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I am almost 5 weeks post op. I lost A LOT right after surgery. I really didn't eat the first week, and barely the second week. After week three, I am not losing, sometimes gaining. This is freaking me out. I know it can be sodium, the fact that I am soooooo not regular, but, shouldn't I be losing?! I find it impossible to drink Protein Shake, Water, and get all the Protein in. All I had was a few ounces of chicken for dinner last night and couldn't drink a drop after. I am definitely dehydrated. I am coming up with ways to force me to drink, like alarms on my phone, but I would need to set an alarm every few minutes! Most days, I get one protein shake in, 20 onces of water, & one actual meal that is small. Ugh.

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You could also have sugar free Jello and sf popsicles. They count as liquids. Try some sf Gatorade to help with hydration too. Can you drink crystal light? Tried Protein Water?

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You should call your doctor to get some IV fluids. Your body will not process waste if you are dehydrated... ask me how I know this. Try different Water. I am super picky, but Fiji water goes down easier for me. Also add a sugar free Fiber Gummy. It doesn't sound like you are getting enough calories in either - so your body is keeping everything it can - it thinks you're starving. Try also Atkins shakes (I like the milk chocolate and the French vanilla) - only 15g Protein in them, but they are thinner and go down easier. These will give you some calories to tack on too. 160 I think in each.

You must get more liquid in. Try all the things others have mentioned. Jello, Popsicles, Protein2o (I like Harvest grape) broth, etc. Gotta poop and gotta flush your system!

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1) you're in the infamous three-week stall that almost all of us go through. To get through this, you just have to stay on your plan and stay off the scale if you need to, and your weight loss WILL start up again. Usually takes 1-3 weeks, and it'll likely be the first stall of many

2) on top of that, you may be dehydrated

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On 4/11/2021 at 4:25 PM, catwoman7 said:

1) you're in the infamous three-week stall that almost all of us go through. To get through this, you just have to stay on your plan and stay off the scale if you need to, and your weight loss WILL start up again. Usually takes 1-3 weeks, and it'll likely be the first stall of many

2) on top of that, you may be dehydrated

Well, good to know it's normal! Thank you!

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So, I'm going to have a consult to try IV therapy tomorrow. One, to hydrate, & two, to help me get more Vitamins in. Hoping that helps. Crazy expensive though. It's just weird because I have zero desire to put anything in my mouth, when I think I do, I look at & I'm like, nope. Thank goodness for cheese, it's really the only thing I enjoy right now

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