I had surgery 1 year ago to remove my entire colon due to ulcerative colitis and am now left with only my small intestine. As the colon’s function is to remove excess water from waste, if I was to drink a glass of water with no food, it would run through me in no time. I have to eat solid food when drinking to line my small intestine with something for absorption.
My question is if I start the V-Diet and am drinking Metabolic Drive all day, my body should still be able to absorb the calories correct? I am just nervous drinking that much and having it exit 10 minutes later. [/quote]
Ask your gastroenterologist.
That being said I know a few people that have had this procedure and if they didn’t give you a colostomy bag and just a pouch of intestine and rectum that lose a lot of weight.
The best thing in your condition most likely is to clean up your diet ( you have to avoid lots of fibrous foods ) and start lifting weights.
You should really consult your gastroenterologist and look for others who have had this procedure. My sister has had this for 15 years now. She lives a perfectly normal lifestyle except for having to always be aware of a restroom.
Ask your GI about the shakes.