Friday, August 01, 2014
Just got an email from the nutritionist who is working with me through the University of Michigan's Bariatric Surgery site. She said before surgery people go on 1000-1200 calorie diets. Two weeks before surgery they go on a liquid diet of a medically approved shake regimen.
I told her I am trying to follow a 1500-2000 calorie diet, (of which I am very proud). She said I would lose weight slower on that diet than at the 1000-1200 diet. Well, yeah, but I feel I would starve.
In order to get myself into shape weight wise, I'm going to try a 1000-1500 calorie diet and hope for the best. I'm not exercising a lot so won't need as many calories. It is scary to go down that far in calories, but I'm trusting this new nutritionist...because she works with morbidly obese people all day and knows what she is talking about when it comes to weight loss surgery and losing weight before and after.