No Pre-Op Diet


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So does anyone else have a doctor who doesn't require a major pre-op diet? I met with the nutritionist and her only instructions to me were to substitute a Protein Shake for Breakfast, reduce carbohydrates to 1 serving per meal, drink 64 oz Water per day and not drink when I eat. That's it. I only have a Clear Liquids restriction the day before surgery.

My doctor is highly respected and I have utmost confidence in him, so I'm not questioning it. I am, in fact, grateful for the easier process...but I was wondering if anyone else had similar experience?

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I had to do a 1400 calorie diet but didn't really have restrictions. I didn't have to cut out carbs or do liquids. I have my surgery next Tuesday and the two days before I have to do liquids Sunday and Monday, but that's it. I like it, I am using the time to make sure I remember Portion Control and curve cravings as much as possible but don't beat myself up if I slip.

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Hi, I don't have a date yet, but nutritionist has given me a pre-op diet to try. it is 1200 calories. designed to shrink the liver, so it is out of the way. it is low fat low carb. I believe I need to do it for 2 weeks prior to actual surgery.

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Just now, KNJScorpio said:

I had to do a 1400 calorie diet but didn't really have restrictions. I didn't have to cut out carbs or do liquids. I have my surgery next Tuesday and the two days before I have to do liquids Sunday and Monday, but that's it. I like it, I am using the time to make sure I remember Portion Control and curve cravings as much as possible but don't beat myself up if I slip.

I agree...i'm enjoying that there is not so much restriction now...yet, I'm working on building some necessary habits for after the surgery.

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1 minute ago, Misskar said:

Hi, I don't have a date yet, but nutritionist has given me a pre-op diet to try. it is 1200 calories. designed to shrink the liver, so it is out of the way. it is low fat low carb. I believe I need to do it for 2 weeks prior to actual surgery.

I don't have any caloric restrictions...although by doing the things I mentioned, I am in fact eating fewer calories. I've lost 15 lbs almost effortlessly.

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The one thing I'm changing now is drinking while eating. I need to break that habit once and for all!

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19 minutes ago, Geri Marie said:

The one thing I'm changing now is drinking while eating. I need to break that habit once and for all!

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This is the hardest thing for me!! I ALWAYS have something to drink when I eat, so I struggle with eating an entire meal with nothing to drink. I'm thinking that will become easier after surgery since the meals will be so small.

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16 minutes ago, Geri Marie said:

They say it only takes 2 weeks to break a habit!!

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Well, I've been at it for about 3 weeks now...still not easy. The other thing I did, that they did not require me to do, was weaned off coffee. Last week, I had two days with pre-op testing that I needed to be fasting...since I couldn't have coffee two days in a row in the morning, I thought now is as good a time as any to give it up! 5 days coffee free!

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