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Day 4: 7 Day Pre-Op Guide

Just like you should seek a qualified Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to perform your surgery, you should always seek advice from other properly credentialed medical professionals.

Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist has extensive medical background and knowledge, which differs from a nutritionist, certified nutritionist, certified holistic nutritionist, or any other person with nutrition credentials.


Although some initials may seem impressive behind one’s name, please do your research before taking advice or buying supplements/powders/energy boosters/etc. from anyone and make sure they are a Registered Dietitian with the proper qualifications.

Today's Tip:

Today's Video:

Start Prepping!

Get prepping! Using the instructions Gena gave in the video, go ahead and choose your recipes, make your ingredient list and set aside time to shop and prep.

The Importance of Nutrition Before Surgery:

Fueling your body with the proper nutrients both before and after surgery can significantly impact how it responds to the surgery.

Since our program is designed to optimize one’s recovery period following the breast surgery and was designed by medical professionals we do not promote consuming use of supplements, powders, clays, detox kits, etc. as there is lack of research to support such items and they aren’t regulated by the FDA.

Please remember that your complex body naturally detoxes with its sophisticated system of the skin, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymphatic system, and gastrointestinal system.

Rather, follow these do’s and don’ts for an optimal pre-op nutrition plan in order to optimize your body’s ability to detox naturally:

  • Eliminate alcohol from your diet

  • Buy/Consume organic foods

  • Wash all produce thoroughly before consuming

  • Eliminate processed foods from your diet

  • Avoid refined sugar from your diet

  • Substitute coffee with green tea

  • Avoid supplements-Did you know that supplements are not regulated by the FDA? Like anything, there can be hidden things in supplements and as you are trying to detox your body, it’s best to avoid supplements, powders, or anything unnatural. You might see women who’ve undergone similar procedures selling their products and/or promoting supplements and you should use caution and please remember supplements are NOT regulated by the FDA.

  • Use the REAL food recommendation and think about fueling your body with real foods that come from the earth and not a can, box, jar, or fast food restaurant.

    • Vegetables (especially leafy greens)

    • Fruits (Berries are great!)

    • Whole Grain Rice/Breads

    • Nuts, Almonds, Seeds, Chickpeas

    • Experiment with noodling using Squash or Zucchini and substitute this for starchy pasta

    • Drink Water!! -Drink half your body weight in ounces every single day

      • Practice drinking a full glass of water the minute you wake up

      • Drink a full glass at breakfast, lunch and dinner

      • Drink a full glass before bed after you brush your teeth

Meal Prep for Success!

Leading up to your surgery, plan your meals in advance. If you plan your meals and even prep them ahead of time, you are setting yourself up for success.

"Fail to plan, Plan to Fail."-unknown

Salmon and Couscous

Servings 4 Servings



  • 4 salmon fillets (5 oz each)

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 cup chicken stock low sodium

  • 3/4 cup uncooked whole wheat cous cous

  • 2 plum tomatoes chopped

  • 4 green onions chopped

  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese



  • Sprinkle salmon with salt, garlic salt and pepper.

  •  In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm up the oil.

  • Add salmon skin side up and cook 3 minutes.

  • Turn fish and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove from heat and keep warm.

  • Next, bring stock to a boil in a large saucepan and mix in couscous.

  • Remove from heat; let stand, covered, until stock is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

  • Add in tomatoes, green onions and goat cheese.

  • Serve with salmon and enjoy.

Guiltless Chicken Salad

Servings 4 servings



  • 2 cooked skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into cubes

  • 2 celery stalks chopped 

  • 1/4 red onion chopped 

  • 1/2 cup red seedless grapes quartered 

  • 1/2 cup greek yougurt non fat

  • t tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • Sea Salt to taste

  • 2 whole wheat pita pockets halved

  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves



  • Mix yogurt first and then add chicken and other ingredients to desired consistency. 

  • Combine all ingredients and blend together evenly. 

  • Serve in a pita, or on a bed of lettuce, Enjoy…

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