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Im only two days out and less then 24 hrs since D/C. But I CANT seem to do the right amounts of Protein. I have had 4 oz out the twenty-one required, but every time i dirnk one, i get super nauseous. Otherwise ive had 2oz of SF Jello and 4 oz of Poweraid Zero. I know that is no where near enough.... any advice/suggestions

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they usually say to focus mostly on getting in your fluids the first few days - your body is OK with lower amounts of Protein for a couple of weeks. I was able to get all my protein right from the get-go, but it does take some people a couple of weeks to get up there - and for a few more like a month.

however, another issue you may be having is lactose intolerance. A lot of those Protein Shakes have whey in them. It's not an uncommon problem. Often it's temporary - but for some people it's permanent. Maybe try a Protein Shake that doesn't have lactose in it?

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Ok I hadn't thought about the lactose. Ill have to check that. It just seems like anything i put down immediately makes me nauseous and my stomach (i think) feels full (i think). A bunch of new feelings to yry to figure out

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did your surgeon give you an anti nausea medication to take? Zofran is super effective for nausea after surgery.

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During the first few days, I drank a lot of clear Protein Drinks. They're not thick like shakes, they're more like Crystal Light but fortified with Protein. They were helpful because they gave me both hydration and protein.

https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/bariatric-predigested-protein-liquid-protein/products/bariatricpal-fruit-drink-15g-protein-concentrate-pink-lemonade

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During the first few days, I drank a lot of clear Protein Drinks. They're not thick like shakes, they're more like Crystal Light but fortified with Protein. They were helpful because they gave me both hydration and protein.
https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/bariatric-predigested-protein-liquid-protein/products/bariatricpal-fruit-drink-15g-protein-concentrate-pink-lemonade
Ok ill try that. Since it isn't thick hopefully that goes down better
Thanks

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Don’t worry about meeting your Protein goals to begin. You’ve just had surgery, you’re swollen & your digestive system is very delicate. I was in hospital for two days after surgery & I doubt I consumed a cup of broth & Water combined. I was very swollen & had trouble swallowing. But as the days went by I could get more in. The surgeon was fine with it.

Take your time, increasing your intake each day as you can manage it. You’ll likely find things you used to enjoy upset you to begin & you can be more sensitive to certain foods like dairy. Your taste buds change as does your sense of smell for many too - they do go back to normal.

Congrats on your surgery & good luck on your journey.

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