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Hi everyone! Today's day 1 for me on the pre op diet and I'm currently sipping on a delicious french vanilla Protein Shake. I'm feeling determined, anxious, excited, and motivated to complete this liquid diet. I'm afraid this feeling will diminish once temptation is put in front of me or I start to get hungry. Does anyone have any tips to stay motivated or to avoid temptation? Especially temptation and pressure to eat from coworkers and friends who don't know about the surgery?

Also, my surgery is August 5th and I would love to find a friend to go through this with. If anyone's surgery is around the same time as mine feel free to message me!

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I began reducing my volume and caloric intake about 8 weeks ago. I slowly, slowly lost around 10 pounds. Hard to know because I only bought a scale half way through.

I began the pre surgical diet 3 days ago and my scale has shown a drop of 4 pounds! That encouraged me! I have no problems until night time. That's when I get hungry!

I have been splitting my delicious shakes in half. Taking a 20 minute break between the two halves. I also make a bowl of sugar free Jello in the morning and that is my evening snack.

So I think the actual fact you can loose weight on the presurgical diet is a huge motivator.

I am having problems with some friends who are really all about just staying fat and enjoying their lives. They are very against me doing this. My supportive friends are all really into eating healthy, and they are into smoothies and shakes already so its pretty much easier with them.

All kinds of people are drinking Protein Shakes and smoothies for Breakfast and lunch so that should be easy for you at work.

Best of luck! I am going in for a tune up of my pouch and RNY, on July 31.

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1 hour ago, GreenTealael said:

💜 Good Luck 💜

Thank you!

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2 hours ago, ValerieInMexico said:

I began reducing my volume and caloric intake about 8 weeks ago. I slowly, slowly lost around 10 pounds. Hard to know because I only bought a scale half way through.

I began the pre surgical diet 3 days ago and my scale has shown a drop of 4 pounds! That encouraged me! I have no problems until night time. That's when I get hungry!

I have been splitting my delicious shakes in half. Taking a 20 minute break between the two halves. I also make a bowl of sugar free Jello in the morning and that is my evening snack.

So I think the actual fact you can loose weight on the presurgical diet is a huge motivator.

I am having problems with some friends who are really all about just staying fat and enjoying their lives. They are very against me doing this. My supportive friends are all really into eating healthy, and they are into smoothies and shakes already so its pretty much easier with them.

All kinds of people are drinking Protein Shakes and smoothies for Breakfast and lunch so that should be easy for you at work.

Best of luck! I am going in for a tune up of my pouch and RNY, on July 31.

Wow! Sounds like you're doing great! I guess once I start losing weight on this diet I'll continue to stay motivated. Maybe I should start sleeping early because I also get hungriest at night.

You're right, Protein Shakes are not really weird to be having but I'm just trying to be extra careful so that my coworkers don't find out I'm having surgery. I ended up pouring two shakes in a container and added a ton of ice. I've been sipping all day and just finished. One of them asked me what I was drinking this morning and the first thing I blurted out was horchata lol.

Good luck to you too! You're a vet, you got this!

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You can do it, it's only two weeks, good luck on your surgery and your WLS journey.

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Hi ! My sleeve surgery is 3rd of aug so pretty close to yours.

I'm sort of struggling with the pre op diet atm. I think knowing I need to avoid alot of foods just makes me want them more [emoji85]. But I just keep thinking of why I'm doing it.

You can do this ! [emoji123]

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My advice is when you get hungry or start craving something drink a Protein Shake. It fills you up and your thought of food will pass because you won't be hungry. If it doesn't try some pudding or Jello. Good Luck!

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16 hours ago, PrincessWhyte said:

Hi ! My sleeve surgery is 3rd of aug so pretty close to yours.

I'm sort of struggling with the pre op diet atm. I think knowing I need to avoid alot of foods just makes me want them more . But I just keep thinking of why I'm doing it.

You can do this !

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Nice! Congrats! Just two days before mine :)

I feel the same. Its a psychological thing for sure. We gotta do everything possible to stay strong! I've been trying to think about it this way: If I cant do the pre op diet without cheating then I cant do the diet after surgery and I wont have long term success.

Good luck! ❤️

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15 hours ago, MeowAMR said:

My advice is when you get hungry or start craving something drink a Protein Shake. It fills you up and your thought of food will pass because you won't be hungry. If it doesn't try some pudding or Jello. Good Luck!

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Thanks! Ill definitely try that! Do you think it will work the same with Protein Water and be just as filling? I just bought a pack of the orange mango Premier Protein water and I noticed it has less calories than the Atkins shake I'm currently drinking.

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2 hours ago, Mikeyy said:

What kind of Protein are ppl drinking? whey Protein or soy or pea and how many grams of protein per shake

My nutritionist told me to stick to minimum 15 grams of protein per shake and four shakes per day. I've been drinking Atkins Protein Shakes. I'm going to switch to the Premiere Water and shakes because they have less calories of fat and more Vitamins then the one I'm currently drinking.

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 My surgery is August 26. I wish u the very best of luck on your weight loss journey. We got this!!!😎😎😎

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What kind of Protein are ppl drinking? Whey protein or soy or pea and how many grams of protein per shake
This is the protein i like20190721_023506.jpeg

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22 hours ago, JazzyReady803 said:

My surgery is August 26. I wish u the very best of luck on your weight loss journey. We got this!!!😎😎😎

Congrats!! Good luck to you too! <3 Lets stay strong

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