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I am 5 months post op gastric sleeve and I don't want to eat I don't get hungry I find myself forcing myself to eat. I don't even like food only smoothies or Protein Shakes. I'm so afraid of not getting enough Protein. I can only eat 3 spoon fulls and I'm done I feel like I'm going to throw up after the fourth spoon full. I had surgery March 22 and I lost 55 pounds I'm happy with that but I'm losing muscle do anyone experience this what should I do?

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Have you spoken to your surgeon? By now you should be able to eat a lot more than a couple of spoonfuls & a wide variety of foods & not feeling nauseous or throwing up (unless you eat something too dry, too coarse or eat too much or too fast of course). Personally I never had another shake after the liquid stage though I did find a good high Protein yoghurt to boost my protein each day.

I wasn’t hungry or interested in eating either for more than a year (wish I was still like that now though 😁). I used to eat to a schedule to ensure I got my protein & nutrients in every day (still do actually most days). Should stress that I didn’t worry too much if I didn’t eat all my portion if I didn’t want it. Even now, on days I’m not overly hungry, I’ll eat a lighter meal like a tub of yoghurt for lunch & not a heavier meat based dish.

Are you doing any activity to compensate for muscle loss? I’m not an exercise/gym person but do use resistance bands & do stretches every day. The bands are great for toning muscles without adding bulk.

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Why not try to add Protein Powder to your smoothies?

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I'm 4 1/2 months out and can eat most things, and in bigger portions than I would like. I have to make myself limit what I eat. I never lost the hunger hormone, so I can eat more often, and in larger volume, than a lot of people on here. That being said....you should be able to eat fairly normally (albeit in smaller amounts) by now. You're further along than I am, so you really need to talk to your surgeon to find out why you can't eat. In the meantime, look into Fairlife and Premier Protein shakes. Have 3 per day plus your 2 or 3 spoonful's of food every day until you can see your doctor.

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