Your tricks for stage one

2 7 days ago

I noticed some people here are preparing for surgery, so I thought this would be a helpful discussion.  How did you make it through stage one of the diet plan (clear liquids only)?  I’ve found that sugar-free gelatin is my best friend.  My doctor says it counts as a liquid in this context.  Eating it is a psychological trick for me because I’m going through the motions of actually eating food.  I guess that’s how I see it at least.  So, that’s my trick for making it through stage one, let’s hear yours. 

 
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Way to make it through the first hump Mia!  I thought stage one was the toughest moment of my life.  I was starving – or at least that’s how it felt.  I didn’t have any tricks other than to remind myself that I just had to do this for seven days.  I marked each day off the calendar with a big red X.  I also didn’t have any inappropriate food in the house so I could avoid temptation. 

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0 6 days ago

The body’s first reaction to change is to rebel against the new type of diet. I had terrible headaches during the first few days due to anxiety and lack of solid food that my body was used to eat. There was no trick but will power to become successful with being healthier.

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