Got back from my meeting with the team in Hamilton. Everyone there is so lovely and so positive, you just knwo that you are going to have support throught the whole process.
Anyway...pre op diet time....I will be starting on Monday and it will be really hard, but I have 8 weeks to lose 17 kgs.......otherwise the surgery will not go ahead. I am choosing to do it the tough was I guess, but have some amazing support with Annie doing it with me, and the moral support I am getting from Jackie, Jude and Jayne.
So the details of my eating for the next 8 weeks is:
I will be replacing 2 meals with it and I am allowed to have ublimited non starchy vegetables as well. So NO carrots, potatoes, pumpkin, kumara, beetroot etc etc,
My evening meal is to be 100-150 gms of lean meat and once again unlimted vegetables......Brocolli, cauli, mushrooms, silverbeet, spinich, lettuce, tomatoes.....
The clinic suggested a nana nap in the afternoons since I have such a big gap from lunch till dinner. Lunch is at 11:30 till 12:00 and dinner is around 6:45pm......that way It will kill some time, remove me from temptation and I hopefully won't be too grumpy.
So upshot is that it is Carb free which is something I think I will find hard but in reality i am never going to be a big carb eater ever again.
Looking forward to weighing in after that first week of being really really good.