How much did you lose on liquid diet pre-op?
start 350 / surgery 323 / CURRENT 195 / hip replaced 8/26 / GOAL 185
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I'm eight days in and down 4 lbs. I've been drinking around 100 oz of water a day. This diet makes me thirsty.
Surgery is this coming Friday! I can't wait to eat some carbs again!
I just finished... and in 13 1/2 days I lost 27 pounds. We did the sugar free clear liquid diet. Ours included anything clear & SF (sugar free clear soda, crystal ligh****ER.. and tons of it!!) Sugar free jello, sugar free popsicles & broth. All vitamins that we are to take post-op and 2 - 30g proteins shakes daily. I was afraid that I was going to be a raving "B" while doing it! But, I was so pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. And I could totally tell a difference in how my body was moving. (with the 13 pounds I'd already lost, 40 pounds down makes moving around a LOT easier!!)
Best of luck on what you're doing. My surgeon said that following his SFCLD made his job yestersay MUCH easier on him.. and it went perfectly! Hooooray!!
Highest:390 Day of surgery 350 Current: 256 New Goal: 175
I have been doing both servings of malt o meal at breakfast with ff milk, then water btn meals, then for lunch soup or sugar free carnation instant breakfast with ff milk, then for dinner, more soup or carnation instant breakfast again with ff milk. I've been drinking about 80 to 100 oz of water per day and walking in the evening for exercise. I've been hungry!!! But keep telling myself it's worth it. I've never lost weight like this before, so it is encouraging to see that I will have a head start.
So far, I've cut my insulin requirements down about 75%. I can't wait to see if I can go off of my insulin forever.
Thanks to everyone who has replied...I truly appreciate the support and advice:)
Hello I am scheduled for my surgery on May 17, 2013.. I was to lose 10% of my weight and I have lost 19 lbs so far with 6 lbs more to go.. I have to start a clear liquid diet two days before but as of last Friday I was diagnosed with having Gastroenteritis and began a diet of clear liquids to get well.. My question is how much weight can I lose on a diet of clear liquids for a week and since of my surgery is around the corner and will be needing to be on clear liquids anyway would it be wise just to be on clear liquids till my day of surgery and will I lose these last 6 lbs if I do?
Welcome to the forum! I would ask your doctor about continuing on clear liquids for another 11 days. You'll be on them post op, they have little nutritional value. How long we're you told to be on them for gastroenteritis?
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