The "Liver Shrink" Diet
Friday, July 18, 2008
So here's the diet I have to stick to for the next two weeks. It isn't nearly as bad as I had thought it might be.
Breakfast--Protein Beverage (will probably do Carnation Instant Sugar-free with added dry milk powder OR Slimfast Low Carb which were two options on the list she gave me that I can live with)
Dinner--2-3 oz protein, 2 servings of starch, 2 servings veggies, 1 serving fat OR a Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice meal as long as it has meat in it
I can also have 2 snacks with quite a list to choose from if I need them and also up to two servings per day of sugar free popsicles, fudgesicles, jello, 1 c soup broth, sugar free hard candy or fat free cool whip..
In addition to all that I must start the vitamins that they are going to require me to take for the rest of my days. They recommended two that are designed for bariatric surgery patients so I'll be picking them up on Sunday.
I also have to drink a minimum of 64 oz of liquids per day. I get water, crystal light, diet v-8 splash, unsweetened decaf tea, minute maid lite, and sugar-free kool-aid.
We talked about my weird working and sleeping hours and I think we came up with a workable schedule for meals that will work now and then post-op when I return to work. I figure it will all work itself out eventually.
She said that I am down five pounds since the last time I was there. I weighed 412 on their scale and 407 on mine this morning. Theirs has always weighed me five pounds heavier and the nurse said that everyone says that so I'm guessing their scale is five pounds heavy. She also said that on this diet I should lose 10-20 pounds. It is to shrink my liver so that they can move it easier to get to my stomach for the pouch and bypass.
So that's where it all stands for now. I'm going to start this and know in my heart that insurance approval is just around the corner. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Hee hee!