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Yes! January 13th.

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Yep, 4th January. liquid pre op diet starts on 28th December. Sooooo excited.

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30 December, happy new year, new me 😊

How are you feeling about it all? I am on an emotional rollercoaster at the moment so nervous, tearful almost, questioning whether I am doing the right thing (after 22 years of going up and down a little to back up more) and then excited that finally I have made a decision.

I am on the pre op diet, I’m in the UK and it seems different to the diet in America.

good luck for your surgery.

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16 hours ago, Scars2020 said:

30 December, happy new year, new me 😊

How are you feeling about it all? I am on an emotional rollercoaster at the moment so nervous, tearful almost, questioning whether I am doing the right thing (after 22 years of going up and down a little to back up more) and then excited that finally I have made a decision.

I am on the pre op diet, I’m in the UK and it seems different to the diet in America.

good luck for your surgery.

I am in Australia. My pre op is three Optifast shakes/puddings and two cups of low carb steamed vegetables. That along with two litres of Water every day which isn't so hard where I live....it's freaking HOT!

My first dietician appointment is tomorrow at 11am and I'm really looking forward to it. Rollercoaster is a good way of explaining it, but I'm strangely calm most of the time. I have been watching a lot of you tube videos and follow a couple of channels with people going through the journey but it's all (beautiful) American people doing it. I wish Aussies would be more confident in posting stuff like that because our post surgery food options are very different to that of the USA.

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January 7th here.

I plan on starting my pre-op diet next week just to give myself a chance for mistakes. (I know I am a terrible dieter).

Here is my pre-op diet:

  • two to three Protein Shakes, 6 oz. of a lean Protein for females
  • big green salads
  • non-starchy vegetables
  • sugar free Jell-O’s
  • sugar free popsicles
  • broths
  • zero calories waters teas, coffee. You can mix and match and have these things any time of the day!

Seems so simple LOL I know it won't be!

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6 hours ago, Neensyb said:

I am in Australia. My pre op is three Optifast shakes/puddings and two cups of low carb steamed vegetables. That along with two litres of Water every day which isn't so hard where I live....it's freaking HOT!

My first dietician appointment is tomorrow at 11am and I'm really looking forward to it. Rollercoaster is a good way of explaining it, but I'm strangely calm most of the time. I have been watching a lot of you tube videos and follow a couple of channels with people going through the journey but it's all (beautiful) American people doing it. I wish Aussies would be more confident in posting stuff like that because our post surgery food options are very different to that of the USA.

Good luck with your dietician appointment, I found this a little overwhelming to start with it made it very real for me and the extent of the changes to be made but that’s all settled in my mind now so I am happy with the decision. I love that you are feeling calm about it most of the time, I will get there, each day I feel a little less worried. I usually suffer with anxiety, and although I feel emotional the anxiety seems to have eased - which is amazing!

My pre op is 1000 calories a day until Xmas day and then to counter Xmas day (which can be a sensible Xmas day with no alcohol) I am then 800 calories a day until the op on the 30th. I can have the calories however I want just not alcohol which isn’t a problem I’m not a big drinker anyway.

post op is weeks 1-4 liquids building up Protein intake, but the dietician gave great ideas, such as using milk powder mixed with milk to double up your protein intake. Weeks 5-7 soft food then gradually onto normal foods, just tiny portions.

There is still such a stigma in the UK as well maybe we should be the ones to records our journey so that others can gain inspiration.

Good luck with your journey 😊

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3 hours ago, Anita.Perez said:

January 7th here.

I plan on starting my pre-op diet next week just to give myself a chance for mistakes. (I know I am a terrible dieter).

Here is my pre-op diet:

  • two to three Protein Shakes, 6 oz. of a lean Protein for females
  • big green salads
  • non-starchy vegetables
  • sugar free Jell-O’s
  • sugar free popsicles
  • broths
  • zero calories waters teas, coffee. You can mix and match and have these things any time of the day!

Seems so simple LOL I know it won't be!

I don’t think we would be on this forum if we weren’t mostly terrible dieters ☹️ But we have made a decision to change our lives for the better 😊. You can rock this diet! Good luck!

Your pre op is more the UK’s post op, mine is just 1000 calories a day no alcohol, as it’s Christmas they said I can have a relatively normal Christmas Day (probably not my normal 🐷) and then 800 calories to compensate until the 30th.

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3 hours ago, Scars2020 said:

Good luck with your dietician appointment, I found this a little overwhelming to start with it made it very real for me and the extent of the changes to be made but that’s all settled in my mind now so I am happy with the decision. I love that you are feeling calm about it most of the time, I will get there, each day I feel a little less worried. I usually suffer with anxiety, and although I feel emotional the anxiety seems to have eased - which is amazing!

My pre op is 1000 calories a day until Xmas day and then to counter Xmas day (which can be a sensible Xmas day with no alcohol) I am then 800 calories a day until the op on the 30th. I can have the calories however I want just not alcohol which isn’t a problem I’m not a big drinker anyway.

post op is weeks 1-4 liquids building up Protein intake, but the dietician gave great ideas, such as using milk powder mixed with milk to double up your Protein intake. Weeks 5-7 soft food then gradually onto normal foods, just tiny portions.

There is still such a stigma in the UK as well maybe we should be the ones to records our journey so that others can gain inspiration.

Good luck with your journey 😊

What a lovely post, thank you! I worked out that the pre op is 600 calories a day in the shakes and puddings, and whatever it is for steamed veges (next to nothing I suspect). It's pretty darned tough, but this is a lifestyle change that I have to make.

This forum is awesome, I'm so glad I found it!

Good luck my friend, we can do this together. I am looking forward to my appointment tomorrow....yes it is now more real, and only 3 weeks 3 days until surgery! Phooooooaaaaaar I can't believe I just said that out loud!

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7 hours ago, Anita.Perez said:

January 7th here.

I plan on starting my pre-op diet next week just to give myself a chance for mistakes. (I know I am a terrible dieter).

Here is my pre-op diet:

  • two to three Protein Shakes, 6 oz. of a lean Protein for females
  • big green salads
  • non-starchy vegetables
  • sugar free Jell-O’s
  • sugar free popsicles
  • broths
  • zero calories waters teas, coffee. You can mix and match and have these things any time of the day!

Seems so simple LOL I know it won't be!

For some reason I thought coffee was off the menu pre op. You have just made my day 🙂

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7 minutes ago, Neensyb said:

For some reason I thought coffee was off the menu pre op. You have just made my day 🙂

It may be off yours depending on your plan provided by your dietician or surgeon. Some like people to wean themselves off caffeine before surgery so that the shock isn't so bad (along with everything else to contend with) after surgery.

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13 hours ago, Scars2020 said:

I don’t think we would be on this forum if we weren’t mostly terrible dieters ☹️ But we have made a decision to change our lives for the better 😊. You can rock this diet! Good luck!

Your pre op is more the UK’s post op, mine is just 1000 calories a day no alcohol, as it’s Christmas they said I can have a relatively normal Christmas Day (probably not my normal 🐷) and then 800 calories to compensate until the 30th.

I am having my surgery in Tijuana that is why the pre op is the way it is. Post op it is two week Clear Liquids, one week of full liquids, then puree, and then it slowly progresses to more solid food.

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12 hours ago, Hop_Scotch said:

It may be off yours depending on your plan provided by your dietician or surgeon. Some like people to wean themselves off caffeine before surgery so that the shock isn't so bad (along with everything else to contend with) after surgery.

Ahaaaa right I get it. I was terribly addicted to diet coke and weaned myself off that over the past month. Now I just have to do the same in the next week with coffee...I've been slowly reducing.

THanks

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Yaaaay! This is our month! I still have some time (scheduled for the 22nd) but wishing you all the best with your surgeries!

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