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Im struggling to get 60 oz of Water a day. I can gulp the water fine but between the hour + it takes me to eat anything and the constant fullness, I just don't seem to get all my water in. Can I count any liquid (like Protein Shakes, Soups, and icees) as part of my water intake? Or should it just be water?

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I was told that up to half of my Fluid goal could be from non-clear liquids. In other words, I was supposed to get at least 30 ounces of Clear Liquids and I could count up to 30 ounces of Protein Drinks toward my total 60 ounces.

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Great! I'll ask my nutritionist if I can do that too! Thanks!

5 minutes ago, BigSue said:

I was told that up to half of my Fluid goal could be from non-clear liquids. In other words, I was supposed to get at least 30 ounces of Clear Liquids and I could count up to 30 ounces of Protein Drinks toward my total 60 ounces.

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35 minutes ago, HealthyLifeStyle said:

I was told that only Water counted as Water. Soup was counted as a meal. Protein Drinks were also counted as meal, or snack.

I have a feeling my nutritionist will agree with this rather than BigSue... :(

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I'm still pre-op, but my nutritionist was telling me yesterday to get the unflavored clear Protein Powder mix in for post-op, as then i will be able to get in my Protein and hydration together, especially in the beginning. Maybe thats another strategy, by switching them around to get both.

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I count all fluids as long as they're non-caffeinated (i.e., I do NOT count coffee). But check with your dietitian - yours may have a different opinion than mine.

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My nutritionist said that any liquid counts as Fluid. I was kind of surprised.

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Yay! My nutritionist said I can count Protein Drinks. She said no to Soup though but that's okay.

Thanks for the advice! I wouldn't have thought to ask without it! I'm still not a 60 oz but I don't feel like as much of a failure now :)

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On 3/5/2021 at 9:40 AM, newyorklady20 said:

I'm still pre-op, but my nutritionist was telling me yesterday to get the unflavored clear Protein Powder mix in for post-op, as then i will be able to get in my Protein and hydration together, especially in the beginning. Maybe thats another strategy, by switching them around to get both.

What's the best clear unflavored Protein Powder?

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