I've been doing Cambridge Diet step 2, my TKR is 20 Jan..

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Ive been on this diet since September and lost about a stone, I've been following step 3, now 2 in an effort to get a bit more weight off.  I wondered if I should stop now my op is only 2 weeks away, but dont want to put weight back on. Anyone else had this dilemma?  Do we need more calories before an operation? Its my second knee replacement, the other one was 2 years ago.  thanks in advance for any advice.  This forum is really useful. x 

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    Hi Elaine, what's the Cambridge diet?

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    I'm sorry I should have googled first, asked second.  I see it's basically shakes, diet etc.  It would be difficult for us to know the best answer to this.  I think it would be best to talk to your doctor about it but if it were me I wouldn't stay on the diet now. You're close to surgery and I think it would be best to be eating protein, fruits and veg now.  It's obviously a vlcd (very low calorie diet) and I think it would be better for you to be eating foods at this stage.  Best of luck with the surgery.  You may find that they don't recommend staying on the diet with surgery coming up.

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      All the best for the surgery, I hope you have an easy time of it. A friend of mine at about 4 weeks post surgery was great and could do everything.  I hope you and I have the same outcome as her. XO
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