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Hi guys, I’m 8 days post op, it takes me about 1.5-2 hours to finish each Protein Shake, I take my time and go slow. So I know on the full liquid we are allowed yogurt and pudding, I honestly thought that would fall into the purée category? Also I can finish a yogurt which is about 4-5 oz no problem, of course I eat it super slow and kind of let it melt I’m my mouth and finish it in about 45 min-1 hour, so I want to know after eating I’m not full. I just feel fine and want to know if that’s a lot? 🥴 what are you guys doing? I’m kind of getting lost, how much are you guys tolerating 1week our from surgery? Would love feedback.

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Post op programs vary greatly.

In my program I could have yoghurt and custard in the liquid stage as long as it had been thinned out for instance.

How much Protein Shake are you drinking per meal?

What is the volume of 4-5ozs of yoghurt - 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup?

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I drink the whole Protein Shake, I was under the impression to kind of sip on it until I finish it, which is what I do, take about two hours to finish it, volume of yogurt was about 5 oz and also ate it slowly and let it melt in my mouth and took about an hour to finish

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Your guidelines may be different but the most I was to have in a meal was 1/2 cup and if that hadn't been finished within about 20-30 minutes to leave it. I was to have 6 meals a day.

Maybe check in with your dietician to get some clarity around volumes per meal, how many meals etc etc.

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I drink the whole Protein Shake, I was under the impression to kind of sip on it until I finish it, which is what I do, take about two hours to finish it, volume of yogurt was about 5 oz and also ate it slowly and let it melt in my mouth and took about an hour to finish
Unfortunately all post op instructions vary according to your surgeon's and dietician's guidance. I had sleeve surgery 7/27/20 and thia is the schedule I am on:
Weeks 0-4: 1-2oz liquids every 15-30mins
Weeks 5-8: 3 tablespoons(1.5oz) puree..no red meat no veggies..cottage cheese consistensy. Very moist very soft
Weeks 9-6mos: 2-3oz (limit 1 oz fruit and veggies) ground beef okay now. No other red meat or starchy veggies (corn, peas, potatoes).
6months+: 4-6oz (1/2-2/3 of meal should be protein). All meat and veggies okay now. Limit starches to 1 oz.

40 days post-op and I tolerate these foods well and don't rely on my shakes anymore thanks to Isopure whey Protein isolate added to body armor lyte drinks. I was dying trying to drink pp shakes..they took me forever to finish. The body armor lyte is a thinner liquid sports drink:

Day1--------------600 calories
2 cheese sticks
3 turkey sticks
2 16oz body armor lyte plus protein powder
2 16oz water

Totals for day 1:
Protein 77g (goal 60g-75g)
Carbs 39g (goal 30g-60g)
Fat 28g (goal less than 30g)
Sugar 4g

Day 2-----‐-----------542 calories
2 turkey sticks
2 eggs
2 16oz body armor lyte with protein
2 16oz waters

Totals for day 2:
Protein 72g (goal 60g-75g)
Carbs 40g (goal 30g-60g)
Fat 22g (goal less than 30g)
Sugar 6g

I had my one month post op last week and the dietician said im hitting all my goals but shed like me to only eat 3 times a day and drink Protein Shakes still in between bc im pretty much snacking on 1oz portions of food all day instead to meet my goals. I, too, feel like im lost and just wingin' it here trying to find what works for me. As long as the scale goes down im happy:) hang in there and ull figure out what works for u!

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Thanks great post I had my surgery 7/22/20 and I am lost also. Gonna try the body armour with Protein.

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I'm going to address the feeling full issue. You can't trust if for a while, so measure your intake carefully. Eventually you might get a "full" signal that you can recognize, but some people never do.

It can take everyone (WLS or not) up to 20 minutes to feel full once you start to eat. You don't want to keep eating when you are full, so eating very slowly is good.

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Thanks great post I had my surgery 7/22/20 and I am lost also. Gonna try the body armour with Protein.
Oh awesome to find someone with a surgery date close to me!!! Uwon't regret trying the body armor lyte and powder! I love the body armor drinks and it helps me hit my carb goal. The Protein Powder is "flavorless" but still gets to me sometimes so i just make myself use it anyways. Today I knew I was behind on fluids and protein for the week bc ive let myself get off track focusin on college so I tried to just do the powder in Water and it gagged me. I can't do it. Still looking out for little tips and tricks!

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