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Judy, 4 weeks out already!! Just a thought, could you ease your milk craving with cheese and yoghurt/fraise?? That must count as real food!!

You are doing great, it's amazing the difference between surgeons regimes isn't it. Puts the requirements into perspective too.

Jane x

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Thanks Jane! Yes, I am going to try yogurt and fromage blanc type stuff.. I am pouring myself a teeny glass of milk just to 'scratch the itch', and not drinking any more than that once a day.

I am not craving milk as much now that I am on solids (chopped fine, and chewed to death), so maybe I am now getting whatever it is I thought I needed from milk...

Yes, the different regimes are interesting, as are the pre-op requirements. I did none of the milk drinking marathons, and my op was - apparently - classic. Very straightforward, and have had no pain to speak of, no vomiting (yet!)...

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Well I've moved on to half-n-half, clears and fulls. I've quasi-solved the issues of the a$$ powders: russian goat yogurt. At 11g's of Protein and only 4 carbs for a 6 oz serving it is great on its own, because of the sharp sour strong taste I can't taste anything put into it. So that, plus some Tomato Soup, plus a scoop of "unflavored" protein and I've got a 14 oz drinkable with 39g's of protein and it's delish! There are many reasons why I can't wait for solids and among those reasons is the belief - I hope not a false one- that it will be easier to get to protein goal on a daily basis.

JudyM - Have you tried really really sharp flavored cheeses and yogurts to satisfy your craving? Some seriously stinky cheese or some goat yogurt might do the trick.

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I'm confused...I drink already made Protein Shakes from Sam's Club/Costco and they taste pretty good. They have 30 grams of Protein in each shake. Are the already made type of shakes not acceptable? Do we have to drink the powder type protein after surgery??? help!!!

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So, what is different in Europe? Would love to know. Everyone is so crazy being on the full liquids but this will be your greatest weight loss, as soon as I was on solid food everything really slowed down as far as weight loss. I was really constipated at first but have found a balance with more Fiber and doing better. Weight loss is slow but steady. I haven't been exercising much lately though, it is so hot. 106 today! ugh!!

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Amen!! They are all gross, and I found out that unflavored just mean they aren't choc., vanilla or strawberry!!! :) I started trying to find something I like months before surgery and thank God I was buying from GNC, with a receipt, they'll allow you to bring it back, and I DID, four different times!! I gave up, I am drinking the GNC Protein bullets, 42 grams of Protein, Blue Raspberry is the least disgusting!! It really isn't bad, I'm ordering it on line, for some reason it is a 'new and improved'. :) It's only 3.4 oz and so I'm not sipping on it for HOURS!! I take a few sips in the morning, then again at noon and then finish it up in the evening and I'm done. With that and the food I'm now eating (I'm nine weeks out), I get in 65 - 90 grams a day!! Good luck....it gets easier....and now I just focus on drinking, my drink of choice is Decaf iced tea. I start and end my days with 8 oz of skim milk!!

This crap is DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

I am 5 days out from surgery and have been living off protein powders blended with Water and whoever invented this crap was an a$$h013. I choke down 80g's worth of protein every day and try to keep up with the Water but I feel like I am being punished for every pleasure I've ever had from food. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!! I need real food with real flavor, not this gritty paste water that tastes of a$$. I don't mind that I'm on liquids, but anything but this!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGHHHH.

PS - yes, I've tried a variety of the brands, all a$$. And I'm only getting in about 300 cals a day, the doc wants me at 600.

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I've been terribly constipated.....headed out to get something, prunes maybe!! What are you eating Fiber wise?? HELP!!! :)

So, what is different in Europe? Would love to know. Everyone is so crazy being on the full liquids but this will be your greatest weight loss, as soon as I was on solid food everything really slowed down as far as weight loss. I was really constipated at first but have found a balance with more fiber and doing better. Weight loss is slow but steady. I haven't been exercising much lately though, it is so hot. 106 today! ugh!!

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No, ready to drink are fine, just so the calories and sugar aren't high. I drink the Atkins some times, they were recommended by my dietitian. I know a lot of people talk about the RTD shakes from costco. The powders are YUCKY!!

I'm confused...I drink already made Protein shakes from Sam's Club/Costco and they taste pretty good. They have 30 grams of Protein in each shake. Are the already made type of shakes not acceptable? Do we have to drink the powder type protein after surgery??? help!!!

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Ha, I found using this device solved my constipation, please don't ask why!!!!

https://www.tenscare.co.uk/index.php?action=products&product=81

Since I have been trying to tone up my bits with this I seem to have rediscovered the joys of pooing!!

Jane x (what a relief!) :)

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I'm starting to feel like a vampire, albeit a fat out of shape one - no human bodily functions and restricted to a liquid diet without any interest in human food. =( I never thought I would miss a good poo, but I do, I miss poo. ing.

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to this day i love my eas and muscle milk Protein Shakes i be lost without them guess i'm alone on this one lol they keep my tummy full and me from snacking ten more pounds till goal of 150.

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The best thing I ever ate when on liquids only post op was homemade chili, then drained everything out and just drank the liquid and it tasted SO good! It was so nice to have the spicy taste after all of that crappy chocolate Protein drink!

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