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I am 27, scheduled to have the surgery on July 11th. I am preparing to start the 2 week pre op liquid diet. Does anyone have any tips? :)

I know in times past some people were able to eat some lean Proteins and veggies. Does anyone know if that changed? I also was curious if anyone happened to slip up at any point?

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all surgeons have their own pre op diet... Some its all liquid, some have meals in them. many people slip up but slipping up is not a good thing. Imagine going into surgery and they close you back up because your liver is still too big. The first 3-5 days are the hardest when it comes to the liquid diet. after that it gets a bit easier as your body starts to get use to the limited intake. I personally slipped up twice. Nothing super major. I added some salmon 3oz most days to my pre op diet when it was suppose to be all liquid. But even my surgeons team said that if the liquid diet became a big issue to add a small lean meal like salmon or grilled chicken. My surgeon also said (and this is just mine not everyone else) to not give up caffeine during the pre op diet to make it easier. but some surgeons will say no caffeine.

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It’s always best to follow the diet you were given as it will be to follow their post surgical plan. As @liveaboard15 said different surgeons require different diets. My surgeon would put different patients on different diets based on the amount of weight they had to lose, their weight loss history & their medical history. So my friend was on all shakes, her friend was on two shakes & a meal & I was on Keto. You can always ask your surgeon why he requires you to follow the all shake diet.

The first five or so days are the hardest as you break some addictions & dependencies. You may headaches, low energy, etc. almost like withdrawal symptoms but better to get past this before surgery than after.

Some people slip on their pre surgical diet. A slip is okay but regularly going off plan isn’t. The diet is required so you lose some weight to improve your health, reduce fat around your liver so your tummy can be seen more easily during surgery &, as above, break some habits & food dependencies. You can do it. It’s only two weeks. Some have to do it for three or more weeks.

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On 6/25/2022 at 5:02 PM, liveaboard15 said:

all surgeons have their own pre op diet... Some its all liquid, some have meals in them. many people slip up but slipping up is not a good thing. Imagine going into surgery and they close you back up because your liver is still too big. The first 3-5 days are the hardest when it comes to the liquid diet. after that it gets a bit easier as your body starts to get use to the limited intake. I personally slipped up twice. Nothing super major. I added some salmon 3oz most days to my pre op diet when it was suppose to be all liquid. But even my surgeons team said that if the liquid diet became a big issue to add a small lean meal like salmon or grilled chicken. My surgeon also said (and this is just mine not everyone else) to not give up caffeine during the pre op diet to make it easier. but some surgeons will say no caffeine.

Thank you for this input. Yeah, I haven't met with my surgeon yet, we are scheduled to chat on Wednesday. I did the seminar where the nutritionist went over everything involved in the packet. The diet, Vitamins, what to expect, etc. So maybe once I speak with my surgeon he'll be able to give me more information. Thank you! :)

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On 6/26/2022 at 12:05 AM, Arabesque said:

It’s always best to follow the diet you were given as it will be to follow their post surgical plan. As @liveaboard15 said different surgeons require different diets. My surgeon would put different patients on different diets based on the amount of weight they had to lose, their weight loss history & their medical history. So my friend was on all shakes, her friend was on two shakes & a meal & I was on Keto. You can always ask your surgeon why he requires you to follow the all shake diet.

The first five or so days are the hardest as you break some addictions & dependencies. You may headaches, low energy, etc. almost like withdrawal symptoms but better to get past this before surgery than after.

Some people slip on their pre surgical diet. A slip is okay but regularly going off plan isn’t. The diet is required so you lose some weight to improve your health, reduce fat around your liver so your tummy can be seen more easily during surgery &, as above, break some habits & food dependencies. You can do it. It’s only two weeks. Some have to do it for three or more weeks.

Thank you! Yes I'm determined to get through this with no slip ups. Currently on day one. So far so good, I just keep letting the thought that "I want this," fuel my drive to keep going. But I appreciate all the helpful insight. :)

Edited by Journeyoflove

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