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I was sleeved almost a week ago. My Week 1 plan says I can have Decaf coffee.

I love the taste of coffee and decided to try it with adding my Protein Shake to it. I went to Starbucks and they suggested I get a ice Americano decaf. They guaranteed they didn’t put in classic Syrup or anything additional.

Came home to mix my Protein shake and Decided to look up info. Google says decaf does not mean No Caffeine 😲 especially from Starbucks.

I am struggling with dehydration. Has anybody had any issues with this combination end of week 1? I really need to get my protein in and was looking forward to this 😹

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I was mixing 2 tsps of instant Decaf coffee with a scoop of Protein Powder (and water) since week 2. Did it once or twice a day for like 7 months. No issues. But then, I also drank 1.5-2 litres of Water a day...

Not sure if there is a big diff between instant and brewed...but i also started drinking regular brewed black coffees daily around 4 months post-op or so (and still do).

Are you getting any other liquids in?

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Yep, Decaf really just means low caffeine. The amount of caffeine remaining depends on the process used to reduce the caffeine. I remember reading years ago that the process is pretty harsh too - lots of chemicals.

The other thing to watch is that it is a diuretic & you’ll often pee out more than you consumed by drinking the coffee or other caffeinated drinks more rapidly. But of course we’re all different & it may react differently with you.

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That's right, Decaf doesn't mean "no caffine," it just means less. But it shouldn't dehydrate you like caffeinated coffee would. It probably won't hurt you. Drink lots of Water also.

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