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I'm supposed to be on a full liquid diet right now, but oy, this is hard. Protein Shakes are making me want to gag, but even if I grin and bear it, I can't get a lot down because I start to feel so full. I am totally not accomplishing my goal of 60-70 grams of Protein a day - not by a long shot. broth is disgusting, too. So I'm living on Fairlife milk, blended with a little bit of Protein Powder, Decaf hot tea, Water and SF jell-o. This is my life. So many forums and other things I've read on websites say that the soft food stage can start on week 2. But I messaged my bariatric counselor at the mayo Clinic and they said, no - stick to the plan - 2-3 more weeks to go on liquids.

So - me, being the queen of rationalizing anything - think that I should stick a little toe into the water and start to dabble in soft foods/purees/mashies. I mean, at the very least, in order to help me reach my protein levels. I'm thinking a spoon full of hummus on one day, maybe some blended - very small curd - cottage cheese the other.

And I also think this would help with my constipation. I'm not going because there's probably nothing in my system to even make it!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I would not dip any toes in the pool at all. I know that the liquid phase sucks, but what about sugar free popsicles? Have you tried Premier Protein or GNC? They are good and have different flavors. Also have you tried Bone Broth? Or maybe going to your favorite restaurant and ordering the Soup and straining out the chunks? Just so you can have the broth and it feels like you’re eating something? What surgery did you have?

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I'm supposed to be on a full liquid diet right now, but oy, this is hard. Protein Shakes are making me want to gag, but even if I grin and bear it, I can't get a lot down because I start to feel so full. I am totally not accomplishing my goal of 60-70 grams of Protein a day - not by a long shot. broth is disgusting, too. So I'm living on Fairlife milk, blended with a little bit of Protein Powder, Decaf hot tea, Water and SF jell-o. This is my life. So many forums and other things I've read on websites say that the soft food stage can start on week 2. But I messaged my bariatric counselor at the mayo Clinic and they said, no - stick to the plan - 2-3 more weeks to go on liquids.
So - me, being the queen of rationalizing anything - think that I should stick a little toe into the Water and start to dabble in soft foods/purees/mashies. I mean, at the very least, in order to help me reach my Protein levels. I'm thinking a spoon full of hummus on one day, maybe some blended - very small curd - cottage cheese the other.
And I also think this would help with my constipation. I'm not going because there's probably nothing in my system to even make it!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

My doc sent us home straight to purée. We had to eat either cottage cheese or tuna salad before we left the hospital. Do what works for you. As you’ve seen in this forum, doc recommendations are all over the board. I’ve been approaching it more as guidelines vs hard rules and find what works for me.

All of us have different body types, are varying ages, at varying fitness levels with different medical conditions. One size does not fit all. I met someone in the hospital who had surgery on the same day with the same surgeon. She struggled with purée and getting water in where as I’ve had no problem.


Sleeved 3/12/18, HW 270, SW 253, CW 238, GW 160, 5’9”

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My future bariatric hospital treats their RnY patients that way. Sleevers, both kinds have to do the more traditional levels, maybe because of their. stitches or long staple line popping open easier? Don't know[emoji27]] but that's how I see it[emoji3]

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On 08/04/2018 at 9:57 AM, TransitionKate said:

'm supposed to be on a full liquid diet right now, but oy, this is hard. Protein Shakes are making me want to gag, but even if I grin and bear it, I can't get a lot down because I start to feel so full. I am totally not accomplishing my goal of 60-70 grams of Protein a day - not by a long shot. broth is disgusting, too. So I'm living on Fairlife milk, blended with a little bit of Protein Powder, Decaf hot tea, Water and SF jell-o. This is my life. So many forums and other things I've read on websites say that the soft food stage can start on week 2. But I messaged my bariatric counselor at the mayo Clinic and they said, no - stick to the plan - 2-3 more weeks to go on liquids.

So - me, being the queen of rationalizing anything - think that I should stick a little toe into the Water and start to dabble in soft foods/purees/mashies. I mean, at the very least, in order to help me reach my Protein levels. I'm thinking a spoon full of hummus on one day, maybe some blended - very small curd - cottage cheese the other.

And I also think this would help with my constipation. I'm not going because there's probably nothing in my system to even make it!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Hey TransitionKate, just wondering how you are faring now that is a few months down the track?

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