Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day 2 pre op

I won't write my meals every day, but today was much, much better. I still feel weird eating food, when all along the doctor's office kept referring to it as a liquid diet, but at the consult, they said to do this low carb thing. The funny thing is that the instructions also mention that if I cannot do or stay on the low carb diet, to switch to the liquid diet for the rest of the time. Personally, I prefer not to have choices.
Last night I ended up making a shepherds pie with cauliflower instead of potatoes. Mixed in some cream cheese, and sprinkled with cheddar, and OH MY GOODNESS! A-FREAKIN-MAZING. I really liked it. So I thought I found the recipe on Sparkpeople Recipe's, but when I looked again, I couldn't find it. So I tried going by memory. Even today, I still cannot find it. Oh well.. it was yummy anyhow.
I went over my carb allowance yesterday, so I feel bad, and thought maybe I should switch to the liquid diet, but I decided to try again.
So this is what I have eaten (and will eat tonight).
It is REALLY hard to only be at 30 grams of carbs. I work from 8 am till 7:30 pm (due to a part time evening job) so I have that muscle milk around 4:30 to last me till I get home at night for dinner. Not sure if I could cut those out. Maybe I should try celery or other "free" veggies instead to try and last me. Any suggestions? I guess I never counted carbs before. I just worried about protein and calories. So far the scale likes it. We shall see come Friday how big of a difference it can make.


  1. Sounds really tough - I didn't do a liquid pre-op, I had a high protein, low carb diet given to me by my surgeon - but it had exactly what I was to eat each day so I didn't have choices which definitely make things harder. Maybe call and see if they have an example meal plan with less than 30 carbs that you can follow? Good luck, you're doing really really well so far! x

    1. Thank you! It is getting easier day by day. I thought it would be easy, since I have done Atkins before, but nope :)
      That's a good idea. I will call to see if they do have something. Thanks!

  2. That is tough!! I forget how much veggies have carbs! I was pasta, bread, and those type of carbs free for the first year!! I subbed all of that with lean meats. Lunch meat is your friend!