Pre-op liver-shrinking diet
on 1/27/19 7:48 am - Bumfuknowhere, Canada
Volume is going to matter greatly moving forward so may as well get used to it. You are lucky you are allowed some veggies as most are allowed none. I would start following the rules now as it will just set you up to keep doing it when it truly matters even more.
on 1/27/19 2:10 pm
I would eat more then the amount they allowed. Some days I ate no vegetables some days I had a little extra. There was no issue.
I couldn't agree with Tracey more! We too were allowed veggies and all I had was broth and Optifast and my surgeon commented that he was able to see very well and could tell I followed the diet to a tee. My suggestion is that you follow the instructions...better safe than sorry.
on 1/27/19 7:29 pm - Cobourg , Canada
I agree too. I don't get any veggies on my diet; shakes, broth, sugar free jello. The last thing you want is for the surgical team to get in there and change their mind on the surgery. You have come too far for that and worked hard to get here - don't risk it! (Good luck with everything.)
My Journey: Oct 2017 Referred to Ontario Bariatric Network by Family Doctor; Nov 2017 Received letter from Toronto Western; Jan 2018 Orientation @TWH; Mar 2018 Social Worker and Nurse Assessments (Telemedicine/Telehealth); Apr 2018 Nutrition Class @TWH; Jul 2018 Psychologist Assessment (Telemedicine/Telehealth); Aug 2018 Dietitian (Telemedicine/Telehealth); Jan 11 2019 Meet the Surgeon; March Scheduled surgery changed to Jan 29 2019 ( VSG )
I do think getting used to small portions is a good thing HOWEVER if an extra bowl of broth or extra slices of cucumbers helps get you through it successfully, i sa go for it.