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My surgery date is 12/19 and had a "just curious" question. Had anyone cheated on their Pre-op diet and what did you cheat with?

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No, I chose not to self-sabotage during pre-op. Or post op for that matter!

IMO cheating is a fine word for card games, but I think of "cheating" as doing something illicit that gives you an advantage . . . there is nothing seriously advantageous about choosing to disregard the pre-op instructions from your medical team.

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I actually cheated the night before my surgery. It was a complete accident. It wasn't a major issue, though. I was told to be on a strict liquid diet for 6 days, and a clear liquid diet on the 7th day. I did so well on my liquid diet, and barely felt any major hunger. Well, on the 7th night, I somehow forgot that I was supposed to be on strictly clear liquid for the whole day right before my surgery; I poured myself a glass of Lactaid with sugar free chocolate Syrup. I panicked, but my surgeon said it was ok. My surgery was very successful.

So technically, yes, I cheated. It was truly an accident (I blame how exhausted I was and having my mind on so many things). :wacko: But I didn't eat anything solid for the whole week before my surgery date.

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There is no such thing as a "cheat". You can make good CHOICES or bad CHOICES. Take cheat out of your vocabulary unless you are the banker in Monopoly.

I chose to stay on plan pre op and post. I was a martial arts instructor so I did exercise a lot pre-op, so I did ask my doctor for additional fuel. He allowed me unlimited veggies and one more lean Protein per day.

Good luck to you!

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There is no such thing as a "cheat". You can make good CHOICES or bad CHOICES. Take cheat out of your vocabulary unless you are the banker in Monopoly.

I chose to stay on plan pre op and post. I was a martial arts instructor so I did exercise a lot pre-op, so I did ask my doctor for additional fuel. He allowed me unlimited veggies and one more lean Protein per day.

Good luck to you!

But the banker wears a cool hat and a mustache.

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There is no such thing as a "cheat". You can make good CHOICES or bad CHOICES. Take cheat out of your vocabulary unless you are the banker in Monopoly.

I chose to stay on plan pre op and post. I was a martial arts instructor so I did exercise a lot pre-op, so I did ask my doctor for additional fuel. He allowed me unlimited veggies and one more lean Protein per day.

Good luck to you!

I'm a banker. I'm offended

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You risk going open versus laproscopy if you don't follow the pre-op diet from your doctor. I don't know about you, but the thought of a bigger surgery, bigger scar, longer hospital stay and recovery, more money spent, were enough to keep me on the straight and narrow. Plus, I want(ed) to be successful and that won't happen if I give in to short term thinking/actions.

Had lapband surgery 10/12/16

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My Mexican surgeon's NUT told me I needed to start my pre-op diet "as soon as possible" when I was still months out from surgery. She also said I should never eat Peanut Butter again because it has too much fat so I decided to never speak to her again. I decided a month should be long enough for a pre-op diet. A week into I had a really bad blood sugar crash out of town so my friends (who didn't know I was having surgery) took me out to eat and I had some pad thai. That was the only time. After that I stuck with it and I had to do 3 days of Clear liquids only. That is really hard to do while traveling to Mexico...but I made it!

I know it feels like forever but test that willpower and put that self-control to the test. You're going to need it if you're going to be successful. You've got this!

HW 290+/SW 261/GW 160/CW 159

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My surgery date is December 21st, I was aloud 4 dinners that I could eat lean meat, a starchy food and a vegetable..in the two weeks on the liquid diet...I've had three of my cheat dinners and today I had a snack size bag of chips bc I'm starving..I totally feel guilty about the chips but I've been doing 4 Protein Shakes a day and I'm able to eat sugar free pudding and jello...having a hard time with my Water but I've had a lot of will power most days while cooking dinner for my family and especially today we had a huge Christmas breakfast...I drank my shake...lol

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My surgery date is December 21st, I was aloud 4 dinners that I could eat lean meat, a starchy food and a vegetable..in the two weeks on the liquid diet...I've had three of my cheat dinners and today I had a snack size bag of chips bc I'm starving..I totally feel guilty about the chips but I've been doing 4 Protein shakes a day and I'm able to eat sugar free pudding and Jello...having a hard time with my Water but I've had a lot of will power most days while cooking dinner for my family and especially today we had a huge Christmas breakfast...I drank my shake...lol

What Protein Shakes are you doing? Just curious.

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There were a couple of times -both while on the phone - when I was making my kids dinner and popped something in my mouth without even thinking. Totally out of habit and being distracted.

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If you cannot manage the pre-op diet, and knowlingly sabatage it, you're going to have a hard time post op.

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If you cannot manage the pre-op diet, and knowlingly sabatage it, you're going to have a hard time post op.

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I keep hearing this, and I disagree. I mean, it's different for everyone to start with. For me, the pre-op was 100 times worse than anything has been post-op. Post-op, I don't have the hunger and cravings that I had pre-op. Even when I have an old voice in my head saying "eat the Little Debbies, they taste soooo good" I can clearly tell that it's an old tape in my head, and the part of my brain that actually imagines eating them says "actually, that doesn't sound good at all". I used to not be able to tell physical cravings from emotional cravings, and now I can. My pre-op plan was incredibly lenient compared to some I've heard - I was asked to drink 2-3 Protein shakes a day and have a "healthy" meal with no particular requirements to limit carbs or even count calories, just to try to keep to lean Protein and limit simple carbs. I had seven kinds of hell just doing that for 2 weeks before surgery. It was serious white knuckling, and I wasn't perfect. Post-op, I have no problems walking away from just about anything. I know that's not been everyone's experience, but it's certainly been mine.

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My surgery date is 12/19 and had a "just curious" question. Had anyone cheated on their Pre-op diet and what did you cheat with?

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I only cheated with coffee, and one day ate the noodles in my broth. My dr said my liver was just fine. I was hungry so I ate the noodles.

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@KristenVSG2014

"I'm a banker. I'm offended "

At least you aren't a lawyer (don't flame me folks, I am setting myself up to tell a joke)

Two men are sitting on a bench. One of them was reading a newspaper on how a lawyer successfully sued a destitute woman who had 5 children. He jumped up and yelled "LAWYERS ARE A$$HOLES" (actually he didn't say, "A-dollar sign-dollar sign-holes", but BP will censor the word).

The other man jumped up and said "HEY, I AM OFFENDED BY THAT REMARK"

The first man said "Why, are you a lawyer".

The other man said "No, I'm an A$$HOLE_.

It could be worse, this joke could have involved "bugle" Snacks. :)

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