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First time post,

I am scheduled for surgery on June 25(this upcoming Thursday) I am currently on the 3 day liquid diet. Today was my first day and I did t have any problems at all throughout the day, but tonight I feel like I NEED something besides liquid. My question to all of y’all is..... would a thumbnail size piece of chocolate (just to let it melt in my mouth) be okay or not. I not usually a candy eater, I love my carbs. I’m just thinking that it may help me out. The reason I chose chocolate is because it would melt and then become a liquid of some sort.

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I have all of that and a lot of different flavors of premier such as Carmel, banana cream, peaches and cream, and several other flavors.

i just feel like I have to her something a little bit more solid.

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most of us have had to go through that - and in my opinion, it's the hardest part of the whole process. Follow your surgeon's plan. If you don't have any carbs (which is the point with this thing), your body will go into ketosis by day 3 or 4, and you won't feel as hungry. You just have to white knuckle it. I ate sugar free Jello and sugar free popsicles with abandon since they were the only things I could have that resembled real food. I was also allowed a limited amount of clear broth and Tomato juice/V8 every day. I had that as well since I'm very salt sensitive, so the sodium in those made me feel a bit bloated and waterlogged, which also helped me feel less hungry.

that piece of chocolate isn't going to help - you're still going to be hungry afterward since it's one little piece. And it's going to interrupt the carb withdrawal, since it's a carb. Just stick it out. It's hard, but it'll get a bit easier in a couple of days - and in the long run, it's worth it.

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I guess my question to you is, "Are you really willing to do whatever it takes to get the weight off and keep it off?" If so, then follow your doctor's instructions to the tee. If you start making little exceptions now, you are starting a pattern of compromise that will undermine your success. I am not trying to be mean, but realistically, and honestly, it is all those little bites and nibbles that got us in trouble in the first place. This is the time to make the radical lifestyle and mental changes it will take to be successful in the long run. If you read posts from folks who struggle with regain, it almost always goes back to little slips that become more and more frequent. I include myself, as I've gained back 4 pounds, and I know it is from excusing small slips and justifying needless nibbles. If you want to get the weight off quickly, you must make the determination that you will not cheat - at all. You have 67 pounds to lose and you could do this in well under a year - 6 months even, if you stick to the plan. Don't flirt with temptation. Tell yourself, "It's just not worth it," and get your mind on something else. You can also tell yourself, "I can't have that now - later I will be able to eat that again, but not now." And most importantly, tell yourself, "I AM NEVER GOING BACK!" And that starts right now. Research tells that people with a very fixed determination are the ones who are successful in their long term weight loss. Your journey is starting now, and right now is the time to start retraining your thought patterns and reframing your attitudes toward food. Every day is another step toward your goal. Make every day count!

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1 hour ago, StaceynHorton said:

First time post,

I am scheduled for surgery on June 25(this upcoming Thursday) I am currently on the 3 day liquid diet. Today was my first day and I did t have any problems at all throughout the day, but tonight I feel like I NEED something besides liquid.

You do not NEED this - you want it. Big difference. Use this experience to learn a really, really important lesson that you will need for the rest of your life. You are not depriving yourself by denying chocolate - you are helping yourself achieve the greatest goal of your life. :)

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I agree with everything AZhiker said - 100%. It really does take 100% determination to be successful at this, so cheating now, before you've barely begun, isn't a good sign. Follow your surgeon's orders. Those of us on here who've been really successful with this are - and were - 100% committed.

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7 hours ago, StaceynHorton said:

I have all of that and a lot of different flavors of premier such as Caramel, banana cream, peaches and cream, and several other flavors.

i just feel like I have to her something a little bit more solid.

I guess that's why they call it a liquid diet.

I looked at it like this: My sweet carvings was taken care of by the PP shakes, My cravings for meats were substituted with the chicken and beef broth and the Jello was that need to eat something with a spoon. (FYI my favorite Premier Protein is the pumpkin spice, So good).

The 14 day liquid diet sucked but it is an necessity. Think of it as an means to a end.

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Every reply that I received on this post has been inspirational! You’ll all be happy to know that I fought through the craving and did not have that little piece of chocolate! After really thinking it through that little piece of chocolate is not worth destroying all the work I have put into my journey to become a healthier, slimmer me.

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Yeah it's only 3 days most of us did weeks of liquid preop plus you'll need to be on liquids post OP... you're really going to struggle if you can't go without chocolate just a few days let alone the following months... sugar post OP will most likely cause irritation and obviously won't help you lose the most weight...

I personally was on liquids for months once I found a shake I loved with all the Protein and nutrients I needed I was satisfied... but I did have BYPASS and didn't crave anything for months...

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It’s not about “chocolate” I actually don’t really care for it or any sweets really. Even before I started this journey I never drank sugary drink or sodas, I alway drank Water or unsweetened tea. It was about chewing something.

I have seen your comments on other pages and you really come off really rude even though that may not be intentional, you should really read your posts and comments before you click send.

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I don't think you are wrong. Mikey does come off a little rude sometimes, but he knows what he is talking about. He's from Australia so it could be a cultural difference.🤠

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On 6/23/2020 at 7:34 AM, StaceynHorton said:

Every reply that I received on this post has been inspirational! You’ll all be happy to know that I fought through the craving and did not have that little piece of chocolate! After really thinking it through that little piece of chocolate is not worth destroying all the work I have put into my journey to become a healthier, slimmer me.

Hurray!!!!! Good for you!!!!! This is the attitude that will make you successful! I am soooooooo proud of you and and your determination. You did not let that bit of chocolate get the best of you - you nailed it!!!!! Woo hoo!!!!!!!

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