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I'm just curious for those who had preop diets that was just shakes and liquids?

Were you able to lose weight easily or did you need to include some physical activity as well

If I chose 3 shakes a day I'll be looking around 500kcal a day and 80-90g Protein, that is if I can manage to be satisfied just with protein shakes..

If you want to share how many weeks diet preop and how many shakes a day? I've got plenty of powder to mix up so that's not an issue!!

Getting closer to surgery so curious tnx

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If your diet was a lot of sugar/starch/enriched flour you are going to notice a dramatic drop during the pre op and clear/full liquid phase post op its your body detoxing. I didnt have to do a liquid pre op diet and I still lost 20lbs from it and another 20 during the post op liquid phase. You can search my history I was very stressed about the Protein portion until I found a shake I could tolerate (Unjury readymade shakes).

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9 minutes ago, Brent701 said:

If your diet was a lot of sugar/starch/enriched flour you are going to notice a dramatic drop during the pre op and clear/full liquid phase post op its your body detoxing. I didnt have to do a liquid pre op diet and I still lost 20lbs from it and another 20 during the post op liquid phase. You can search my history I was very stressed about the Protein portion until I found a shake I could tolerate (Unjury readymade shakes).

Can you tell me what you did preop exactly? Was it just shakes? How many calories per shake etc mate.

I've got powder to make my own shakes!

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For months prior to having WLS I drank nothing but shakes and I lost a little (15 pounds). I still drink a Protein Shake every day and I use GNC Lean Shakes premade.

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I had a 2 week liquid diet consisting of two Protein shakes/day and a "sensible" meal. I was pretty satisfied with this, but I do remember feeling like I was eating the same thing for days. Only real issue during that time was when I hit the carb withdrawal at about day 3 or 4. Headache from he// and general fatigue that lasted 2-3 days.

I lost very little weight during that time. I think maybe 5lbs total and I was rather discouraged. I've since proven to be a very slow, but steady loser all around.

Everyone's loss rate is different, regardless of whether or not you exercise.

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