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How do you get through the first couple weeks of mostly liquids?

Discussion in 'General Post-Op Chat' started by tammie02137, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. tammie02137

    tammie02137 New Member

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    How did everyone get through the first couple weeks of mostly liquids? I'm craving real food but following Dr. orders, although its real hard at times.
     
  2. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    I'm sorry you are hungry. I was lucky and wasn't real hungry. I also was only on liquids for one week. After that I was on soft foods for about a month. With my fluids, I was allowed sugar free popcicles and Jello. Are you? That helped break up the boredom which can trigger hunger for me. Finally, just keep reminding yourself why you did this and picture the thinner you. This may keep you strong. Good luck!! :)
     
  3. tammie02137

    tammie02137 New Member

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    Thanks. I'm allowed popcicles and jello also but that's not realy helping. I'm hanging in there though.
     
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  4. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Sorry. How long are you stuck on liquids?
     
  5. tammie02137

    tammie02137 New Member

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    2 weeks.
     
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  6. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

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    I am two months out and still on liquids...:( Anyway, what helps me the most in keeping up the energy is that I am adding medical grade non flavored protein and a spoonful of oil to the liquids. I haven't had any hunger since adding the oil. I also break up the cycle by having the sugar free popsicles as well. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Clay Walton

    Clay Walton New Member

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    I wasn't hungry at all my first week, I had to force myself to drink the protein drink and water. After the first week I moved to real soft foods, yogurt, sugar free jello, and scrambled eggs. I'm 6 weeks post-op and still do at least 2 protein drinks/day along with tuna fish and chicken salad...and an occasional steak. Hope you feel better and things get easier, just remember why you had the surgery:)
     
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  8. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

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    I'm on the same hunger boat. I will continueby the book but as soon as I get on solid food I'll shed tears of joy.
     
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  9. Lindamarie

    Lindamarie New Member

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    Oh the struggle is real! Lol 2 weeks on liquids is hard. 2 more days until surgery. My stomach growls so loud it's unbelievable. Do you lean protein shakes sugar-free Jell-O popsicle and what really helps it's called a bone broth you can get it at Walmart it fill you up. Hope you're doing well keep in touch!we can do this
     
  10. Rei J

    Rei J New Member

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    I just had surgery this Monday. The broth helps quite a bit. The first three days I'm on clear liquids then for days 4 to 14 full liquids which will include the yogurt, premier protein shakes basically liquids that can be strained. Are you on clear or full liquids for the two weeks? Full gives you more flexibility. What kind of protein are you using?
     
  11. Lindamarie

    Lindamarie New Member

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    My doctor recommends Premier protein shakes. I really like them. Also what I do is I get the powdered peanut butter it's where all the peanut butter is and what you do is you add water to this powder and just mix it in a very creamy just Like peanut butter and it doesn't have any trans fat in it real low in sugar maybe 2 g of carbs just to give it a little different taste on the shake or I just put a little bit in a bowl give you something a little different
     
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