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Sx date was 03.06.18 and I am currently 8 days post-op. I’ve been following the Phase 1 process post-op on nothing but liquids (Protein shakes, broth, Water, Gatorade, and on occasions Jello-o) but I still feel hungry on occasions. So far I’ve lost 10pds but this is mentally draining especially being at home all day.. All my spouse and mother keep saying is be patient but I don’t think they realize how hard challenging it is when you see them continue their normal eating habits while your life consists of liquids liquids liquids... I’m IMpatiently waiting for Phase 2 to kick in lol [emoji30] I caught myself crying for a brief second yesterday of how tired I am of the Protein Shakes (especially since I did the 2 week pre-op liver shrinking diet) ... Anyone has had this struggle?

HW: 255

SW: 248

CW: 238

GW: 150

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((hugs)) It's soooo normal. I was chompin' at the bits by 8days Post OP! I don't know if your Gatorade has sugar in it or not, but if it does I'd sub it with Powerade Zero so you aren't drinking pure sugar. That will keep you hungry!

And if you're keeping fluids down easily, then I would say you don't need the Gatorade at all. I'd focus on Water and non-sugar alternatives. Especially if you're getting your fluids and Protein in from protein drinks!

It will get better! You are so close to getting to purees and/or softs!!!

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I felt that way at day 8 as well. I later realized though it was all head hunger. I'd only feel hungry if I saw food, or people eating, or TV commercials. Without the trigger I had no hunger. Can you remove yourself while they are cooking or eating? Go for a walk or a drive maybe? It will be easier when you can eat with them, even purees

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((hugs)) It's soooo normal. I was chompin' at the bits by 8days Post OP! I don't know if your Gatorade has sugar in it or not, but if it does I'd sub it with Powerade Zero so you aren't drinking pure sugar. That will keep you hungry!
And if you're keeping fluids down easily, then I would say you don't need the Gatorade at all. I'd focus on Water and non-sugar alternatives. Especially if you're getting your fluids and Protein in from protein drinks!
It will get better! You are so close to getting to purees and/or softs!!!


*Hugs* thank you for the helpful tips!! I thought it was just me. I appreciate it


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Hang in there because as you progress with the food stages, this will go away. I am 7 weeks post op and on a normal diet. I don't get hungry unless its meal time, and even then, I have to make a conscious effort to eat. As you eat food with more "residue" you will feel satisfied longer and hunger will subside.

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