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Juicing Before Surgery?

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Started by McSleevey, Jan 18, 2013 6:06 PM
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    McSleevey

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 6:06 PM

#1
Has anyone ever tried juicing for an extended period before surgery? My inspiration was watching the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. I have put some thought into and have decided to do a 50 day juice fast (started today) followed by the surgeon's 10 day liquid diet.

I think that there will be several benefits to doing this. If anyone has done anything like this I would appreciate some input/feedback on my thoughts below...

1) Obviously...Head start on my weight loss.
2) Load up my body with nutrients prior to surgery.
3) Most importantly...I am thinking that this will be a great test into how I can adapt to a different way of eating, challenge me by learning to identify and manage "Head hunger", and getting used to the thought of "eating to live" as opposed to "living to eat"


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 7:36 PM

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Hi McSleevy,
I too was inspired by the documentary and juiced for 9 days. Day 3 was the worst but in all honesty I would not do 50 days talk to your dietician first.


    aimeettu

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 7:49 PM

#3

Hi McSleevy,

I too was inspired by the documentary and juiced for 9 days. Day 3 was the worst but in all honesty I would not do 50 days talk to your dietician first.


I agree, I don't know much about juicing but I wouldn't think there Would be much protein in that. Protein is essential in healing


    McSleevey

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  • Surgeon: Matthew St Laurent
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  • Starting Weight: 408
  • Weight Lost: 86
  • Current Weight: 322
  • Goal Weight: 240
  • BMI: 38.2
Posted January 19, 2013 - 9:52 PM

#4
Those are valid concerns and ones that I addressed prior to starting. I have the thumbs up from the dietician and I am adding protein powder and taking multivitamins.

50 days might be a little ambitious on my part. haha... I am finishing day two and still working on finding recipes that I enjoy. If I don't find some that I really like soon this is not going to work!


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