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I finally got my surgery date for July 23rd so I have a little over a month before surgery. When did you start to cut things out? Like soda, sweets, ect... I probably drink one soda a day maybe two tops. I use to be a Venti frappuccino everyday person, but I've already cut those to like once a week. I do still eat sweets after dinner like an ice cream cone. I don't snack anymore and I'm trying to eat Breakfast. Before I would skip it and only eat one or two meals a day then snack. So I'm wondering what I could be doing better to get ready for not eating the things I normally do.

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I cut those out as soon as I entered the program, so 6 months ago, my surgery is scheduled for 8/26.

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As soon as I knew I was having surgery. I cut out all sugar, soda, and caffeine. I did not want to go through withdrawal of any addictive substances after surgery, and it was a great decision! Soda was hard. Caffeine was not so bad - just switched gradually to Decaf and then lost my taste for coffee after surgery. Sugar was hard. Cutting this stuff out was good for the pre-op weight loss and boosted my confidence. It was good to have fought these battles ahead of time.

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I started working on cutting things out as soon as I started the pre op process at the end of January.

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I just got my surgery date today and I’m scheduled the same day as you! While I’ve been going through the approval process I started to cut back and will start cutting it out altogether when I start my month long pre op diet.

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hadn't had a soda in years - had removed the sugar from my tea and coffee the previous year.

but as to everything else - dont hate me - 48 hours before surgery - didn't really have any type of pre op diet

I have made up for it by being a bit of a overzealous wack job since. :)

still working out the kinks on that part.

just follow your plan as given by the surgeon and squeeze all the second chance out of this that you can.

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Started following the plan at my first nutrition appt. coffee took me a little while, I had to wean myself down

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Good to know! I will start cutting everything out. I only have a few soda's left so once they are done that's it and I'll switch to my unsweetened tea to curb the headaches then Decaf unsweetened tea if I want something other then Water. I know sugar is going to be hard to cut out, but I know it's just something I have to do.

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11 hours ago, MeowAMR said:

I finally got my surgery date for July 23rd so I have a little over a month before surgery. When did you start to cut things out? Like soda, sweets, ect... I probably drink one soda a day maybe two tops. I use to be a Venti frappuccino everyday person, but I've already cut those to like once a week. I do still eat sweets after dinner like an ice cream cone. I don't snack anymore and I'm trying to eat Breakfast. Before I would skip it and only eat one or two meals a day then snack. So I'm wondering what I could be doing better to get ready for not eating the things I normally do.

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We're almost surgery buddies...mine is July 22nd. I've been wondering about the same things.

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I started a month or six weeks before the surgery to start eating like I would be after surgery and I had cut out soft drinks, sugar, Pasta, carbs, etc. No food funerals.

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I was torn between that... having a food funeral like some of yall and just eating, but then thinking that it might hinder me in the long run because its gonna be a cold Turkey quit. Do yall who did that feel like it hindered you at all? I'm definitely going to cut out sugary drinks and caffeine because I don't wanna suffer those headaches while trying to recover. But cutting out sweets, breads, pastas wasn't sure when I should stop those. Seems like most stopped well before.

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19 hours ago, MeowAMR said:

Good to know! I will start cutting everything out. I only have a few soda's left so once they are done that's it and I'll switch to my unsweetened tea to curb the headaches then Decaf unsweetened tea if I want something other then Water. I know sugar is going to be hard to cut out, but I know it's just something I have to do.

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Once you stop the sugar, it will take a few days for the cravings to pass. Once they do, it will be much easier. But never go back. Even just one sugary bite can trigger all the cravings to start again. It has to do with the brain chemistry and pleasure receptors. It also has to do with insulin spikes that drop the blood sugar and make you want more. Just let it go and be done with it. Once I stopped sugar and caffeine, my energy levels soared! I am even keeled throughout the whole day with no afternoon slump. When 3:00 rolls around, my co-workers are starting to reach for coffee and energy drinks. I used to do the same, but just don't need it anymore.

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OP, we are surgery twins! I am starting my pre-op Optifast diet today but I already cut out everything except caffeine in my coffee. But I got low acid coffee so it won't affect my tummy anyway. I've even been quit smoking for over two months now after smoking since like middle school!

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