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I am 6 weeks postop from gastric sleeve. I am on a regular diet. I can't seem to get in enough liquidsthroughout the day. I am having to force myself to drink when I'm not thirsty and when I still feel full from eating (maybe an hour after eating). I hate doing that because I know it's going to flush the foodout too quickly. Does it get easier to drink? I know they say that your Protein shakes/milk count towards liquid, but honestly my body needs straight up Water to feel hydrated. And when I don't drink enough I sleep like crap. Most days I struggle to get in 48 oz.

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Yep, gotta keep sipping every 15 minutes or so whether you feel like it or not, especially now when you're still at risk for getting dehydrated.

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Also Jellos and Popsicles count as liquid.. broth as well...

I used to drink diet soda. My doctor didn't prohibit it as long as I drank my minimum amount of Water, so pretty much I don't have time for diet sodas anymore.

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I'm guilty of getting approximately 40 oz a day. I'm on regular food, but get too full.

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