What did your pre-op diet consist of?
on 4/20/11 12:42 pm
All the water and sugar free jello you wanted
3 times a day an 8 ounce EAS ready to drink protein shake
1 time a day a meal consisting of
3 ounces of chicken or tuna or 1 egg
1/3 cup rice, pasta, or potato
1/4 cup cooked or 1 cup raw Green Vegetable
you may use spices as needed, but NO salt!
My pre-op diet started with my general practitioner about four months pre-surgery. I had two protein shakes a day for breakfast and lunch with unlimited fruit and veggies for snacks. He said I could eat whatever I wanted for dinner but needed to make sure that veggies filled 3/4 of my plate. I actually liked that plan it worked well for me. A week prior to surgery my doctor had me on a soft foods/liquid diet and then 2 days prior to surgery clear liquids only and bowel prep the final day. Good luck on your upcoming surgery!
Hope that helped.
here is what my pre op food plan is..
breakfast: 8 oz skim milk with 1/2 scoop of protein powder and 4 oz fruit
mid morning: protein drink, full scoop with 8 oz of skim milk
lunch: 6-8 oz yogurt, 4 oz fruit or vegge
afternoon snack: you have choices here: 1 oz nuts, OR 2 tablespoonsa peanut butter, OR 1/2 cup beans, OR hummus AND 4 oz fruit or vegge
dinner: 4 oz lean protein Meat, 4 oz vegge with 1 tablespoon olive oil, AND 1/2 cup whole grain starch, OR 1 slice wheat bread
evening snack: 8 oz skim milk with 1/2 scoop protein powder, AND 4 oz fruit..
so it really was noit that bad..sometimes i moved my yogurt to evening, sometimes i had my nuts in the evening....i will admit i cheated a little with some cheese as i have not drank milk in like over 30 years, i just dont drink milk so it was a bit of challenge for me..but then i added the nectar proteins to my home made fresh squeezed lemonaide and it was great..so that is how i got the portien in..but i still had some cheese...
hope this helps, please ask if you have any more questions
have a great day
on 4/21/11 10:10 am
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