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I've been on a strict, 2 week pre-op diet of 900 calories a day or less. I've been finding it surprisingly easy... 2 Protein Shakes and 2 Protein Bars per day, along with a fibre supplement drink and Multi-Vitamin. I'm losing weight well, but more importantly, I'm confident that I'm shrinking my liver.

I'm flying internationally for my surgery. It'll be the first time (and probably the last time in a long time) for me to fly Business. It seems like such a huge shame to not enjoy some of the fantastic business class hospitality. Do you think that a single 'off-plan' meal is enough to undo 2 weeks of hardcore liver shrinking? I'm not talking pizza or a huge bowl of Pasta here, just a taste of something 'sensible' and maybe 1 glass of champagne.

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While I have no direct experience yet with the joys of business class dining, I have many friends who often travel business class and have shown photos of their meals. I have almost always seen a well-balanced and well-portioned meal. You can still practice your good food habits while eating it by choosing what parts of the meal you focus on the most (protein first, veggies next, carbs last - for example. Airline meals always seem to be done quite well and in almost all ways better portioned and balanced than many regular restaurant Entrees.

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Goes without saying, but this is exactly the kind of comment I was hoping for. Thanks MsMocie!

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Welcome to the forums.

I'm one of those people MsMocie was talking about. Plan this and plan that, that's me.

It's best to stay on plan. There I said it, got it out of the way.

My plan pre-op was closer to a low calorie diet. I sucked at low calorie diets, and on top of that I had one of my favorite high calorie meals about 5 days before surgery.

In other words, It won't end the world. It can't be the night before but otherwise...

But don't do as I did, stay on plan. Enjoy your meal ;)

Tek

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3 hours ago, Pandemonium said:

While I have no direct experience yet with the joys of business class dining,

Me either 😅 I'm a coach kind of girl especially now that I am comfortable in all seats, but all of my international flights had amazing meals no matter where you were seated.

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20 minutes ago, MsMocie said:

Actually, this time I wasn't thinking about your opinion when writing🤣 just a general observation as there are many on oposide sides to this topic. Some of them valid.

What I agree on is that one can't eat 12-16 hours prior to surgery, and also check with the medical team before about it. It takes about 4 meals or around 16-24 hours before one meal is 'passed through' the body of someone with a normal intestines. I don't know what they do if they find a half digested carrot when they cut you open though. I'd pressume they continue surgery.

It's ok, I'm used to your attacks. ;)

And I *AM* a plan this, plan that person. Just owning it.

Finding a carrot is an interesting idea. It must be important since with surgeons that have a different philosophy on everything except no eating on the night before surgery. As a group (super) morbidly obese folks aren't known as a group that can control what they eat. Would you trust that we didn't break the rules?

I wonder if they scope the stomach before they start to ensure there is nothing there? Or that there is no disease process.

Damn you, I'll be working this out all day! ;)

Tek

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1 hour ago, GreenTealael said:

Me either 😅 I'm a coach kind of girl especially now that I am comfortable in all seats, but all of my international flights had amazing meals no matter where you were seated.

I've flown First Class a handful of times, but it's only been Boston to Atlanta, which is only a 2.5 hour flight, so no meals served.

Unless you count vodka and cranberries as Breakfast. It's fruit and potato! Totally counts! :)

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4 hours ago, Welsh Ben said:

I've been on a strict, 2 week pre-op diet of 900 calories a day or less. I've been finding it surprisingly easy... 2 Protein Shakes and 2 Protein Bars per day, along with a fibre supplement drink and Multi-Vitamin. I'm losing weight well, but more importantly, I'm confident that I'm shrinking my liver.

I'm flying internationally for my surgery. It'll be the first time (and probably the last time in a long time) for me to fly Business. It seems like such a huge shame to not enjoy some of the fantastic business class hospitality. Do you think that a single 'off-plan' meal is enough to undo 2 weeks of hardcore liver shrinking? I'm not talking pizza or a huge bowl of Pasta here, just a taste of something 'sensible' and maybe 1 glass of champagne.

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13 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

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Not sure what you mean, but I feel like you're mocking me with this GIF.

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5 hours ago, Welsh Ben said:

Not sure what you mean, but I feel like you're mocking me with this GIF.

I'm pretty sure that GreenTea was simply offering you that glass of champagne you had mentioned by way of Leo Dicaprio as Jay Gatsby. :)

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7 hours ago, Welsh Ben said:

Not sure what you mean, but I feel like you're mocking me with this GIF.

This meant "enjoy the decadence, cheers"

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