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I want to feel like I am doing *something* to adjust to my new lifestyle in May. I have a relatively low BMI so my preop diet doesn't begin until 48 hours out. Do you think doing a liquid diet 2 meals a day is a good idea or pointless right now?

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I'm in the same situation, and I had my op March 27. There's not a lot of point to going liquids so early because consumption just feels so different after surgery, but you CAN help your future self adjust a lot by upping your exercise if you can.

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1 hour ago, Aijan said:

I want to feel like I am doing *something* to adjust to my new lifestyle in May. I have a relatively low BMI so my preop diet doesn't begin until 48 hours out. Do you think doing a liquid diet 2 meals a day is a good idea or pointless right now?

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My BMI was 31 going in . I lost more weight in the pre-op then I have in the same amount of time post-op. In 14 days I lost 14pounds. 2 weeks post op I lost 10 pounds .

Im glad I did it as it's not such a shock to my system & I think it sets your mind on the right track. Remember the weight doesn't fly off, I'm already stalled, but I'm in no rush. I'm 2.5 weeks out.

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33 minutes ago, Please said:

My BMI was 31 going in . I lost more weight in the pre-op then I have in the same amount of time post-op. In 14 days I lost 14pounds. 2 weeks post op I lost 10 pounds .

Im glad I did it as it's not such a shock to my system & I think it sets your mind on the right track. Remember the weight doesn't fly off, I'm already stalled, but I'm in no rush. I'm 2.5 weeks out.

You sound just like me!

I was hoping the scale at my hotel was wrong, but I'm up a few pounds and stalled at 2 1/2 weeks :(

im still on track but I lost 13 pounds pre-op. Was UP 6-8 pounds home from the hospital. Then in about 2 weeks down almost 14 (including that water) and now nothing.

I only had to do the liquid diet 7 days pre-op, but I did it 2 weeks and I felt like it helped the detox and prepared my body for the adjustment.

Exercising is a great prep though and will help your recovery.

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I'd say don't do liquids. You're going to be on liquids, purees and mush for weeks and weeks. Just eat sensibly now.

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I'm a low BMI patient and lost a bit of weight in the 3 months prior to surgery, which was 2 days ago on April 10. My doctor had me do the same 2 week pre-op diet as his other patients and I think it helped me transition to my new lifestyle. A few months ago, I gave up sugar, carbonated beverages, alcohol, & caffeine, and focused on quality Protein and fresh fruits & vegetables. And so far since surgery I've not had any nausea or vomiting and no shoulder pain.

I also didn't do any food funerals. I've enjoyed lots of great food in my life so enough is enough; now it's time to stop yo-to dieting for good and get back to and maintain a healthy/normal weight. I'm excited for my future!

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I was wondering the same thing. My BMI is 31 and I will be having surgery on May 15th with Dr. Illan. I only have a three day pre-surgery diet also. I think I am going to just eat sensibly like I am now anyway lol. I am starting to get really excited now that it is only a month away!!!

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