I had a teleconference with my nutritionist last week. She is pleased with my progress. We switched to a high protein diet and got rid of sodium rich drinks. She was concerned that I was retaining water. Given that I lost 7lbs, we think that was exactly what was going on.
My diet during those two weeks was as follows:
B: 2 eggs OR Greek yogurt
S: Ensure max protein
L: 4oz chicken
S: 1/5 cup cottage cheese
D: 4oz beef
When I talked to her a few days ago, we decided to make a few changes. I was only intaking 800-900 calories and that is too low. So, we want to up it to 1200-1400. To do this we are making a few changes.
- Switch the Ensure Max Protein to regular ensure or boost
- add puree fruit or vegetables but keep fiber at or below 8g
- add more protein
I meet with her again on July 29. My birthday!
When we meet again, it will be a zoom call. We will discuss the switch in diet and we will begin our bariatric diet counseling.
I have everything scheduled that I need before getting surgery. Here is what is to come:
Labs: July 30
MRI Enterorrhaphy: Aug 14
Psych Eval: Aug 25
Things are moving along. I’m estimating October for surgery but we shall see once I see my doctor again.
Until next time,