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I just started the 15 day preop shake diet, have my first one this morning and after 2 hours I feel hungry.

Any Help?

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If you are limited to shakes like I was, there's not much you can do. You're going to be hungry and tired and weak. And you're probably going to get bad headaches a day or two into it. Hang in there, though. Even though it seems like eternity now, two weeks isn't really that long.

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Drinking a lot of Crystal Light kept me full and helped me get started on the pre op liquid diet. chicken broth was good for the same reason.

You will be surprised how much this helps with feeling hungry.

Also, when you see the weight start coming off you will really be encouraged. I did not notice the weight loss until I started getting on my treadmill every day for 30-45 min along with the liquid diet.

:)

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What shake are you drinking? I am currently doing 2 shakes a day to lose my pre-op weight and I found that it really depends if I am hungry afterwards on the shake. I love premier Protein shakes they fill me up.

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I just started my 21 days today. Only ensure high Protein. I think about food way too much!

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Drink Water in between shakes and after 3 hours have another because even if you have 5 you will be under calories ! And you can blend them with lil extra fruit and yogurt or extra Protein right ? Fruit and yogurt with extra scoop of protein keeps me full for several hours but it's more calories :)

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No I'm only allowed 5 ensure HP and 4 additional cups of Water or tea. No food at all.

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I start my pre-op diet tomorrow. I am only doing it for 10 days because that is all there is between now and my big day. My diet is 2 shakes plus 2 lean cuisines, keep your calories between 950 and 1050. I think that is pretty Spartan with my unsleeved stomach but I am so pysched and motivated that I will do whatever it takes,, one day at a time.

My coping strategy is I am planning on going to bed early because night-time is when I usually do the most of my excess eating. I really hate that I need such a severe strategy but I know it works from previous attempts. and "works" is what I need.

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Crystal Light like nobodies business! Just started my two weeks, too!

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Right there with you.... I'm on day six.... just keeping my eye on the prize. Lol!

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Day 4 of the preop diet. I am on 2 shakes and 2 frozen dinners (think lean cuisine). Yesterday was really tough and I ended up going to bed really early. Today is tough too because I work in a high stress environment. So today I went for a little walk on lunch just to feel a little better, which worked for a while. Now I will push the Water down even though I am floating and try to hang on until 4pm snack. I can do this! I am determined to do this so I keep on plugging. Bring on the sleeve!

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Wow I've lost 18 pounds on the first week of my PREOP, today I've got the last clearance from my primary DR so in 7 days I'll have surgery. I think that at this pace I'll lose at least 10 more pounds for a total of 28, and I've just even started. So hopefully I've lost a lot of weight for Christmas time when I go on vacation. Well I'll keep you posted.

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Officially starving, too! Go to bed hungry, wake up hungry. Trying to stay positive

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I've learned to drink a sip, wait a few and then repeat and I feel full. On day 5 of 7 pre liq.

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3 days left of my Preop and I'm done. Have surgery this thursday so hopefully everything will be good.

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