April 4, 2014 After my orientation class for bariatric surgery last night, I knew that it might be weeks possibly even a month before they would start me on the required pre-op diet so I decided, “why wait?”
Back in January I had purchased a liquid diet program called New Lifestyle Diet, that I had use a few years back and had actually lost weight using it. I wasn’t sure what my bariatric group would want me to use in the future for a liquid diet but since I already the product, I might as well use it.
My endocrinologist had mentioned years ago that one of the main reasons any of us fail at new diets is because it is in our nature to play games with the foods we eat. Saving all our carbs in a day for a big dinner, juggling what we eat or drink before weighing in, choosing simple carbs over complex high fiber carb, you know the games. Her advice to me was simple, “Spread your carbohydrates, proteins and fats evenly throughout the whole day and you will greatly minimize your hunger and maximize your energy levels.” I knew that New Lifestyle Diet drinks and soups contained within a few grams the same carbohydrates, proteins and fats in each package and my past experience with these drinks and soups was that I never felt hungry and my energy throughout the whole day was steady without highs or lows.
I followed New Lifestyle Diet’s Woman’s program and since I’m a Type 2 Diabetic, I did six well balanced protein drinks or soups with a set ratio of Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats including what I like to call, one lean and green meal for dinner.
*just a note about NLD, my links are to an affiliate and yes I earn a small compensation for posting the link, however I am truly a big fan of the NLD products and they actually taste better than most on the market.