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On 07/16/2021 at 17:56, skyewolfe said:






Protein Drinks are a way to get the Protein our body needs to live and function in during the liquid phase


Well my nutritionist doesn’t put Protein Drinks in the diet. I guess there isn’t only one post op diet. She explained that in the first month the most important thing is to be hydrated, as I am obese my body has a lot of reserves and so it’s basically using that

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It does seem odd that Protein Shakes aren’t in your liquid stage diet because Protein is important to aid your healing & you need to be consuming some nutrients for your body to function effectively but all plans have differences. You will be getting some protein from the broths & Soups. My surgeon was ok with me not meeting my protein goal to begin as long as I was working towards the 60g each day.

Water can feel hard & heavy to drink. I was a big water drinker before surgery but after it was a struggle. I was allowed green or herbal teas (always drank green tea so this was great for me). I also found warm drinks more soothing than cool or cold. I used to add double the water to my shake to thin it to make it easier to swallow, dilute the unpleasant taste & so I was drinking something besides water. (I’d warm the chocolate one (squint & imagine hard & you can almost convince yourself it’s hot chocolate 😁) . Remember, all your soups, tea, etc. count towards your daily Fluid goal.

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On 07/19/2021 at 04:40, Arabesque said:



It does seem odd that Protein Shakes aren’t in your liquid stage diet because Protein is important to aid your healing & you need to be consuming some nutrients for your body to function effectively but all plans have differences. You will be getting some Protein from the broths & Soups. My surgeon was ok with me not meeting my protein goal to begin as long as I was working towards the 60g each day.




Water can feel hard & heavy to drink. I was a big Water drinker before surgery but after it was a struggle. I was allowed green or herbal teas (always drank green tea so this was great for me). I also found warm drinks more soothing than cool or cold. I used to add double the water to my shake to thin it to make it easier to swallow, dilute the unpleasant taste & so I was drinking something besides water. (I’d warm the chocolate one (squint & imagine hard & you can almost convince yourself it’s hot chocolate 😁) . Remember, all your Soups, tea, etc. count towards your daily Fluid goal.


Thank you so much for the information. I’m now in week 3 and feeling better. I noticed that my diet is extremely different from everyone else. Even during the 3rd week I’m still supposed to be on liquids which is super odd and honestly I can’t even see a Soup rn. I was wondering what did you eat during your 3rd week ? I wanna try to eat scrambled eggs and ground meat. I’ve seen many diets that allow it and I’m really curious to try

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Glad you’re feeling better @lrania. In my third week I was on purées. I was able to have very soft, loose scrambled eggs (made with extra milk), milky rolled oats, yoghurt & yoghurt drinks, thicker Soups & mashed boiled eggs with mayo. I puréed cooked chicken with extra gravy &/or stock. I didn’t enjoy cottage cheese or ricotta much. Puréed tinned salmon & tuna with Mayo too. I didn’t eat many things cause my taste buds were really off & things tasted terrible. In my fifth week on soft foods, I ate a lot of minced meat dishes & made slow cooked casseroles, stews & soups with a mix of meats & vegetables. Froze left overs in single servings. I remember making coq au vin for dinner with my mum & added a splash of wine as you do. Bad decision. It tasted terrible to me. My mum loved it so she got the left overs. Honestly, I wasn’t hungry nor interested in eating for months.

Good luck.

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On 7/18/2021 at 11:40 PM, Arabesque said:

I also found warm drinks more soothing than cool or cold. I used to add double the Water to my shake to thin it to make it easier to swallow, dilute the unpleasant taste & so I was drinking something besides water. (I’d warm the chocolate one (squint & imagine hard & you can almost convince yourself it’s hot chocolate 😁)

I'm having a really hard time with anything that isn't warm broth or water-consistency. I was actually wondering if I could try warming a watered-down chocolate shake...

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