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This is so exciting. I have my date for Feb 5th and I am getting myself prepared. I have my gym membership going and I am actually going. I am getting my routine down so that when I have those 2 weeks post-op I can really make the most out of them

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On 01/22/2019 at 15:56, Greg White said:



This is so exciting. I have my date for Feb 5th and I am getting myself prepared. I have my gym membership going and I am actually going. I am getting my routine down so that when I have those 2 weeks post-op I can really make the most out of them


When do you start your pre op diet?

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Welcome to the Feb club!

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6 hours ago, ldawn said:
7 hours ago, Greg White said:


This is so exciting. I have my date for Feb 5th and I am getting myself prepared. I have my gym membership going and I am actually going. I am getting my routine down so that when I have those 2 weeks post-op I can really make the most out of them

When do you start your pre op diet?

I started today so it’s day 2 now

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Feb 13th here! I start my liquid diet on Jan 30. So excited/nervous!!

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On 1/19/2019 at 3:20 AM, TheMarine79 said:

Sleeveless, I have the same date for my surgery. February 18

Great! I have a sleeve buddiversary🤗. I’m looking forward to the changes 2019 brings. I’ll post a quarterly timeline starting with 2018, pre-op day, June, Oct and Feb 2020 for 1 yr anniversary. I meet with Nutritionist for pre-op diet instructions next week. I don’t think I will do liquid diet right away since there will be about over two weeks before surgery date though. If I lose too much, may interfere with insurance qualifications.

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I got my preop diet after talking with the dietician on the phone. Two weeks prior I have to cut out dairy, sugar, and carbs. I can eat as much meat and veggies throughout the days

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Just did my nutrition class and pre admit testing today surgery date Feb 13th pre op diet starts Feb 6th

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2 hours ago, TheMarine79 said:

I got my preop diet after talking with the dietician on the phone. Two weeks prior I have to cut out dairy, sugar, and carbs. I can eat as much meat and veggies throughout the days

That's amazing. I guess all surgeons have different requirements. I have to be on a complete all-liquid diet 10 days before surgery. Its gonna be hard!

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Hi hi hi February buddies!

So I had my last meeting with my surgeon pre-op earlier this week... we're all go for the 15th (that'll be the 14th your time--as we're ahead here in NZ). He's put me first on the list because of anxiety, so it'll be nice to get it out of the way early!

I had a misstep and a half-day "break" from my pre-emptive pre-op diet. Said goodbye to a few delicious carby things. Surgeon said 2 weeks of Opti, Dietician said three... doesn't matter much, as I'm back on it now anyway. 10kgs down, and after my day off earlier this week I'm back to losing!

I don't know if anyone here is doing Optifast or powdered shakes... but I thought I'd share a few tips and tricks I've learned over the past couple weeks:

  • Make up chocolate shakes with coffee, or orange low-calorie cordial/juice for different flavours.
  • Make up vanilla shakes with tea, and/or 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp each of nutmeg and ginger for 'chai' and 'vanilla spice' flavours.
  • Make up low-cal jelly with half as much Water, cool it down, and whizz it up (while it's still liquid) with an ice-cold shake to make a 'flummery' style pudding.
  • Make up low-cal jelly with half to quarter as much water and set in a tray. Cut up into small pieces and add to shakes or tea to get a kind of 'bubble tea'.
  • It's summer over here, but I'm loving making spicy roasted eggplant Soup, roasted Tomato Soup, and zucchini noodles in homemade Tomato sauce for my 2c vegetable allowance!
  • Above all, keep tea and coffee and other mixers in the fridge! And try to stay away from artificial sweeteners as much as possible... diet coke and low-cal cordials in large quantities give me killer carb cravings!

Anyways, I hope this might help... if not, sorry for tantalizing you with food talk! 😂

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Emzbee,

Congrats on a date! You will be going two days ahead of me. Thanks for all the great liquid-diet ideas. I know I will need them come February 3 when I start my all-liquid diet. So, just curious, how long has the process been in NZ? For me in the States, it took about 4-5 months once I had my first visit with the surgeon. Is it longer is NZ? Are you required to lose a certain amount of weight prior to being accepted for surgery? I ask because I am wondering how the program works in other countries. I'm fascinated by how different it is depending on who you have as a surgeon. Some folks, I understand, don't even have to go on a pre-op diet, or maybe just a 24-hour one. You live in my favorite country, by the way. 😀

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