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Okay, so it's only day two of my 'hybrid' pre-op diet, and I'm already dealing with the unexpected. My diet is 3 glucerna shakes a day, one meal of no more than 500 calories, and up to 300 calories of fruit/veggie Snacks per day. I'm doing this for the whole month of April, not sure what's in store for May yet.

The things I didn't expect... peeing like mad and the gassiness (burping, farting, bloated feeling). I have always eaten a lot of veggies, so it's not the increase in Fiber. So, I'm asking the dreaded question... Is this normal?

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Hmmm.. have you had Glucerna shakes prior to this? If so, have you had the gassiness before? My first thought is that there may be lactose in the shakes upsetting your system. As for the peeing a lot, are you also drinking upwards of 80 oz of Fluid a day? I'm always in the bathroon, but drink 100 oz a day.

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You sound like me, I did the entire. month of August 2018, knew by my surgeon's actions I must have had NASH, many obese people do, worked and worked well, lost 15 pounds, but I had the smooth, sleek liver of a newly born calf, made my surgery easier on Dr Needleman and myself. Know the top scar, just below my sternum, was where he placed the liver retractor, a lot more easy to place a small one instead of a thick,one with " load levelers" built in. My daddy once had a car with load leveler shocks, if made. a really neat,whirring noise if there was anything heavy,in the back end of the vehicle. Was a very,nest vehicle, we were,very happy with it until the garage towed it in for repair of something else, broke those shocks and it was never quite right afterwards. Stupid Mechanics!

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7 hours ago, Briswife15 said:

Hmmm.. have you had Glucerna shakes prior to this? If so, have you had the gassiness before? My first thought is that there may be lactose in the shakes upsetting your system. As for the peeing a lot, are you also drinking upwards of 80 oz of Fluid a day? I'm always in the bathroon, but drink 100 oz a day.

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Thank you so much for your input... It's been years since I've used Glucerna, and then it was only as an occasional supplement while I was pregnant. I hadn't considered the lactose in them. I've never noticed a problem with dairy before, but I've also never been relying on it so heavily for my nutrition. I'll have to keep an eye on that. As for Water, I'm a water fiend and have been for years, so I'm not seeing an uptick in my water intake (60 - 80 oz a day). I also connected the fact that I've got a sensitive bladder that's irritated by artificial sweeteners (if I drink a coffee with Splenda I have to be near a bathroom a half hour later, no question) with the Glucerna, so that may explain the peeing like crazy.

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1 hour ago, Frustr8 said:

You sound like me, I did the entire. month of August 2018, knew by my surgeon's actions I must have had NASH, many obese people do, worked and worked well, lost 15 pounds, but I had the smooth, sleek liver of a newly born calf, made my surgery easier on Dr Needleman and myself. Know the top scar, just below my sternum, was where he placed the liver retractor, a lot more easy to place a small one instead of a thick,one with " load levelers" built in. My daddy once had a car with load leveler shocks, if made. a really neat,whirring noise if there was anything heavy,in the back end of the vehicle. Was a very,nest vehicle, we were,very happy with it until the garage towed it in for repair of something else, broke those shocks and it was never quite right afterwards. Stupid Mechanics!

Frustr8, you make me chuckle with the way your brain works. :) I've lost 5 lb in two days so I'm on my way. I'm hoping that the bloated/gassy feelings will subside once my body adjusts to this new diet.

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I tried a new shake recently, not realizing it had lactose in it, and I got bloated and gassy. I guess I'm lactose intolerant. Like others have already said, it could be the Glucerna shakes.

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