Depends on the person. The goal isn't weight loss - it's making sure your liver is healthy enough for surgery.
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170
I am having surgery on Tuesday (4 days, yikes) and am currently on the 2 week pre-surgery diet. The first week I lost 12 lbs. The 2nd week I didn't stick to all liquids but kept my calories way down and somehow gained 3 lbs. I had a weigh in and the doctor was not pleased and added another week and even rescheduled my surgery because I am high risk to begin with. Yesterday I had the week 3 of the diet and really stuck to all liquids and lost 19 lbs. I'm sticking to it for the next few days and then it's surgery day. BTW, How are you doing since your surgery?