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I am meeting with my surgeon on Tuesday but his nurse practitioner told me to already start losing weight. Problem is I don’t know what meal plan to use. Keto, Paleo, Mediterranean, ???? I am not sure where to start. I still have a few months at least until my surgery, but I want to get a jump on it. Any advise from those that have done this would be appreciated.

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When I started my six month insurance required pre-op diet program, I decided to jump in the deep end of the pool and get started right away. I followed a keto way of eating and lost 100 pounds by the day of my surgery. It was the best thing I did for myself other than having the surgery.

I have continued to follow that way of eating for almost 2 years now (including through the food stages -- I had to do an extra week of liquids post-op because I wouldn't eat cream of wheat and oatmeal. Lol.) I am below goal and have been maintaining for months.

I'd suggest finding a way of eating that you believe can be sustainable for you. I can't imagine where I'd be now if I hadn't done all that hard work on the front end of surgery.

Good luck!

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When I started my six month insurance required pre-op diet program, I decided to jump in the deep end of the pool and get started right away. I followed a keto way of eating and lost 100 pounds by the day of my surgery. It was the best thing I did for myself other than having the surgery.
I have continued to follow that way of eating for almost 2 years now (including through the food stages -- I had to do an extra week of liquids post-op because I wouldn't eat cream of wheat and oatmeal. Lol.) I am below goal and have been maintaining for months.
I'd suggest finding a way of eating that you believe can be sustainable for you. I can't imagine where I'd be now if I hadn't done all that hard work on the front end of surgery.
Good luck!

Thank you. I have had success before on Keto but I wasn’t sure yet if you could do Keto post op with a sleeve or bypass.


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I don't get along well with Keto.

I did mayo Clinic diet during my 6 months and lost 30 pounds:) It's very similar to Mediterranean...which is the diet of the people who live the longest on the planet, and have the lowest rates of cancer and heart disease.

There are a lot of ways to customize your diet to your goals.

I like slow steady weight loss and I want a Forever Diet that is balanced and includes most foods.

Some folks prefer rapid weight loss, and Keto certainly accomplishes that.

Best wishes whatever you decide:) Lots of roads up this mountain!

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When I started my six month insurance required pre-op diet program, I decided to jump in the deep end of the pool and get started right away. I followed a keto way of eating and lost 100 pounds by the day of my surgery. It was the best thing I did for myself other than having the surgery.
I have continued to follow that way of eating for almost 2 years now (including through the food stages -- I had to do an extra week of liquids post-op because I wouldn't eat cream of wheat and oatmeal. Lol.) I am below goal and have been maintaining for months.
I'd suggest finding a way of eating that you believe can be sustainable for you. I can't imagine where I'd be now if I hadn't done all that hard work on the front end of surgery.
Good luck!

Tell me what your meals consisted of after surgery. I live a low carb life and now they want me to do Beans ect help


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On 1/27/2018 at 12:38 PM, blizair09 said:

When I started my six month insurance required pre-op diet program, I decided to jump in the deep end of the pool and get started right away. I followed a keto way of eating and lost 100 pounds by the day of my surgery. It was the best thing I did for myself other than having the surgery.

I have continued to follow that way of eating for almost 2 years now (including through the food stages -- I had to do an extra week of liquids post-op because I wouldn't eat cream of wheat and oatmeal. Lol.) I am below goal and have been maintaining for months.

I'd suggest finding a way of eating that you believe can be sustainable for you. I can't imagine where I'd be now if I hadn't done all that hard work on the front end of surgery.

Good luck!

How many carbs per day did you cut down to before surgery?

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