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I'm feeling terribly depressed because I have been on all liquid diet for 4 days of my 2 weeks and the hunger is terrible. I broke down and had 2 scrambled eggs today and I'm so worried about it. Don't know what to do. Please tell me I'm not the only one who has done this and still got surgery?

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A lot of people have different diets, some even allow lean Protein and food each day. It's more about your health, eating low carb/fat to shrink your liver and make it more pliable to move around during surgery, and getting into good habits. I think restricting food for a full month for me (2 weeks before and 2 after) actually caused me to want to eat more when I finally started pureed foods. Also, eating when you're on liquids can cause you to restart that cycle to get your body out of the "I'm starving!" phase. Days 3-5 were the worst, but after that, I really wasn't more than mildly annoying during meal and snacky times.

You can do it! Try and remind yourself of "your why" you are having this surgery in the first place. Hold onto that. And, for the love of all that is holy, don't watch commercials!

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I'm sure you're not the only one. I personally didn't cheat because I really want this to be perminate. I don't think two eggs on day 4 or 5 is the end of the world, but remember the two week pre-op. is to shrink your liver to give them more room to work inside. I'd get back on the horse for the final week +. I've seen on here some doctor's don't even required the pre op. but I'd follow your doctor's orders.

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Yeah I see a lot of people say they only had to do a few days before and my doc nutritionists is scary the daylights out if us saying if we have anything at all then there will be stomach residue which makes me think then how do other people only do a few days. Doesn't make sense to me. I Have lost 5 pounds in 4 days. But I have reactive hypoglycemia and the nausea and headaches are killing me.

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4 minutes ago, Edee Formell said:

Yeah I see a lot of people say they only had to do a few days before and my doc nutritionists is scary the daylights out if us saying if we have anything at all then there will be stomach residue which makes me think then how do other people only do a few days. Doesn't make sense to me. I Have lost 5 pounds in 4 days. But I have reactive hypoglycemia and the nausea and headaches are killing me.

the headaches are common during this. They can also be due to carb withdrawal.

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1 hour ago, Edee Formell said:

I'm feeling terribly depressed because I have been on all liquid diet for 4 days of my 2 weeks and the hunger is terrible. I broke down and had 2 scrambled eggs today and I'm so worried about it. Don't know what to do. Please tell me I'm not the only one who has done this and still got surgery?

the reason they want you to do liquids is to clear your liver so they have room to work. You want everything to go well right? Try a little harder. You will be fine. My surgeon does not do liquid diets and I found out she has the surgery years ago. Hang in there

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no this program does not require full liquids

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I had to do a 7 day pre op diet but for some stupid reason I decided to do mine a week early, if not for the sugar free Jello pudding I was allowed to have I don't think I would have made it. I mostly just drowned myself in Water when I felt hungry and if I felt really really hungry I went for the Protein Powder. I was also allowed to have 40oz of plain greek yogurt everyday and since I hate plain greek yogurt I added my favorite liquid crystal light to it and it was amazing.

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My diet just has me fasting the day before and that's it. I wouldn't sweat it too much, but stick to what he's said from here on out, obvs. You'll be okay!

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Bygones is bygones.

Don't beat yourself up over it. They won't cancel your surgery because of it. They will cancel it if you have not lost enough weight, and even then, the chances are slim that you will be denied surgery.

Not all people go on liquid diets, this is a surgeon preference. You can achieve exactly the same by living of 600-800 cals of food. The intent is to shrink your liver to make the surgery more safe since they have to flip it over during surgery to do the procedure.

I ate crisp breads and hams for 2 weeks.

Edited by MsMocie

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42 minutes ago, Edee Formell said:

Yeah I see a lot of people say they only had to do a few days before and my doc nutritionists is scary the daylights out if us saying if we have anything at all then there will be stomach residue which makes me think then how do other people only do a few days. Doesn't make sense to me. I Have lost 5 pounds in 4 days. But I have reactive hypoglycemia and the nausea and headaches are killing me.

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There is really a huge difference in surgeons I see..
Mine wanted me to eat a huge carb meal day before surgery.

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That gives me hope because when I feel like cheating it's nothing bad I actually just want vegetables so bad but can't even have those thru his program. Just curious as to if anyone has heard about this residue issue left in stomach?

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7 minutes ago, Edee Formell said:

That gives me hope because when I feel like cheating it's nothing bad I actually just want vegetables so bad but can't even have those thru his program. Just curious as to if anyone has heard about this residue issue left in stomach?

Yes, I saw something about it on the Youtube series about fatsurgery in the UK. Was one patient that had to be on a strict diet to loose most possible because he was so big that there was a 50/50 chance he wouldn't make it through surgery. They found carrots and candy in his intestines because he had eaten within the 12 hours fast window before surgery.

Wasn't an issue though. Didn't make make a difference. Stomach content can leak in the gut and cause issues, but they "wash it" anyways. Within 24 hours the food is gone anyways. Takes about 3-4 meals to push it through in a normal persons body. And you are supposed to be fasting for 12ish hours before, so this will be totally fine.

If you are worried there is certainly extreme measures that can be done. But just calm down.

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