Topic: RE: 15 year old---- GOT MY DATE FOR LAPBAND SURGERY!!!!
I am 48 and I had to lose 20 lbs for my insurance too. I did this by going on the liquid diet that is used for 2 week pre op and 1 week post op. I added cottage cheese tuna and sugar free carnation breakfast to skim milk, (sugar free jello,sugar free popsiscles.) my juke food fix The rest of this is protein. The liquid diet helps to srink the liver so the surgery take less time and helps with a speedy recovery. When I got to my desired weight the insurance wanted I went straight to my famly dr had him put on his prescript pad my weight, bmi, height. I then faxed this to my dr doing the lap-band...The insurance excepted this. It took me about 4 weeks to get this weight off. I also took a multi-vitamin with iron daily so I would not get sick from the lack on calories. The key is high protein, lowfat, and no sugar. I know its hard but it will be worth it.... But as every one else told you check with your dr first to make sure this is right for you....As with any agressive diet clear with dr first.Oh I started my lourney back in Nov.06 I had my lap-band surgery on March 2nd 2006. I have lost 31 lbs since i had to lose the 20 first. The rest has from being on liquid diets to prepare for surgery. Good luck! And again CHECK WITH YOUR DR FIRST!