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Old 11th June, 2010   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible to shrink your liver in 6/5 days?

Hiya All

I'm technically not a newbie because as you can see on the left I originally joined (minimins) last Jan, when I started Lighter Life for the second time but I never got around to posting anything and eventually forgot I had joined...LL didn't go well to say the least - I ended up 2 kilos heavier than I was at the start of it.

So while trawling for advice on how to stop my panic eating, when I should be on my pre-op diet (op on Wednesday 16 June), I found this forum again. *Kismet*?

I've struggled with my weight for over 10 years and have tried every diet at least twice. After much and various therapies - CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) seemed to work.

For months I've been fine - 3 meals a day no bingeing and no depressive episodes, then I get my date and the pre-op diet options, a choice of slim-fast, a milk diet (can't abide milk unless it's mixed with chocolate) or a 1000 calorie food diet. I chose the Slim-fast diet - BIG mistake as they tasted awful - for me they have a nasty chemical aftertaste - so for two days I basically had nothing but water and diet drinks. I changed to the 1000cal food diet, and while it was a struggle I did it for 3 days

Then on Monday after a stressful weekend (huge drama and arguments about my surgery), I binged on chinese food and since then I've eaten more than I was eating before I even started the pre-op diet.

So what I want advice on is whether I should cancel my op as I'm probably not ready for it and this is my usual self-sabotaging behaviour which I should sort out first. Or should I diet like mad for the next 5/6 days and hope I not only shrink my liver but that I can get my head back to where it needs to be?

I have lost 3 kilos (6.6lbs) since the beginning of my pre-op diet, but as I've been eating high fat high sugar foods, I'm sure my liver is as large as ever

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It would be possible to shrink your liver in time, but you would have to stick to the diet 100% from now until surgery. You will remember from your LL days that it usually takes 3/4 days to get into ketosis. The way we shrink the liver for our ops by reducing fat and carbs is effectively the same thing.

I dont think anyone here is qualified to advise about whether you are in the right headspace or not, but if YOU decide that you are ready for the op, it would be possible.
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I had a week and a bit on my pre-op and my liver was fine. It is possible as long as you are very strict on your diet...and it's not for long so I'm sure you can do it.
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Good luck hope you manage to shrink your liver. I would say don't cancel the op you don't know when you would get another chance. At the end of the day though it is your decision so good luck with whatever you decide.
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There are a few people on this site who went in for their WLS and were opened and closed up without having their operation due to the liver not strinking enough to have their operation. If you've stuck to diets like LL in the past, this one should be a doddle for you.

As Sam says, it is possible for this to happen but you have to give it your all for the short time you have left.

Do you think your ready for this op? It's a huge life changing decision, your going to be on a liquid diet for weeks, then pureed and soft food for a number of weeks after that. If your finding it hard now, are you going to be able to cope when you have no choice but to stick to it?

Only you can answer those questions. If you made the decision to have this operation you had already decided that you wanted/needed to change. If you are not prepared for that, perhaps you need more CBT inorder to get yourself in the right mindset.

Once you've had this op, there's no going back. If you choose to eat incorrectly after your op you could cause yourself irreperable damage. There are so many things that can happen if you are not mentally prepared for this. May be you should speak to your bariatric team re your concerns. Perhaps your just having a last minute wobble, we all do.

I do hope you make the right decision for you, good luck x
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Hi there,

As all the replies so far, yes, if you 100% stick to a really low fat/low carb diet it should shrink your liver fine. However, I think Gail made some very astute points in her post, so it will need some real soul searching to answer those questions. I hope you can reach a decision that is good for you xxx
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Weight to Lose: 98lb
% Lost: 39.13%
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Yes it is possible and if it was me then i would cut out all the carbs and just have protein (lean) and a tiny bit of green veg and no fruit as fruit has alot of carbs, and the whole point is to reduce the amount of glycogen in ur system and the only way to do that is limit the carbs, but as u have such a short time then it wont harm u to cut out all the carbs, of course this is not a healthy diet but as its only for a few days then it will not matter, and you will have a very good chance to get ur liver as small as poss.
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Weight to Lose: 32lb
% Lost: 29.3%
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to everyone for your answers/advice - I'm going to go for it, I've worked hard up to this point and I think this last week has been an awful blip for me, but a blip none-the-less.
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Good luck...if this isn't incentive to stick to it like a saint, nothing will be! Let us know how you get on xxx
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