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I had gastric sleeve done on 3/18/19. I am having a hard time getting in the 60 grams of Protein and 64 Oz of Water daily. I'm supposed to be on pureed foods. I still have to do liquids a lot though. I'm trying really hard but I can only get so much liquid or food down before my stomach gets upset or I vomit it back up. Is this common right after surgery? Has anyone else had the same problems? Any tip or tricks to meeting my daily requirements? Thank you!!

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It's okay to stay on liquids a little bit longer. Are you possibly eating/drinking too fast? Is it vomiting the food or is "the foamie?" Foamy mucus means your body isn't ready for whatever it is you're eating.

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Maybe change the temperature of what you're drinking. I just had surgery 9 days ago and my new petite pouch prefers room temp or warm to really cold drinks. Good luck!

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So as a Sleeve post-op, I noticed that small amounts, carefully measured eaten at timed intervals helps a lot. For example, at my "food" I eat one bite and wait 4-5 minutes before the next one. and my liquids are in containers where I eyeball how much I'm drinking at a time. This has helped me as I was a fast eater before the surgery.

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It is common for your taste buds to change after surgery. Be willing to experiment. After surgery, my taste buds changed dramatically. Even Water changed. In the hospital it tasted excessively chlorinated and I could not drink it. So I experimented. sugar free popsicles became my best friend. Some individuals find hot or cold can help with fluids. For me, I found that I could tolerate flavored water. So I began using Crystal Light. I also found a new drink Bai which I liked cold. In the winter, I found that I tolerate Hot Drinks such as piping hot cocoa. But you have to use the "No Sugar Added" variety. Also fine English teas were very good.

The Fluid requirement is met by a combination. It is not only the water that you drink each day. But also the water you drink when you take your Vitamins and medicine. It is the milk you drink. It is the fluids content of the Protein Shakes. It is the water component of the Soups you take. It is met by flavored water such as Crystal Light. It is met by sugar free popsicles. It is met by tea and Decaf coffee. It is a combination of all the fluids that you consume during the day.

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I usually throw up some of the food and some white foam with it. I think it could be me trying to eat too fast. I was a fast eater also. I just want to eat and get it over with lol. Also my Dr reminded me not to try to eat more than 2 Oz at a time. This could be the problem too. I love buying Crystal lite packets for my Water also. I've been getting about 50 Oz of just water in the last couple days so it's progress. Thank you so much for your comments and help! 😊 I know it's gonna take a while for me to adjust.

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13 hours ago, LacyLacy3 said:

I had gastric sleeve done on 3/18/19. I am having a hard time getting in the 60 grams of Protein and 64 Oz of Water daily. I'm supposed to be on pureed foods. I still have to do liquids a lot though. I'm trying really hard but I can only get so much liquid or food down before my stomach gets upset or I vomit it back up. Is this common right after surgery? Has anyone else had the same problems? Any tip or tricks to meeting my daily requirements? Thank you!!

My surgeon prepared me that my Protein and Water intake were GOALS and not something I’d be able to achieve right away. Of the two he was more concerned about liquids. Just take it slow. You’ll get there 👍🏻

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47 minutes ago, LacyLacy3 said:

I usually throw up some of the food and some white foam with it. I think it could be me trying to eat too fast. I was a fast eater also. I just want to eat and get it over with lol. Also my Dr reminded me not to try to eat more than 2 Oz at a time. This could be the problem too. I love buying Crystal lite packets for my Water also. I've been getting about 50 Oz of just Water in the last couple days so it's progress. Thank you so much for your comments and help! 😊 I know it's gonna take a while for me to adjust.

That is eating too fast. Try the timed eating, it helps immensely. Get measuring spoons and cups to measure it perfectly.

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