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How many calories were you advised to stick to during your pre op diet?

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800 - 960 based on my BMI of 40. And I wasn't advised, I was told. ;)

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Do what you were told by your doctor. If you were not told, call and ask, cause we don't know what he/she wants you to do!

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I am supposed to have 3 shakes which equals 450 calories of the Protein Powder they sold me and my BMI is 51. I've just finished day 1 and while I'm fine today, I don't know that I can last 2 weeks. 450 calories seems excessively low.

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i was on all liquids 2 1/2 weeks before surgery and 2 weeks post op

they did not mention any cal watching...i was advised no sugar and no caffeine (i drink a lrg coffee reg every morning though now)

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Yes. I have all of the complete information I need for MY pre op. I am asking what OTHER people were required out of curiousity.

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thats what i did do., even now

odd some can have only drinks and some can eat..goes to show how different dr's are..oh well, trying to be friendly...wishing you great luck

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My pre-op diet was 1200 calories a day of real food. It had to be non-processed, low sodium, low fat. I think the same diet was required of all patients regardless of their size or their surgery type.

450 calories does seem awfully low, especially for 2 weeks. If you're diabetic, low intake like that can cause ketoacidosis, and that would be a medical emergency. I guess if you start feeling ill (faint, dizzy, fatigued, etc.) you could call your surgeon's office and ask for guidance.

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I'm not diabetic but even the lapband.com website says 800-1200 calories. I'm going to call the office today. I just don't think 450 calories is right.

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I am currently on day 11 of my 14 day pre-op diet. I am allowed up to 1000 calories but have been around 650 each day. I drink 2-3 Protein Shakes and have a bowl of low-fat cream based Soup that has been blended and drained. I can also have sf Jello, sf Popsicles (too cold for them!) and broth. I've lost close to 15 pounds on this diet so far but it's not easy. There are times that are hard. For the most part, when I'm working, I'm not thinking about food. Best of luck to you!

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Hello,

I am permitted 3 shakes, 2 Protein bars, and 2 bullion cubes a day. I am on day 3, and I'm not gonna lie. ITS HARD,

It is getting a little easier each day, and I have not cheated. I have come to understand the differance between true hunger,

and just wanting to eat. I have lost 4 lbs in 3 days, and as I set here eating my dinner (chicken bullion and snack bar) I am

glad that I am doing this. Yes, to be healthier, but also to be able to enjoy life and what all it offers, I wish the very best to

everyone on here. Have a great night.

Daron

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I was told 800 a day, no more. Liquids.

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I'm not diabetic but even the lapband.com website says 800-1200 calories. I'm going to call the office today. I just don't think 450 calories is right.

My doctor had a 500 calories liquid diet that some people do for months! Yes months.

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Glad I'm not going to that dr lol!

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