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My surgery is scheduled for Jan. 21. Started my 2 week liquid diet today. I was told to get the vanilla flavor of Bariatric Advantage smoothie mix and it tastes like YUCK!! I need help with recipes to mix this up. Help!

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carriekos - I've experienced the same YUK with Boost Diabetic. Here are some mix-ins that I've found make the drinks more tolerable:

Vanilla shake with lemon extract

Vanilla shake with real vanilla extract

Vanilla shake with maple extract

Also good with vanilla shakes is mixing a tsp of instant coffee granules in a bit of hot Water, then blending it up with the shake and some ice cubes. Like a vanilla latte :)

chocolate mix-ins that I've found improve the taste are almond extract, raspberry extract, and the instant coffee granules.

Good luck, and honestly, the first 2-3 days of the pre-op diet are the hardest. It gets easier!

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Yay, just got my approval letter from my insurance company now just waiting for my doctors office to open to get my official date!!!

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Turquoisekaty, thanks for the tip of mixing instant coffee with your shakes. That is a GREAT idea! My surgery is on the 14th, and I've been on the Protein Shakes for a week now. I am really missing my Starbucks!!

Carriekos, My doc told me to get either Premier Protein shakes or Bariatric Advantage. I got the Premier Protein shakes at costco, and they're good, so I haven't tried Bariatric Advantage. My doctor lets me have sherbet in the preop diet, so what I've been doing is mixing a little orange sherbet with the vanilla shake. It tastes like a Creamsicle! So good!!

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Thanks for the tips with the smoothie. I added some Sugar Free Chocolate pudding mix and it takes a lot better.

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i ma right there with you. I ma scheduled for Jan17. Our profiles look very similar. I am struggling with some stomach :wacko: upset and hunger today on the pre-op, but all else is going well. :rolleyes:

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Hi everyone,

I'm a 41 year old man being banded on January 27th. I'm excited to begin my new life, but nervous at the same time that it won't work for me. I have had trouble with my weight my entire life and nothing has seemed to work in the long term. In choosing the band, I liked the fact that if for some reason I fell off the wagon my doctor could tighten me up and we could start over again.

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Hi everyone,

I'm a 41 year old man being banded on January 27th. I'm excited to begin my new life, but nervous at the same time that it won't work for me. I have had trouble with my weight my entire life and nothing has seemed to work in the long term. In choosing the band, I liked the fact that if for some reason I fell off the wagon my doctor could tighten me up and we could start over again.

If you go into it with a negative point of view nothing is going to work for you think positive!!! You can do this!!! Have faith this is going to be the last thing you are ever going to have to do to control your weight! Use your tools and stay patient! Fallow the rules and stay calm!!! You can def do this I believe in you!!!

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Talked to the hospital yesterday and my reschedule date might be the 21st so fingers crossed. I did go to my regular doc and he said he couldn't find the infection they were talking about when they canceled the operation to begin with but he got me on an antibiotic anyway.

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<p>Hi everyone,</p> <p>I'm a 41 year old man being banded on January 27th. I'm excited to begin my new life, but nervous at the same time that it won't work for me. I have had trouble with my weight my entire life and nothing has seemed to work in the long term. In choosing the band, I liked the fact that if for some reason I fell off the wagon my doctor could tighten me up and we could start over again. </p>

Finally another guy in January! I got banded a couple days ago and feel great about where this is gonna go. Just stay true to what your surgeon tells you and you'll lose the weight.

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Finally another guy in January! I got banded a couple days ago and feel great about where this is gonna go. Just stay true to what your surgeon tells you and you'll lose the weight.

See! Positive attitude is soooo the way to go!

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Hi everyone. I'm new to the group and I'm having my lapband surgery done on January 21st.. I'm 27 and I live in Missouri....

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Hi everyone. I'm new to the group and I'm having my lapband surgery done on January 21st.. I'm 27 and I live in Missouri....

Welcome to the group!! Are you excited!? Nervous!? You have lots of friends here to help you with stuff! Do you have a pre op diet?

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I am super excited but a little nervous. I'm waiting on my phone call for them to tell me about what I have to do for my pre op diet I know I only have to d

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