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Hi guys

I'm curious what-if any- extra foods are you eating or drinking before your surgery knowing you won't get to eat them afterwards? Any weird cravings or food rituals? I only have 11 days and three of them is a clear liquid diet so I KNOW there's gonna be a chocolate shake and a piece of cheesecake somewhere in there....

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I went ape **** crazy I ate huge subs, pizza and went to all kinds of resteraunts - Drank like a fish - I made myself sick one day, Hit Mc Donalds, all the fast food - Just went nutz

Was fun for a few weeks - But I will say i miss some things but this was the best decision i made in my life

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Unfortunately I have a screwed up lap band that needs to be removed and converted to a RNY so I can't eat almost anything right now unless it is smooshy so no major binges like pizza, but I WILL get a piece of cheesecake down!

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Sorry to be Debbe-Downer here, but I used my preop time to get RID of the addictive foods - alcohol, caffeine, sugar, processed foods, refined carbs. I cleaned up my eating a lot. I did not want to struggle with any of that afterwards when recovery itself would be hard enough. I figured I did not have to wait until surgery day to decide to make the changes for life. Just saying.

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Ahh, the voice of reason here. There's one in every crowd...😉

I gave up almost all sugar back in May when they decided I had a touch of the diabetes so I've been mostly good. But there WILL be a piece of cheesecake in there...

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most of us reach a point post-surgery where we can eat anything again (that's not saying we necessarily DO, but we CAN), so I personally wouldn't worry about that. You will most likely be able to eat all those things again in moderation once you're a few months out, so I would spend this time practicing the way you're going to eat the first few months post-surgery. Then the change in diet isn't going to seem quite so radical - you'll be used to it by the time you have surgery.

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I have my surgery scheduled for 12/16 and I’m trying to cut out foods. This past week I did horrible and I had family that flew in from Mexico and all they do is feed you! And since I haven’t seen them in years I said yes to everything. Now I have regrets because I’m up a few lbs. I still need to go to see the dietician and surgeon for final visit before surgery. I’ll be on a 2 week liquid diet with Protein Shakes. I don’t want to go back to my appts and they see I’ve gained weight. I want to at least maintain.

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I've enjoyed my "last hurrah" lately; my pre-op diet starts tomorrow. In the past week I've had "smaller than usual" portions of steak, bacon, sushi, might have spaghetti tonight. Starting tomorrow: shakes, broth, and Water for 7 days.

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4 minutes ago, ColoradoCanuck said:

I've enjoyed my "last hurrah" lately; my pre-op diet starts tomorrow. In the past week I've had "smaller than usual" portions of steak, bacon, sushi, might have spaghetti tonight. Starting tomorrow: shakes, broth, and Water for 7 days.

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And you will have all those foods again - just not for a while!

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During the time between my final weigh in and my actual surgery I went crazy. I actually had a gluttony day with my friends where we had donuts, cinnamon rolls, pizza, soda, cheesecake, chips, etc. It was great and honestly I'm glad I did it. I got in everything I wanted and I've been fine with cravings since surgery.

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I've also been modifying my food intake since I started this journey. Each month I'm eliminating something from thje diet that I shouldn't have - like candy, Cookies, chips, and fast foods. Next month I will not only add another food item in there (limiting soda), but I'll also start portion controlling. All of this so that when I do finally get to the point of surgery, I can focus on the recovery and not on insane cravings. Plus, I know that they don't have to be forever deletions, just a majority of the time deletion. As long as I can tell my brain "not now, maybe later" that seems to satisfy the craving most of the time.

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