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I am 1week Pre-op from the gastric sleeve. I have been reading some people have to go on a 7-day liquid diet Pre-op but my doctor only prescribed 1000 calories a day, 14 days prior to surgery. I'm concerned my body will go into "shock" after surgery. Anyone else not have to go on a Pre-op liquid diet?

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No I only had to do 24 hour clear liquid diet per-op. I have found some many varying diets out there!! I guess the best is to follow your dr advise , it is very confusing though!!

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I am 1week Pre-op from the gastric sleeve. I have been reading some people have to go on a 7-day liquid diet Pre-op but my doctor only prescribed 1000 calories a day, 14 days prior to surgery. I'm concerned my body will go into "shock" after surgery. Anyone else not have to go on a Pre-op liquid diet?

Every Dr. Does things differently.... Also it is best to keep in mind that your Dr. Knows "you" and what "your needs are" so it is best to follow the Dr's instruction. Your desires and needs are very different post op. No need to worry ! Best Wishes

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I think I want to go to your doctor afterall! My doc wants me on a liquid diet for one week prior to surgery! I really have no idea at all how I will do that...especially since when I don't eat on time, I get really shakey & feel like I'm going to pass out.

I have type 2 diabetes, but with watching my carb intake & taking the oral medication, I'm actually testing normal (5.9) but if I go without eating too long, I nearly pass out, after getting all shakey & irritable & nothing I say makes sense. :(

You're lucky, even tho it's only 1000 calories, it's still FOOD! Good luck on your surgery. I'm sure you'll do fine. Maybe the diet each doctor orders for this patients, depends on how obese they are? I wonder if that's a possibility?

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Lucky y'all! I am on day 2 of 14 day liquid diet. Hardest thing I have ever done. Also day 2 of not smoking. I would love a bite of anything that's not liquid.

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My doctor stressed the importance of not consuming sugar and going very low carbohydrate. I was asked to do two weeks of Protein Shakes and one lean and green meal. I was asked not to consume grains,fruits, starchy vegetables,or anything containing sugar for the two weeks leading up to surgery. I got the impression that being "liquid" was not the important part but rather they wanted me high Protein and low carb

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I am on day 4 on a 14 day pre-op liquid diet. I wish I was able to have a salad or a small piece of chicken a day, but I guess I should've done better while seeing the nutritionist. My surgery date is 4/1 and this is my first time posting. I wish all of you the best!

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I am on day 4 on a 14 day pre-op liquid diet. I wish I was able to have a salad or a small piece of chicken a day' date=' but I guess I should've done better while seeing the nutritionist. My surgery date is 4/1 and this is my first time posting. I wish all of you the best![/quote']

Been there done that!! Just got sleeved on 3/19. The pre op diet drive me NUTS but it was worth it in the end because my surgery went very smoothly!! Good luck on your surgery!

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Been there done that!! Just got sleeved on 3/19. The pre op diet drive me NUTS but it was worth it in the end because my surgery went very smoothly!! Good luck on your surgery!

Congrats on your surgery!! I am glad to hear everything went smoothly. I have one more week to go and I can't wait!

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Day one for me on the 14 day liquid pre-op! It's HARD!

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Day 1 of preop liquids and I've come to realize the horrible addiction I have to eating. I'm not sure if its nerves or the fact that I know I can't eat but all I want to do is chew something. This is ridiculous. I'm not even hungry. Call it oral fixation or eating addiction but Houston we have a problem. I'm so ashamed I never realized this sooner. Hopefully this week off foods will help prepare me for what's to come. I refuse to give in and cheat on my diet. I am not not have ever been a quitter. I will conquer this. I have to in order to have a safe surgery and optimal results. Btw...Swansons low sodium chicken broth is so bland. Lmbo.

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Lburtie, I totally agree! We do have a problem! I'm not hungry either but it's the thought of having something good to eat that is getting me! I'm sticking with it! Haven't cheated and don't plan to! Good luck! :)

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Thx Houston!

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