Protein shake

Susie23
on 9/4/22 2:54 pm
VSG on 08/23/22

How much am I supposed to drink at a time of a protein shake? Can I sip on it at one time or do I need to spread it out throughout the day? I'm supposed to have 2 30g ones a day plus clear liquids a day. Is the protein shake a meal or do you have it with a meal or separate? I feel like I'm blowing it. I can only eat 2 to 3 oz of soup at a time. Do you ever get to eat more than that amount? I don't know what I'm doing. 2 weeks out Post Sleeve surgery.

Alexpope
on 9/6/22 5:29 am
RNY on 10/21/20

You are still in your liquid phase so the goal is to drink/sip on your protein shake throughout the day as well as drink clear liquids. The protein shake is to keep your nutrients up and the clear liquids are to keep you from getting dehydrated. Since your stomach is small you will only be able to sip but you do this all day so you can get those 2 shakes and clear liquids in.

Right now you are in the healing stages of your surgery so they want you to only do liquids and then you will gradually reintroduce foods to your new stomach to be sure you are tolerating them. Over time you will be able to eat more but the goal is to not go overeat and stretch out your stomach so you only do the recommended ounces your surgeon states. I was told to eat no more than 4 oz at a meal and right now I am almost 2 yrs post I can eat a little more than that but I don't let myself. You aren't doing anything wrong but I understand that you are worried. Believe me we have all felt that in the beginning. There are some great people on here that are happy to answer questions so don't hesitate to ask.

Partlypollyanna
on 9/7/22 3:36 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

Nice, clear explanation! I think some of the surgical programs need you to write for them, they are rarely so precise!

HW: 306 SW: 282 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19) CW:150

Jen

Sherylh895
on 9/19/22 7:28 pm
VSG on 09/01/22
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