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I am almost 2 weeks out I know it is super hard especially in the beginning to get all the liquid in. The 2 things that have helped me the most are popsicles and crystal light blackberry lemonade. The popsicles count as 6 oz of liquid and I can usually get a whole one down in a half hour where if I were to drink the same amount of liquid it would take much longer. Also start the colace asap. I wish someone had told me that

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Mate you've gone to food in the first week that's the number one issue for slow weight loss... Everyone knows the first month's is when you take advantage of the liquid and puree diet to lose the most.. I don't understand people who are in such a rush to easy solid foods..

Not trying to be rude but you've kinda set yourself up for failure eating those kinds of food so early and giving into cravings...

I've been through surgery bypass and come out the other side and below my goal weight and feeling great but I did that by being very strict from day 1 maybe I was lucky I didn't have cravings for months nor did I give into anything for months.. I don't know what else to say mate...

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2 hours ago, thenewguy123 said:

For anyone who may stumble upon my initial thread and be looking for their own encouragement. I had a complete reversal of opinion by day two after surgery. Could easily drink 150-200 ounces a day, eat solid food by day 3 or 4, and have no problem drinking carbonated beverages by before the first week, even with a straw.

Wow, did your doctor give you approval for solid foods 3 -4 days after surgery??? I (and I believe most of us) was instructed to gradually increase intake from liquids to puree foods, to soft, and finally solids 8 weeks after surgery, avoiding specific high carb and high fat/sugar foods. Also, no carbonated beverages (not b/c of the lack of tolerance so much as the detrimental affect of bloating the stomach, and stretching it out). Also, no alcohol for at least a year for me.

Are you following up with your dietician to make sure you are eating foods that will help you lose the weight you want? After all, the surgery is just a tool, but will not work if you go back to old eating habits. My calorie intake is limited to about 800 calories a day, and I am struggling with weight loss even then.

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No, they advised against solid food for four weeks, but sometimes I play fast and loose.

I have followed up with dietitian, but I knew as much about diet and nutrition as she does before the surgery. My obesity was simply from alcohol consumption, poor choices, and putting a sedentary career first. I have long since known what had to be done to accomplish weight loss. There was 8 years or so period before I was married where I was akin to an amateur body builder, although I never competed or cared to.

I hear you about the old eating habits. I don't plan to keep it up, but I was just being honest about why I have only lost a pound or so in the last three days.

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It is really really really hard the first few months are the worst. I remember my first few months were the worst I would lay there thinking why did I do this to myself???? It was awful at first but it does get better EVERYONE goes through that just try and push through.

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