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Needed to lose weight for insurance consecutively for 3 months in order to get approved. I got approved and went up in weight...my preop appt is next Thursday and the documented weight needs to be the same or less from last appt....I need to drop 6-10 lbs in 2 weeks...any suggestions? I feel like if I do full liquid now I will end up cheating

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Are you sure it needs to be the same? I think once your approved you are OK. Double check that. But if that is the case I would say... do the full liquid. I lost 12 lbs before surgery on it. I only did full liquid for a week though and partial liquid (protein shakes meal substitutes and meals) the week before. Not that I would encourage cheating but I think cheating a small amount on an otherwise liquid diet is better than none. I cheated a time or two and was fine. Just make sure you are actually liquid for the amount of time you surgeon requires.

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Pre-surgery, the only way I could reliably drop weight is low carb. That's essentially what you'd be doing if you went full liquid - with Protein Shakes and broth, you're not going to be getting much carbs. But it's rough on a full sized stomach. So you might as well use lots of veggies and plenty of Protein to fill in the corners. Don't get me wrong, you'll still be starving for about 3-4 days. Every time you're hungry, eat some veggies. If you're strict and keep your carbs under 30 g a day, the hunger will fade.

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Are you sure it needs to be the same? I think once your approved you are OK. Double check that. But if that is the case I would say... do the full liquid. I lost 12 lbs before surgery on it. I only did full liquid for a week though and partial liquid (protein shakes meal substitutes and meals) the week before. Not that I would encourage cheating but I think cheating a small amount on an otherwise liquid diet is better than none. I cheated a time or two and was fine. Just make sure you are actually liquid for the amount of time you surgeon requires.

Yes bc insurance & doctor said they will push it back 1 month...I'm doing 2 shakes & salad or a Soup today but want to make sure I'm down to where I was soon

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Full liquid diet would probably be the only thing that will work. To get the last 1-2 pounds wear the lightest weight clothes you have and wear slip on shoes to take off for the weight in. It sounds crazy put it could be an extra pound that helps make the difference. Make sure you don't drink or eat 2-3 hours before weight in and of course go to the bathroom right before. It stinks because most of us can weigh a few pounds heavier an any given time of the day.

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3 hours ago, rjan said:

Pre-surgery, the only way I could reliably drop weight is low carb.

Same!

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If your kidneys are decent, could you use diuretics?? My dietician told me to use them for those last couple pounds if I needed because I gained like 15lbs back on after I was like 3lbs from my goal weight because life & stress..

I didn't take them, but it's an option 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

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If your kidneys are decent, could you use diuretics?? My dietician told me to use them for those last couple pounds if I needed because I gained like 15lbs back on after I was like 3lbs from my goal weight because life & stress..
I didn't take them, but it's an option [emoji2368][emoji2368]

Will consider it, I'm a nursing student, stress doesnt even begin to describe what I'm going through lol

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I agree with the full liquid. Also with the lightest possible clothes! Scrubs or shorts/tank top if you can, and no shoes. Also, get weighed in the morning, and don't drink/eat anything first if possible. Also, if you still are really close, and I can't believe our effed up insurance system has me saying this, you could "find some way to make sure you've evacuated your bowels". I know since I'm chronically constipated due to meds some days of the week I'm 2 or more pounds heavier depending on when I've last had a BM. Oh, and make sure you're limiting salt and drinking a lot of fluids for a number of days prior to weigh in (same function if not extent of diuretics)..

Good Luck!

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I agree with the full liquid. Also with the lightest possible clothes! Scrubs or shorts/tank top if you can, and no shoes. Also, get weighed in the morning, and don't drink/eat anything first if possible. Also, if you still are really close, and I can't believe our effed up insurance system has me saying this, you could "find some way to make sure you've evacuated your bowels". I know since I'm chronically constipated due to meds some days of the week I'm 2 or more pounds heavier depending on when I've last had a BM. Oh, and make sure you're limiting salt and drinking a lot of fluids for a number of days prior to weigh in (same function if not extent of diuretics)..

Good Luck!

Update: 2 lbs under my last recorded weight at the nutritionist [emoji847]...I'm in the green for now, just to keep going now until the 28th [emoji123] thanks for the advice!Screenshot_20210415-082905_Baritastic.jpg

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Glad you got it! How did you do it?

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