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Yet another surgery - please can someone help?

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StarburstSurprise Fri 24-Jan-20 09:27:37

Ok, so I am due to have another foot surgery soon, it will be my third in two years and due to having to be off my feet for six weeks every time, a total of 12 weeks without exercise each time, I am desperate as with each surgery I have gained another stone in weight. I really do not want to gain more weight as tough to lose as I am also menopausal. So, I am asking for recommendations for a liquid diet that I can do for the first six weeks whilst I am off my feet.

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MoonNoodles Mon 27-Jan-20 16:12:26

I think you should ask the doctors.

Just because you are probably on meds (?) And if your diet doesnt have enough nutrients and vitamins than the combo with meds can be bad for you. Just something to consider before embarking on a liquid diet. Sorry I know that probably isnt the answer you want, I just think the idea of you getting sick on top of the foot thing would suck even more. You might be able to research your meds and their affect on the body online or maybe arent taking meds and then can ignore this.

StarburstSurprise Mon 27-Jan-20 16:41:06

Thank you. I did talk to a GP who recommended no more than 800 calories per day, I just thought that maybe it might be easier to get some shake things.

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JinglingHellsBells Sun 09-Feb-20 19:45:38

I doubt very much a GP would suggest 800 cals a day.
This is the amount in the shakes they give to people who are diabetic under a controlled 8-week program.

Are you diabetic?

StarburstSurprise Sun 09-Feb-20 21:36:55

Old thread, surgery postponed. Not diabetic but gp did tell me 800 cal a day would lose a stone .

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JinglingHellsBells Mon 10-Feb-20 07:34:46

Well, that may be the case, but generally no one medical would advise anyone to go below 1000 cals a day. (Your thread is only a couple of weeks old.)
I've answered some of your questions elsewhere and think you need to deal with deeper issues rather than just looking for a quick fix of weight loss.

StarburstSurprise Mon 10-Feb-20 10:02:12

Thank you again. Your advice has definitely made me want to change. I know the alcohol has to go, hopefully a symptom of that will be to lose a few pounds. I have a naturopath therapist who is also a counsellor that I will return to and address the underlying stuff too.

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