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I could drink 64 oz of liquid the day after surgery and since then, I've worried that I did something wrong somehow. The past couple of days since starting the puree phase, I eat more at meals than I think I'm supposed to be able to. My doctor's office said that people don't usually finish a cup of greek yogurt in one sitting but I don't find that to be a problem.

I don't even know what I'm asking. I'm just worried.

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RNY 9/10/20

HW: 245

Day of surgery: 225

CW: 213

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Your concerns are very common ones that folks encounter in the first weeks after surgery. You haven't done anything wrong. Water and liquids will pass through your pouch easily, so being able to drink that much is nothing unusual. You just don't want to guzzle your liquids too quickly. That's where things can go badly.

As for food, I also didn't feel much restriction in the pureed phase, though I made sure to not exceed 4 ounces because I didn't want to test things. Again...pureed foods are going to pass through a bit more quickly than solid foods will because they are soft and generally more liquid-y.

As soon as I started in on soft foods, I started feeling the restriction come into play. Suddenly 3 ounces of soft fish or chicken made me feel full. I am at the point where I can do about 4 ounces of soft food, but not consistently. Sometimes I feel full sooner and that tells me to stop.

I haven't been given the okay to start in on regular foods yet (another week or so!), but from listening to experiences of other users on this site, regular foods you will feel that restriction more acutely and quickly since those foods will linger in your pouch.

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35 minutes ago, MagentaMom said:

I could drink 64 oz of liquid the day after surgery and since then, I've worried that I did something wrong somehow. The past couple of days since starting the puree phase, I eat more at meals than I think I'm supposed to be able to. My doctor's office said that people don't usually finish a cup of greek yogurt in one sitting but I don't find that to be a problem.

I don't even know what I'm asking. I'm just worried.

The drinking 64oz of liquid shouldn't worry you over much. There are a variety of explanations for why this might happen. As long as you did not push past more than mild resistance and pain you didn't do anything wrong.

As for the food, you need to ensure you are not breaking the rule about not drinking during meals, as this would wash the food out of your new pouch into your intestines allowing you too eat more. You would also want to be sure your not taking overly long to eat. It's a bad habit you'd be learning. If you're doing the eating thing correctly, then most of the variety of reasons why you were able to drink would apply to why your are able to eat.

Since you're having a better time eating and drinking early on than most you need to focus on not exceeding what your plan calls for. If your plan calls for specific Protein, carbs, calories, fats, etc. then you need to be sure it just so.

Good luck

Tek

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4 hours ago, MagentaMom said:

I could drink 64 oz of liquid the day after surgery and since then, I've worried that I did something wrong somehow. The past couple of days since starting the puree phase, I eat more at meals than I think I'm supposed to be able to. My doctor's office said that people don't usually finish a cup of greek yogurt in one sitting but I don't find that to be a problem.

I don't even know what I'm asking. I'm just worried.

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RNY 9/10/20

HW: 245

Day of surgery: 225

CW: 213

Well if youre bypass just feel lucky cause some of us are capped at 2 oz. you are losing weight and pain free thats good. If you had a sleeve im not sure that you would feel the restriction as much because its like comparing your banana to my golfball when banana would be better compared w banana. Congrats on lb loss

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5 hours ago, MagentaMom said:

I could drink 64 oz of liquid the day after surgery and since then, I've worried that I did something wrong somehow.

I was the same both after MGB and RNY.

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I don't even know what I'm asking. I'm just worried.

With all the people talking about "feeling stuffed after three spoons of yoghurt" it's pretty normal to ask this question.

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The past couple of days since starting the puree phase, I eat more at meals than I think I'm supposed to be able to. My doctor's office said that people don't usually finish a cup of greek yogurt in one sitting but I don't find that to be a problem.

Again, I was the same. I never could relate to patients who would struggle with "eating more than 500 cals a day".

If it's any solace to you: BMI of 22.8 here.

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Again, I was the same. I never could relate to patients who would struggle with "eating more than 500 cals a day".
If it's any solace to you: BMI of 22.8 here.



Yes that really does make me feel better. Thank you!

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RNY 9/10/20

HW: 245
Day of surgery: 225
CW: 213

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