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Hello. I'm 18 days out post GB and I'm having a REALLY hard time eating. I'm supposed to be in the soft food stage. I eat 2-3 tb of cottage cheese and 1/2 slice deli turkey and that's all I can get in for the day. I was told to eat every 2-3 hrs and that I'm not eating enough. In between eating I'm sipping Water and Protein drinks. But after I eat I'm full for 3-4 hrs. Honestly, I'd be more comfortable sticking to a liquid only diet. I feel less thirsty/dehydrated and less full. I basically feel full 24/7 trying to get in liquids and eat. Who knew eating could be difficult? I know this is all over the place, but I guess I'd like to know how everyone else progressed with eating and how you got in your Protein. Eating is causing me to get in less than my minimum rqd protein. My concern is getting enough protein. But I can honestly say that I'm stoked that I don't have to eat a lot to feel full.

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Omg I am SO with you! I'm 13 days out- full liquids- bit can have yogurt, hot cereals puddings too. My problem is just like yours. Eating fills me so fast! I have zero problems getting my liquids in, though my tummy prefers them to be warm. Room temp Water is so-so , therefore I tend to drink more hot tea than anything. Crystal lite is ok.

Anyway- I'm supposed to have 3 meals of 4 oz each and drink liquids and Protein Shakes in between. I much prefer having one meal and upping my Protein to make certain I get it all in. It is so darn hard! I felt "real" restriction for the first time today. Trying to get liquids in 30 min after I ate and each sip almost hurt[emoji20][emoji20][emoji20]. Spoke with my NUT today and she said that for now it was ok to do "food" as an in-between and protein shakes as main source. Said it may take a few more weeks for my new tummy to get used to food. She also cautioned me that she did not approve of this as a long term solution. Who knew?[emoji4]

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Yup. We're in the same boat. My NUT is pushing food. But for the sake of Protein I think I'll have to stick with fluids/shakes. I wonder if this will change though. I can't just drink forever.

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At 18 days post op, I was still on pureed foods. I was on liquids for two weeks and then pureed for two weeks. It was not until stage three (soft foods) that I was able to eat cottage cheese and then stage four lunch meat (which I was not able to tolerate until nearly six months). Perhaps, you need to go back to liquids and drink strictly Protein until the requirement is met each day, then try soft foods. I know 18 days of liquids seems like alot, but you have to do what you have to do at this point if you want to be successful in the end. Best of luck to you!

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After RNY gastric bypass surgery, the most important requirements are getting in the required amount of Protein, fluids and Vitamins. food is secondary. Your body is converting your stored fat into the energy needed to drives your body. Thus you lose weight. Exercise is also important if you want to maximize your weight loss.

Transitioning to solid can also present a problem. Solids, especially meats, are hard to go down. I found that when I reached that stage, softer foods such as chili and Soups were the way to go for me.

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Remember everyones Dr has different rules for when to start a new stage, I was allowed purée the day I got home. Also the food we are to start eating is supposed to be Protein, but yes the liquid does feel better on the new tummy, we are all relearning how to introduce food to our new tummy, take it nice and slow, stick with what does work and feels right for you

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I was surprised the NUT suggested I eat those items too. Also on the list are tuna and eggs, just to name a few. I'm going to keep on drinking and not worry about eating. Txs everyone

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