Pre op diet

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hello, can anyone advise me? Can I use slim fast as part of my pre op diet plan? Thanks

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    Hello

    I imagine that different hospitals will have different requirements.  I did use slimfast, it was the easiest thing give working and travelling a lot, and I just stocked up.  although, slimfast was all that I had.  it had to be all or nothing,

    I hope that helps

    K

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    Hi Kate,

    thanks for that, it just seems so confusing and they are recommending their drinks which don’t look too appetising and are pricey.

    have you had a band.if so, how long and how have you found it(if you don’t mind me asking).

    tania

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    Their drinks?  who's.  are you going private?

    I did 2 weeks on nothing but slimfast, and last about 10lbs before the op.

    I had the bypass in April 2016.

    Kay

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    every hosp and dietician have their own version of the pre op diet so it is important to stick to the one you have been asked to follow cos by not doing so you could be jeopardising the entire pre op diet - I wasn't allowed to have these kind of drinks at all - I was on the milk diet which consisted mainly of milk with one or 2 other items included but def no slim fast or similar drinks for me - if you are in doubt the best thing to do woul dbe to contact the dietician and ask his/her advice and remember that the aim of the pre  op diet is to shrink your liver in readiness for your op though any wgt loss is of crs a bonus - good luck   

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    Hi there Tania, was wondering how you were getting on 4 months In would love to hear... I have my band surgery on the 16th of April and am very nervous 😬 x

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    Yes you can.
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      this is not strictly true cos as I said above, all hosps and dietician s have their own version of the pre op diet and the only person to be able to answer this question 100% is the dietician who set it in the first place - it is important to follow the diet sheet provided and not interchange any of the items listed.
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