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Hi all!

My surgery is scheduled for November 12th so today I have started the 2 week pre op. The directions I was given was to have 2 high Protein low carb shakes and an evening meal that consists of a high protein food choice (4 to 6 oz) or

3 high protein meals (4 to 6 oz servings protein) per day. I can have 1/2 to 1 cup of non starchy vegetables with the protein too.

So I have already figured out that I will have the shake for am and lunch, and tonight for dinner will be a salad with a boneless skinless chicken breast but I need some other ideas?!?! I am not a good cook or creative! haha Please if anyone knows some good dinners that fit the bill I am all ears! And did anyone else get this same diet plan? What did you eat? Thanks!

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Good luck. My 2 weeks starts today as well. Mine is liquid only..woo hoo....lol. here we go huh

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lol my liquid diet sounds exactly like yours! i am also allowed hard boiled egg and van greek yogurt. im only on it for 10 days and this is day 3 ive already lost 4 pounds! honestly i made a pot of broccoli and ive been eating that w my boneless chicken. i dont get too bored of it either. i loveeee chicken and i love broccoli. idont miss the Pasta or bread or anything like that. good luck! the only thing hard for me is the headaches i am experiencing. other than that im excited. you can also try deli sliced chicken or turkey for your meat that you are allowed.

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I am new here, and my surgery is scheduled for 1/15/13. Reading these types of posts gives me an idea of what I'll be doing in the future. Good luck to you guys! I have been trying to remember to chew slowly, and it's hard! Hope that the 2 weeks fly by for you all! :)

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I think I am gonna have to get creative with how I cook the chicken....and 4 to 6 oz of protein...how many ounces is an egg? I am guessing I can mix it up occasionally and have an egg instead of the shake for breakfast..but no way does an egg have as much Protein as the shake and I will be starving I'm sure! haha

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I will also begin tomorrow and i'm getting really nervous :blink: I although will be on the Optifast for 2 weeks :unsure: with the allowance of a light meal here and there.

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I dreaded this part of the process but I made it through and so can you!!! Good luck everyone!!

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Not looking forward to this part. I start mine on 11/1. It's 4 wks!! I'm doing the thrive diet- a diet made up by kaiser surgeons for 2 wks and the last 10 days I'm doing Optifast. I'm worried I'm gonna be so hungry and miserable? Good luck to everyone

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Mine is a liquid only diet for 2 weeks, and it starts on 11/2 (the day after my b-day). The list of things I can have include 5 Carnation Instant Breakfast no sugar added w/8 oz. milk. The rest are unsweetened beverages, no sodas (obviously) and occassionally if I'm still hungry, I can add chicken broth.

I'm trying to get myself ready for this, so this week it's bfst/lunch are liquid and dinner is regular. Hoping this will make that jump off the cliff on Friday that much easier and I won't suffer from the shock of no food all at once.

Good luck everyone! We're doing this for the best reason.....US!

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I'm on day 7 of the pre op diet. My headache lasted for 5 days. But it is good now. Now that everything bad is out if my system, my hunger isn't bad. I feel great. I've been doing salad with chicken at lunch instead of evening. I would love to try broccoli instead.

I hope you all have an easy go of it. I am surprised how OK I am with this pre op diet. Glad I decided to do the whole 2 weeks instead of just the last 5 days as required. I would hate to go into surgery still having the headaches!

We can do this!

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This is cool...I love the support! Yes, we def can do this! I have actually been in a good mood today, even with the lack of food, because I am on my way to doing something positive for myself! Finally! I usually put myself last so this is a great feeling, and I know getting pounds off my body is going to make me feel so much better!!

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Good luck. My 2 weeks starts today as well. Mine is liquid only..woo hoo....lol. here we go huh

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I'm lactose intolerant and can't tolerate the Optifast shakes . Has anyone tried anything else or have had success with something else ? I was supposed to be doing this for 8 weeks but couldn't so dietician said to do a 1200 calorie diet plan which I've been doing . Weight loss is minimal though. Maybe 4 kilos in total .

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I will not be having surgery until February 2013 (the hospital requires a minimum 3 month program because they are a Center of Excellence) so I am starting my 12 week pre op diet (change of lifestyle) on Thursday Nov 1st. I have never had surgery before so I am a little freaked out so I want to try and be in the best shape I can be in for the operation. I figured a little, or a lot less weight would be better for my overall health and hopefully fewer complications from surgery. I appreciate the forum and your posts to learn more about what I should expect.

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