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Hello all, I’ve got a question about calorie goals in the first 2 weeks post surgery.
I was given a calendar and it says I’m to be on all liquids for the first 2 weeks and that I need to make sure I get in 3 Proteins, but that’s really all the guidelines I have.

To be honest, I’m lucky if I get in 2 proteins a day (who can actually consume 6 oz in one sitting) and I’m worried that I might sabotage future weight loss if I don’t get in enough right now.

I logged my calories for the past 2 days (was sleeved on 2-6) and I’ve consumed 330 calories.
That’s for BOTH days. 😱😱😱

Anyone else in the same boat?

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When I was on liquids post-op I was getting in about 500-600 calories/day. I was drinking Gatorade Zero, GNC Lean Protein Shakes, sugar-free popsicles, sugar-free pudding, diet iced tea, and Water.

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I've never had a calorie goal from my nutritionist since surgery. Just to get my Water and Protein in. We talk about what to eat but not calories. Initially my calorie intake was quite low, like under 500.

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7 hours ago, Sheribear68 said:

Hello all, I’ve got a question about calorie goals in the first 2 weeks post surgery.
I was given a calendar and it says I’m to be on all liquids for the first 2 weeks and that I need to make sure I get in 3 Proteins, but that’s really all the guidelines I have.

To be honest, I’m lucky if I get in 2 Proteins a day (who can actually consume 6 oz in one sitting) and I’m worried that I might sabotage future weight loss if I don’t get in enough right now.

I logged my calories for the past 2 days (was sleeved on 2-6) and I’ve consumed 330 calories.
That’s for BOTH days. 😱😱😱

Anyone else in the same boat?

I was sleeved on 02/01. My dr told me not to worry about calorie intake. Just focus on getting the Water intake and try to hit the Protein goal. They were more focused on me not becoming dehydrated. I'm up to 40-60 oz of water and I'm almost to my protein goal. I also have sf popsicle, sf Jello, strained Soup with added Protein Powder. Good Luck!!!!!!

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You're right on target with your present consumption. Focus on meeting Protein and Water needs the way your doc and RD tell you to do it.

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Don't worry about calories, focus on your Water and Protein, that's all that really matters right now. You're limited with how much you can consume, so just make sure everything is high quality/protein that you consume, and as much clear water as possible.

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Thanks for all of the responses guys.
I’m just getting so concerned when people talk about consuming ~500 calories per day when I’m probably lucky to get in 500 calories in 3 days.
Today was another wash. So far I’ve managed to drink 80 ounces Water and I have another 16 ounce sitting next to me that I’ll finish before bed.
Protein sucked again. I’m getting in about 20-25 grams per day and that’s it.
Drank 2/3 of the hot chocolate before the volume made me nauseated and then later in the day I drank about half my protein Soup.

Hopefully under 30 grams protein will be good enough

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Same boat!

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7 hours ago, Sheribear68 said:

Thanks for all of the responses guys.
I’m just getting so concerned when people talk about consuming ~500 calories per day when I’m probably lucky to get in 500 calories in 3 days.
Today was another wash. So far I’ve managed to drink 80 ounces Water and I have another 16 ounce sitting next to me that I’ll finish before bed.
Protein sucked again. I’m getting in about 20-25 grams per day and that’s it.
Drank 2/3 of the hot chocolate before the volume made me nauseated and then later in the day I drank about half my Protein Soup.

Hopefully under 30 grams protein will be good enough

Maybe try subbing in some Protein Shakes or yogurt for your Water? Or sugar free pudding?

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On 02/15/2019 at 03:16, bodycando said:





Maybe try subbing in some Protein Shakes or yogurt for your Water? Or sugar free pudding?


I wish. Sadly when anything Thicker than Water tries to go through it gets stuck.

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