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Good morning/afternoon,

I was wondering if anyone had pre-op diet counseling. Like, did your surgeon have you take classes on HOW to eat better? What foods are actually good and bad for you? And how to get onto a better food path?

So far my monthly check-ins have only consisted of the nurse practitioner asking how I'm doing. There is really not much support. I mean I got as heavy as I am because I was never taught how to eat right. How am I supposed to know what foods are good for me?

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my insurance company required me to go through six months of a supervised diet (supervised by either my PCP or a registered dietitian). Even though at first I thought it was going to be a giant PITA, I actually got a lot out of it - and I lost about 40 lbs to boot! She had me aim for about 2300 calories per day and add in regular exercise. I had to gradually increase my Protein, gradually decrease my carbs, eat more fruits and vegetables. I also had to gradually wean myself off of caffeine and stop drinking carbonated beverages. I felt it really prepped me for the post-op life. Once I had surgery, the required change in eating wasn't nearly as drastic as it could have been.

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Good morning/afternoon,

I was wondering if anyone had pre-op diet counseling. Like, did your surgeon have you take classes on HOW to eat better? What foods are actually good and bad for you? And how to get onto a better food path?
So far my monthly check-ins have only consisted of the nurse practitioner asking how I'm doing. There is really not much support. I mean I got as heavy as I am because I was never taught how to eat right. How am I supposed to know what foods are good for me?

I'm pre-op as well (surgery 1/27) and have had many visits with a nutritionist, she's been awesome!

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