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@CurvyJem 34177 wrote:

Hi all,

I’m new to the forum, despite lurking for quite a while now and I must say thanks to all of you for your insightful, interesting and helpful posts 🙂

I’m having a Gastric Bypass on August 25th, which is getting closer and closer – eek!

The Milk Diet is at the forefront of my mind and I’m wondering how you all coped with the hunger? I’ve been trying to cut things out gradually – so I’ve already given up booze and fizzy drinks and am planning on going carb free from 1st August too – do you think this will help? Also is it possible to have Miso Soup (Itsu do a good one) for my salty drink instead of OXO cubes?

Any help or advice appreciated.



Hi Jemma and welcome to our friendly forum.

I’m so glad you have decided to join in the fun!

Firstly, congratulations on getting your surgery date. What a wonderful feeling it is. I remember getting mine like it was yesterday.

Giving up booze and fizzy drinks is an excellent idea in my humble opinion. I’m not sure about going carb free only because I didn’t do it. I’m also not sure about having Miso soup – again for the same reason. I stuck rigidly to the rules and didn’t make any changes once I was on the pre op diet.

As for being hungry on the milk diet, you will be amazed to find that after a few days, you won’t even feel hungry. Don’t forget, it’s four pints of milk a day alongside 2L of water – your stomach will never be empty! It also flies past. Your surgery day will be upon you quickly so perhaps you should simply try to get as healthy as you can beforehand. Giving up alcohol and fizzy drinks is a good idea as they have no nutritional value but I’m not certain about the other changes you want to make – only because I am not a clinician.

I had my surgery 7 years ago and I still follow the guidelines on a day-to-day basis. I have treats now and then, but in general, I try to stay ‘on plan’. Ask your team for advice on any of the changes you want to make. They are very willing to help at every stage. My personal opinion is that, if you get the foundations right, the rest falls into place. Success after weight loss surgery is about taking care of your general health and trusting the surgery to help you make the right choices.

I’m so excited for you. Some amazing things are coming your way so make sure you are in the best health you can be to help the surgeon and the surgery to help YOU!

Doodah x

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