Questions for first 2 weeks post op on Full Liquids

on 6/2/17 6:19 pm
RNY on 06/22/17

Did you find it easier to drink the clear protein drinks over the protein shakes (premier)? Was pudding or yogurt to thick to handle or were you able to? I have been told to stick to clear liquids and stay away from pudding and yogurt... just want to see what your experience has been. Surgery is scheduled for June 22nd. Thanks!!

5' 3" Roux En Y- 6/22/17 HW 625 SW 471.2 CW 425
Dr Eagon Washington Univ Bariatric Center St Louis, MO
M1= 37 M2= 9 M3= M4= M5= M6= M7= M8= M9= M10= M11= M12=

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on 6/2/17 7:17 pm - Middletown, CT
VSG on 09/28/16

My plan was clear liquids and protein shakes. No yogurt or pudding. Jello was went down fine but now 8 months out it's very difficult to eat. I ate a lot of SF ice pops, broth,jello, and water. Sip, sip, sip. I preferred premier protein drinks but needed to drink it very very slowly. I hope this helps.

5'5" HW: 484, SW: 455,CW: 332

Surgeon, Darren Tishler

on 6/2/17 8:16 pm
RNY on 07/23/14

Much of it will rely on taste, and you won't know what tastes good until after surgery... to me the clear protein drink they gave me in the hospital was putrid- isopure... I wouldn't touch it. I know others love it. The advantage of the Premier is it is thin, which in the beginning will make it easier to get down.

My plan allowed yogurt and pudding by week two and I do remember eating it. I did mix a little plain protein powder into the pudding. You can mix a flavored protein powder into plain or vanilla yogurt to give it more protein.

If your plan allows it, try it ...just remember only a few bites though...

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

Goal reached 17 months. 220lb Weight Loss
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on 6/3/17 5:22 am - Middletown, CT
VSG on 09/28/16

To me, I thought it was thick. Like you said, it's different for everyone.

5'5" HW: 484, SW: 455,CW: 332

Surgeon, Darren Tishler

on 6/2/17 9:12 pm
RNY on 03/20/17

The protein drinks were way to sweet for me. I prefer the shakes which took up to an hour to drink at first. Pudding is pretty much a waste of time nutrition-wise. Greek yogurt took me about 10-14 days and it has been a big part of my diet.

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on 6/3/17 3:58 am

My plan was a bit different, one week full liquid, then one week purée. So I started introducing a spoonful of yogurt occasionally in week two-three. I was pretty conservative when re introducing foods, and extended each stage. I was happy on liquids for a while. And enjoyed the break from food.

In the beginning I also found it hard to handle the taste and sweetness of protein shakes so I kept them in the freezer and drank them nearly frozen to kill the taste.

now, I don't have any problems.

i also couldn't tolerate plain water for the first 6 months or so, but that seems fine now. I only just realized this week I wasn't adding anything to my water anymore haha.

RNY Sept 8, 2016

M1:23, M2 :18, M3 :11, M4 :19, M5: 13, M6: 12, M7: 17, M8: 11, M9: 11.5, M10: 13, M11: 10, M12: 10 M13 : 7.6, M14: 6.9, M15: 6.7


on 6/4/17 7:25 am
RNY on 03/29/17

I think everyone is different, and it has become apparent that the various clinics all offer different advice. The hospital was giving me yogurt and pudding in the first 2 days after surgery. As long as it didn't have lumps it was okay to eat for the first 2 weeks. Eat what you can it slow, sip water.

on 6/4/17 3:20 pm - NJ

I'm 11 days out. I can tolerate protein shakes although I am extremely tired of them. Liquid yogurt and regular Greek yogurt are fine. Cream soups, cottage cheese with spaghetti sauce, sugar free pudding and ice pops. Understand iced coffee with a little spends. Cream of wheat, sugar free oatmeal. I can't do grits. The first 8 days were really bad. I was getting in only 90 calories a day because the menu was so limited

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