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how much did you lose on your 2-week liquid diet?

on 11/25/11 4:09 pm - TX
For those that had to do a 2-week liquid diet before surgery, how much weight did you lose on the liquid diet?
dori M.
on 11/25/11 4:12 pm - MD
about 11 pounds
Donna R.
on 11/25/11 4:21 pm - Ocala, FL

I lost 18 lbs in the 2 weeks prior to my surgery.  i am now 15 months out and I am down a total of 200 lbs.  Good luck on your journey.

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on 11/25/11 4:28 pm - Canada

i lost 12lbs on my 2 week pre-op diet. 
on 11/25/11 4:39 pm - Royal Oak, MI
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on 11/25/11 4:45 pm - Duluth, MN
I lost 9 pounds.
on 11/25/11 4:48 pm - OH
I only did five days of liquids before surgery.  I don't know how much I lost, I didn't get on the scale.

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Paula F.
on 11/25/11 5:16 pm - Rochester Hills , MI
I lost 20 lbs preop on the 2wk liquid diet.  I didn't cheat at all as I didn't want to risk an open surgery vs. a laparascopic procedure.

on 11/25/11 5:53 pm - TX
That is one reason I havent strayed from my liquid diet. I had open surgery for my gall bladder removal and it was like a shark attack. i have a huge, terrible scar and it took 5 weeks to return to work. Since i started the 2-week liquid diet arounf 330 lbs, I think 16-20 pounds is possible if i stay focused.
Celia S.
on 11/25/11 6:23 pm - Grand Junction, CO
First time I lost around 8 lbs, second time I lost around 4. I only had to do a 10 day pre-op diet instead of 2 weeks.
on 11/25/11 11:27 pm
RNY on 06/08/11 with
I did a 6-week liquid diet (Optifast) and lost 30 lbs.  I lost 15 lbs the first 2 weeks of that liquid diet.



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on 11/26/11 6:56 am - Boston, MA
 I lost 25 lbs on the 2 week pre op diet, mine wasn't all liquid I had 2 shakes and 4oz meat and a cup of veggies for dinner.  Good luck, it was easier than I thought it would be.
Just Ducky
on 11/26/11 8:48 am - Belleville, IL
I was on the 2 week liquid diet also, lost around 22 lbs. The first 3 days were "rough" after that it was very easy for me...heck I wasn't even thinking of food...Just chugged some protein shake and I was off and running or training the dogs....The only time it was rough for me on the liquid diet was our saturday Steak nite because I am a steak addict. *smile* 

That smell of chargrilled meat was driving me nuts! Took said dogs and took a walk around the block while people were eating dinner.

on 11/26/11 9:40 am - St. Louis, MO
 I lost 13lbs.  I had my procedure on 11/21/11!
on 11/26/11 12:09 pm
RNY on 09/12/11 with
14 lbs