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I have four months of nutrition classes pre-op, and they are online due to COVID. They ask us to send in our weights prior to each class. I sent in 262.6, my true weight, for the first class a month ago. My weight this morning is 253.2. I'm thinking about saying 256.6, my weight from last night. It's sort of dumb but I'm worried I will gain weight next month because I have vacation next month with my parents and it's harder to eat well with them while traveling and also, it's just getting hard to maintain this pace. I'm worried because the surgery center said that insurance companies often want to see that patients lose a few pounds during the four months of classes. My insurance company says I don't have to lose weight over the period of the classes, but I think the person I spoke to was mistaken, even though I read the policy and it doesn't say anything about losing weight. I trust insurance companies bout as far as I can throw them.

Should I lie about my weight so it doesn't look like I am gaining weight after losing so much the first month??

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I don't know that it really matters in the long run; they only want to see an overall downward trend so one "blip" probably isn't going to matter, although if you do decide to report the higher weight, you're actually not lying since you weighed that last night.

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Well, it's not really a lie if you really weighed that during the evening, but your final weight after your classes is going to be the really important one, so I don't think you'll be denied for the day-to-day fluctuations you'll experience.

Also, my insurance also didn't care if I lost weight during the preop waiting period. They just wanted to make sure you did the nutrition classes so you'd have the proper tools after the surgery.

Good luck you you!

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Well, I just found out my surgery center requires a 5-10% weight loss during the period of the nutrition classes, so it almost doesn't matter. I don't know how I'm going to lose 5-10% unless they count the time since I first called them. I've lost 8% of my body weight in the three months since I called them.

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5 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

Well, I just found out my surgery center requires a 5-10% weight loss during the period of the nutrition classes, so it almost doesn't matter. I don't know how I'm going to lose 5-10% unless they count the time since I first called them. I've lost 8% of my body weight in the three months since I called them.

I didn’t have to do nutrition classes so I don’t know this. Will your pre op diet be within that four month period? I ask this because most people lose like 10-20 pounds on the pre op diet if they have the two week one. I wouldn’t count on it since you have already lost weight but I also wouldn’t give up without considering that as a possibility either. If that makes sense.

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No, the pre-op diet is after the nutrition classes. I ended up making my weight loss only 5 lbs instead of the 9 I really lost. Now they're saying they only "encourage" weight loss, not require it. I wish I could get a real answer...

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1 minute ago, lizonaplane said:

No, the pre-op diet is after the nutrition classes. I ended up making my weight loss only 5 lbs instead of the 9 I really lost. Now they're saying they only "encourage" weight loss, not require it. I wish I could get a real answer...

Man how frustrating. I was lucky that I didn’t get the million different answers with my clinic. I have been there at other times in my life though and can totally empathize. It’s annoying.

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