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It could be "extreme" if your surgery isn't for another few months, but could you try the pre-op diet now and see how that works? If your surgeon's office even requires a pre-op diet....
My pre-op diet was like, 3 Protein Shakes a day and then broth, Jello, sugar free popsicles, etc. I had to do pre-op diet for a week and I lost 11lbs before surgery.


this is what i was thinking of doing. i know my surgeon changes the pre-op diet requirements on a patient to patient basis so i’m not sure what my requirement will be time wise, etc but i was thinking maybe doing 2 shakes a day at least? to get started?

i guess perhaps i’m caught in between a mental spot of “do i really want to start shakes now when i have another month to *enjoy* myself” or “do i take care of myself and quit that childish attitude because i’ll still be able to eat food after surgery it’ll just be different?”

sorry if that doesn’t make sense, my head is all over the place lately.


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Keto style diet drops weight quickly before surgery

But balance is best long term

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hey guys just an update:

had an appointment tuesday with the nutritionist and the surgeon. i lost 5.2 lbs which they were happy with. they had hoped for more, but knew i didn’t cut out alcohol or smoking, so were happy with the overall outcome. i felt little bit better after speaking with the surgeon more about my “pot usage” which i hate having to talk about because it’s legal and feels so pretentious, but hey. so i had told them i was vaping, thinking i was saving myself some lectures on smoking. turns out i just confused them all (meaning my team of doctors) because they were under the impression that i was investing nicotine, when i just meant that the method i was using to take in the pot was vaping. still dry herb, not tobacco or e-juice or nicotine, but the term vaping confused them. so we discussed that and clarified and came to an agreement about no smoking 2 weeks before surgery and 2 months after which i find reasonable and so does she.

then we discussed my date more, and if i’m committed to cutting out alc this month then she thinks i could potentially lose 10lbs and maybe get my surgery in july (which i’m hoping for. i don’t think the weight loss matters for the date at this point it will just still determine whether or not i do shots)

discussed what’s medications im on that i need to stop but i’m gonna check out other threads for that info.

sorry this is long but just wanted to update without starting a new thread!

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I had to lose 10% of my excess body weight as part of my program. They gave me a few simple guidelines to help with this (my program doesn't use a liquid diet, but instead opts for a slower approach to shrinking the liver with low carb):

No more than 60 grams of net carbs per day

Watch your liquid calories (no soda and everything should be sugar free)

Start with your Protein, then eat your veggies, THEN if you have room 1 fruit or a quarter cup of whole grain starch.

Worked like a charm and I'm down about 20 lbs.

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The preop diet for me was really hard. 2weeks liquid only with Protein Shakes. I mostly stuck to it bit had a few cheats with attitude but I won’t be able to eat anything after surgery for 3 weeks. Which I am in now and am having a very hard time with. I just can’t stand anymore drinking and not chewing and tasting something different. Preop was 3 shakes a day. I’m 1 1/2 weeks postop and doing same with Clear Liquids. I never noticed how much my. Kids eat before. Everything smells so good. Anyway if you can get in exercise at least 5 times a week lbs will fall off with preop diet. Try it for a week and see. I meant to be more encouraging but I guess I needed to do my own whine as well. I would kill for a Protein Bar.

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On 06/02/2018 at 15:51, kat6620 said:

The preop diet for me was really hard. 2weeks liquid only with Protein Shakes. I mostly stuck to it bit had a few cheats with attitude but I won’t be able to eat anything after surgery for 3 weeks. Which I am in now and am having a very hard time with. I just can’t stand anymore drinking and not chewing and tasting something different. Preop was 3 shakes a day. I’m 1 1/2 weeks postop and doing same with Clear Liquids. I never noticed how much my. Kids eat before. Everything smells so good. Anyway if you can get in exercise at least 5 times a week lbs will fall off with preop diet. Try it for a week and see. I meant to be more encouraging but I guess I needed to do my own whine as well. I would kill for a Protein Bar.
no worries! that’s what we’re all here for right? to be able to whine to each other? i think that’s my hardest thing as well, or will be. i can do the shakes and be full, but i end up cheating because i feel the need to chew, or am making a kids lunch (i nanny) and pop the food that didn’t fit in their container into my mouth. little things like that that just add up over time. i just started adding one shake a day for breakfast + walking everyday for ~20 min or so

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Cut all sugar out that means starchy veggies and rice and breads. Increase ur exercise plan I worked out twice a day. The hard part will be cutting the sugar and carbs out watch ur fat intake as well. If u want a piece of bread go gluten free.

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On 05/21/2018 at 15:26, Chrisb428 said:



Aetna


Same here. From the moment they weighed me at consultation, they told me if I gained one ounce that Aetna would see me as non-compliant and toss me. Game over.
Since it was a revision, I was told losing weight wouldn’t matter JUST DO NOT GAIN!!! I was so concerned, I tracked every darn thing that went in my mouth. I made sure I never went over 1100 calories a day on my Lose It app. I got 90 grams of Protein in every day. By the time surgery came around 3.5 months later, they almost called it off because I’d lost 30 pounds and they were afraid the pre-op 5day would make me ineligible for anything but the band removal portion.
I guess the point is, this is not a casual thing. You’re either in and serious about doing what needs to be done or your not. They want to see you do well and follow directions/meet benchmarks on the pre-op side because that indicates that you have the drive and determination to be successful on the other side.

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1 hour ago, Screwballski said:

Same here. From the moment they weighed me at consultation, they told me if I gained one ounce that Aetna would see me as non-compliant and toss me. Game over.
Since it was a revision, I was told losing weight wouldn’t matter JUST DO NOT GAIN!!! I was so concerned, I tracked every darn thing that went in my mouth. I made sure I never went over 1100 calories a day on my Lose It app. I got 90 grams of Protein in every day. By the time surgery came around 3.5 months later, they almost called it off because I’d lost 30 pounds and they were afraid the pre-op 5day would make me ineligible for anything but the band removal portion.
I guess the point is, this is not a casual thing. You’re either in and serious about doing what needs to be done or your not. They want to see you do well and follow directions/meet benchmarks on the pre-op side because that indicates that you have the drive and determination to be successful on the other side.

Well said screwballski (hard to say your name with a straight face) lol

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On 06/02/2018 at 21:25, Chrisb428 said:





Well said screwballski (hard to say your name with a straight face) lol


It’s hard to BE me with a straight face, Chrisb428!

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I feel your pain!...I am having my surgery on June 12th. To lose the weight the dr wanted I drank two Premier Protein shakes every day and ate dinner with my family. It worked and then it was easier to slip into the liquid pre-op diet by cutting out the meals and adding one or two more shakes and some broth. I’m now down 30lbs and ready for surgery!... I also asked about why when it’s so hard do I have to lose ...he said it’s so they can move around easier inside with the liver shrinking prior to surgery or something like that ...it helped me to not be so angry about having to lose weight to have weight loss surgery! Good luck keep up and it will work!

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