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Let me tell you’d I just finished 2 weeks and goodness I feel like I have been to war yes I know that’s dramatic to say but it has been such a mental battle especially knowing that I’m on a 6 week liquid diet the last 4 days have been extra hard aunt flow came to town and good god all I wanted was food and to nap all day and I couldn’t do either one of those things and no one else in my life understands my struggle so I guess I’m just here to vent and to tell anyone else that it’s not easy but you can do this just take it day by day

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I chose Premier Protein as my shake and I drink 5 a day I find that Cookies and cream and chocolate are horrible and the caramel and chocolate Peanut Butter are really good I also do half vanilla with half caffe latte that’s also really good bananas and cream is decent strawberries and cream is ok and peaches and cream is meh I just ordered cinnamon roll I hope that one tastes good

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Six weeks?! That's crazy! I've never heard of a surgeon requiring a 6 week liquid diet! Generally it's just two weeks! I guess your surgeon is really testing your willpower to stick to it. Sorry you're struggling with it, but hey, you're a third of the way through already. Just try and focus on why you're doing it and your end goal whenever you feel yourself struggling. Hope the time passes quickly for you!

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Wow! That is a long pre-op diet! It should get easier and the results will be worth it! Can you eat ANYTHING? Yogurt, sugar free Jello, cottage cheese? Make sure you know! Also, I found that Swanson Sipping broths were convenient, high in Protein and a welcome change from Protein Shakes. Good luck!

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A could barely get through two weeks of my presurgical liquid diet. Was incredibly tough. Wishing you the best.

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That is totally insane - I am really sorry that you have to put up with that.

Note to lurkers and researchers - you don't have to put up with this type of treatment. Ask questions early in the process, like during the informational seminars, and decide then whether you want to go through with having surgery with that practice (they tend to spring these things on their patients late in the game, when it is too late to change surgeons.) Even the two week liquid thing is not standard, with most who do a pre-op diet doing some kind of hybrid low calorie or carb meals along with a couple of shakes a day; many don't do anything at all until the day before surgery. Most surgeons know how to do their job without putting this all on the patient.

Good luck in getting through this!

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The issue is my BMI is really high and he wants me to lose 50 pounds before surgery at the end of the day I did this to myself It’s just a struggle knowing I’m almost done with 3 weeks and that I have another 3 weeks I was mentally ready for 2 weeks not 6

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On 4/2/2021 at 4:15 AM, emma6588 said:

The issue is my BMI is really high and he wants me to lose 50 pounds before surgery at the end of the day I did this to myself It’s just a struggle knowing I’m almost done with 3 weeks and that I have another 3 weeks I was mentally ready for 2 weeks not 6

You can do it! You made it this far, didn't you? The beginning is the worst, I think. Distract yourself with other activities. Kon Mari your house. Do a spring cleaning (because you won't be able to immediately after surgery). Take walks in the spring air. Read some new books. Paint or draw or journal. Do whatever it takes to make a healthier you for surgery. Good luck!

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