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I found some rather tasty foods for people to try doing a pre op diet that is high Protein, low carb.

Here are my food reviews:

Hood Simply Smart Fat Free Milk - This does not taste like Skim Milk! It is thicker (but not too thick). Like the carton says, taste just like 2% milk. It has 90 calories for one cup. 10 g of Protein per 8 oz. 35% Calcium and 35% Vitamin d. No artificial growth hormones. Also comes in chocolate. Both taste very good and richer than regular skim. Also great for children/spouses who are not sleeved who don't like Fat Free Milk.

Stonyfield Organic Oikos Greek Yogurt - my 1st experience with greek yogurt. Thick, tangy/sour, but good in a different way. If you like regular yogurt, you might like this. A 4 oz cup of the HONEY flavor (honey is at bottom of cup) is 90 calories, 10 g of protein, 13 carbs. I would buy again. They have plain and other flavors too.

Bistro Sensations - sold at wal mart, they have a few different flavors. They are chicken sausages. I have the Smoked Mozzarella w Artichoke and Garlic. Yum. I've tried 3 flavors, they are all delicious. Sold by the hot dogs. 1 link is 110 calories, 2 carbs and 16 g of protein. Excellent flavor and non sleeved family members will also enjoy in a bun. We can eat ours just grilled or baked. I just put on a piece of foil in the oven for about 10 min on 400...Nice and browned.

Sam's Choice Stuffed chicken Breasts - in frozen food low freezers at wal-mart. Three cheese & Jalapeno and Pepper Jack/Swiss/American cheese & Bacon stuffed chicken breasts. This is a heat and eat, which may be good for some. Jalapeno ones are 230 cal for a 6 oz chicken breast, 34 g of protein and 4 carbs. Pepper Jack ones are 260 cal, 3 carbs and 37 protein. Yum! Again, another food product that a non sleeved family member would enjoy. Oh, these come in about 5 flavors. I just picked the two with the lowest carbs for my pre-op diet.

Hope this helps someone. :confused1:

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I bought that milk at Publix. If you have a health food store in town, they may sell it there as well. I don't see Hood brand products too often. BTW...the chocolate milk has more carbs than the plain.

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LOL...Well, I live in Florida, not New England. But, also, if your grocery store doesn't carry a specific product, ask the store manager if they can order it in. People request items all of the time.

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I'm curious. I just got my surgery date scheduled for the 26th of April. My doc says he doesn't require his lapband conversion patients to do a pre-surgical diet. I don't understand that since it was so important pre-lapband. Although he only required 7 days of the low-carb/high Protein diet before the lapband whereas some doctors required 3 weeks.

Anyone else have a similar situation?

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Many doctors only require a pre-op diet if your BMI is over a certain number. Dr. Aceves requires it for patients with a BMI over 40. (I think...or is it over 50?...mine is 51, so I can't remember.)

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