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Surgery scheduled for July 22. Started my pre-op diet last Tuesday. The only thing they really told me was to stay under 50g if carbs per day and not eat things like sweets and rice and breads. I have been eating eggs and turkey bacon every morning because they are low in carbs and high in Protein but I don’t feel like I am doing this right. Anyone else have a pre-op diet that is not just liquids? Am I doing it correct? I just have a hard time believing that bacon will shrink my liver enough for my surgery. Any help?

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15 minutes ago, hshawley said:

Surgery scheduled for July 22. Started my pre-op diet last Tuesday. The only thing they really told me was to stay under 50g if carbs per day and not eat things like sweets and rice and breads. I have been eating eggs and turkey bacon every morning because they are low in carbs and high in Protein but I don’t feel like I am doing this right. Anyone else have a pre-op diet that is not just liquids? Am I doing it correct? I just have a hard time believing that bacon will shrink my liver enough for my surgery. Any help?

You just need to do what your surgeon says. Did they give you an information sheet or booklet with an example day for your pre-op diet? If it would make you feel better to have a stricter diet, you could always have Protein Shakes instead of eggs and turkey bacon.

I envy you for getting to eat real food during your pre-op diet! I haven't had anything but Protein shakes, sugar-free Jello & popsicles, and broth in 4 days, and all I got for the week before that was protein shakes and one meal per day under 350 calories with no rice or Pasta.

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4 hours ago, hshawley said:

Surgery scheduled for July 22. Started my pre-op diet last Tuesday. The only thing they really told me was to stay under 50g if carbs per day and not eat things like sweets and rice and breads. I have been eating eggs and turkey bacon every morning because they are low in carbs and high in Protein but I don’t feel like I am doing this right. Anyone else have a pre-op diet that is not just liquids? Am I doing it correct? I just have a hard time believing that bacon will shrink my liver enough for my surgery. Any help?

That’s my birthday I’m having mine on 7/28 and I have the same liver shrink as you. It seems like it maybe wrong but my nutritionist said it was because of my BMI being low I think mine is 38.6 I am 221 5’3 currently

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