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Ok I need help. I was sleeved 4/30/13 and I'm on puréed foods. I find it so hard to get all my nutrients in. I was in the hospital for dehydration Thursday. Today I had less than 300 calories. I'm trying to eat the 5 small meals in my diet plan, the 2 Calcium tablets, 3 Multivitamins and the 40-60 grams of Protein Shakes. It's too much for my small tummy. Getting in my Water is hard too. I need help and advice. I eat a little and stay full for hours. I don't want to end up like the other people sick with malnutrition. The tingling sensation I had from my diabetes returned today. I was taken off my metformin and my blood sugar was fine the 1st week of surgery. I'm worrying and feeling like did I make the right choice. I'm so close to my goal weight. It's so bad I was wishing I can get back my stomach lol. Please help.

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Sorry to hear this. I don't always feel hungry, but I still eat to make sure I get in enough calories and fluids. If you can't eat the meals then drink the Protein Drinks because it should go through your sleeve quicker than food. And you really need to try and get in all your fluids. I'm sure you don't want another visit to the hospital for fluids. Good luck.

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Thank you. I'm trying to. I'm still learning all this. This site is helping me so much. I will try my Protein Shakes like you suggested.

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Ok I need help. I was sleeved 4/30/13 and I'm on puréed foods. I find it so hard to get all my nutrients in. I was in the hospital for dehydration Thursday. Today I had less than 300 calories. I'm trying to eat the 5 small meals in my diet plan' date=' the 2 Calcium tablets, 3 Multivitamins and the 40-60 grams of Protein shakes. It's too much for my small tummy. Getting in my Water is hard too. I need help and advice. I eat a little and stay full for hours. I don't want to end up like the other people sick with malnutrition. The tingling sensation I had from my diabetes returned today. I was taken off my metformin and my blood sugar was fine the 1st week of surgery. I'm worrying and feeling like did I make the right choice. I'm so close to my goal weight. It's so bad I was wishing I can get back my stomach lol. Please help.[/quote']

Try having more Soup....that way you get your liquids in along with some calories. I would go to places and order Soup or chilly strained and add cheese for Protein. The pureed stage was horrible. I was on two days and the doctor moved me to soft foods. I realized the more I drank trying to fulfill my liquid requirements I was missing my caloric intake

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I am having the same problem. Sleeved on 4/16/13. I am pretty much just on Protein Shakes and I always have a water bottle with me so I can sip. If I eat purée food I won't come even close to my Protein goal. I can't even finish a whole egg. I try to have two shakes and two- three "meals" doesn't always work out though.

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I am having the same problem. Sleeved on 4/16/13. I am pretty much just on Protein shakes and I always have a Water bottle with me so I can sip. If I eat purée food I won't come even close to my Protein goal. I can't even finish a whole egg. I try to have two shakes and two- three "meals" doesn't always work out though.

I had a hard time getting down the shakes...cut down on the sipping. Your stomach is still swollen at this point. Add some low-fat milk to your drinking.

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Thank you all for your advice. I will take it all in consideration. This is hard and taking a toll on me mentally.

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My go to was sugarfree pudding. It helped me so much. Take your favorite sugarfree instant pudding. Mine is chocolate. Take 1 and 1/4 cup(10oz ) of skim milk. Add a scoop of Protein powder. I have used chocolate, vanilla and unflavored. ( I am a big fan of the Unjury) Blend the milk and Protein Powder, then add the pudding. I divide into to bowls and chill. It is about 15 grams of Protein, and about 175 calories which you really need right now. In the beginning, I added two scoops which took the calories up 50 and the protein up to 25 grams! You would be surprised how much better you will feel. Also, with it being a soft food, it's easier to get it down and doesn't make you feel overstuffed.

This helped me so much so I hope it helps you!

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Thank you I will try that.

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Thank you all for your advice. I will take it all in consideration. This is hard and taking a toll on me mentally.

A lot of us have been where you are...take easy find what work for you. We're here to support you. You can also try SF cocoa and milk...10g of Protein....shakes didn't work for me I had to improvise.

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I still have a low calorie problem. I'm afraid to over do it with food. I tend to do Protein Shakes when I need extra calories. They're always packed with them and Protein is always a plus

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Take it easy on yourself. At 15 days out, you don't need to worry too much about your caloric intake, hydration is far more important. The other posters have given some good suggestions on Soups, shakes, etc. I would only add that there are higher calorie foods you can eat to up your calories, Peanut Butter with a Water and Protein Powder mixed in counts as a puree. Good luck!

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