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#1 vidisarah

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:57 PM

I am confused. My NUT says to get "64 oz of Fluids in each day". I read on here in some posts that it means ALL fluids, including milk and crystal light. In others, I read that it means 64 oz of WATER plus milk, etc.

I have been including milk, water, decaf coffee and crystal light as part of my 64 oz each day....which one is it?


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:15 PM

From my understanding it is fluids. Whether that is water or a protein shake it is a fluid. I personally wouldn't count coffee as it is not value added, but thats me


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:18 PM

The only thing I was told not to count was coffee - everything else - including jello, counts towards your fluid intake.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:52 PM

I was also told fluids, although I try to get 64 oz of just water in a day - not always successfully.


 


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:53 PM

Wonderful! Thank you so much... I was getting worried. That helps a lot!


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:56 PM

Diana, its very difficult to get in 64 oz of water only in a day when you are drinking other things and trying to eat a small meal... I agree! I keep a 20 oz water bottle at my side always...helps!


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:04 PM

Yes, like others advised any no caffeine and carbonation free  no or low calorie fluids,jello,soup etc....


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:45 PM

I would go with 64 ounces of water. I always make sure I get my water and my protein in before I add others. If I can't get my water in I am not drinking anything else for the day.
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:18 AM

I can't drink plain water so I'd be in real trouble!!


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:43 AM

I can't drink plain water so I'd be in real trouble!!

 

same here, some days plain water makes me gag - so strange. I drink 3 20 oz bottles of vitamin water zero a day plus decaf tea, crystal light etc...


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:08 AM

I can't drink plain water so I'd be in real trouble!!

Yep!  I haven't been able to get down much of any plain water since WLS.  And that's pretty much all I drank pre-op.

 

We have an artesian well and it's fed by a glacier - the water is great but I can't drink much of it plain.  And neither can I handle anything colder than room temperature.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:01 AM

I was told 64 oz of water - or a variation thereof.  Milk doesn't count on my plan.  Water used to make a protein drink does count. Crystal Light counts, anything decaf made with water (coffee or tea) counts.  But I don't count when I make my shake with milk.  This adds calories and protein to my diet so they are counted separately.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:38 PM

I was told all fluids count, plus popsicles and jello.  I hate plain water, so if I had to drink 64 oz. of it every day I'd be miserable.  Good luck.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:21 PM

Thanks everyone for your great help! Puts my mind at ease. :-)


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:28 AM

I was told 64 oz of fluids, but do not count anything with protein in it, like a shake or protein water. That only goes towards my protein count, not fluids. Decaf fluids like coffee, jello, popsicles all count too.

 

I buy these 33 oz Smartwater bottles and aim for 3 a day. I can't seem to keep track with small bottles. I try to drink one every 4 hours. If I drink 2 I have met the quota, the third is just a plus.


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