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I just started the program before I actually have the surgery. My question is that I don’t have to lose any weight and I’m curious if I’m trying to prepare, eatingwise, any advice? My nutritionist said eat what I want but I’m to follow the Proteins about 30% and no sugar and no processed food. Maybe because I’m new I’m new and just don’t get it. Please help!!

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Hello, I’m no expert-but I believe every doctor requires different things. Meaning, your pre-op instructions may differ from another persons. For example-I was instructed to do a 3 day liquid diet, and others that I know personally were instructed to do a 2 week liquid diet. As far as any tips/guidance that may help you later-I was instructed to get into the habit of not drinking while eating, taking bites of food the size of an almond, and getting into a constant habit of eating around the same times each day for my meals. You can also get a head start by eating clean, and Protein enriched meals.

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I think its a wide variety of difference based on your surgeon, I had to do a 7 day liquid diet to decrease my liver before the surgery. There are reasons that they ask you to stay on the directed diet to make things safer for the procedure.

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17 hours ago, Tilli13 said:

My nutritionist said eat what I want but I’m to follow the Proteins about 30% and no sugar and no processed food.

She is right one Low Cal high - High Protien - NO CARBS OR PROCESSSED food

Here is my view

If you can catch it, shot it, pick it, or grow it - carb free - yourself eat it -

Do a search for fluffy chick she has a great post on the foods to eat

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