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Monday, January 30, 2012

Another Unique Pre-Op Diet

So, I have been stalking lapbandtalk and a bunch of blogs for 4 months....pre-op diets are all over the board!  There is no consistency.   This makes it real confusing, but as a good faithful bander...I will follow my doctors orders.
Here it is.
2 weeks pre-surgical diet(notice the name is slightly different)

The basics
Protein Shakes no limit (my WLS center sells it its 19 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, <1 gram of sugar and 116 calories a serving)  Remember I won 5 lbs so I will be using that first.

Other protein sources
Plain  chicken breast no sauce or skin
egg whites(or egg beaters)
water packed tuna
Seasoning-herbs,salt and pepper

Other acceptable foods/beverages
sugar-free popsicles
sugar-free Jello
Low calorie drink mixes(crystal light)
Skim or soy milk
Torani sugar-free syrups

So this means to me...no vege's or fruit.  I am going to clarify with my nutrionist because I technically could go without the shakes and just eat the protein and I am not sure on portions either.
What I see.....a whole lotta blockage...I better get me a laxative!

I also need to rule-out caffeine, so starting Thursday...no more loaded coffee...it will be decaf.  I like that its not completely liquid but I am a little confused about what a typical food day should look like.  I meet with my nutrionist Saturday right before the support group.
Meanwhile, I have a cold..sucks, stuffed runny nose and cough.  I sound lovely, so I am staying home and working.  I pretty much did that all weekend...boring...I think I may go stir crazy soon.
Hope you all have a lovely week!


tz said...

Even though I'm six months away, I've started on the caffeine thing, I've reduced myself to one cup and hope to be off by the surgery. I too have found different pre surgery diets out there, it's interesting how different doctors do this.

Jazzing up Jackie said...

Werid that they didn't tell you how much to eat of what.

I hope you feel better soon!

RockBand Barbie said...

I was so happy I didn't have to do pre op diet...I HATE protein shakes! I am not a coffee drinker, but giving up my Mountain Dew was one of the hardest things I have ever done...it was my morning coffee. I didn't give it up until the very last day.

Lisa said...

It's utterly insane and rediculous HOW MANY different versions of a preop diet there are. I was supposed to have 3 opti fast shakes and could supplement with broth and popsicles. I can also have coffee still with torani syrups. I however decided to go wild like a banshee and switch out one shake for a low fat lean meat and veggie at night. I am down 11 pounds in one week so I am happy.

MandaPanda said...

Congratulations on your surgery date! I'm surprised by the no veggies in your pre-op. I'd definitely be asking about that. So excited for you!