Liquid, It’s What’s For Lunch

Mmmmmm good?I started my all-liquid special high-protein-shake diet in preparation for surgery. This is what I had for lunch: a protein broth shake thingy. That’s it. I know it doesn’t look like much, but compared to breakfast – an “iced latte” flavored protein shake that was THE MOST HORRIBLE THING I HAVE EVER TASTED THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO TASTE LIKE COFFEE BUT DIDN’T – this chicken soup-flavored protein drink was deeeelicious.

Now, I can have the occasional snack of a sugar-free jello gelatin cup, sugar-free Popsicle, plain chicken broth, all the water I want, and moderate amounts of decaf coffee and tea (but only with stevia sweetener in them, no cream or milk.) But really, this is hard core dietary limitation in my book. And I am preparing myself mentally and physically  to do this for at least the next 3-4 weeks. Wish me luck!

Note to self: Never ever ever again consume anything with a coffee “flavor” that isn’t coffee. Except for Coffee Nips – I will always love you. 

7 thoughts on “Liquid, It’s What’s For Lunch

  1. Good luck! It’s odd that it takes an iron stomach to make it on such a limited diet.

  2. It looks wretched. I admire you.

  3. Oh my gosh, three to four WEEKS???? I am sending out a little wish that they go very quickly for you.

  4. I think Katy picked the perfect adjective with “wretched”.

    Have you ever tried an herbal tea called Roastarama? It’s probably the closest thing you’ll find to coffee that isn’t really coffee.

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  6. Oh wow, 3-4 weeks!?! You are my hero! Good luck to you! I know you can do it and I look forward to hearing more about how it goes!

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