This liquid diet is killing me


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1 hour ago, mw2543 said:

How did you feel when you cheated? One slice of bread? 🤣. That’s funny. So I haven’t had surgery yet. It just struck my funny bone.

Thats just great. The high prize of good health is worth it. 👌👍🏼

1 hour ago, BunnyJean said:

I think I'm gonna do the same thing. Because in the first month you really are not getting much in the way of food Vitamins. and I am not sure if you start taking your Vitamins that soon. Because your gut needs to heal. So even if they are half effective....half is better than none in my book! Good idea!

This is great. You gut doesnt have to be abused and neither do you.

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It’s because my gut needs to heal is why I’m NOT cheating. Prolapse is painful, dangerous, and sometimes fatal. That’s scary to me. So, I can’t give all the credit to my so called strong will. Unlike the sleeve and gastric bypass, a foreign object has been placed inside of me. One slip (yep, pun intended), and I’m history OR WORSE, I’m left with a jacked up stomach and a lifetime of explaining my f/up. NO THANKS.

On a brighter note... I’m not sure if your town has a restaurant called The Soupbox but this joint here in Chicago. I had a bowl of lobster bisque and a bowl of white cheddar broccoli Soup that blew me away.

I HATE the shakes. Does anyone know of another Protein supplement to use? It leaves an aweful aftertaste and this morning it made me nauseous. HELP!

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Your best bet is to have hugh Protein Soups. I love soup. Especially those 2 you just mentioned. Did you have the lap band?

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Yes. I have the band. I’m looking now for a Protein supplement. Those Soups are expensive... $9 not a small 😱

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3 minutes ago, DrGee said:

Yes. I have the band. I’m looking now for a Protein supplement. Those Soups are expensive... $9 not a small 😱

I've been experimenting pre-surgery so that I have an easy-ish road map to follow after surgery. Have you tried adding unflavored Protein Powder to regular Soups?

I make homemade chicken broth from trimmed scraps and bones that I would otherwise throw away. It makes about 3-4 cups at a time and is fairly quick to make. So I take a cup of broth and nuke it for a few seconds until it's about 135*. Then add in my Isopure Unflavored Protein powder and if I need to, will add just a touch of Better Than Bouillon to boost the flavor. You can also stir in a spoon or two of cream of anything to the soup. It's really delish. I also do that with V-8 and warm it up for a tomato soup, or just add the protein to tomato soup or bisque. You can stir in a spoon of yogurt and spices/herbs to make it creamy tomato. I also do it for cream soups from a can.

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@FluffyChix no, I’m no choir and you’re not preaching. I appreciate reading about folks’ experiences and sharing mine with you all. While our journeys are similar, how we walk thru them is crisp and unique. Thank you and LETS GET THIS SEXY GIRL! We got heads to turn this summer. Some people ask me how much weight I want to lose. I Tell them how early on I threw my scale out the window because it lies to me and has no place in my walk. My goal is to be able to dress inappropriately and look dam good doing it. BAM!

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Can you "drink" anything and as much as you want?

Also I see references to Jello. Is that allowed?

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7 hours ago, Cat Malvo said:

Can you "drink" anything and as much as you want?

No ... not just anything.

Some limits apply to some liquids and outright bans (for good reasons) on others.

7 hours ago, Cat Malvo said:

I see references to Jello. Is that allowed?

Diet jellies/jellos are allowed.

Be judicious in how much you swallow. It's easy to overfill yourself.

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Hi. I’m on day two of my pre-op diet. I care for two three year olds and feeding them and having the energy to play all day has been a challenge. But I’m devoted to the cause and so far, no cheating. This is really hard!!! I’m only allowed broth (no soups), SF Jello, SF popsicles, 3 Protein Shakes a day and one low fat yogurt a day... for two weeks. Does that seem more restrictive than most? My clinic assigns this same diet to everyone, regardless of weight or size of liver.

my question is when I will get to eat real food again? How long after surgery until I can eat a few pieces of sushi, a few bites of sandwich, or a Breakfast sausage? When will life feel normal again and I won’t have to constantly explain my shake when others are eating lunch?

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31 minutes ago, Lotte22 said:

Does that seem more restrictive than most?

No.

This is one of the versions of "normal" pre-op.

31 minutes ago, Lotte22 said:

when I will get to eat real food again? How long after surgery

Usually two to five weeks post-op ... depends on your clinic/surgeon and/or over-all progress!

Try to stay the course. The results, nine times out of ten (or higher) are worth it.

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