana flavour next and if no luck, then on to another brand. Who passed this in the taste test??? It's disgusting. I wish I could get my money back!
Purchased in March 2019 for A$39.99.
I compared Optislim Platinum against Optifast, OP is cheaper but each sachet is less than half the anount with OP at 25g and OF at 53g. I found Optislim Platinum to be unfilling, left me hungry, and needed/wanted food a lot faster than Optifast, in fact in the three months using OF i was never tempted to need more food. Im sure OPtislim Platinum works but its a starvation diet and not a realistic diet for a working man.
Tom R.South East Queensland, QLD
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It really does work!
I have been on the Optislim Intensive (3 shakes and veges) program for about 3 weeks now. I haven't slipped up or cheated once in that time and I've lost 6kg! I feel fantastic and lighter all round, the first few days are TOUGH, like really tough you'll wanna quit but once you're over the hump you'll come to actually enjoy it.
I've tried most of the Flavours, the best so far has been the Banana, followed closely by Strawberry.
They are all fairly drinkable, but some have more of a salty aftertaste than others. I bought the Platinums as I ...
I originally used optislim VLCD 5 years ago with great success.
First off, I just had the shakes and nothing else for 1 month. Hungry but determined.
I did not weigh myself at all because your weight will fluctuate and can be disheartening.
I relied totally on my clothes.
The taste was okay, not fabulous. But hey you cant it expect it to taste like a milkshake it's for weightloss?
After 1 month I had dropped 2 dress sizes.
I then commenced 1 shake for brekkie and another for lunch and a lite n easy meal for dinner (delicious).
After another month, another dress size.
I was goal weight at this size (size 8).
Because I enjoyed it I stayed on the program for another 3 months but lost too much weight. ...
Questions & Answers
Is it ok to freeze the optislim a little as I prefer to drink it thicker and icy
what is better Optislim VLCD or Optislim VLCD platinum?
Hi I just wanted to know what you eat for your main meal if you do two shakes a day and is there a plan to follow? For best results
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