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Pre-Op Liquids Only. I am SO HUNGRY!!!!



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As the title suggests, I am having to do a liquid pre-op diet for 3 weeks, I’m getting sleeved 6/9. My diet started on Tuesday, 5/19 and it’s now Friday, 5/22 and I am HUNGRY!

I haven’t been hungry like this any other day. My stomach is rumbling and even though I can have broth and sugar free Jello / popsicles, it’s not helping the hunger.

My diet is as follows: 3 Protein Shakes, 2 Protein Bars as Snacks + unlimited low sodium broth, SF hello, SF popsicles.

Any tips or words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. My tummy would appreciate it i’m sure!

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Hi! I'm in the liquid preop stage also and my diet is 3 Protein Shakes and 2 high Protein choices from a list of Snacks. My surgery is Tuesday and I've been doing this since May 6. I really haven't been hungry except in my head when hubby or daughter are eating 😊. One thing that helped me was a written scheduled of 'eat' times/ Water intake, which basically took care of every two hours for the entire day. Hang in there!

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I am SO GLAD the two week pre-op diet my surgeons office required wasn't full liquid! I was allowed 1 cup of fruit a day, 4-6 oz of Protein, 2 healthy fats (in which I usually had peanuts 1/4 cup twice a day), and all the veggies I wanted. While I DID feel like I was starving sometimes I made myself GIANT pots of veggie Soup that I went through like it was going out of style lol. The only time I had to go full liquid was the day before surgery. Annnd I lost almost 20 pounds in that two week period and my surgeon said my liver was perfect! But then... I also ate a lot healthier leading up to my surgery and cut out carbs, soda, sugar, etc. MONTHS before I went under the knife so that might have had something to do with my liver shrinking...

Anyway, the liquid diet isn't easy, but I heard after four or five days it gets easier. Just hang in there!

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Give it time after a few more days your body should get used to it

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Hang in there!! Keep weighing yourself and watching those pounds melt away! Enjoy the sugar free popsicles too!

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You can do this! Just take it one day at a time and you will make it through. It is definitely worth it.

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I found the two-week pre-op diet to be the hardest part of the whole ordeal. I just had to white-knuckle it. It does seem to get better after the first three or four days, once your body is in ketosis.

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Thank you all!! I am down 13 lbs today (Saturday) which makes it worth it but yeah, i’m hoping this hunger goes away ha! Also, i’m a newbie and don’t know how to reply to each of you so thank you to everyone who has responded!

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I’m on full liquid diet! It got better after the third day. Seeing the weight come off is incentive to get through each day. I’m down 21 lbs. My sleeve is scheduled for the 27th. We can do this!

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Yaaaaas so excited for you!!

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I'm on a super restrictive milk diet so yeah... feel you. No food, no Jello, no posicles, no Protein nuthings... grrrr! Milk/soy/Fairlife substitute, broth, and flavored water. Yum!

I drink 120 ounces of Water day, with propel drops in for some for electrolytes. I think that has saved me since I am still cooking for the family and working out. If it wasn't for the pounds coming off.... *crazy face* So much of this is mental over physical, because it is very physically hard but it is also possible if we can dig in and remember our reasons.

I also preloaded this whole 2 weeks "meals" into MyFitnessPal and if I don't break my diet I have set myself a reward of 3 new Audible codes for day of surgery. Day 11 is done, 2 more to go, 1 of clear fluids only and I WIN! (Have I mentioned I am also highly competitive and have made this a me vs the milk diet for strongest will?) "I'm gonna win, it's gonna lose" also plays in my head a lot when the going gets tough.

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Oh, and just use the quote button to quote other peoples posts, or use the @ symbol and follow with their username to do a mention, @pmh22

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7 hours ago, Cia2020 said:

I'm on a super restrictive milk diet so yeah... feel you. No food, no Jello, no posicles, no Protein nuthings... grrrr! Milk/soy/Fairlife substitute, broth, and flavored water. Yum!

I drink 120 ounces of Water day, with propel drops in for some for electrolytes. I think that has saved me since I am still cooking for the family and working out. If it wasn't for the pounds coming off.... *crazy face* So much of this is mental over physical, because it is very physically hard but it is also possible if we can dig in and remember our reasons.

I also preloaded this whole 2 weeks "meals" into MyFitnessPal and if I don't break my diet I have set myself a reward of 3 new Audible codes for day of surgery. Day 11 is done, 2 more to go, 1 of clear fluids only and I WIN! (Have I mentioned I am also highly competitive and have made this a me vs the milk diet for strongest will?) "I'm gonna win, it's gonna lose" also plays in my head a lot when the going gets tough.

Wow! We 're running back to back with our current weight stats and my surgery is tomorrow -revising band to sleeve! Best!

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@cia2020 thank you! Haha!! Gosh i’m such a newbie at this and i’m happy for you! I love making it a competition! Feel free to DM me and we can trade numbers if ya want to keep each other accountable

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