Anybody on the pre op liver shrinking diet???


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My rny surgery is scheduled for surgery 10/25 and I am supposed to start my liquid diet on 10/4, but I've decided to start it today because I had a few cheat meals last week and figured I couldn't hurt anything. Anyways.... is anyone else on a 3-4 week 800 calorie diet consisting of Protein Shakes, broth, sf Jello and popsicles?? I'm finding it really difficult to feel satiated but I've stayed strong today. I did have some broccoli which I deemed was ok for now since technically I'm not supposed to start until 10/4 anyways.... how are you all keeping your sanity? Any advice? Also- I've noticed throughout the day my weight has fluctuated up 5 pounds which usually doesn't happen and I weigh myself constantly. It's obviously Water weight but I'm hoping it doesn't stick around??

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I did the Bariatric Fusion liver reduction diet. I had a few roasted chick and broccoli cheat days mixed in. Lots of broth, Jello and tropical popsicles, black coffee. I struggled some but after a few days I did fine, I think mind and body just got used to it. I think it’s a good idea to prepare ourselves mentally for what is to come.


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I am on day 4 of the Pre Op liquid diet. It is tough at times. Your mind starts wondering for certain. I can only have broths, Protein Shakes, sugar free popsicles and sugar free Jello. I hope I am not so sick of the shakes by the time my surgery comes on October 10th, because I will have a two week liquid diet after the surgery. I do not start pureed foods until week 3 after surgery I believe. It is a challenge to say the least. Has certainly made me rethink wanting to get the surgery!

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This is the Liver Shrink Diet that my doc uses. I have to start it on 10/24/2017, for surgery on 11/07/2017. :)

LIVER SHRINK DIET
Follow this 2 weeks prior to surgery
Remember: Non-Starchy Vegetables are UNLIMITED on this diet
(Except potatoes, corn, Beans, peas-see attached sheet)
Breakfast
Protein Shake or Protein Bar
(You may use any shake or bar as long as it has 220 or less calories, 1 Og or less fat, and 15-30 g
protein/serving)
Mid Morning Snack
1 small piece of fruit (tennis ball or 1/2 cup) (if you have Diabetes add 4oz low-fat yogurt)
Lunch
Protein Shake or Protein Bar
Mid Afternoon Snack
1 small piece of fruit (tennis ball or 1/2 cup) (if you have Diabetes add 4oz low-fat yogurt)
Dinner
• 3oz lean meat (the size of a deck of cards)
• Steamed vegetables or salad with fat-free salad dressing (2 Tbsp)
• 6 unsalted crackers or 2 slices low-calorie bread or 1 small baked potato (computer mouse)
• Y2 c fruit or 1 small piece of fruit (tennis ball)
Evening Snack
• 1 small piece of fruit (tennis ball or 1/2 cup) (if you have Diabetes add 4oz low-fat yogurt)
Beverages
• You may only have CALORIE-FREE beverages
• NO ALCOHOL!
• Examples: Decaf. Tea, Crystal Light, sugar-free Kool-Aid, Powerade Zero, Water
CLEAR

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WOW you are so lucky. lol I am having gastric bypass too and my two week before and two week after is full liquids only! 3-5 Protein Shakes, broth, sugar free Jello and sugar free popsicles, you can have crystal light, but honestly is is about it and let me tell you it is TOUGH. I am on day four only and my surgery is the 10th.

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I've seen others that said they were on liquid only as well. Ouch!!! This is basically the same diet I had to follow before my lapband a couple of years ago, and I lost 16-18 lbs before my surgery date doing it. I can't imagine doing liquids only!!! My husband did this one before his gastric bypass last year, and did great.

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I know, it seems so extreme. The only thing I can think of is maybe it is because we have to do the same thing for two weeks after the surgery? I don't know. I know I did Quick Weight Loss one time, had a special diet for three days of two eggs, veggies and chicken and an orange and in three days I lost 11 lbs, some people lost 16 or more. I doubt I will lose 11 lbs or so from these two weeks of no eating, but I am sure they have their reasons and as much as I am having to pay, I will follow the directions as I don't want to fail! lol

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I did 25 days of 2 shakes and then half a chicken breast with broccoli and now I am doing 4 shakes (no broth no jell-o no popsicles) I am really having a hard time. I have been getting headaches and I have very little energy, Dr says all normal and to stick with it for the surgery I am good to go with a weigh in of 298 but her would like to see me down another 5-10 pounds by the 9th

Starting weight 307 weigh in on 9-25 298 weight today 291

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