I hate "liquid" days and need some help!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

So, tomorrow afternoon I go in for my third band adjustment. I'm excited to think that I am progressing in my journey, so why is it all I can think about is dreading 2 days of liquids? I mean, if I could make it through 2 weeks of liquids after surgery, why now am I such a whimp that those two days of liquids after my fills just drive me crazy?! All I can think about those days is eating, and last time I actually cheated and went to Dairy Queen twice for a shake. OMG, the calories! What was I thinking??!! It's not like I'm starving or something!

I want to do better this time. I'm really sick of the protein powder I have been using, and I'm thinking that maybe changing that up and using a prepared shake for those two days might make it easier. Do you have any suggestions to make it easier, or maybe to just get my mind off of it?
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    I don't have to do all liquids after a fill. I usually do soft foods, but my dr. doesn't even require that....
    3470 days ago
    HI there-I am new to all this and don't even know where to buy all those shakes you guys are talking about. Do you get them in the weight loss section or like at a GNC nutrition kind of store? That cookies and cream one sounds good. I am trying to get myself used to a shake every now and then for a meal. Yesterday I made my own version with now powder stuff. I am guessing it has similar fat/calorie amounts-maybe not? Anyway-here's what I did. In my magic bullet-I put: 1 large banana, 2 tbsp peanut butter, one 5.5 once plain skim greek yogurt (tons of protein!), 1/2 c skim, a little hersheys chocolate, and about 5 ice cubes. Of coure the chocolate is not needed but makes it taste oh so yummy! The peanutbutter and greek yogurt have lots of protein and I was full the rest of the afternoon until dinner. Now I am not bannded yet-so that is probably way more than you can eat when restricted-so cut it in half and try. It is not super thick but is good. Oh and blend without the ice cubes to mix up all the rest then throw the cubes in and blend again. Otherwise it won't all fit.
    3493 days ago
    This is weird. My surgeon has never said to go on liquids after a fill nor is it in my literature. I have one tomorrow. They do make sure I can drink a glass of water afterwards. I'm going to the Renaisance Festival on Saturday and while I will be careful I intend to eat. I always make excuses about getting so much exercise I can eat. My daughter Dawn is an inactive Herbalife owner and gives me a MOMMY discount. So I use their shakes, protein powder, etc and I prefer it with some fruit added. Good Luck.
    3493 days ago
    Syntrax Matrix Cookies & Cream is really good (so is the Chocolate). I make with 1 cup of 1% milk, 1/2 of a banana and 5 or 6 ice cubes. Blend and it's just like a milk shake. Seriously, this stuff is good tasting. Sometimes I add some cinnamon to give it a little extra kick. Really good.
    3493 days ago
    If you want to try the premade shakes I like the EAS AdvantEdge at WalMart. They have a better taste than Adkins or SlimFast Lo Carb. You can also have broth or jello or anything like that. My doctor only requires a day of liquid and a day of mushy. If your fill gives you any restriction you probably won't be too hungry anyhow.
    3493 days ago
  • FELICE73
    Good luck on your fill! I am having my 2nd on the 13th of October. My dr only required 24 hours of liquids and usually I get by on the slim fast shakes. Smoothies with protein powder actually sound yummy to me (I must be twisted now!).
    3494 days ago
    Yes, fruit smoothies with protein powder. They are healthy, a lot like a milkshake, and the coolness always soothes my recently clamped on stomach.

    Good luck!
    3494 days ago
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