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    Pre-Op Diet Hell

    Great answers here. I actually got the stomach flu the first few days of my pre-op diet which was hell, but in some ways, an easier way to kickstart the process. The caffeine withdrawal sucks and I actually eased into that a bit pre-op (with approval from my nutritionist). But was fully off caffeine by surgery. Listen, this is a really tough process. It’s okay to be sad and scared and depressed. Remember tho your “whys”. Why are you doing it? Because if you stick with the program, it *will* result in weight loss and will change your life for the better. Some days will suck, especially at the beginning, but you can do this!
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    Any April Surgery Dates?

    You aren’t doing anything wrong at all. Your stomach is swollen and so you just can’t consume much. Focus on fluids and sip, sip, sip. I’m only 3 weeks out, but things that helped me a lot to date for my fluids are (1) warm bone broths (I like chicken) and (2) alkaline water (which for some reason seems easier to consume).
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    Any April Surgery Dates?

    Good luck! I’m a New Yorker too.
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    Any April Surgery Dates?

    The variation in post-op diet plans is really interesting. My plan doesn’t allow any veggies or fruit for at least 4 weeks, and then you can slowly incorporate first steamed veggies and eventually raw fruits and veggies. I’m 16 days out and am desperate for a salad!
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    Lbs lost in 2 week pre-op phase?

    Went on pre-op diet 3/23 for 2 weeks leading up to surgery. It was an all liquid diet with the exception of 1 egg/day and 1 cottage cheese/day (low fat). I lost 9 lbs. I had also lost about 15 lbs (in addition to the 9 lbs) from my first visit on 2/1 through 3/23. I was self-pay, but my surgeon didn’t blink at all about dropping “too low”. I think my BMI at surgery was around 33.
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    Any April Surgery Dates?

    To all of you on your pre-op diet, great job so far and hang in there. I was you 2 weeks ago (had my surgery on 4/6). It feels like forever now, while you are in it, but surgery will be here before you know it. The first few days are hard, but I’m now on day 8 and just finished a 3 mile walk, enjoying the warm night. Everything feels easier now, despite still being in the beginning of the healing stage. Good luck to you all.
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    Struggling to Consume Calories/Protein

    Thank you! These answers really help put things in perspective. I think I’m just overwhelmed by the program’s protein requirements for the first 2 weeks (60-80 grams), which is just not attainable by me right now.
  8. Hi all. I’m 1 week out from having gastric sleeve surgery. The procedure went well, but I had a good amount of pain for the first few days (where I couldn’t really consume anything other than water, Gatorade Zero and broth). Since about day 4, I’ve been trying to consume somewhere close to my protein goals (60 grams). I just can’t get there, or really be anywhere close. I’ve never loved protein shakes, and can only have 2 ounces at a time. I’m lucky if I consume 1 shake/day. I add in chicken bone broth, and a little bit of nonfat yogurt/cottage cheese (which my surgeon allows), but I just can’t seem to consume more than 250 calories/day (at best 40-50 grams of protein). And it is a constant struggle (since I have been good about my fluids). It is wearing me out a bit, trying to consume protein, and it impacts my ability / endurance to get outside and walk. Any suggestions?
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    Any April Surgery Dates?

    I’m going to be honest with you…there is absolutely no way I could have gone back to work two days after my surgery (which would have been yesterday for me). I’m kinda going back tomorrow, and I’m even questioning whether I can do that (and it is a work from my bed, with laptop on my lap, kinda job). I’m no longer on pain killers during the day, but I just feel like sh*t. Gas pains have subsided a lot, but still there. I’m really struggling with getting any protein in me, and between alternating 2 ounces of a protein shake with getting water/other liquids in me, it is a full time job.
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    Any April Surgery Dates?

    Had my sleeve yesterday. Got home this afternoon. All went well and even with a tiny cheat during my liquid pre-op diet, I lost almost 10 lbs and surgeon said it made a big difference as she was in and out in less than 30 minutes. On the bad side, I’ve been in substantial pain. Walking as much as I can but man, this gas pain is no joke. I woke up from anesthesia pretty much screaming. Every hour tho gets better and I’m finally starting to see the light at the end of the gas pain tunnel. Gas X (dissolvable) is def your friend. I also packed a bunch of stuff for the hospital and used 3 things only - my chapstick, my beloved pillow and Evian water spray, which helped with the dryness. Oh, and my toothbrush. Everything else was a waste tho.
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    Food Boredom

    This is a bit late, but I’ve found the Naked brand of protein powders to be pretty good. They have ones that are based in brown rice and peanut butter (I can’t tolerate whey or soy at all). I also like the Owyn brand of protein shakes.
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    Daily chronicles

    I can’t stomach Premier Protein shakes unless just a little mixed with coffee. Somebody recommended Owyn (plant based) and that’s been better.
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    Any April Surgery Dates?

    One week left for me. I’ve struggled a little with the pre-op diet the last couple of days, mostly because I can’t stomach (still) protein shakes so I’m mostly eating yogurt, one egg and bone broth. I did cheat yesterday (I was soooo hungry) and now feel really guilty. Ugh.
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    March 23 Surgery/ Pre-Opt Diet

    Wow - that is a ton for just two weeks. Hang in there, and I hope the gas pains have already gone away.
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    April 3rd Buddies!!

    Good luck to you. Are you on a pre-op diet? I'm scheduled for the sleeve 3 days after you (on April 6) in the U.S. (New York). On day 4 of the pre-op liquid diet, except ended up getting the stomach flu on the first day and am slowly starting to try to consume anything other than broth and water.

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