OK, once I was approved, I got my date immediately, for five weeks out. I thought it would take forever, but it really didn't. Approval, however, took 7 months. I was denied twice during the process, so it's really hard to tell what will happen. My best advice is not to give up. I look at it now as, well 7 months would have passed regardless, so at least I was doing the best I could during that time.
Dr. Tersigni's pre-op plan is different for everyone. There are too many factors. Since I had to lose 12 lbs prior to even being approved (insurance requirement), I didn't have to do the two week liquid.
I really like Unjury protein best. I've tried a lot and that is really what I would suggest...but right now everything tastsees terrible to me. :-( Premiere Protein RTD have 30g of protein, and they are pretty good. NashuaNutrition.com is a good site. Look specifically for protein samples and you can get some from a variety of companies.
Honestly, at this point...I shouldn't have done anything to prepare, kitchen-wise. I did, I bought a variety to try, stocked up on water and flavorings... hate it all. The one thing I can stand is SF pudding. Am going to try a popsicle this evening.
Oh, I know! Do you exercise? I didn't...everthing hurt too much, but while I was waiting those five weeks I found some videos, one basic and one medium...that should be fun. One is a hip-hop style and one is zumba... Zumba has exploded all over the place but I am nowhere near ready to do that in public! I bought this piece of excercise equipment called the Wave that looks kind of fun.
Then I made a list of movies I could watch on Netflix while I have some time off. :-)
Hope this helps some! TTYL
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