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I have my date and when I start my liquid diet and I’m so excited and I know the basics.. but I was hoping I could get some of your must haves or anything that made post op a little easier or kept you sane. I know there’s broths and sugar free Jello and popsicles.. but I just wanna hear what everyone else had or advice or any good recipes! I’m all ears! I have tons of Protein Powder, Unjury Protein in chicken broth flavor, a bought little 2.5 ounce cups with lids..

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This is a great question. I look forward to hearing some answers. I was thinking I will have some Bone Broth. Did anyone have their spouse/relative make some stock for them?

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Non-caffeinated tea felt gentle to my stomach after I'd been home a few days and was a good change of pace from Water and broth. Also, a nice comfy blanket. I soon found that I was much colder after surgery once the insulation starting falling off! Best of luck to you.

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And it still doesn't for me, maybe if it's ice cold I can take it, I drink Nestle Splash flavors but my ❤ belongs to strawberry Kiwi Propel, that's the taste for me!

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An accurate kitchen scale. I had one I had been using for months and the day before surgery it started acting wonky. Just needed a new battery but it hadn't been on my radar and I had to send my hubs on a battery hunt the day after I got home.

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I was sure to have a variety of liquids available. I had Gatorade Zero, Decaf sugar free Iced Tea, Diet Snapple Peach Tea, decaf coffee, and crystal light flavor packets for my Water. I also lived on sugarfree popsicles for a while.

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13 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

Tiny cups and plates, measuring cups and utensils

💜Congratulations💜

And a food scale!

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Oh 2 ounce plastic cups are helpful for sipping. I got mine from Amazon. My next purchase is 4 ounce as I will be returning to work.

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3 minutes ago, CNDC said:

And a food scale!

Mine is collecting dust 😂😂😂 lol

The only things i actually weigh are nuts and now i can measure those by sight too

Edited by GreenTealael

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19 hours ago, shellyk018 said:

I have my date and when I start my liquid diet and I’m so excited and I know the basics.. but I was hoping I could get some of your must haves or anything that made post op a little easier or kept you sane. I know there’s broths and sugar free Jello and popsicles.. but I just wanna hear what everyone else had or advice or any good recipes! I’m all ears! I have tons of Protein Powder, Unjury Protein in chicken broth flavor, a bought little 2.5 ounce cups with lids..

only my opinion,

I would use a scale in your first months. After you learn portion sizes, calories/macros, and real food plan, you can rely less on a scale. My fitnesspal or baritastic. Food logging has been eye opening and the best tool to get me to goal and maintaining.

There are bariatric websites for recipes.

Freeze leftovers in small portions for easy quick meals.

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Anyone try Stur? I love it! No aspartame or sucralose.

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