So after two days of TORTURE...I decided to look further into the Liver Shrinking diet. My doctor, who is wonderful but clearly has ADD, told me to follow the pre-op diet in the book (which there was none) but he did say the goal was to shrink the liver. I looked EVERYWHERE in cyberspace for a diet plan that makes moderate since and is close to liquid only with protein emphasis as I could find. I decided on this:
The thing that I am most interested in is the 40-50 net carbs a day MAX. This really helps me to make sure I am in my range.
Seeing as I normally eat a WHOLE lot more then that and live off of fried foods and Dr. Pepper's I would say the change I am making - even if there is an egg and a piece of chicken here and there is AMAZING! I have a clear enough head to admit that now. Yesterday...not so much.
The protein shake is getting much better. I am adding a 1/4 teaspoon of non sweetened cocoa to them to help give them a better taste. I don't think I will have to do that forever..just while I get used to it.
My mood - much better today :-)