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Hi all! I have a question that I just need input on until I’m able to reach out to my nutritionist or surgeon.

I think I messed up!!!! I’m on day 5 of my 7day pre-op diet.

The first 5 days consists of tons of Water and SF electrolytes, 3 Protein Shakes , 1-2 boiled eggs, cottage cheese or low-fat string cheese, a lean Protein meal with non-starchy veg and non- starchy veggies, SF Jello, SF popsicles and broth as Snacks or to quell hunger pangs. Think Keto and in fact I have reached ketosis (i have that telltale fruity, albeit, rotten apple flavor in my mouth for 2 days and I have test strips that confirm because I once tried to follow the keto diet). The last two days are protein and then Clear Liquids.

So here’s the thing my mind was set on “keto, keto, keto” and I completely flubbed and ate some raspberries this morning!!!! Raspberries are keto approved but….. I don’t know if they are pre-op gastric bypass approved!! I’m tail spinning. I think I totally messed up!

Input please!

Thank you!!

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pre-op diets vary so much between clinics that it's hard to answer that. And some clinics don't even require a pre-op diet at all. My clinic didn't allow any solid food at all - just Clear Liquids and 4-5 Protein Shakes a day for two weeks. So...I don't really know the answer to your question. I suspect you'll be OK, but if you're concerned, call your clinic.

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literally no big deal at all... A decent amount of people do worse on their pre op diet. Some berries are nothing to worry about.

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On 07/03/2022 at 15:50, catwoman7 said:



pre-op diets vary so much between clinics that it's hard to answer that. And some clinics don't even require a pre-op diet at all. My clinic didn't allow any solid food at all - just Clear Liquids and 4-5 Protein Shakes a day for two weeks. So...I don't really know the answer to your question. I suspect you'll be OK, but if you're concerned, call your clinic.


That’s fair. I just wanted some input to set my worries at ease because my clinic wasn’t open yesterday (Sunday) or today due to Independence Day. I’ll ask tomorrow.

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On 07/04/2022 at 02:27, liveaboard15 said:



literally no big deal at all... A decent amount of people do worse on their pre op diet. Some berries are nothing to worry about.


👏👏👏 thank you!!!!

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I wouldn't worry much about it. With only a seven day diet like you describe, it doesn't seem that your program is all that concerned with the "liver shrinking" aspect of it as some programs are, that do longer and more intense diets (some surgeons are seriously intimidated by that issue while others don't care in the least.)It sounds like they are mostly working to transition you to their early post op diet. While they probably don't want fruit in there owing to sugar content, raspberries are on the benign end of the scale there (which is why you may see them on a "keto approved" list somewhere. Which is another lesson here - just because something may be "keto" doesn't mean that it is right or good for your needs. Keto is not necessarily healthy or weight loss oriented (but it can be, if done right - as with many popular diets.) There is plenty of junk food out there that is "keto approved". Most here who want to do keto do something called bariatric keto, which is basically old school Atkins because the macro ratios typically seen in most keto references don't make sense with the small amount that we are eating during our loss phase (generally too low in protein.) Not to mention the dubious nature of being in ketosis - K specifically avoided that owing to its side effects and was still working to slow my weight loss after six months, so it really isn't necessary for successful weight loss, and generally a bad habit to get into for long term health and weight maintenance.

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I wouldn’t stress over it. I have seen enough people who have messed up with worse stuff than berries. Of course don’t have anymore but what’s done is done. Just stick to the plan from here on.

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