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I've been struggling since starting soft foods. It takes me forever and a day to get in one bottle of Water and having to wait 30 minutes to eat something that may or may not come up is taking it's toll. I'd rather drink my meals at this point but my surgeon said no more Protein Shakes at this point and to try eating. It's frustrating because I know I'm dehydrated and getting 60-80 grams of Protein in seems all but impossible at this point without at least one shake. I'm going to call my surgeon and let him know my concerns but do y'all have any tips?

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It takes a little while to get the hang of working the liquids in around food and keep Water at least 30 minutes away from meals. I'm 8 weeks post-op and just getting a good routine going. You could set a reminder on your FitBit or phone to sip some water every 15 minutes?

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I was wondering: Do you actually measure your Water intake after surgery? I was told that I can expect to drink approximately a shot glass full of water at a time, but I'm not sure how many of those I need in a day--and whether II'll actually be able to drink enough in a day in such small amounts.

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Thank you for the advice, I'm going to try watering down Protein Water. I haven't tried the reminders...didn't know that was an option on the FitBit. I use MyFitnessPal to track my water intake. My hospital gave me some cups with fl oz levels on them plus 1 oz cups. I also have some small 9 oz cups.

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i keep 3 23.7 oz waters around me and thats my goal for the day. sip sip sip sip. im still on the shakes but im up to two Water bottles a day and the Protein Shakes finish me off to meet the required amount. just got to keep shipping. also i would consider a shot glass about 1 oz.

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17 hours ago, Greenstar said:

i keep 3 23.7 oz waters around me and thats my goal for the day. sip sip sip sip. im still on the shakes but im up to two Water bottles a day and the Protein Shakes finish me off to meet the required amount. just got to keep shipping. also i would consider a shot glass about 1 oz.

That sounds like a good plan, because I can't imagine measuring every drink I take. I'm a little stressed about the whole Water issue, because I drink a LOT of water now, and in huge gulps. It's going to be quite an adjustment.

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