Here are 5 simple ways to assure your 1-2 week pre weight loss surgery diet goes smoothly:
Purchase all of your protein supplements and fluids well ahead of time so you’re prepared. There’s nothing more stressful than running around at the last minute like a chicken with your head cut off trying to find what you need!
Make a Schedule
Have a sit down discussion with family members and let them know what you'll be doing. Show them your schedule. Ask for their support- no ordering pizza or eating your favorite foods in front of you!
If you’re in charge of meals for your family, prepare and freeze meals they can simply reheat while you’re on the preop diet. If family members are old enough to prepare their own food...let 'em do it!
Get an accountability buddy to help you stick to the pre weight loss surgery diet. It can be your spouse, neighbor, friend, or even a dietitian, like me! Tell someone else what your plan is.
Everyone does better with another pair of eyes on them!
Surround yourself with external motivators
Make a vision board. Hang it in the kitchen. There’s no clearer way to remind yourself of what you ultimately want to achieve. You may feel tired or low energy on the pre op diet, and may feel like you want to cheat at times, but a vision board will help you keep your eye on the prize!
You CAN survive the 1-2 week diet before bariatric surgery. I know you can! You’ve got this!