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Your sleeve or pouch should have far less capacity for good than your previous stomach did. Hence you are “restricted” in how much you can eat.

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My Md had guidelines that I could only eat strained creamed Soups and liquids the first 1-2 weeks. That included yogurt, Protein Shakes 2 days after surgery and then cottage cheese and refined Beans began at week 2/3. However it is hard to drink or eat much initially. I used a shot glass to get 2 ounces at a time and a timer so every 15 minutes I would drink 2 ounces. Once I was on soft foods like 1 egg or tuna it initially took 45 minutes to eat that then a week or so later 30 minutes, then eventually 20 minutes etc.

food wasn't appealing and after a few bites I felt like I just ate a Thanksgiving dinner. It wasn't painful but just that blah I'm done feeling. I think around 3/4 months I could drink a 11 oz. Protein Shake in 30-45 minutes, eat a 5oz cup of yogurt or 1 egg in 20 minutes but not much more in one sitting. Suddenly at 6 months I could comfortably eat about a half cup of food total if some of it was soft. Not a half cup of chicken, but a 1/4 cup of Protein and a 1/4 cup of soft veggies. Now at 9 months sometimes I can eat almost a cup in one sitting in a normal amount of time like 10-15 minutes but usually it's closer to 1/2 to 3/4. I don't feel deprived or over full.

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I can drink pretty much any quantity I want, but food is another story. I can drink a 20 oz bottle of Water in 15 minutes, but barely 1/2 cup of food over the course of an hour. I’m 3 months out from VSG.

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Yea liquids are easy for me to but soon as I started yoghurt I felt full for a few hours.. Solid stuff takes longer to go through than liquids...

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We're all so different. Each of us has our own unique experience with restriction. I never really felt restricted from liquids until I started "water loading" about 6 months out from surgery. Then I finally felt fullness from drinking quickly. If I sip though, it goes right through without registering that I'm full. Doesn't matter if it's Water, or Protein Drinks, or cream Soups.

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I had more restriction with my sleeve for fluids, so I would just sip a lot. Since my bypass I can drink everything just fine... just not at the same time as eating. I get the foamies. I'm 9 months out from Bypass.

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