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20 hours ago, Taiye said:

Thank you. What does you modified liquid diet consist of?

20 hours ago, Taiye said:

Thank you. What does you modified liquid diet consist of?

I drink at least 3 Protein Shakes 4 oz of lean meat 2 servings of vegetable and 64 ounces of sugar free drinks I just drink Water though. I also have some sugar free Jello and sugar free popsicles. Days 1-3 were hard and I barely had energy day 4 I’m feeling good, more energy.

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1 hour ago, Hopefulin2021 said:

I drink at least 3 Protein Shakes 4 oz of lean meat 2 servings of vegetable and 64 ounces of sugar free drinks I just drink Water though. I also have some sugar free Jello and sugar free popsicles. Days 1-3 were hard and I barely had energy day 4 I’m feeling good, more energy.

I rather this than what I’m on! ☹️. Wish I could have some meat and veggies

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1 hour ago, Chantrella said:

I rather this than what I’m on! ☹️. Wish I could have some meat and veggies

Yea I wasn’t eating enough the first few days but now I am following the diet and I feel great. You will definitely get through this!

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On 2/20/2021 at 6:53 PM, Hopefulin2021 said:

Yea I wasn’t eating enough the first few days but now I am following the diet and I feel great. You will definitely get through this!

Day 5 out of 14 ☹

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23 minutes ago, Chantrella said:

Day 5 out of 14 ☹

We can do it! But i can’t wait until this is over!

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I stocked up on Gatorade Zero, cup of Soup (lentil, cream of mushroom and Tomato basil) and Protein Drinks.

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On 2/18/2021 at 2:02 PM, Hopefulin2021 said:

You’re lucky I have to do it for two weeks but I know it’s for a good reason and I am very motivated. It just sucks lol but you’re right I do have this !

So glad you're motivated because yeah it does suck. I only did a week (depends on surgeon, I believe) but I remember that even then it was like, if I drink another shake, I'm gonna puke. Fair warning though, sugar free Popsicles are addicting. 7 months post surgery and I still have 3 a day at least. In. Dead. Winter. Lol! I find they help a lot and I was not a fan before pre-surgery. Good luck to you! You are gonna do just fine.

Edited by outofusernames
Grammar

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OMgosh!

My pre-op diet was totally liquid and two weeks post op was also only liquid. Mostly Protein Drinks and Water and bouillon and Jello. At 4 weeks I was having trouble keeping down one more Protein Drink without wanting to puke! I finally solved weeks 5 and 6 using water infusers for Protein instead of shakes.

I’m at 9 weeks and just started getting protein from food (2 oz) x 3 a day. I’ll be moving into adding 1 oz. protein every 2 weeks until I reach max of 6 oz. veggies and little carbs have to be eaten after protein. Protein first always. Pretty soon I won’t have to supplement if I get enough food protein.

I’ve lost about 55 lbs so far. But the most important thing is my health is so much improved already which is my goal along with getting fit.

Im learning how much I can eat, what I can’t eat and what things don’t like me. For example, anything with oil, made in oil hurts and/or gives me diarrhea. And how to eat. But those liquid diet and shake days made me cry....

Edited by Cherié H
Forgot a thought

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On 02/18/2021 at 14:38, NiceAnkles said:



How long do you have to do it for? I did 3 days and even that was tough! It did get easier by the third day. You got this!


May I ask why you only had to do it for 3 days compared to most people doing the 2 weeks? I’m “only” 100lb overweight so my doctor didn’t give me a goal of how much to loose pre-op, just that I loose some, so I’m kind of hoping I won’t have to do a 2 week liquid diet.

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Oops...edited below

Edited by NiceAnkles

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31 minutes ago, simplyveronica said:

May I ask why you only had to do it for 3 days compared to most people doing the 2 weeks? I’m “only” 100lb overweight so my doctor didn’t give me a goal of how much to loose pre-op, just that I loose some, so I’m kind of hoping I won’t have to do a 2 week liquid diet.

I don’t really know. That was what my bariatric team told me to do. Different practices do different things. I fully expected two weeks but glad there wasn’t!

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40 minutes ago, simplyveronica said:

May I ask why you only had to do it for 3 days compared to most people doing the 2 weeks? I’m “only” 100lb overweight so my doctor didn’t give me a goal of how much to loose pre-op, just that I loose some, so I’m kind of hoping I won’t have to do a 2 week liquid diet.

actually, some people don't have to do a pre-op diet at all. Maybe just the day before - like you have to do with most surgeries.

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The reason for the pre-op diet for two weeks is to shrink the size of your liver so it will not be in the way when they perform surgery lessening the risk of them knicking it while performing surgery.

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On 2/20/2021 at 4:38 PM, Hopefulin2021 said:

I drink at least 3 Protein Shakes 4 oz of lean meat 2 servings of vegetable and 64 ounces of sugar free drinks I just drink Water though. I also have some sugar free Jello and sugar free popsicles. Days 1-3 were hard and I barely had energy day 4 I’m feeling good, more energy.

I had 7 day liquid with the last day being clear liquid. i think that is long enough but 2 weeks sounds like overkill but your surgeons decision.

Edited by Tim C

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Wow ok i am also in the pre-op stage and my surgeon has me on 3 Meal Replacement shakes a day (can only use Water or unsweet almond milk with a tablespoon of powdered unsweet almond butter) nothing else for 3 weeks and of course water in-between shakes!! Im freakin out a little here lol

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