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Hey everyone! Thought I’d share my experience for those about to go through the pre-op liquid diet.< br />
I’m finishing up Day 13 of liquids only. No meals allowed on my diet. I was about 95% compliant and stuck to broth, Premier Protein shakes, sugar free Jello, and Bariatric Soups (low cal and fat, high protein). And Water. Some Gatorade Zero.

Overall I’ve lost 15 pounds since my highest weight (238, 5’6”) - this morning I weighed 223.

It has been honestly kind of hell. I’m a grazer and love salty Snacks and broth and soups have helped, but I’ve been white knuckling it and I have been a total tempermental MESS around my family (I’ve apologized many times - ha!). I’m irritated and angry I can’t have my cheese and wine and salty marcona almonds before dinner (it’s a wonder how i gained weight in the first place, right?) ;)

I did cheat on the liquid diet; four or five of the 14 days I had plain chicken breast, about 1/4 to a 1/2 a cup, when I thought I would faint or die from hunger. I snuck an occasional pickle here and there and once had a couple of scoops of pico de Gallo.

Otherwise, I’ve been suffering and had to ask my family to stop making aromatic food at dinner because it fills the whole house and makes me hungry from places I’ve never felt hunger. But, I’ve survived and the last 2 days have been easier.

The good news? I never realized how much I grazed and ate emotionally and to combat stress. I’m really glad I took this seriously because I learned a lot about my old eating habits that I did out of routine. Also, Premier Protein Shakes made me extremely constipated!!!! In case you were wondering why you may have rock hard poops. Ha.

I’m ready to finish today out strong, enjoy my day off as much as possible tomorrow, and mentally prepare myself for surgery on Tuesday AM.

Any questions comments hit me up! I’m so thrilled to be on this journey with you all.

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Best wishes. I had my gastric bypass in 2010. I understand how you are feeling. Hang in there. I wish I had known about this site when I had my surgery.

stay strong

LenaBena

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1 hour ago, gtotheb said:

Hey everyone! Thought I’d share my experience for those about to go through the pre-op liquid diet.< br />
I’m finishing up Day 13 of liquids only. No meals allowed on my diet. I was about 95% compliant and stuck to broth, Premier Protein shakes, sugar free Jello, and Bariatric Soups (low cal and fat, high protein). And Water. Some Gatorade Zero.

Overall I’ve lost 15 pounds since my highest weight (238, 5’6”) - this morning I weighed 223.

It has been honestly kind of hell. I’m a grazer and love salty Snacks and broth and Soups have helped, but I’ve been white knuckling it and I have been a total tempermental MESS around my family (I’ve apologized many times - ha!). I’m irritated and angry I can’t have my cheese and wine and salty marcona almonds before dinner (it’s a wonder how i gained weight in the first place, right?) ;)

I did cheat on the liquid diet; four or five of the 14 days I had plain chicken breast, about 1/4 to a 1/2 a cup, when I thought I would faint or die from hunger. I snuck an occasional pickle here and there and once had a couple of scoops of pico de Gallo.

Otherwise, I’ve been suffering and had to ask my family to stop making aromatic food at dinner because it fills the whole house and makes me hungry from places I’ve never felt hunger. But, I’ve survived and the last 2 days have been easier.

The good news? I never realized how much I grazed and ate emotionally and to combat stress. I’m really glad I took this seriously because I learned a lot about my old eating habits that I did out of routine. Also, Premier Protein Shakes made me extremely constipated!!!! In case you were wondering why you may have rock hard poops. Ha.

I’m ready to finish today out strong, enjoy my day off as much as possible tomorrow, and mentally prepare myself for surgery on Tuesday AM.

Any questions comments hit me up! I’m so thrilled to be on this journey with you all.

Good luck on Tuesday! I am scheduled for a sleeve also Tuesday morning! Yes the liquid diet is tough... and I couldn’t agree more about the Premier Protien shakes, I thought it was just me!

I also agree about the emotional eating and grazing... I have learned more about that too this week.

Hope your surgery goes great! Keep in touch.

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