I've been doing pre-op diet now for 4 months. Only lost about 7 lbs. I've got a carb counter app now and am surprised at the amount of carbs in certain foods. Like, mixed nuts, cucumbers, peppers, cheese.
They told me to eat as much veggies as possible, and I love them, especially raw, and I don't even use dressings. And I'm supposed to eat protein, but some of my choices have carbs in them and I think that's why I'm losing so slowly.
Can anyone give me some insight on this?
My first suggestion is to reach out to the Registered Dietician for your program. I can only speak as to my pre-op experience. I was instructed to stay under 1200 calories and eat at least 60 grams of protein at day. By the time you get the protein in, there isn't room for carbs.
I'm a year out. I eat about 1000 calories a day. 60-90 grams of protein. 64 ounces of water. 50 grams of carbs total a day, usually. My team is fine with that.
If you are not exercising, please start. Diet alone will not do it all. You need to get moving.
Best of luck.
Keep on losing!
HW 271.5 (April 2016) SW 246.9 (8/23/16) CW 158 (5/2/18)
Are you tracking your calories? I use MyFitnessPal to track every bite I take, and find that it really helps me discover hidden calories and carbs.
5'4" 49yrs at surgery date
SW - 206 CW - 128
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