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Oh my gosh.... just got my approval letter and scheduled for sleeve on August 7th! Started two week liquid diet. Help! Second day of diet and need a list of suggestions for approved things on the liquid diet.

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I too am on day two of the pre-op diet and scheduled for Aug. 7th. Feeling really low on energy today. Hoping that turns around soon. Best of lucy to you.

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Good luck to you also! I'm so ready for this new chapter in my life. Ready to see my body changing!

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Hi, I am on 1 week of the liquid diet. I like the premier shakes. 30 grams Protein. It is hard. U never think about how much your life is surrounded by food. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and Snacks for your family. I have to be strong and you do, too. I also make my own shakes with the CY10sport 100% whey protein. It is the best I've tried so far. I mix with 8oz of skim milk in my ninja. It comes in vanilla and chocolate. The vanilla u can mix fruit in, like bananna or peaches or whatever fruit u like. Chrystal light is a saver too. costco sells the premier drinks and the whey protein, They have the best prices too.

I am excited and nervous and full of what if thoughts. please keep in touch. I would love to go through this journey with someone.

Susan

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I don’t know what exactly you were told but for me I had a choice of 3 pre op diets and once you start one your not to switch mix n match or change.

The options were slimfast, milk or food.< /p>

For me I did milk as the slifast was the premade bottles only and I wasn’t spending close to £100 on them when I can spend £12 on milk it was easy and milk fills you up.

Sadly for me I didn’t know about the lactose intolerance well I knew cheese hurt me a few hours after I ate it but I didn’t drink milk or shakes everrrrrrr so I didn’t know how bad it was so after a week of milk I was super sick and in pain and told to immediately stop and switch to food.

You should make sure your only eating or drinking what you’re allowed too.

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Thanks everyone for your replies. Its my 3rd day and Ive got a headache. Not really starving though. Will be great to go through this with all of you!

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Hi cowgirl mom,

I'm on day #12 of pre-op diet and I had a huge headache for the first 3 days. I was told the headache is caused from your body detoxing from, sugar, caffein, and carbs. Hang in there, as the headache should pass. Good luck all.

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I have 5 days to go! My preop diet consist of 5 Meal Replacements of Protein Shakes and 1 meal of 1 Protein serving 3 or 4 oz and 1 veg serving and 1 starch serving with 3 fat servings and 1 fruit. I have been sticking with just the protein shakes as I know I will not be eating food afterward and thought it best to get used to it. I have had to stop my Multivitamin now. for 7 days prior to surgery. I will get my call Wednesday afternoon as to what time my surgery will be! Anxiously awaiting! Nervous and scared all rolled up!

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  1. Sunnybird--I'm down to 4 days to go now and getting excited and nervous also. Eight days of liquid diet is hard but i'm hanging in there. Wish my Dr. would have allowed the Protein meal. But I guess eating is what got me into this mess...lol Feeling a little sluggish today. Isn't it funny how we have emotional attachments to food? Today, I'm finding myself missing regular foods but atleast i'm able to walk away this time. Knowing that i'm having surgery is helping me stick to it!

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Surgery two days away,,, how are the rest of you doing?

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Surgery two days away,,, how are the rest of you doing?

My surgery is two days away too. I am extremely stressed, but that is no surprise as I have a long documented case of medical anxiety. That's how I knew I really wanted to do this. . . for me even to voluntarily go to the doctor is huge. Elective surgery? Now that is crazy talk! But I am surviving with my usual coping mechanisms, minus one, of course. I am sleeping a lot and distracting my brain with movies, audio books and craft projects. I actually made a pencil case out of duct tape yesterday. I know I will be so much better when the surgery part is over.

I have found the pre-op diet to be fairly manageable (in other words, I'm not starving), but I must say, at this point I am somewhat sick of my food options. I've had enough rotisserie chicken and filet to last me a while. I'm actually looking forward to all liquids. . . at least that will eliminate the what can I eat tonight dilemma of my days. And frankly, when we are talking mushies, for this non-meat login girl, pureed refried Beans sounds devine! I seriously thought about skipping my meal altogether today, but this myfitnesspal thingy keeps telling me that I am putting my body into starvation mode by consuming way too few calories. Of course, that panicked me (if I've gone to all this trouble, I had better actually lose weight) so grilled chicken salad it is.

The good news is, I am about .4 pounds away from having lost 5% of my total body weight, which was my doctors goal for the pre-op diet. If you count the 2 pounds I actually gained eating out the day before starting the pre-op diet, thats just shy of 15 pounds. Hoping that is enough to have shrunk my liver enough to make for a safe surgery.

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I am on my 4th day out. Doing good. Had first bowel movement this morning and very gassy and soft and not much thereLike maybe 2 tablespoons. Pain not bad. I have not taken any pain meds as of yet today or yesterday. I am able to eat 5 tesaspoons and a few sips of chrystal light. I have been sticking with my Protein Shakes, but for lunch today i made some cream of mushroom Soup. It was good and I had 6 teaspoons and I was full. I have to get into a routine to take all my Vitamins and split them up with my meals. I am 201 lbs today. My sugar is 89. I went home with no diabetes medications. I am very happy about that. My tummy is sore but bearable pain, My incisions sights are glued. 2 have bruised and a little distorted from swelling. The one above my belly button is about 2 inches and the rest about an inch.

I am so relieved it is done and I am on my way to a healthier me and hopefully a much longer life.

It is hard cooking meals for a family and wanting to eat what they are eating. But, I look around my families table and see what I would be missing if I did not do something to save myself. Hope all of you r doing great. Remember its time to take care of U!!!!!

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Sounds like you ladies are doing great! Good luck tomarrow oakcliffmom. Its our turn! Sunnybird im excited for you and your health. Prediabetic is part of my reason for doing this. Started at 234, was down to 222 at start of two week diet and weighed in today at 211. Ready to be under 200 ;)

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