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Yet another surgery - please can someone help?
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StarburstSurprise · 24/01/2020 09:27

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 · 27/01/2020 16:12

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.

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StarburstSurprise · 27/01/2020 16:41

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 · 09/02/2020 19:45

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?

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StarburstSurprise · 09/02/2020 21:36

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

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JinglingHellsBells · 10/02/2020 07:34

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.

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StarburstSurprise · 10/02/2020 10:02

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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