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i want to know what your pre-op diet consisted of?

on 10/2/11 6:40 pm
please tell me, as i'm starving, gaging at the shakes, its 9:30 at night and i've only had two of the four bc i just cant drink them. i want a piece of string cheese or canned tuna. i'm hungry and i'm aggrivated. i can't stomach any more sweet things to eat. yes i have chicken broth, and i want to make homemade egg drop soup with egg whites and chicken broth but my husband says that is cheating.

 and if ur on the other side, pplllleeeeaaaaaaassssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeee tell me this gets easier
Michelle~  Surgery date: 10-12-11

Rate of loss: 
142 lbs down since my heighest weight ever! Dr's goal was reached at 192

on 10/2/11 6:46 pm
I had a 9 day liquid diet.  The 1st few days were the worst.  I also hated the shakes and never managed the 4 per day..... after it was over my Nut told me I could have substituted any low-carb protein shake.  Ask your Nut if you can - you might get a yes!

The pre-op diet was the hardest part of the process for me, it's worth it in the end.... hang in there.

High Weight 278; consult weight 234; Surgery Weight 219 Surgeon's Goal Weight 150 -10/27/10  -  Personal goal weight 140 - Achieved 12/11/10  
on 10/2/11 6:47 pm - VA
i had the same issue as you!  Do not cheat Your doctor could cancel the surgery.  I had decaf coffee that helped me a lot.  also if you are sick of sweet eat some plain greek yogurt it is higher in protein and perfect.  I could not stand all the sweet stuff.  I bought all kinds of progresso soups that were reduced fat and strained them and the broth was amazing!  You can do the diet!!!!!  On my pre op diet I lost 12 pounds and it made my surgery easier for the doc.

on 10/2/11 6:52 pm - OH
I could tell you what my pre op diet consisted of, but I'm not sure how that will help you.  I'm gathering your pre op diet consists of four protein shakes a day?  And what, any other clear liquids with no calories?

If you don't like the shakes you're using, try a different brand.

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on 10/2/11 6:54 pm
im allowed 4 protein shakes a day, gross, i'm gagging on them now. sf pudding to mix in but not to eat. sf jello to eat. any clear no calorie liquid. chicken or beef broth only. and sugar free popsicles. i'm tired of sweet. i just want some food flavored stuff.... i just want egg drop soup. its not even that bad for me. its protein and chicken broth.
on 10/2/11 6:56 pm
kelly i spent $140 on protein shake mix, bc thats what the dr said i had to take. what do u think of the chicken broth with eggs mixed in for egg drop soup. i just want something of substance so bad.
on 10/2/11 6:59 pm
I wouldn't add the eggs.  SF jello & popsicles helped a little bit with wanting to chew.
High Weight 278; consult weight 234; Surgery Weight 219 Surgeon's Goal Weight 150 -10/27/10  -  Personal goal weight 140 - Achieved 12/11/10  
on 10/2/11 7:03 pm - LA
Mine was 2 weeks all liquid, shakes, jello, broth, sf popsicles.  I cheated a few times on string cheese and deli turket, but about 4 days before I stayed on track and I did fine, did take some miralax to make sure I was all cleaned out because I had no type of bowel prep.  It aggravated me how some people could eat., when I couldnt have

on 10/2/11 7:09 pm - FL
Get in the no-cheating mindset now - which means no rationalizing "it's not that bad". Positive attitudes really can change things. Add a pinch of taco seasoning to your beef broth, crunch on your SF popsicles and follow the plan your surgeon has for you.... it is so worth it to do it right!
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on 10/2/11 7:46 pm - Santa Cruz, CA
The egg drop soup should be OK;  it's only chicken broth after all.  The amount of egg you beat
and put in the hot soup is protein, too, so go for it!

Does your doctor have you on liquids only, or what??

When I was doing my pre-op eating I focused on protein first, and eliminated all white foods such
as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes.  I was surprised to find that the more protein I put in my diet
the less hungry I was, and the fewer refined carbs I wanted. 

I would say that the tuna would be a good choice, too.

If you get too hungry you'll scarf down anything you can get, and that will make you feel badly
and awful and think all kinds of mean things about yourself, and that will make you eat more
and on and on and on with the evil circle.

Best  wishes!
on 10/2/11 7:51 pm - AL
I'm doing my pre-op diet too, we'll get through this! I just keep telling myself it's mind over matter. My diet is a bit different than yours but trust me when I say I feel your pain! But, its not forever and in the long run, this is nothing! PM me if you want to talk, if we keep our hands and minds busy it won't be as bad!!
on 10/2/11 8:13 pm - WI
Ok, you're probably going to hate me. My surgeon does not require a preop liquid diet at all. I have been on my "preop" diet for over a month now because my surgery was supposed ot be Sept 19th and is now Oct 10. The dr's plan consists of 3 oz protein, 1 cup veggies and 1 cup fruit, 3x day, no snacking. I mostly just focus on protein. I have lost 25 lbs so far, so it must be working. My surgeon told me that there was no scientific reason for a liquid preop diet. He said the low carb diet shrinks your liver the same as liquid diet. He also told me the reasoning why most surgeons demand this is to see if the patient will be able to handle it postop. I am sorry you are going through such a rough time and I will see you on the loser's bench. Take care.

on 10/2/11 9:29 pm - MN
RNY on 08/25/11 with
 I was the same....10 day liquid diet 3 carnation instant breakfasts a day and sf jello, sf popsycles and broth.  I was so un nerved by the amt. of people eating foods on their prediet i finally broke down and had a sandwich.  I also had some cheerios a few times but only a few.  Otherwise i drank my water and ate my broth (broth..uckkk).  I hardly could do the carnation instant breadfasts but tried hard to get them in.  I had to do magnesium citrate the last day so i wasn't worried about the one sandwich i had.  I did fess up to the doc about it and he shrugged his shoulders and said oh well lets do the surgery.  The anethisiologist (i cannot spell that) said the same thing. I am not saying it was right for me to do that but i can say it didn't hurt in my case to cheat that one time.  

Laurie says:  Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind  ~~~ dr. suess

on 10/3/11 1:40 am
RNY on 12/22/08 with
Clear liquids the night before.
on 10/3/11 3:53 am
cry me a river! i am starting 4 weeks of skim milk... just kidding!! i feel for you! i dont know how i will do it.  i would ask the nurse/NUT.  seriously though i am doing 4 weeks of milk...

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on 10/3/11 7:28 am
2 weeks of Optifast, which I liked a lot better than protein shakes.

Do tough it out- it is worth it for self training if for nothing else.

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