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Hi all! First post. I’m 21 years old, 278 lbs and I have my surgery to be scheduled on the 18th. I’m currently on my liver shrinking diet which requires me to drink two Protein Shakes a day and I can have lean meats and vegetables fruits and for Snacks sugar free Jello and Greek yogurt. Usually in a day I just drink One Protein Shake for Breakfast , Protein shake for lunch and for dinner a baked chicken breast and jello. Well today I messed up and had 6 Peanut Butter crackers. I feel really guilty and now im paranoid that my liver won’t shrink good enough. Any advice?

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Don't sweat it; just get back on the diet and keep going. Although I'm sure those crackers tasted like heaven; it won't mess up your surgical date! Hang in there!

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You are over thinking the little crackers MOVE on and get back on course - You can not get em back now so all you can do is keep getting healthy

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just get back on track! one mishap will not do damage, but try to stay on track because after surgery you will not have a choice but to, so it will make it easier. Also the shrink diet is so it can reduce your liver size as it sits on top of your stomach They need to be able to see around it in order to do the surgery laparoscopic. If they cant, they can end up opening you up instead of you having 4 small sutures.. everything the dr asks us to do is for a good reason.

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Just don't do it again. It's not the end of the world, but you need to follow the liver shrinking diet fully so that you'll be able to have your surgery on time and without a delay if your liver is too big.

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your pre surgery seems to be more generous than most. I know it can be difficult to NOT do what you normally do as in eating whatever ,whenever however after surgery there will be more specific do's and dont's that you will need to be faithful to in order to be successful at weight loss soooo you may as well train yourself to eat what you are adviced to and leave the old behavior behind . This is NOT a temporary DIET its a lifetime change of eating habits.. get on board and stay on board...

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Get back on track, it should be ok, I ate like a box or two of sugar free Jello a day to get me through my liver shrinking diet. I remember using that to fill me up at work. But it is important for a safe surgery.

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