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So Kaiser requires a pre-op diet and at first I was pretty nervous about it, thinking to myself, "Dang, I don't know if I'll be able to eat such small amounts!!" but you know what? This has really not been nearly as difficult as I originally anticipated. I pre-measure out my meals ahead of time so that they are handy and convenient. If they aren't convenient, I will just grab whatever delicious, carb-filled treat is near me when I get hungry. :) I have been on this diet for 2 weeks now and I am down 7 pounds. Not too shabby, especially compared to how little I have lost on diets in the past. Honestly, it is very easy to stick with once you get the portions down right. And it is good practice to be measuring everything I put in my mouth. It has really opened my eyes to just how much I was eating before.

I went ahead and attached the meal plan and I also attached a little file that I made myself called the "weekly diet". I wanted to be able to write out my meals ahead of time so that I could get them prepared and put in baggies to take to work. :) Like I said, so far so good. If anyone else is going through Kaiser and is on this diet, let me know! I have a few recipes that I have come up with that use the foods that are allowed and I would love a recipe buddy :) Anyone else just looking to lose some pre-op weight, feel free to give this a try. It's a very do-able diet. Actually, it is suitable for post-op as well. Anyways, just thought I would share with everyone! :)

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Thanks for sharing your information.

I have Kaiser also, but I am in Maryland. They put us on a liquid diet two weeks before surgery.

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I am in N. California too and did this diet for 6 months while going thru the progam and lost 55lbs!

IT WORKS!!

Best of luck to you!

Kelly ;)

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I am in N. California too and did this diet for 6 months while going thru the progam and lost 55lbs!

IT WORKS!!

Best of luck to you!

Kelly ;)

Wow, Kelly!!! That's awesome!! It makes me even more determined to stick with it

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MLD, All of the ins co's require the Preop Diet. I lost 15 pounds on mine---am 2 wks post op now. Lost 17 pounds, 22, overall, :D

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I am writing a book on WLS--your docs are great. May I use them in my book? Please email me here with proper citation info . Thanks! Good luck--with this, you are well on your way to success!!!:D

So Kaiser requires a pre-op diet and at first I was pretty nervous about it, thinking to myself, "Dang, I don't know if I'll be able to eat such small amounts!!" but you know what? This has really not been nearly as difficult as I originally anticipated. I pre-measure out my meals ahead of time so that they are handy and convenient. If they aren't convenient, I will just grab whatever delicious, carb-filled treat is near me when I get hungry. :) I have been on this diet for 2 weeks now and I am down 7 pounds. Not too shabby, especially compared to how little I have lost on diets in the past. Honestly, it is very easy to stick with once you get the portions down right. And it is good practice to be measuring everything I put in my mouth. It has really opened my eyes to just how much I was eating before.

I went ahead and attached the meal plan and I also attached a little file that I made myself called the "weekly diet". I wanted to be able to write out my meals ahead of time so that I could get them prepared and put in baggies to take to work. :) Like I said, so far so good. If anyone else is going through Kaiser and is on this diet, let me know! I have a few recipes that I have come up with that use the foods that are allowed and I would love a recipe buddy :) Anyone else just looking to lose some pre-op weight, feel free to give this a try. It's a very do-able diet. Actually, it is suitable for post-op as well. Anyways, just thought I would share with everyone! :)

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Hi MLD,

I was sleeved at Kaiser Fremont on 5/17. I followed the pre-op diet with small cheats once per week for three months and lost 32 lbs. I did feel hungry when I first started it, but after a while I didn't. I really love Kaiser's approach to WLS with lots of planning ahead of time. I felt healthier and more prepared, which made me a lot more comfortable about having such a radical procedure.

Good luck on your journey!

Lynda

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I had surgery at richmond kaiser on dec 13th. I did the preop diet for almost 3 months and lost 36 pounds before surgery. I always felt satisfied and never deprived.

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Hi there,

Im getting the gastric sleeve as well through Kaiser. I already did all the required appointments but I need to lose 15 pounds so I have to do this pre op diet before I can move on.. Like you said its alot to swallow when you read it... but does it get easier? Do you have any cool recipes your willing to share>? and what worked best for you

Thanks

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Hi there,

Im getting the gastric sleeve as well through Kaiser. I already did all the required appointments but I need to lose 15 pounds so I have to do this pre op diet before I can move on.. Like you said its alot to swallow when you read it... but does it get easier? Do you have any cool recipes your willing to share>? and what worked best for you

Thanks

Hi!! Yeah, it does seem like a lot. It is definitely easier to pre-plan out the meals ahead of time. That way you already know what you are having. There is no guess work, there is no cheating. I have found that when I don't have a set meal planned out, I tend to want to add in extra stuff. Which is no good. lol

I did end up making a homemade chili with half lean ground beef and half ground turkey. I halved the amount of Beans in the recipe and added lots of stewed tomatoes. I have had a problem getting all my servings of vegetables in, so I actually boiled a ton of veggies (zucchini, carrots, onion, anything I could find in my fridge) in some beef broth and used my emulsion blender to make a veggie puree. I have added that puree to chili, spaghetti sauce and Soups with no issue :) I don't even taste them and I get my extra serving of veggies.

Also, I don't know if you have a trader Joe's near you but they have a lot of really convenient frozen chicken and easy meals that are low carb. I bought their frozen chili lime chicken burgers and they are pretty good!

For me, it's all about variety, so I've just tried to mix and match meals. You want chicken for Breakfast? Go for it! lol.

Also, I made some meatballs and I used half lean ground beef, half ground turkey and I used grated parmesan instead of breadcrumbs. I weighed them out into 4 oz. servings and when they baked, they were exactly 3 oz. each. :) I froze half of them for later. One meatball = one meal's worth of Protein. That has been my favorite recipe so far.

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I want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for providing these forms and information! it helps soo much and makes it alot easier! :) Im on week 2 of the 1 cup per meal (total 3 cups per day) diet. this has been hard and its about to get harder as I found out that I cant just eat anything. oh well its just food, and im on a journey that will be soo worth it. my surgury will be in the next 4 months. im so excited and im looking forward to going through it with you all!

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