Good question... I dunno what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could help you..
I didn't have to do a pre-op.
, but did have to follow a pre-surgery Medifast diet of mostly protein, and no carbs, like the Medifast diet would be afterwards. We were told at an informational meeting that if we went into.
And the doctor made the cuts and went in there and saw that the liver was too fatty, he would close us up and make us lose more and come back! That scared me straight! I was so afraid of not getting the.
I stuck to the Medifast diet as best I could. It did help, but 5 months after.
, I still struggle with head hunger and regular hunger. I know I will have this struggle the rest of my life...
Great post! After I went to the first dietician appointment 5 months before.
I started dieting. I put away fried foods and started on the protein shakes. I was diabetic and started using my Glucerna shakes with the protein shakes to substitute 2 meals a day and I lost 44 lbs before.
Which reduced my BMI and shrunk my liver..
Your advice and positive anger is appreciated and much needed. I agree with you it is important to change our behaviors in order to be successful with this.
It is a major.
And a change of life. Great job Elizabeth and well said. We love you too!..
I have been waiting 11 long months to have my.
I had to go to 7 monthly dietary sessions, 8.
Sessions, and appts too numerous to count. I start my.
Next week and.
On Nov 2nd..
I boggles my mind that some people breeze through the process without having to do any pre-op.
Everything you need to know before jumping into this life changing.
I think people lose sight of the fact that GBS is just a tool. It's not a solution. When I came to the realization that I could still screw this up for myself, a lightbulb went on. Learn the process, use the tool, be informed...
All bariatric programs are not the same!.
I too was amazed this year how many ppl get this procedure and have absolutely no clue what to do on day one?? WTF?.
I must be one of the lucky ones. I was required to attend 6 months of classes and support group meetings pre op. Also required to lose 10% of my weight and be on a.
Before suregery. Also encouraged to eat as if I had already had the.
(no liquids during meals, chew Medifast food to a pulp, etc.). It was definitely worth it. I think my post op road is much smoother because of that. So, even if your doctor does not require these things, do them. It is for your benefit..
Elizabeth...i agree I have been on me preop Medifast diet for a while now. Have lost 16 lbs. You have to have your heand in the right state of mind to be successful. I know it has helped me out tremendously. The first 4 days were torture but I would do it again. I think everyone needs to trust the surgeon to do what's best for you and to make it the safest it can be.
I have noticed a change in my appetite and I get fuller faster. I am alloed fruits, veggies, and 4 oz of protein a day. I found by changing it up in the order you eat them makes a huge difference..
Thank you for not "sugar coating" anything...
I have been on the liver shrinking Medifast diet for over 3 months now. My.
Is on Nov 3. I used this time to get to know myself better. The Medifast diet has been anything but easy. But I am serious about GBS and am going to do whatever it takes to make it the safest.
Possible. GBS is a tool. There is still a lot of hard work I have to do to make it work. I agree if you aren't commited to this 100% then it obviously is not the way to go. I have contemplated GBS for several years and before now I was not ready. This time, I am and I accepted the commitment to change my life.
It is a process and one that should not be taken lightly. Pre-op friends, please, we all care and want what is best for you. Have your soul searching done before you take this step. It may be the difference between life and death...
Far from being mad a hell, I am happy as a heck that my team made me lose 10% of my weight before.
At the time it pissed me off cause if I could lose that much weight w/out GBS, why have.
But their advance was golden and helped me become successful. I do know others that had GBS and were given no pre or post op guidelines. Some did well other failed. Plus I know just because there is a great pre/post op plans in place, some people still fail to lose the unwanted weight...
I was in the same boat Paul...I was required to lose 40+ pounds pre-op, so I lost 127....
I was mad as hell at first also, thinking...SO...you want me to.
To qualify for weight loss.
??? am I missing something here?.
But in retrospect, I am so grateful to my surgeons office for making me do this...it has made the transition so much easier...I now know what signals my body is sending, when I am truely hungry and when it is just my head.
You guys understand I am not griping at anyone in particular...but at the lack of sincerity from the doctors who don't give their patients time to get use to the idea of having to give up so much, so fast...it is not fair for them to throw you to the wolves like that, when it is so not necessary....
I know my opinion doesn't count for squat...but it truely...I mean TRUELY, makes me appreciate my bariatric team and what they have done for me...and what they taught me in those many months pre-op..(16 months from start to finish)...also for what I taught myself in the process...it makes me more accountable, it makes me less defensive to what I have chosen to do, it makes me grateful for new beginnings...and it made me less hungry when it was all said and done.....