I've read a lot about peoples pre-op diet. My doctor doesn't require any special diet, except the day before surgery. I'm glad I don't have anything I HAVE to do, but I want to use these two weeks to ease myself into the new lifestyle. Mind you I have already adopted some bandster rules : chew everything a lot, eat slowly, drink lots of water, don't drink with meals.
That being from what I've seen I'll be on liquids for almost a month post-op (clear for a week, then full). I'm not certain though, I have my class to learn all that next week. So my goal for this week is to replace breakfast with a protein shake, and to reduce soda. I've already cut the soda down a lot, caffeinated is 1 per day (down from 3-4) and non-caffeinated is 1 (down from 2-3).
It's Wednesday to how am I doing...
Monday was hard, 8 am meeting at work, didn't plan for making the shake, so had usual breakfast of a muffin (probably the last one for a very long time). and 2 sodas for the day, 1 caffeinated and 1 non.
Tues: Unjury vanila protein powder with fresh strawberries blended with milk and NO soda :). Not sure I liked the unjury it has an after taste to me. I can do it, jut not my favorite.
Wed: AdvantEDGE® Carb Control Strawberry ready to drink shake blended with a banana. I did pick up a Diet Pepsi, but that will be my only soda today (I promise). I really liked the shake, didn't have any after taste to me.