Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Extra meal replacement shake on preop



Recommended Posts

How many days left until your surgery and how many days into the pre-op stage?

Are you doing three shakes a day or two shakes plus a Protein and veg meal? If having a meal, it may be useful to top up on low starchy veges the next few days.

Right now, better to have something protein..so I'd be having another shake or perhaps some protein (high protein yoghurt, cottage cheese or an egg - even a small piece of chicken)

Make sure the hunger isn't thirst...you can do this by having a glass of Water if you are still feeling hungry after 15 minutes have something to eat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Drink half a liter of Water. Still hungry, pls take a shake. Not a bariatric doctor, but am a human beeing. It isn't worth beeing in agony both before and after surgery because og hunger and liquids.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you're not finding it on Google because all surgeons have different requirements. I was allowed to have 4-5 shakes a day, plus all the ultra-low or no-calorie fluids I wanted (Crystal Light, Water, etc). No food or higher-calorie beverages. Some people are allowed to have one small meal a day. Some people are on the pre-op diet for a week, some two, some three, some aren't required to do a pre-op diet at all.

I'd ask your clinic that question since it's their requirement...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Make a base or broth to sip that will kill the hunger - Saved my ass during that week

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As previous poster stated, all doctors are different. Mine wanted me to do lower Protein shakes (15-20g) so i could have 5 or 6 a day. His only rule was dont go over 120g protein a day on the shakes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

there is also the Protein waters that might help make you feel less hungry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Each doctor has a different requirement. Mine was < 1500 calories/day, so the # of shakes could add up to that total.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Darbs4Mayor

      Met with my surgeon yesterday and he said that he is so excited for me and the progress that will be made! Waiting for insurance pre-auth and then will get everything scheduled! 
       
      So excited to start this journey and become a new person!! 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Krestel

      New found appreciation for you all!
      So Im back in the US to take care of my aging father and it seems like more than ever that being bigger is the norm everywhere here. I cant say that Ive been the best, healthiest me at the moment, but I think you all Americans are doing GREAT to even be working towards the goal of getting healthier in face of all this temptation (even if you are a "slow loser"). So give all yourselves a pat on the back!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • zombierayvinn

      I am now 10 days post op and I am down 16lbs. I had an allergic reaction to the glue my doctor used so I am still sore and trying to keep moving to not get stiff. 
      · 1 reply
      1. Tory Myers

        Hello congratulations on your new journey I am 5 days post op and still trying to get the hang of things. I’m supposed to return back to work in a few days but still sore as well. Do you have any advice for me being 5 days post opt?

    • Tabatha529

      Hello,  I am brand new on here. 
      The doctor qualified me yesterday for the surgery, so now I have to take 12 weeks of education classes and then he said they will schedule the surgery 4-6 weeks after I complete the classes. 
      I am excited to start this new journey.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Anki

      Am at the half-way mark of the six month pre-op program.  So excited!  Got clearance from psychologist this morning, so I scheduled my surgery consult for early March.  It is becoming more real now.  Have lost 18 pounds so far, since I began this journey on 12/18/19.  
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×