FAQ: How does Keto Chow compare to OptiFast®?

Some gastric bypass patients are told by their doctors to use OptiFast as part of their recovery. Let’s see how the nutrition in Keto Chow compares to OptiFast and vice versa. We will be comparing the OptiFast Chocolate shake mix to the Keto Chow Chocolate shake mix to make it a direct comparison.

Here is the Cron-O-Meter entry for Optifast, it has the information laid out a little better than the product page on the manufacturer’s website, which does have the ingredients listed.

Here is the Cron-O-Meter entry for Chocolate Keto Chow.

The first thing you may notice is the far higher carbohydrates in OptiFast (15g of net carbs per serving), that would be because the very first ingredient is maltodextrin. Aside from the vitamins and minerals, the main ingredients are: Maltodextrin, Milk Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum, Isomaltulose, Canola Oil, Cocoa Processed With Alkali.

The ingredients to Keto Chow are: Milk Protein Isolate, Acacia Gum, Potassium Citrate, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Choline L-Bitartrate, Magnesium Malate, Potassium Chloride. to that you have the vitamins, minerals, flavors etc…

OptiFast Nutrition Keto Chow Nutrition
Optifast Nutrition info Keto Chow Chocolate Mix Nutrition

It seems you can’t buy OptiFast directly but I found it for $36 per 7 servings for the shake mix. That makes it around $5.14 per meal – you need 5 for a full day of nutrition ($25.70/day). Keto Chow is $4.75 in the single packets or $3.33 if you get a large 21 meal bag – even 3 of the more expensive single meals would only cost $14.25 per day. Putting a little bit of fat into a Keto Chow shake would get you the same 160 calories with FAR more protein, better vitamins and minerals.

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