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Hey Everyone!

I am struggling to get my Water ( lucky if I drink 750mls a day) and Protein in because of timings. How long do you leave between your meals?

I am trying to leave at least 10 minutes after drinking fluids before eating and at least 30 minutes after eating before drinking fluids again. But I am unsure when I can eat again?

Also I feel like I am tolerating too much food. I am tolerating about 300grams.

I am technically 5 weeks out although I was originally sleeved in 23 August 2019 then revised to bypass 5 weeks ago.

Thank you in advance to anyone who offers their advice and guidance. X

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I eat food about every 3-4 hours.

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Well I'm still using shakes mostly but I usually leave about 2-3 hrs between each shake or meal.

I was able to drink a litre a day from very early now I'll drink like 3-4 litres a day and nearly 11 weeks out.

Each shake is about 300mls of Water and powder.

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2 minutes ago, GradyCat said:

I eat food about every 3-4 hours.

Same!

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In the beginning at your stage I was eating about every 2-3 hours. I was legit hungry during that time cuz meals were so tiny and were more slidery in nature.

Volume is king. Follow your doc's and RD's plan for your volume at this stage in recovery. Don't exceed it even if you want to!

I never had issues with my liquids cuz I could drink a lot from the beginning. I do still try to leave 45 minutes-1 hour post meal for greater lasting satiety.

Now at 22months I do IF of 14:10, 16:8 and 18:6. So all my food is in a 6-8 hour window. I do supplement with part of a Protein Shake in morning coffees (cuz I love it, not cuz I need it), so that takes the Protein goal burden off my back and I can eat more veggies. I eat 2-5 meals during this time frame. Sometimes 6! :) And on days without IF, I still eat the same # of meals.

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27 minutes ago, Superman84 said:

Well I'm still using shakes mostly but I usually leave about 2-3 hrs between each shake or meal.

Arent you like 10 weeks out now? How can you still be "mostly shakes"

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Because I enjoy my shakes and it's the quickest way to hit Protein goals.. I do have some yoghurt or hummus or tuna if I need it..

I've bought Protein Powder in bulk so it's gotta be used up and my surgeon said if I like shakes that's fine.

If it keeps me satisfied why change it...

That's also why my weight loss has been so good.

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I literally don't even think about food much at all like some days I gotta remind myself to eat and shakes are so convenient when on the go :)

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I started off by eating every 2 1/2 hours... but now at 4 months out I go longer between meals.

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Well if its working and you still arent hungry take advantage because the honeymoon doesnt last forever.

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