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I was banded on July 25, 2006, the surgery went well and it took a few days of driving to get home, but all that went well. I have been home on my 2 weeks of liquids and well I dont think I am getting enough Calories or Protein in and I am feeling very light headed and sleepy and all that good stuff. I am also taking 3 shots of halerpin a day to thin the blood for 2 weeks after surgery which has caused my Time of the month to come early and so now I am trying to find a way to get extra Iron in as well but I dont know of a good source of Iron that is liquid or in a food that can be eaten on the liquid phase. I have tried the Isopure zero carb ready to drink drinks but there too sweet for me, so I ordered the unflavored unjury Protein Powder but it wont be here for a few days so I was wondering if you all had any suggestions of ways I can get more calories and liquids and Protein in and some iron. I hate feeling so fatigued and run down. Any help would be appreciated very much.

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I spent a week on Carnation Instant Breakfast (purchased at Walmart). It is a great source of Protein. I on the other hand am glad now to be taking Isopure and love the sweet taste :bananapartyhat: Why not give the Carnation Instant Breakfast a try?

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I had a bit of trouble with fainting during this phase. My regime only demanded one day of Clear Liquids and then onto regular liquids and anything that could go through a straw was fair game, so at about day 4 or 5 when I could handle slightly thicker stuff, I ditched the Optifast, the juice and the like and started on "real" food in liquid form - Soups that had meat and carbs in them, even spaghetti bolognaise blended down with a can of tomatoes and some chicken stock. It made all the difference to me.

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I am drinking advant edge (Walmart or Krouger) it is great it has no sugar and has 15 grams of Protein. If you are drink other drinks you need to look at the protein, sugar and cal... This seems to work better than any thing I have tried and it taste great.

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My surgeon said not to worry about calories and Protein in the fasting stage following surgery. He says our body is using all our fat stores and not to worry.

I am with Jack. I am enjoying my nice homemade chicken stock.

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Thanks for all the wonderful advice. I will definately try cutting the Isopure with Water and I did get some CIB but I want to try some of the other suggestions as well. I appreciate all the help!

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