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I'm 6 weeks post op and have gained about 6lbs. I'm thinking its from not reaching my Water goal but not really sure. I get about 2/2.5 16 oz. bottles down a day. Which I know is definitely not enough. Anyone have any ideas on how to get more water in? I use the flavor packets but its still hard to get down.

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Are you still having shakes or drinking high Protein milk? Those liquids count towards your Fluid intake as well. I was also told that SF Jello counted towards fluid intake because it turns to fluid in your stomach.

Total fluids, what are you hitting?

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1 minute ago, CapK said:

Are you still having shakes or drinking high Protein milk? Those liquids count towards your Fluid intake as well. I was also told that SF Jello counted towards Fluid intake because it turns to fluid in your stomach.

Total fluids, what are you hitting?

I've been having a hard time with Protein Shakes in general. I cant keep them down. I do have high Protein milk but don't drink that as often as I should. This whole process is a learning experience

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1 minute ago, Aray611 said:

I've been having a hard time with Protein Shakes in general. I cant keep them down. I do have high Protein milk but don't drink that as often as I should. This whole process is a learning experience

I can't do shakes either. They make me sick so my dietician and nurse told me yesterday that I can quit them. I am only week 3 so I was shocked. However, they told me I needed to drink 500mL Fairlife high Protein milk daily instead. Have you spoken to your NUT about it? If you can stomach the milk, I would definitely up that to help fluids too. It's hard!! But my dietician said if I am getting minimum 1.5L of fluids a day, that is a great start and just keep trying to outdo my previous day by a bit every day.

Also, I can not get in my fluids if there isn't ice in it. Have you tried different temperatures? Room temp, ice cold, heated up (herbal or Decaf tea). I never could handle ice prior to surgery, so it is weird but things change.

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2 minutes ago, CapK said:

I can't do shakes either. They make me sick so my dietician and nurse told me yesterday that I can quit them. I am only week 3 so I was shocked. However, they told me I needed to drink 500mL Fairlife high Protein milk daily instead. Have you spoken to your NUT about it? If you can stomach the milk, I would definitely up that to help fluids too. It's hard!! But my dietician said if I am getting minimum 1.5L of fluids a day, that is a great start and just keep trying to outdo my previous day by a bit every day.

Also, I can not get in my fluids if there isn't ice in it. Have you tried different temperatures? Room temp, ice cold, heated up (herbal or Decaf tea). I never could handle ice prior to surgery, so it is weird but things change.

I learned ice helps me get some down sometimes but other times, my body doesn't handle the cold well. I see my NUT on Monday so I figured I would wait. I think ill try the milk to see if that helps.

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Mix it up a little. All no-calorie/low-calorie liquid counts. sugar-free popsicles are Water. Gatorade Zero is water. coffee is water. Hot tea is water.

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Bone Broth is Fluid and counts towards Protein as well!

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