Constipation can be a problem during your pre-op and post-op diets depending on what you are consuming. If your pre-op diet consists of mostly protein shakes, you aren’t getting the fiber and fluids necessary to move your bowels. Solving this problem requires a trial and error approach.
The Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) is a preoperative diet used to prepare for surgery. It specifically designed to help you lose a few pounds, shrink your liver and ensure you have enough protein for healing.In this video, a viewer asks Dr. Matthew Weiner whether she can substitute the VLCD for the cabbage soup diet.
What most preoperative patients don’t recognize and many postoperative patients don’t expect is that the impact weight loss surgery has on your hunger, metabolism, ability to eat and weight loss changes substantially over time. I’ve broken these postoperative changes down to four stages, and added the equally important preoperative planning and decision making stage as …