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I had a 2-week pre-op diet. The first week was 3 Protein Shakes plus one frozen meal under 350 calories (no rice or pasta) per day. The second week was 4 Protein shakes per day, no solid food. I was also allowed to have Water and other calorie-free beverages, broth, and up to 2 servings of sugar-free Jello or popsicles per day.

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For the sleeve, two weeks prior, two Protein Shakes and one meal for dinner. A 4oz Protein and up to 2 cups of non starchy veggies. Day before surgery all liquids. I don't know how I did it but I did!

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they're kind of all across the board. Some people don't even have one at all!

some people are allowed one small meal a day

I was one of the unlucky ones who had two weeks of liquids only. I could drink all the Water and no- or very-low cal beverages (like Crystal Light) that I wanted, 4-5 Protein Shakes a day, unlimited sugar free popsicles and sugar free Jello, and a limited amount of broth and V8 or Tomato juice (I think it might have been just a cup of each)

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4 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

they're kind of all across the board. Some people don't even have one at all!

some people are allowed one small meal a day

I was one of the unlucky ones who had two weeks of liquids only. I could drink all the Water and no- or very-low cal beverages (like Crystal Light) that I wanted, 4-5 Protein Shakes a day, unlimited sugar free popsicles and sugar free Jello, and a limited amount of broth and V8 or Tomato juice (I think it might have been just a cup of each)

My diet is very similar to yours. I can have seven Premier Protein drinks a day, one popsicle, 2 sugar free Jello, 2 8 oz servings of broth. The I have like 40 calories left that I can spend on the above. No going over 1200 calories.

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Ask your surgeon...

But mine said 2 weeks minimum some 3 weeks mostly Protein shakes...

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There is no "the" pre-op diet, as different surgeons and programs have different requirements for different reasons. Programs will vary from nothing at all, other than the usual day before surgery thing, to a couple weeks or more of only liquids, and everything in between. I have seen some that go for six months on only prescribed liquid products (go figure....)

This is a good thing to establish early on (ask questions at the information seminar!) as it can be a factor in deciding one program from another - one may have a particularly tortuous program (or require one to buy expensive products from the doctor) while another may be very simple and short. It can also have implications on the surgery and post op recovery times.

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