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Ugh. I am there right now! I start my pre-op A week from today and I have this whole week planned with my favorite dinners. I'm trying really hard not to go too crazy but it's a little hard. I'm trying to be very careful for Breakfast and lunch so that I can enjoy my dinner. And it's not horrible food but things I won't be eating post-op like meals with potatoes, pastas and that type of thing.

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I did that along the way. My therapist recommended doing one a week so it’s more like a cheat meal than a freak out. Than I could enjoy the meal and not feel guilt. I get really sick on Keto (which is what my preop liquid diet was) so I decided to start Jan 2 eating keto food so that I can get over the keto flu before going back to work. On Jan 13 I started liquid and it went really well. My surgery was Jan 27, so I’m a week out tomorrow. My doctor said my liver looked really good, but I had been doing keto for almost a month (he has us do keto to shrink our liver).

I say all that to say this- BE CAREFUL. Going crazy over food will make you feel deprived when you start liquid. Say goodbye and make peace with it but don’t binge.

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I started Keto at the beginning of January. It has not been too brutal. I have surgery on Wednesday. I have the same mindset as TatooedSeaStar about getting used to no more carbs, and being at peace with it. I have had 3 cheats all month. I am a little worried about the liquid diet post op. I got my eye on the prize, though.

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You mean like having a "food funeral" of a bunch of bad foods while you could still have them? Sure, that's common.

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I did go to a couple of restaurants the week before to eat things I knew I wouldn't be able to eat again for awhile, but I didn't go hog wild. I'd lost a ton of weight prior to surgery, so I didn't want to sabotage anything!

btw - I can eat almost anything now (I'm a few years out) except for super fatty meals. Most things "work" for me in moderation. So yes - you'll have to give up things, but you'll likely be able to eat them again at some point - again, in moderation.

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I lost my mind Ate out 5 times a day

Mc Donalds - Subs - pizza - You name it i went crazy Made myself sick the two weeks before the surgery,

Now i feel great do not eat any garbage and it was the best decision i ever made!

You have to get your mind in order so work on that - Do Not be a dumb ass and not be ready for this surgery, Read the long post i did months back on crashing!

Once you get the tool and the workshop set up you will love your new life-

Below is the last meal before Pre Op after going nuts eating out

last meal .JPG

Edited by AJ Tylo

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Yes, I start pre op on February 6th
My doctor has me doing 2 weeks very clean no carbs and small portions, thank god!
But I was just like hmmm steak lol!

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I start my pre op diet next Saturday. I have done very well on the three month period losing about 10 pounds. For the next week I plan to go to my favorite Thai and Italian restaurants as well as make some really good meals: steak and potatoes, creamy casseroles, etc. During the liquid phase I will make some meals up for my husband for later as well as some Soups that I can puree when I get to that stage.

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Thanksgiving was the week before I started my pre-op liquid diet. I had some small pieces of things but didn’t go too crazy. I just remember thinking that I’m worth more than how that food will momentarily make me feel.

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Just one meal, from my favorite pizza place. Now I don't miss it at all.

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A meal of my fave pizza

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I started soft pre-op diet approx a month before surgery. I did one Meal Replacement shake for breakfast and one for lunch then had a smaller meal for dinner (usually chicken, some steamed vegetable and a side sallad) and a small snack in the evening. I also drank Protein Shakes since I found one that I really like. (It tastes like milk without the fatty consistency.)

Actually, I was very glad I did this. It proved to me that I could eat this way and feel like im living a full life.

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I wouldn't say I went crazy, but I didn't diet at all before starting the liquid diet and made a point of eating all of my favorite foods one last time. My last meal the day before surgery was a pizza and a quart of Baskin Robbins ice cream. (Yes, a quart--not a pint.)

I don't think it makes much difference what you eat before the liquid diet as long as you can be fully compliant once you start--and I was.

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I had my surgery August 15th so almost six months out and I have not had a bowl of Pasta or a piece of pizza since my surgery however I had my share of both the week before the pre-op diet and I have no regrets having attended my own little food funeral, I enjoyed every bite and at this point if I hadn't indulged in my faves back then I would have wished I did.

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