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I'm one week into my 2 week pre-op liquids/veggies only diet.

I've gotten really extra about making palatable food (Indian inspired cauliflower rice and tandoori cauliflower bites with a Tomato chutney) but today, day 6, I am STRUGGLING.

I had my 4 shakes today, but I have a splitting headache and I'm weak, any advice?

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It will pass. My surgeon called the first week pre op diet as hell week. I was so glad I only had to do Keto but I have friends who could only have three meals a day: three shakes or two shakes plus one meal. You’re fortunate you are on 4 shakes + a meal.

A lot of the effects you are experiencing are ketosis - fat burning. Plus you’re experiencing some withdrawals. You’ve reduced your calorie intake so until your body get used to it you will feel a little weak. The weakness will continue post surgery though too.

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If you can have unlimited vegetables, try making a soup/broth that you can eat/drink whenever your headache starts.
Congratulations on the upcoming surgery!

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I’m on day 7 of my pre diet. I know what you mean. I bought some excedrin for the first few days of sugar and caffeine withdrawals. Now I’m good but tired. I’m grateful that I’m getting the sugar out of my system before surgery! Make stir fry’s with rice cauliflower cooked in broth and also make lots of sf Jello. Vegetable Soup and salads with Walden Farms dressing to make it through as well. What date is your surgery? Mine is RNY on the 14th.

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I feel you big time! I am struggling so much more than I thought with the preop diet (2 shakes and one small meal, no carb no fat no oil). I got ahead of myself and started early and now I'm at day 5 and I'm super cranky, hungry, weak and frankly, a little sad. Which is not like me at all. I'm 13 days from VSG. Hoping this feeling passes.

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