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It gets better on day 3. You might want to try a different shake (unless your surgeon tells you what shake to use). I used Premier Protein shakes primarily and also had Swanson Bone Broth and Jello.

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thank you thats what ive been reading that it gets better hopefully! 👏🏼 and yes i think im getting another flavor as well and i am burly gonna buy Jello so hopefully that works too.

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Hello guys how do you guys feel with just liquid diet 2 week before surgery as for me im only allowed Protein Shakes, I am feeling light headed and nauseous is this normal the first days im on day 2?
I start mine Monday and will only be doing 7 days. I'm going to try and keep my eye on the prize. Hang in there!

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I had a headache for the first 5 days of the liquid diet. After that it went smoothly. The hardest part is the beginning of this diet. Make sure to get as much Water in along with electrolytes. When I had my Pre-op blood testing it showed that my electrolytes were slightly low. I made sure to add a bit of extra salt and electrolytes and that helped the headache I had as well.

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You will feel light headed heck i do all the time - My suggestion is to keep you fluids high. Lots of electrolytes as for the shake I truly promote making your own. Once you master that you will be so dang happy you will not believe it

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Throw in some sugar free Jello and some sugar free popsicles and that might help.

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This thread has been really helpful. Last week I was given the green light to have surgery on 4th January. It was my first visit to the surgeon! I have one week of the liquid and steamed veg right over the Christmas and New Year period which doesn't really bother me. Last December I gave up alcohol, if I can do that I can do anything!

Last night at my husbands Christmas party I met a lady who had the gastrectomy in May this year. She gave me some good advice on the liquid pre op period. The Optifast puddings keep you satisfied longer and it was recommended by her bariatric dietician. That and Powerade Zero (we are in Australia so not sure what the US equivalent is).

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On 11/19/2020 at 3:09 PM, melyg said:

Hello guys how do you guys feel with just liquid diet 2 week before surgery as for me im only allowed Protein Shakes, I am feeling light headed and nauseous is this normal the first days im on day

On 11/19/2020 at 5:30 PM, mswillis5 said:

I had a headache for the first 5 days of the liquid diet. After that it went smoothly. The hardest part is the beginning of this diet. Make sure to get as much Water in along with electrolytes. When I had my Pre-op blood testing it showed that my electrolytes were slightly low. I made sure to add a bit of extra salt and electrolytes and that helped the headache I had as well.

Hello! I am so glad I came across this post. 7 day fasting on day 2. My head is pounding. Thought I could do without the Powerade. Definitely getting some tomorrow. Is it okay to take Tylenol during the fast?

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1 hour ago, Revised said:

I used a lot of Himalayan salt added to broth along with the broth of some high salt Progresso Soups. Those seemed to help a lot. Also if you can find it, sugar free Pedialyte should help even more as Pedialyte has a lot more electrolytes than Powerade.

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I love minute miso- add a tablespoon to hot Water and just like that you have miso Soup.

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16 hours ago, CJ78 said:

Im on day 10 and have 13 more to go... Ive gotten use to it now... first 3 days was hell.

Oooh I start on Monday. Any tips for the newbies? A person I met only two weeks ago was saying she felt more satisfied with the Optifast puddings, and they are the same nutritional value as the shakes.

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