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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)

Lunch--Protein Beverage

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!
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    I am reading this as a curiosity to the liver shrink diet. I didn't realize this blog is 4 years old. I am curious as to your progress.
    2075 days ago
    Oh, Karon...I am thrilled for you...

    I have a friend who had it done on 2/14 a year ago, and she was very upset when she first found her date was Valentine's Day...until she realized it was the best gift of LOVE anyone had ever given her! Giving it to herself changed her life.

    Your surgery date is just around the corner. Hard to believe...and next year, when you look back? Whew! You won't even recognize yourself! This will be the BEST thing you've ever done for youself...
    3532 days ago
    Good luck on your surgery, I have a fiend who had the lap bands put on her stomach she has lost about 150lbs so far she has about another 100 to go but she looks and feels Fabulous.... and now she is exercising all of the time she loves it. Good luck Debbie
    3532 days ago
  • SHERRY528
    I hadn't checked on your blog lately, Karon-I'm SO GLAD I did! HOORAY for my Friend! LOTS happening for you-I of course knew you had a date, but to get to share these other things with you-I'm SO GLAD I didn't miss it! I know you'll do just fine with your diet these next weeks-you'll have the skinniest liver in town!;-)...
    You must be so excited! And yes, scared AND overwhelmed that it IS so soon---that sounds STRANGE to say after it's been ALLLLL this time, doesn't it, Dear Friend??!!:-)....Again, Karon, BEST, BEST WISHES AS YOU MOVE THRU THIS WHOLE PROCESS. WE SHARE YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS AND TRUST ALL WILL BE JUST PERFECT FOR YOU! HUGS! Sherry emoticon emoticon
    3532 days ago

    I really applaud your dedication to your goals to be going through all of this. I am glad the diet isn't as bad as youwere afraid it would be. I t doesn't sound too bad. It's amazing that just eating that way will shrink your liver! I imagine it will shrink YOU a bit too LOL!

    I hope that your insurance will approve you SOON! Waiting in limbo is for the birds, especially when you are shrinking your liver in anticipation of the surgery. I hate insurance companies!

    3533 days ago
  • RENA1965
    Hi just wanted to stay keep up the great job! I will be hoping for you that this diet helps so you can get your pouch and bypass real soon.
    3533 days ago
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