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Hi I am 5 days post op and wanted to know if its necessary to drink Protein Shakes or i can just keep going with Clear Liquids only? Thank you

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You need a certain amount of Protein a day and you can't get that with Clear Liquids alone so yes, you need the Protein Shakes until you can reach your protein goal on your own. For gastric sleeve I believe it's 50-60g of protein. My own surgery is 80-100 so you have it much easier lol

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6 hours ago, bianka said:

Hi I am 5 days post op and wanted to know if its necessary to drink Protein Shakes or i can just keep going with Clear Liquids only? Thank you

I guess I'd come back at you with "Why would you want to do that?"

Clear Liquids have limited nutritional value. The purpose of them is to maintain hydration while you give your GI system a rest. Progressing your diet to a full liquid (protein shakes) provides additional nutrition.

If you'd like to stay on clear liquids out of fear, I'd recommend just taking it slow. Maybe 1 ounce at a time.

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thank you so much for the reply!
also one more thing how long after can i start taking Vitamins?

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It's different for every clinic but my surgeon said to start my Vitamins 7 days after surgery.

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On 9/6/2020 at 9:49 PM, bianka said:

Hi I am 5 days post op and wanted to know if its necessary to drink Protein Shakes or i can just keep going with Clear Liquids only? Thank you

Hi you can drink Protein h20 or protein waters that have 20g protein in if you want and your surgeon says is ok. Mine did. I also been taking a chewable Multivitamin from a sample bag i got from Celebrate though. I am currently in purees but still try to choke down some shake because its just so high protein there really is nothing comparable to that 30 grams.. if you can get it down that is

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