Today, I began the full liquid diet, which will last for one week, in preparation for my gastric bypass surgery on Sept. 19. During this first week, I can have things like plain oatmeal or plain grits, and can flavor them with a sweetener like Stevia. So, one serving of each of those made up two meals for today. Then, I had a bowl of cheddar broccoli soup. Even though these were all satisfying, I still had to get my 60-80 grams of protein in for today. So, I had two chocolate protein shakes, which got me where I needed to go. Thankfully, they taste really good with skim milk. Here is what I am using for the protein shakes:
You can find these at WalMart, and are about $17 for 20 packs. Each pack gives you 20 grams of protein, and, with the protein from the milk, it does the trick.
Yes, today was a little challenging from the standpoint of being hungry, and getting used to not being able to eat regular food. To combat the hunger, all I had to do was drink a couple of bottles of water, and the hunger went away.
Well, that does it for day one. Have a great night, everyone, and I’ll see you again soon.