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The liquid diet can be challenging. I am finishing up my first week and I am finally not dying of hunger pains. I am also allowed cottage cheese, cheese sticks, and yogurt each day too. So, my question for you is, have you cheated on your pre op diet? I have not but believe me, I would love a cheeseburger right about now!!
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The liquid diet can be challenging. I am finishing up my first week and I am finally not dying of hunger pains. I am also allowed cottage cheese, cheese sticks, and yogurt each day too. So, my question for you is, have you cheated on your pre op diet? I have not but believe me, I would love a cheeseburger right about now!!
Day 5 for me. No cheating at all. I hate food commercials though. The pizza ones kill me. I get 2 shakes a day and one meal. I've been doing a shake for Breakfast and lunch. Then a 3oz piece of chicken and a vegatable for dinner. I can have 2 Snacks. Usually have a small salad with a tiny bit of olive oil and red wine vinegar. I get hungry in between but stretch out times between because I only sleep 3 to 4 hours a night

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Wow!! It would be so much easier if I was allowed a meal in the evening.. evenings are harder than daytime. I’m a teacher so I am home all summer but I wish I would have done it during the school year as I would be too busy to think about food.
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Late night is the worst for me. Seems like my brain has nothing else to focus on but food. O know I'm not hungry but damn I wanna eat.
Too bad you couldn't time it so the diet was right at the end of the school year

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Yeah, I agree.. my original date was the 31 of July.. I’m glad it got moved up 3 weeks so I can eat “normal” food when I go back to work.

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Was shakes only for 2w, and my only cheat was six small pieces of calamari and a half-hour of wine (was leaving my old workplace right before surgery and it was my going-away party...hard to balance health and social norms sometimes!)
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17 hours ago, Simpson062681 said:

The liquid diet can be challenging. I am finishing up my first week and I am finally not dying of hunger pains. I am also allowed cottage cheese, cheese sticks, and yogurt each day too. So, my question for you is, have you cheated on your pre op diet? I have not but believe me, I would love a cheeseburger right about now!!

I did. Not often, and I was smart about what I cheated with. I was allowed celery. One night while at a friends house for a movie night party, I had a small scoop of taco beef on one of my celery sticks. I did also have a small slice of meat pie at my father's 60th birthday party at a restaurant, but other than that, I stuck to my diet and nothing "bad" happened.

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The liquid diet can be challenging. I am finishing up my first week and I am finally not dying of hunger pains. I am also allowed cottage cheese, cheese sticks, and yogurt each day too. So, my question for you is, have you cheated on your pre op diet? I have not but believe me, I would love a cheeseburger right about now!!
I'm a little over two months post op and did not cheat during my two week liquid diet. I had nothing to chew and those food commercials really challenged me mentally. I was afraid to cheat because I didn't want to get to surgery and find out my liver didn't shrink and they'd have to postpone it. Hang in there guys!



Sleeved on April 25, 2018
HW: 258
SW: 238
CW: 217
GW: 165

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I had brown rice this weekend with my roasted chicken. I'm on the low carb-low fat liver shrinking diet.

I had convinced myself that white rice was the enemy. My dietician corrected me on Monday. :/

I should have known that it was too "filling" to truly be allowed. LOL

Oh, and a spoonful of Peanut Butter has also pulled me back from the edge of a full meltdown on about day two of the diet.

But my weight loss has remained steady. My cravings have also subsided. This weekend I was about 3-4 days into the diet... which is the worst part. I'm not craving now and I feel much better and so much more alert and 'awake', now.

Also, finally getting use to the sweet after taste of these dang Protein Shakes. SMH... the worst.

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Oh I cheated with some chicken, tuna and cucumber in the beginning, and I felt so guilty that I buckled down and punished myself. My program was shakes and allowed additives like fruit, oatmeal, Peanut Butter, skim milk, ect. I literally mixed the powder with plain Water for the last week of my pre op diet. No doubt I was in ketosis and I ended up loosing 27lbs in that 2 weeks, 20lbs of which was the last week.

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20 minutes ago, AshAsh1 said:

Oh I cheated with some chicken, tuna and cucumber in the beginning, and I felt so guilty that I buckled down and punished myself. My program was shakes and allowed additives like fruit, oatmeal, Peanut Butter, skim milk, ect. I literally mixed the powder with plain Water for the last week of my pre op diet. No doubt I was in ketosis and I ended up loosing 27lbs in that 2 weeks, 20lbs of which was the last week.

Wow! Good job on plowing through.

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My doc only requires 2 days of Clear Liquids pre-surgery but 3 weeks of no starches....I'm a dietary Vegan so it's challenging. I'm on day 1 of no starches :)

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I'm thinking about cheating in a few days.(lean and green) I need a day off lol I'm doing 28 days liquids only. I understand how you feel

HW 405lbs
CW 318
SW
GW 160
Happy weight loss!

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Talk to me about seeds...pumpkin seeds? sunflower seeds? Are these ok when on no starch?

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I think it really depends. You can tell by all the different variations of the "pre-op diet" that there's no hard and fast answer about what should and shouldn't be eaten. Some people only have liquids, some have liquids with a lean and green. If you're only on liquids then a lean and green would be a cheat. If I'm allowed lean & green then rice or potatoes might be a cheat. I think 1 cheat isn't going to kill anyone if you can stick to ONE cheat and not let it escalate out of control. I went to Disney in the middle of my 2 week pre-op diet. The nurse flat out said if I'm going to cheat go ahead and do it then, don't wait til right before the surgery. I didn't go crazy at Disney but I wasn't as lean as I should've been but I did hold the carbs at bay. LOL After surgery my doctor said my liver had been fine. I think that's the key. If you're more over weight with a higher chance of a large fatty liver then sticking to the diet will help with surgery.

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