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Living in Liquid Diet HELL

Discussion in 'Pre-Surgery Questions, Requirements, & Testing' started by dking3284, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. dking3284

    dking3284 Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    7/22/2013
    Start Weight:
    311
    Current Weight:
    292
    Goal Weight:
    180
    I've almost made it through the first week of my pre-op liquid diet and I am really struggling!

    I know what you're all going to say... it's really important for my liver and I need to get used to the dietary changes that will be necessary after surgery, bla bla bla.

    I get it.

    I just need to vent because I'm seriously hungry and miserable. Oh and if you haven't picked up on it yet, I'm extremely bitchy too.

    I thought it would get easier after a few days, but it hasn't. It sucks. All I can think about is how badly I want to sink my teeth into the biggest, fattest cheeseburger ever known to mankind. Eh. I guess I'll go have my stupid Carnation drink.

    Any words of motivation about how skinny and sexy I am going to look soon would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  2. CALQL84HEALTH

    CALQL84HEALTH Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    June 7, 2013
    Start Weight:
    330 surgery weight 274
    Current Weight:
    162
    Goal Weight:
    150
    YOu will look all skinny and happy soon. Most of all you will be healthy which will make you glow. Yes the diet is hard but it is worth it.

    Word to the wise Carnation does not have enough protein to sustain your energy. Have you tried any protein drinks with say 25+ grams of protein. I promise it makes a world of difference. If you have a list of unlimited vegetables that are aloud you should keep a bowl full of ready to eat veggies around.

    I wish that I could ease your mind more but I can tell you after the surgery you will have to remind yourself to eat. You will stay full and hardly think about food.

    Hang in there and do some pre-shopping by looking at the cloths you will wear this time next year. Find some motivation and carry on.
     
  3. Dcepello

    Dcepello Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Start Weight:
    288
    Current Weight:
    209
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Your protein drink should have 20-30 or better grams of protein. The higher the protein the better satiated you will be. There is a lot of so called protein drinks out there that are pure junk. Still I sympathize with you but it will be worth it.
     
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  4. dking3284

    dking3284 Member

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    7/22/2013
    Start Weight:
    311
    Current Weight:
    292
    Goal Weight:
    180
    My surgeon has me drinking the Carnation Breakfast Essentials (5 g protein) with one cup Simply Smart Fat Free Milk (10 g protein) three times a day, plus a Fat Free Greek Yogurt (12 g protein). So I'm getting 57 grams of protein a day, but it's not doing it for me. Honestly, I think I need to cheat tonight and have a salad with chicken. I did really well all week and I will be back at it again tomorrow for another week... I just honestly feel weak and sick from being so hungry.
     
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  5. Liz61

    Liz61 Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    October 2, 2013
    Start Weight:
    331
    Current Weight:
    300
    Goal Weight:
    155
    I am starting my pre-op diet sooner than the 2 weeks...need to have the lightest liver ever. I really am trying to avoid open procedure if at all possible. Has anyone in the group tried Matrix powder? I need some good drinks 20-30 gm protein that does not contain aspartame. What is easy to take to work? What mixes easily? Thanks for suggestions. I plan to start pre-op diet mid August and I am trying to get my ducks in a row now, find a good tasting drink.
     
  6. dking3284

    dking3284 Member

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    7/22/2013
    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    292
    Goal Weight:
    180
    Well after the first week or torture, I can finally say that I feel like I have gotten beyond the hunger. I feel sooo much better now.
     
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  7. Liz61

    Liz61 Member

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    Surgery Date:
    October 2, 2013
    Start Weight:
    331
    Current Weight:
    300
    Goal Weight:
    155
    I know it is not easy but hopefully this last week for you will go by fast. I look forward to the " not being hungry". My hell will start in a few weeks and last at least 6 weeks pre-op. best wishes!
     
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  8. Amy's WlsJourney

    Amy's WlsJourney Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    August 26, 2013
    Start Weight:
    407 lbs
    Current Weight:
    350 lbs
    Goal Weight:
    160 lbs
    Well, I will be beginning my own two weeks of hell in a few weeks...I'll get back to you on that one :(

    Think about how much better you will feel while losing the weight. I am looking forward to better health.
     
  9. dking3284

    dking3284 Member

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    7/22/2013
    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    292
    Goal Weight:
    180
    It was definitely very difficult, but I stuck it put (cheated only twice with a small salad) and here I am five days port-op. When you get discouraged, please, please, please don't give up! You'll get through it!
     
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  10. Beckyd30

    Beckyd30 Member

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    Surgery Date:
    9/24/2013
    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    242.6
    Goal Weight:
    175
    Isopure has some that are 40grams of protein and no aspartame, I am going to be starting my liquid diet in about 4 weeks and will drink the grape Isopure mixed with crushed ice - like a snow cone or something.
     
  11. ck9779

    ck9779 Member

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    Surgery Date:
    12/11/2013
    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    384
    Goal Weight:
    150
    I am not looking forward to the pre-op liquid diet. I have to start the day before Thanksgiving.
     
  12. Gr8k8

    Gr8k8 Member

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    Surgery Date:
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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    229
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Holy crapanetly! That's not nice. How long do you have to do this liquid diet and for goodness sakes why?
     
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  13. ck9779

    ck9779 Member

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    Surgery Date:
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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    150
    For 2 weeks. They want your liver to shrink
     
  14. reaganhollis3

    reaganhollis3 Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    340
    Goal Weight:
    180
    Amen!!! The surgery's best side effect is that I don't get hungry!!
     
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  15. Mignon Hobdy

    Mignon Hobdy New Member

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    Current Weight:
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    Location:
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    Yes you will be so sexy, I am sure I will bring sexy back while kicking rocks and you will feel amazing
     
  16. Joyseb

    Joyseb Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    May 18,2017
    Start Weight:
    295
    Current Weight:
    290
    Goal Weight:
    190
    Location:
    Wilkes Barre, pa
    I am on day four of my liquids and yes it sucks, but am trying to be positive and think in 11 days my new life will begin and eventually I will look in the mirror and like myself again!
     
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  17. Keith Wells

    Keith Wells Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    Feb 14th
    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    210
    Goal Weight:
    180
    Location:
    Richlands, NC
    I feel your pain, the liquid diet is very hard to do... I had to do that in feb.... But I am down 88 lbs since the start of my journey... Went from size 42 pants to a size 34 so far.... Keep the thought of the new you... It will be well worth it....
     
  18. Joyseb

    Joyseb Active Member

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    May 18,2017
    Start Weight:
    295
    Current Weight:
    290
    Goal Weight:
    190
    Location:
    Wilkes Barre, pa
    Well had surgery last Thursday doing fair,,had a hard time getting rid of post op gas,but today I feel much better, really hard to sips liquids slowly, one time took too much at one time and had discomfort but I have learned my lesson.
     
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  19. Maggie C

    Maggie C Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    05/19/2017
    Start Weight:
    190
    Current Weight:
    182
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    So I'm in my first week post op. I'm on a clear liquid protein diet and it's killing me! I'm supposed to do this for 2 weeks. But, if I remember correctly, my doctor said I can go to the full liquid sooner than 2 weeks, but wait the full 4 weeks before going to soft food. How soon did y'all go to the full liquid diet? I feel so hungry and wake up with a gurgling stomach because I'm barely getting any satiation. I'm taking in my recommended amount of liquids but feel like I could get more protein if I wasn't forced to mix the protein with water alone since milk had protein as well.
     
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  20. Shellyp

    Shellyp New Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    5-30-17
    Start Weight:
    225
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    Centralia Illinois
    I'm on 2nd day. I'm really hungry also. Anticipating in few days will be pretty difficult.
    I get it.
     
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