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  • How to make it through the pre-op diet!

    How to make it through the pre-op diet!

    Following the pre-surgery Optifast™ or Optislim™ diet is a significant dietary change and can be quite difficult! As we know, the pre-op diet is critical for the liver to shrink down in size, and allow your surgeon to perform the operation more safely. While this reasoning is important, we appreciate that this does not necessarily make the diet easy to follow!

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  • 8 Non-Weight Goals for Your Weight Loss Surgery Journey!

    8 Non-Weight Goals for Your Weight Loss Surgery Journey!

    While people choose to have weight loss surgery to lose weight, it is important to look at the bigger picture also. As we have talked about on the blog before, the number on the scales is just one measure of your success. We want to avoid getting ‘tunnel-vision’ on the scales and keep our focus on the broader improvements to your lifestyle.

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  • The Pre-Op Diet: 3 Unexpected Ways

    The Pre-Op Diet: 3 Unexpected Ways

    Most patients dread starting the pre-operative very low calorie diet, Optifast™ or Optislim™. Often the thought is that the program is simply just 3 meal replacements a day, replacing breakfast, lunch and dinner and that is absolutely it!

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