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My surgery is in 6 days. I'm going to be following Dr. Weiner's diet after surgery. Because of some other health issues, I have to avoid certain foods and his philosophy most closely matches how I need to be eating, so it was a good fit for me.

I have questions for others who are also following his diet. I bought three of his books, including the recipe book, but I would love to find more recipes and/or tips on how to follow this plan successfully. Were you able to avoid fake sugars in the first stage after surgery? How did you manage your Protein intake if you were trying to cut back on/avoid dairy?

Also, are there other websites, support groups, forums, etc. where his diet is specifically discussed? I'm obviously discussing it here, but I want to expand my support network.

That is all. 😊

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Hi SWW - I'm also pre-op (my gastric bypass surgery is on 31 August) and planning on following Dr. Weiner's diet in the future. Have you watched his videos on YouTube? Tons of content there, his explanations helped me to understand weight loss surgery and finally make the decision to go forward with it.

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I like Dr Weiner too. Don’t follow his diet, too much of a carnivore & can’t give up the animal Proteins, but I like his straight forward advice. I agree check out his you tube clips. They’re an amazing resource.
https://m.youtube.com/user/DrMatthewWeiner You can post questions which he’ll answer too. I also follow him on instagram.

I don’t like artificial sweeteners either (so much information about the negative side effects) & try to avoid them where possible. It’s difficult because it seems like they’re in every damn thing. I know they’re in the yoghurt I eat most days & in my Protein Bar but that’s really all. Neither are what you would call sweet tasting. I also avoid sugar substitutes & try to keep my added sugar to less than 10g a day. Quite happy to consume naturally occurring sugar lime in dairy, fruit, etc. A lot of my decision was to break any craving or desire for sweet. I’ll have the odd traditionally sweet thing like some dessert or cake but it is very rare & I’m happy to have just a few small bites.

In the liquid stage post surgery, I only had one shake a day & ate soup/broths which limited artificial sweeteners to just once a day. After that I dropped the shakes & had yoghurt & yoghurt smoothies instead so artificial sweeteners still only once a day.

I should say I make most of what I eat from scratch. It’s the only way to control the ingredients (& avoid processed foods).

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Dreaming, I agree, his videos are very good! I've watched most of them at this point in time and it definitely helped me with my decision. Also, good luck with your surgery!

Arabesque, I like your ideas for cutting back on the fake sugars. I think I will follow him on instagram, I didn't think of that. Thanks!

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Thanks, SWW! I'm currently six days into my liquid "liver shrinking" pre-op diet and just taking things one day at a time - I'm sure you can relate! Good luck with your surgery and future healthy self!

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I think his advice is very good too and wish I could be that disciplined to follow his diet completely. You will have great success in doing so I’m sure. If you like to cook there are many recipes out there that could be adapted to fit his plan. I’m sure once you get in the groove you will be able to find recipes on Pinterest and stuff like that and tweak them to work for you. Hopefully someone else who has actually followed his plan will respond because I know most of us have heard mention of him so I’m sure your not the only one who wants to.

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