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From what I've found on the internet, it seems the key is low-carb (under 30-50g per day maximum) to reduce the glycogen stores in the liver. Sounds like they require high Protein (70 - 120g per day) to maintain muscle mass and lose fat (especially in the stomach area). They suggest low-fat so that you stay within the calorie restriction (800-1200 per day maximum) and lose fat.

What I don't understand is why many surgeons require the bulk (or all) of the diet be in Protein shakes.

Has anyone been given a reason for this? Is it because there are often added supplements in the shakes? Maybe to get us used to eating mostly liquids in prep for the post-surgery diet?

I hate the shakes.

Thanks!

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Mine does not require the liquid...just the low carb, high Protein. Possibly the liquid is to help with the adjustment after surgery...one less thing to get used too? It's funny I was thinking the same question and don't understand the major differences from doctor to doctor.

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I have to stay at 30 grams or under of carbs and chicken and fish as far as my meat.< /p>

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I can't stand the shakes. My dr said it was OK to switch to lean Proteins instead. Phew.

It is harder to measure & keep track of the nutrients / calories this way. Maybe that is why they order liquid diets?

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