- HEALTH TRACKER
OP asked about not drinking ater with jello. At our final pre-op nutrition class, she said that rule didn't apply when you are on the liquids stage. That is for later, when you are trying to keep the dense protein in your sleeve longer.
My 'meals' this week are pretty much the same:
I first go for a walk and take a sip of water every block. I am walking about an hour, but not very fast.
The water first thing in the morning makes me feel 'tight' and occasionally hurts, so I am taking
small sips. I finish about 4-8 oz during this walk.
1 - 1 scoop unjury unflavored in 8 oz of crystal light (20 g protein). Takes about 45 minutes now.
I also take my multi-vitamin here (just started doing a pill today). The chewables were too
hard to get down.
2 - 11 oz. Premier Protein Shake for lunch (30 g protein). Takes about an hour.
3 - repeat the crystal light and protein powder (20 g protein).
Sipping all day in between. Taking liquid calcium during the day and another multi at night.
I find the crystal light mixed with protein power the easiest to get down. I started out trying
2 shakes and 1 crystal light, but it was a lot harder.
Today, I seemed 'hungrier' and added a bowl of Unjury chicken broth (another 20 g protein) and
I strained a can of chicken-rice-cream soup and probably had about 1/4 c. of that cream.
You say you are doing everything right, but not losing weight. If that is the case, I think you should start with a nutrionist to help evaluate why you aren't losing. Are you eating less than 1000 calories a day? exercising every day? eating mostly protein and few carbs? Those are the things that cause you to lose weight, not a particular medical procedure. The sleeve is supposed to 'help' you do those things. Before undergoing another surgery, try keeping a food (calorie, protein, and carb) log for a month and see if you really need that additional 'help' or if you have a metabolic problem of some sort.