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1 hour ago, SideOfSunny said:

I don't know how y'all are getting so much Protein in - my doctor told me to stop shakes once I moved to soft food. Yesterday I only got 9 grams of Protein. Are those of you who are hitting your goals using shakes? I might ask about adding them back in for a bit.

I am 5 weeks post op and still cannot get 64 oz of fluids in. Sipping is a full time job. For me, the shakes are too thick and sweet. I loved them prior to surgery. Regarding fluids, I try to drink at least one bottle of protein Water per day. That helps with the Fluid and protein intake. All of my protein comes from food. I have not had any issues with food. I take small bites, chew alot, put the fork down and push the plate away. I wait a few minutes and take another bite It takes a long time to eat. I make sure my food is good protein. I eat only high protein food (crab cakes, flounder, shrimp, chicken, etc.) Fresh seafood is expensive, but I am only eating a small portion. It lasts for several meals. I do not eat any starches or vegetables. My pouch can't hold much so I choose only protein. Hang in there. Each day gets easier.

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Today makes it exactly 2 weeks since I was sleeved on August 31st. My post-op visit with my surgeon is tomorrow. I’m not able to progress to puréed until my visit. Weight loss has been decent, -12lbs since surgery morning weigh-in. I gained 4lbs from I-V fluids while in the hospital, so I’m pleased so far; slow and steady is okay by me.

I’ve been getting between 50-60 grams of Protein all from Unjury pre-made shakes (love these because they are only 8.5 oz for 20 grams of protein) and Clear Premier Protein Water. Truth be told, the water is too sweet after surgery so I have to dilute to get it down, but trying to work on the three remaining cases I have.

Looking forward to having scrambled eggs for lunch, and puréed egg and chicken salad for dinner tomorrow. I was grossed out at the thought of purée pre-op, but counting the hours until I can eat some gourmet purées tomorrow.

My plan allows up to two Protein Shakes for Snacks during the purée stage, so I’m estimating getting 60-80 grams during this stage. Also, remember you can add Protein Powder to your purées if you need the boost.

Good luck everyone!

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3 hours ago, BSNJ said:

I am 5 weeks post op and still cannot get 64 oz of fluids in. Sipping is a full time job. For me, the shakes are too thick and sweet. I loved them prior to surgery. Regarding fluids, I try to drink at least one bottle of Protein Water per day. That helps with the Fluid and protein intake. All of my protein comes from food. I have not had any issues with food. I take small bites, chew alot, put the fork down and push the plate away. I wait a few minutes and take another bite It takes a long time to eat. I make sure my food is good protein. I eat only high protein food (crab cakes, flounder, shrimp, chicken, etc.) Fresh seafood is expensive, but I am only eating a small portion. It lasts for several meals. I do not eat any starches or vegetables. My pouch can't hold much so I choose only protein. Hang in there. Each day gets easier.

Very similar except most of mine is puree. The shakes r hard to tolerate

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3 hours ago, Topaz_Black said:

Today makes it exactly 2 weeks since I was sleeved on August 31st. My post-op visit with my surgeon is tomorrow. I’m not able to progress to puréed until my visit. Weight loss has been decent, -12lbs since surgery morning weigh-in. I gained 4lbs from I-V fluids while in the hospital, so I’m pleased so far; slow and steady is okay by me.

I’ve been getting between 50-60 grams of Protein all from Unjury pre-made shakes (love these because they are only 8.5 oz for 20 grams of protein) and Clear Premier Protein Water. Truth be told, the Water is too sweet after surgery so I have to dilute to get it down, but trying to work on the three remaining cases I have.

Looking forward to having scrambled eggs for lunch, and puréed egg and chicken salad for dinner tomorrow. I was grossed out at the thought of purée pre-op, but counting the hours until I can eat some gourmet purées tomorrow.

My plan allows up to two Protein Shakes for Snacks during the purée stage, so I’m estimating getting 60-80 grams during this stage. Also, remember you can add Protein Powder to your purées if you need the boost.

Good luck everyone!

Love this new thing where i mix laughing cow cheese into the egg substitute its tasty Breakfast and lighter than the shake

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I'm eating pretty much normal food now - I feel like maybe I shouldn't be because it has only been 5 weeks?

Bit worried that my pouch isn't working as it should, I was expecting to feel full after two or three tablespoons of food. Nowhere near. Not sure why.

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No. I am 5 weeks post op sleeve. Any food larger than the size of my thumb will cause me pain. Also, cannot eat more than 2 oz of food at any meal. I rarely feel hungry. If I don't eat, I will get weak and tired.

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11 hours ago, MoominMan said:

I'm eating pretty much normal food now - I feel like maybe I shouldn't be because it has only been 5 weeks?

Bit worried that my pouch isn't working as it should, I was expecting to feel full after two or three tablespoons of food. Nowhere near. Not sure why.

I wonder if youve talked to your surgeon because if you are having an appetite they might be able to prescribe an appetite suppressant. Let them know!

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On 9/14/2020 at 4:39 AM, xFatBoy007 said:

You are on the right track! Trust the process and continue doing what you are doing. See if you can fit in more Protein in for more energy. I’m taking in about 78-80g of Protein a day and my energy issue went away. I had surgery on 8/26 also with a cpap. My weight has some what stalled but I’m trusting the process and putting my head down to continue moving forward. Hope things get better for you soon😊

thanks FB007. What Proteins are you enjoying? I’ve tried deli turkey, eggs (scram and boiled), chili, Soup and shakes. I tried tuna and it didn’t go well.

The only thing that I look forward to is the chili and I think that may be where my disconnect is. The proteins are old hat.

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Hey All,
I’m officially one month post op. Aside from some minor issues the first two weeks things have been progressing smoothly. I’ve graduated to regular foods and have been tolerating them as well. Today is my birthday and I must say it will feel weird not to have my traditional birthday meal and cake but I’m thinking about all the birthdays I will now gain instead. How is everyone doing on their journey?

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14 minutes ago, RichelleGetsFit0309 said:

Hey All,
I’m officially one month post op. Aside from some minor issues the first two weeks things have been progressing smoothly. I’ve graduated to regular foods and have been tolerating them as well. Today is my birthday and I must say it will feel weird not to have my traditional birthday meal and cake but I’m thinking about all the birthdays I will now gain instead. How is everyone doing on their journey?

Happy Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎈🎊🎂. I’m going in 3 weeks post op still having some issues with some foods but everything else is going great.

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13 minutes ago, RichelleGetsFit0309 said:

Hey All,
I’m officially one month post op. Aside from some minor issues the first two weeks things have been progressing smoothly. I’ve graduated to regular foods and have been tolerating them as well. Today is my birthday and I must say it will feel weird not to have my traditional birthday meal and cake but I’m thinking about all the birthdays I will now gain instead. How is everyone doing on their journey?

Happy birthday! I'm officially 5 wks and 3 days post op today and thankfully things went pretty well for me overall. Yesterday was my birthday and it was definitely different. My husband took me out to dinner and knowing that I now have a four bite max threshold, majority of my dinner was put in a to go box lol. food has definitely changed for me now but being that I'm down 26 pounds, I'm not complaining! 😊

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