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Yes, but it's not from the weight loss, it's usually directly after surgery when we are getting used to our new plumbing. It can be hard to get enough liquid if you're having to take tiny little sips. Try to make sure you are meeting your surgeon's Fluid intake (and remember that it's not just Water, any liquid including Jell-O counts). You might have to carry a bottle of water and remind yourself to take sips.

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I don’t think it’s from the weight loss but I got dehydrated quick right after my surgery. I had to go back to the hospital as an out patient to get fluids one time just a few days out.

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Water is predominately absorbed in your intestines not your tummy. Because water is absorbed not digested like food, you don’t have the same possible issues with malabsorption of nutrients from poorly digested foods after weight loss surgery.

The sipping continuously vs gulping down glassful at a time is a new mind set. Plus at the early stages, you can be a little wary to drink in case you feel discomfort or your not really hungry & you don’t feel like drinking either. And the taste of water can be a little blah or it can feel almost heavy to drink. Remember, all fluids count: your shakes, broths, tea, etc. as well as water.

We should always have been drinking 64ounces or 2litres of water a day but many didn’t so suddenly having to do so can be challenging.

@Lisa LoVuolo could you update your profile with your surgery date, height, starting weight, type of surgery, etc. it helps others to offer more appropriate help & suggestions if we know how far a long you are, your type of surgery, etc.

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Water is predominately absorbed in your intestines not your tummy. Because Water is absorbed not digested like food, you don’t have the same possible issues with malabsorption of nutrients from poorly digested foods after weight loss surgery.
The sipping continuously vs gulping down glassful at a time is a new mind set. Plus at the early stages, you can be a little wary to drink in case you feel discomfort or your not really hungry & you don’t feel like drinking either. And the taste of water can be a little blah or it can feel almost heavy to drink. Remember, all fluids count: your shakes, broths, tea, etc. as well as water.
We should always have been drinking 64ounces or 2litres of water a day but many didn’t so suddenly having to do so can be challenging.
[mention=392346]Lisa LoVuolo[/mention] could you update your profile with your surgery date, height, starting weight, type of surgery, etc. it helps others to offer more appropriate help & suggestions if we know how far a long you are, your type of surgery, etc.

I drink my fluids plus Protein Shakes. I drink smart water IMG_20210915_115801.jpg

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