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I was doing so well w/ 2 week preop liquid diet, I've lost over 10lbs so far & following it to a T. I've been having 2 shakes a day & 4oz of lean meat & sm salad &/or celery & carrots for dinner. Well today I had 1 Protein Shake for Breakfast then went to Red Lobster & had Lobsterfest Surf & turf w/ garden salad. The steak was 6oz & I did dip my lobster a few times in butter but my biggest mistake was I ate the mashed potatoes. I've got 5 days til surgery... I feel so guilty now of course. How can I rectify this situation? Laxatives? Make my myself throw up? Drink Mag. Citrate? Or do u think I'll be ok?

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Dunno. You're probably gonna be ok? But I would tend to call my doc or RD and ask?

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Don’t worry about it, if you’ve lost 10 pounds on the prop diet you will be fine.

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All went well


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Just make sure you stay on track the rest of the days. You want your liver to shrink as much as possible.


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I certainly can't speak for everyone, but I followed the pre-op diet pretty loosely. If I had the willpower to stick to liquids for two weeks prior to this surgery, I wouldn't have needed the surgery to begin with. I cut out soda and a lot of sugars and still managed to lose around 20 lbs. Just don't make a habit of eating big meals out and you should be just fine.

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I was fine btw!


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I'm having surgery tomorrow! I "cheated" on my pre-op diet by having a hard boiled egg every day in addition to Protein Shakes and the other liquids. I also had a bite here and there of chicken or a couple shrimp from the meals prepared for the rest of the family. My 'cheating' consisted of Protein Bites, that's it. I don't feel guilty lol - but my family sure act like the police around here. "Hey you're not supposed to have that!" Geesh. Did not cheat on anything else. Had absolutely no sugar, soda, etc. I think I did pretty good. Have lost 8 pounds.

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On 6/3/2018 at 5:35 AM, Hope2018 said:

I'm having surgery tomorrow! I "cheated" on my pre-op diet by having a hard boiled egg every day in addition to Protein Shakes and the other liquids. I also had a bite here and there of chicken or a couple shrimp from the meals prepared for the rest of the family. My 'cheating' consisted of Protein bites, that's it. I don't feel guilty lol - but my family sure act like the police around here. "Hey you're not supposed to have that!" Geesh. Did not cheat on anything else. Had absolutely no sugar, soda, etc. I think I did pretty good. Have lost 8 pounds.

How was surgery

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