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 Posted 11/28/2011 5:18:39 AM
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I'm doing a a liquid diet this week before my surgery December. 5th  next Monday. 
I wanted to ask people who Have had the surgery what products are best to buy post-op. 
Such as broth, sugar free, etc. I've  tried a few products already. 
I think I'm getting extremely anxious & I feel like I might mess up. Also I purchased a couple bariatric advantage products calcium citrate chews & multivitamin with B complex.  Would I have to still purchase vitamin D? 
And Im going to buy Nectar lemonade protein powder.  Please if I've missed anything post. 
Like I said I'm anxious & I don't want to miss anything or mess up. I want to be successful after my surgery. 
Thanks to anyone who reads this & posts. 
God Bless 
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 Posted 11/28/2011 2:39:33 PM
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Post-op, while you are still on the liquid diet, you can do broth (go with low sodium), sugar-free beverages (not soda, though), and make sure they are decaf.  Crystal Light is an excellent brand.  Also, sugar-free Jell-o and sugar-free popsicles are good. 

Once you get back on solid food, you will want to focus on proteins.  You'll find that you won't be able to each much at all for quite awhile.  The main thing is to focus on the proteins - chicken, turkey, fish, things like that.  It's best to get your proteins from solid food as opposed to protein drinks.  Those drinks should just be used as a last resort.  If you do get protein drinks, make sure there is no sugar in it - that sugar can mess things up.  Keep an eye on the calorie level of those drinks.

It was almost 2 months after my surgery before I could even think of going to a restaurant to eat, and even then I shared a platter with my Mom.  The diner where I normally eat was very good with that.

And follow the 30-60 rule when you do get back to solid food.  Don't drink anything 30 minutes before or until 60 minutes after a meal--don't drink during meals.

It's easy to remember the rules, now if I can just follow them properly myself.  Smile 

Good luck to you. 


Jim L, Jim Thorpe, Pa.  Surgery 7/25/06 Dr. Sawyna
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 Posted 11/29/2011 4:20:19 PM
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Beautious,  Radio Man gave you great advice. 

Regarding protein drinks, the best nutritious ones with high protein and low sugar/low calories/low fat are one by these companies: 

Syntax Nectar, Unjury, Chike and Bariatric Advantage.

Good luck on Dec. 5th.


NADIA - RNY WITH DR.HOLLAND ON JUNE 30,2009
BE WISE.  EXERCISE.



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