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10 hours ago, SandyT said:

Hello! Nice to meet you! I see you're in the UK. We have some wonderful friends who live in Leeds. We met them on a cruise several years ago. We hit it off immediately. We took a tour to Ireland and Scotland last year and spent one day in Liverpool and they drove over to see us. It was so special! Love the UK.

As far as shakes, the only ones I have stocked up on are Fairlife chocolate shakes. I have tried several other brands, and they are the tastiest. I bought a case at costco, but they are available from Amazon also.

I think we need to try to stay as bust as possible for the next few weeks to keep the anxiety at arms length. :)

Ah yes! Though I am not in anywhere as lovely as Scotland or Ireland! I have always wanted to visit the US just to try the food...but I guess that will have to wait a long while now 😂

I shall have to see if they are avaliable in the UK - I see so many people talking about those! I so far have just got some powder to make Protein Water - I ordered peach tea, and watermelon flavours! https://www.myprotein.com/sports-nutrition/clear-whey-protein-powder/12081395.html?affil=mpppc&gclid=ddf9e2dd9c041582771c84ff84212ed9&gclsrc=3p.ds&msclkid=ddf9e2dd9c041582771c84ff84212ed9&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=UK || EN || SEA || Brand || Consumables || EM&utm_term=myprotein clear whey isolate&utm_content=Brand || Clear Whey Isolate

Definitely - I am trying to just mentally prepare but to be honest, far too much emotional eating!

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On 04/19/2024 at 09:08, Bypass2Freedom said:






Ah yes! Though I am not in anywhere as lovely as Scotland or Ireland! I have always wanted to visit the US just to try the food...but I guess that will have to wait a long while now 😂




I shall have to see if they are avaliable in the UK - I see so many people talking about those! I so far have just got some powder to make Protein Water - I ordered peach tea, and watermelon flavours! https://www.myprotein.com/sports-nutrition/clear-whey-protein-powder/12081395.html?affil=mpppc&gclid=ddf9e2dd9c041582771c84ff84212ed9&gclsrc=3p.ds&msclkid=ddf9e2dd9c041582771c84ff84212ed9&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=UK || EN || SEA || Brand || Consumables || EM&utm_term=myprotein clear whey isolate&utm_content=Brand || Clear whey Isolate




Definitely - I am trying to just mentally prepare but to be honest, far too much emotional eating!


Oooh let me know what you think of the clear Protein from myprotein i have a watermelon sample that i haven’t tried yet - i tried another brand and it was disgusting so i’m scared of being disappointed 🤣

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On 4/15/2024 at 3:03 AM, Bypass2Freedom said:

Have you started your LRD yet? I completely get the apprehension around the relationship with food - I am feeling the same. I am definitely an emotional eater, and whilst I am trying to prepare for that, the fear of the unknown is real! I've never had to deal with not having food there as my emotional crutch for the entirety of my life!

I agree with the fact that it does seem to be mixed responses around losing that feeling of hunger - some people who have had the sleeve tend to say that feeling goes more so, if I am remembering correctly.

Lovely to see lip balm is on all our lists haha!

Riding a bike is 100% something I want to be able to do again!

I have been told I don't need to do the LRD, but will probably start next week anyway.

Finding Liquid Protein i can stand has been my biggest hurdle. I like the hot savory ones from Unjury, so might stick with those.

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2 hours ago, Zingor said:

I have been told I don't need to do the LRD, but will probably start next week anyway.

Finding Liquid Protein i can stand has been my biggest hurdle. I like the hot savory ones from Unjury, so might stick with those.

Ah I see! I have about 8 days until I start mine - all feeling a bit more real as it gets closer!

I can imagine - I think I am going to try and stick with the Protein Water as it won't be as thick thankfully

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Well, it's countdown time for me. I start my liver prep diet tomorrow and my surgery is two weeks later. I have all I need for the next two weeks, it came in a tote bag from my surgeon's office, chocolate and vanilla Protein Powder. I can add some fruit to the shakes if desired and have other clear calorie free liquids and Jello and popsicles. I hope it won't be too bad. I'll let you know how it's going! It's getting real y'all.

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@SandyT eee! That is so exciting! Please do let us know how you are getting on! Sounds like you have it all sorted and planned :)

Mine starts next week! 😖

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@SandyT I'm having a gastric sleeve on May 6 as well! Glad to read about others' experiences here, helps me feel like I'm not on my own.

I started my Protein Shake diet a couple days early on 4/19, and it has been rough so far (extreme fatigue, headaches, brain fog, and bloating). A few people have told me it usually gets better after 3-5 days, and I really hope that's the case!

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@corylus Glad to meet someone having surgery the same day as me! I also feel that it is good to read others comments here, we are definitely not alone.

My first day I also felt brain fog, and a craving for something sweet or salty. I think I will try some gatorade to see if that helps the craving. Maybe I need sodium. I keep thinking 1day down and 13 to go. I hope it does get better eventually. I did discover that adding some PB powder to my vanilla shake made a pretty tasty Peanut Butter shake. I also added a bit of Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup to my chocolate shake and it was pretty tasty. I do love chocolate.

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😖 I am a bit concerned as to how I will cope with the pre-op diet! I know I won't cheat or anything, but I find that when I don't eat enough I get severely dizzy, nauseous and very faint. I'll be at work too, so I am just going to try and stay behind my desk 🤣

I hope everyone is doing well!

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