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how much food can you eat after 6-9-12 months?

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Started by tdriver, Aug 30, 2010 10:09 AM
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    tdriver

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Posted August 30, 2010 - 10:09 AM

#1
i'm curious of how much food can you eat after 9 months or a year.

i'm on my 7th month and i can eat just a couple of bites more than the last few months,which was around 6oz (160-180grams) depending it's density. but it is usual 31/2 oz meat or fish and the rest 2-21/2oz vegetables.

how much can you eat?


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Posted August 30, 2010 - 10:24 AM

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I'm curious, does your stomach actually "stretch" over time, or does it just handle slightly more food because the wounds have healed up?


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Posted August 30, 2010 - 1:27 PM

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Hello there,

I am a 2 year post-op. I have lost a total of 150 pounds, and have maintained my goal weight for approximately 9 months now. At two years out, I can still only eat about 3 ounces of DENSE protein and maybe 2 ounces of veggies at one sitting. If I eat somehting like ground beef, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, or anything that is more of a "slider food," I can eat probably about 6 to 8 ounces.

The secret is eating DENSE PROTEIN---but only once you are cleared for that. Two years out, I am finding if I eat the wrong things (such as pasta or bread), I can just about eat a normal sized portion, however, dense protein hits my sotmach harder, and fills me up a lot more. Concentrate less on how much you eat and more on what you eat, and you will be fine. Good luck!!


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Posted August 30, 2010 - 1:40 PM

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Yes the dense protein is the most filling for me also. I was amazed the other night at the movies at how much popcorn I could eat! That stuff must press down to nothing when it hits your stomach. But if it's chicken or steak, maybe 4 bites and I'm done. I can eat a whole yogurt pretty quickly, but still can't finish a Lean Cuisine. I can eat almost a whole slice of pizza (minus the back of the crust), 1/4 of a sub sandwich (with the bread crust peeled off) or 1 taco. Salad is easy to eat a lot of, and I can usually get in about 1/3 of a burger. Most importantly, food is not as important to me as it used to be. I remember before that upon waking up I would think about what there was to eat for breakfast, but now I wake up with thoughts of what the scale might say today. Food is just a formality to eliminate hunger, and it doesn't matter that much what the food is anymore, especially since it's only 4 bites anyway!


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Posted August 30, 2010 - 3:27 PM

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I'm right there with Karen at 15 months out. Any slider foods, I can eat about 6-8oz. Dense protein 3-5oz. 3oz if I want to eat some veggies/starches, 5oz if all I want is dense protein (meat).

I've been eating the same amounts since around 7-8 months. Still have the same level of satiety off my portions, and still have zero physical hunger.



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Posted August 31, 2010 - 12:35 AM

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I don't measure by oz because I don't weigh my food. I can eat half a cheeseburger with the bun depending on how big it is, of course. I can eat one piece of pizza, one soft taco from taco bell, but I tear off part of the tortilla.

I can eat most of a chicken thigh. I would say if I took a piece of cooked meat, whether it's pork, chicken or steak, I can eat less than the size of the palm of my hand. I can eat quite a bit of salad, but I always mix in shrimp or chicken breast.

I would say that I eat the same amount of food that I could eat at 6 months and it has not increased now that I am at 16 months post op.



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