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I'm also on the 6 month insurance required supervised diet. I'm at the end of month 4 and have lost 48.2lbs so far.

The diet my surgeon / nutritionist gave me is similar to described by ojibway above. I wasn't given a calorie goal, but rather a list of things to give up (carbonation, caffeine, sweetened drinks) and a list of foods that I need to eat daily, across 6 meals a day focusing on Portion Control. I usually end up between 1600-1800 calories per day with this plan.

Typical day looks like:

Breakfast = oikos triple zero Greek yogurt and 1 cup of oatmeal

snack = sargento "balanced break" pack

lunch = healthy choice Cafe steamers meal ( the nutritionist gave me a list of approved frozen meals)

Snack = 2 pieces of low fat string cheese and a piece of fruit

dinner = 4-6oz of meat or fish, a healthy carb such as brown rice or sweet potato, and a veggie

Snack = usually a repeat of either snack 1 or snack 2, or sometimes 1 serving of special K strawberry with 1cup of fairlife skim milk

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An info session I just attended said that coverage is based on initial BMI and the NP said she has only seen a denial once in 13 years due to weight lost from beginning of program to surgery date.




I'm very worried about not losing enough weight before surgery

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Discuss your situation with the doctor, or the staff dietician. I am a mid 40's male, and I have a limit of 1800 calories, 40% carb, 30% fat and Protein. I usually end up at 1300 a day. (More guidelines that just that of course). Your BMR, depending on age size.... Should be a lot more than 1000 calorie. Once you start eating right, you will be more full, like eating protein that take longer to digest.

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This is basically what you will be eating for the rest of your life unless you stretch your pouch. I'm 16 years out and I still eat the same way as I did earlier. Can buy a Delmonico steak and have 3-4 meals out of it. Having the gastric bypass you learn. I watch everything that I eat. So try to eat what they tell you and it will be worth it. Sugars will make you dump and you wish you hadn't eaten that treat. It only once and never again.

Wow, 16 years out? And you’ve maintained succesfully I gather?


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An info session I just attended said that coverage is based on initial BMI and the NP said she has only seen a denial once in 13 years due to weight lost from beginning of program to surgery date.




For some insurances that’s correct; but I also know of plans where you have to not gain/lose a single pound in order to qualify. It really depends on your coverage.



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