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Hi everyone,

I just had my gastric bypass surgery and hiatal hernia repair on Tuesday. Getting into the groove of drinking Water every 15 min but did a bad job yesterday. I’m really struggling with this liquid diet and can’t wait until I can eat soft foods after my doctor clears me on Dec 12 for my follow up appt. Any tips on making it through the liquid diet? I’m getting tired of Soups and Protein Shakes only. I’ve lost 5 pounds since my surgery so far so I’m on the right path also 15 pounds since starting my liquid diet 3 weeks ago. One day at a time.

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51 minutes ago, Kelseydawn said:

Hi everyone,

I just had my gastric bypass surgery and hiatal hernia repair on Tuesday. Getting into the groove of drinking Water every 15 min but did a bad job yesterday. I’m really struggling with this liquid diet and can’t wait until I can eat soft foods after my doctor clears me on Dec 12 for my follow up appt. Any tips on making it through the liquid diet? I’m getting tired of Soups and Protein Shakes only. I’ve lost 5 pounds since my surgery so far so I’m on the right path also 15 pounds since starting my liquid diet 3 weeks ago. One day at a time.

I had the sleeve on Nov 29th. I also had hiatal hernia repair, which I did not know I even had the hernia so glad they found and repaired that while i was under. I have been on the liquids since Nov 14th. I go back to Dr for check up on Dec 8th. So its liquids until at least that time. The thought of the Protein Shakes was almost too much, they were so sweet, I had to figure out something. I haven't been told I can have Soups. The only addition to the pre-op diet us 1% milk and greek yogurt, non fat, zero sugar. So I was feeling desparate for a change. My friend who is a nurse, put together this mixture for me and it is so much more tolerable and keeps me full. It is one half cup of the unflavored yogurt, one half cup of milk, one Protein Shake, one scoop of unflavored Protein Powder all blended in blender. The cosistency is good, the flavor is so much better, the sweetness is cut more than in half. I feel so much more satisfied with this "potion" than any I have tried yet. Once i finish the amount in the blender, I know I have hit 87 GM of Protein for the day. My friend did the protein calculations for me to make sure i was getting enough. As for getting through it each day, I pray a lot, and keep my mind focused on the end goal. I am also making sure I rest a lot. I have learned from past surgeries that pushing things to fast always backfires. I am practicing positive thinking and positive meditations as well. This might sound crazy but so far it is working to get me through the days of liquids. Plus, I figure if i made it this far i can do another day, as you said one day at a time, seems to be the best solution! You can do this, you are doing it and that is fantastic.

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Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply! I will have to try that “potion” your friend made you. Sounds yummy. I’ve been resting a lot too since surgery. Been feeling really weak on this liquid diet. The 8th will be here before you know it! You got this! Almost to soft foods!

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24 minutes ago, Merri Beth said:

I had the sleeve on Nov 29th. I also had hiatal hernia repair, which I did not know I even had the hernia so glad they found and repaired that while i was under. I have been on the liquids since Nov 14th. I go back to Dr for check up on Dec 8th. So its liquids until at least that time. The thought of the Protein Shakes was almost too much, they were so sweet, I had to figure out something. I haven't been told I can have Soups. The only addition to the pre-op diet us 1% milk and greek yogurt, non fat, zero sugar. So I was feeling desparate for a change. My friend who is a nurse, put together this mixture for me and it is so much more tolerable and keeps me full. It is one half cup of the unflavored yogurt, one half cup of milk, one Protein Shake, one scoop of unflavored Protein Powder all blended in blender. The cosistency is good, the flavor is so much better, the sweetness is cut more than in half. I feel so much more satisfied with this "potion" than any I have tried yet. Once i finish the amount in the blender, I know I have hit 87 GM of Protein for the day. My friend did the Protein calculations for me to make sure i was getting enough. As for getting through it each day, I pray a lot, and keep my mind focused on the end goal. I am also making sure I rest a lot. I have learned from past surgeries that pushing things to fast always backfires. I am practicing positive thinking and positive meditations as well. This might sound crazy but so far it is working to get me through the days of liquids. Plus, I figure if i made it this far i can do another day, as you said one day at a time, seems to be the best solution! You can do this, you are doing it and that is fantastic.

Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply! I will have to try that “potion” your friend made you. Sounds yummy. I’ve been resting a lot too since surgery. Been feeling really weak on this liquid diet. The 8th will be here before you know it! You got this! Almost to soft foods!

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I used to do the same with the Slimfast I boight on the preop. Are you able to have bean Soup? I also doctor up the broth so it is better tasting by adding garlic and some herbs, or just plain make chicken soup for the family and eat the broth

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31 minutes ago, NP_WIP said:

I used to do the same with the Slimfast I boight on the preop. Are you able to have bean Soup? I also doctor up the broth so it is better tasting by adding garlic and some herbs, or just plain make chicken Soup for the family and eat the broth

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Yea I’m able to have soup in 1 oz intervals every 15 min. My parents have been making me chicken noodle soup and draining the broth for me so it has extra flavor compared to just buying chicken broth in a can. I also have been having Tomato Soup which has filled me up. Might add garlic to soup that’s a good idea. I don’t think I can have bean soup it has to be creamy or broth.

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Try low fat milk whizzed with banana and a spoonful of low sugar Peanut Butter. It has a great Protein count. If you are allowed a coffee made with milk. I also drank beef bouillon cubes in Water and pho. Your time will pass, the first weeks are the hardest

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2 hours ago, summerseeker said:

Try low fat milk whizzed with banana and a spoonful of low sugar Peanut Butter. It has a great Protein count. If you are allowed a coffee made with milk. I also drank beef bouillon cubes in Water and pho. Your time will pass, the first weeks are the hardest

Ok I’ll try that for sure. Thanks!

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