Your tricks for stage one

Updated on August 24, 2019 in Gastric Sleeve Surgery General Topics
4 on August 15, 2019

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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0 on August 16, 2019

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 on August 16, 2019

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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0 on August 22, 2019

I found some protein shakes that worked for me. I also had the wonton soup without the wontons, chicken stock, and even coconut water.

Making that jump to a different diet plan was very challenging. I could still have some vegetables, but most often than not, I thought I wouldn’t make it.

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0 on August 24, 2019

I tried to sleep as much as possible during that time.  I went to bed early and took many naps.  I also prayed a lot.  Most of it was just psychological.

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