I started my 2nd day of the pre-op diet. So far I'm struggling, but I hope to adjust as the days go on. My diet consists of 3 protein shakes and one meal. How much weight can I expect to lose on the pre-op diet? I know this can vary by person, but I'm curious to see how much weight people have lost on the diet.
You are right everyone is different and not only that from everything that I have read every surgeon has a different pre OP diet timeline and restrictions. I had a short gastric bypass and had to maintain my weight (for insurance reasons) up to the day of surgery so my pre OP diet consisted pretty much of just one day (the day before). That all being said based on the length of pre OP diet, the type of restrictions and the starting weight must people in my surgeon classes lost anywhere from ten to twenty pounds!
For my 2 week pre op diet. Mine consisted of 3 (26g) protein shakes, 1 protein bar, and 1/4 cup bariatric advantage broth. And all the water/crystal light i wanted...It was a struggle for those entire 2 weeks, but it was well worth it in the end. It got me started mentally for what it was going to be like after surgery, so it wasn't such a shock. You'll do great, just focus on making it to your surgery and you will be great! Good Luck!