My surgery (gastric sleeve) is November 13th so I have to start my diet October 30th. I was told to have a protein shake for breafast and lunch and then a sensible dinner focusing on protein. They also gave me specifics on which types of protein shakes to drink (low calorie, low carb).
For the liver to shrink, is it more the number of calories consumed, amount of protein, or liquid nature of the diet that works best?
While protein shakes are filling, there is also that between-meal hunger. Do I just deal with it or is ok to have some like clear broth, tomato juice, or other liquids (as long as they are low calorie low carb) to stave off hunger?
I have a long commute so I rise early. I have been drinking a protein shake for breakfast on my way to work (around 5:30-6:00 am) for several weeks now. I generally eat lunch around 11:30 but even though the shakes are filling I am always hungry before then.
Any suggestions on what to consume to help keep hunger away and still keep my liver shrinking for surgery?