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I am in day 2 of my Opti-fast liquid diet. I have 5 more days of this. By dinner time, I am really hungry and have been adding some frozen veggies into the Soup. Is there any danger in doing it? I thought they wanted us to los weight...and it seems that the veggies won't hurt. I will make sure to be totally liquids 2 days prior to my Aug. 9th surgery.

Anyone else have any "safe" cheating tips?

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my diet allows me all non starchy veggies as well as potein drinks so I would think you are fine!

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Thanks! Who would ever have thought that veggies might be considered cheating?! ;)

I am in day 2 of my Opti-fast liquid diet. I have 5 more days of this. By dinner time, I am really hungry and have been adding some frozen veggies into the Soup. Is there any danger in doing it? I thought they wanted us to los weight...and it seems that the veggies won't hurt. I will make sure to be totally liquids 2 days prior to my Aug. 9th surgery.

Anyone else have any "safe" cheating tips?

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It finally hit me today - my pre-op is low FAT LOL I been looking at all the carbs and thinking ugh - totally missed where I am only eating like 6 grams of fat a day!!

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I think it is LOW all around. I didn't think I'd even be able to stick to it. Hopefully we will continue to get prepared!

Aspiring evangelist? HOw are you working to reach that goal?

It finally hit me today - my pre-op is low FAT LOL I been looking at all the carbs and thinking ugh - totally missed where I am only eating like 6 grams of fat a day!!

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oh haha - see where under yours it says newbie? the more comments and posts you have your "title" changes

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I only have a one-day pre-op diet of liquids, I honestly can't see how adding some veggies will cause any harm. That said, it's best to follow your surgeon's recommendations. You might give them a call?

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well it depends on what ur protocol says and how heavy and how fatty ur liver is...!!! u need to shrink ur liver and liquid diet is the way to do that......i have heard of surgeons who after they open u up and see that ur liver has not shrunk, will not continue the surgery if ur liver is still too fatty....do u really want to take that chance?

in the early days of my diet i ate Tomato Soup (no chunks) for dinner and added a few spoon full of french fried onions , the ones u put on thanks giving green bean casserole, it helped a lot to fool my mind into thinking i ate a meal.....but i only did that twice early one.....i left off the onions later.....

people here have different diets, some allow some foods and others none.....mine only allowed Protein Shakes, Water and broth and i got permission for the Tomato Soup thinned with water.....u can not go by other people's diets......

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Preop diets are all over the place depending on the surgeon. I have seen them anywhere from a month before to no preop diet at all except nothing to eat or drink before midnight the night before surgery. Try your best to stick to the guidelines that your surgeon has outlined for you and if you just can't do it and have to cheat a little, make sure it is with a little Protein and not so much fat or carbs. The goal of the preop diet isn't to see how much weight you can lose, that will all happen after surgery :rolleyes: . Just try your best and keep your eye on the prize - it is hard, but you can do it!!

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Thanks for all of the advice. I did call my nutritionist who said that , yes one SHOULD adhere to the plan strickly...but that non-starchy vegetables shouldn't be a problem.

She also said that after day 2 or 3 of liquids, your body adjusts to less food and the excess hunger should go away. Hope this can help others out there too!

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