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So, how much can you eat??

Started by Firefly2, Jan 20, 2011 11:32 AM
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Posted January 20, 2011 - 11:32 AM

Okay, I am 3 1/2 weeks post op and I am now on my mushies/soft food stage (yay) but OMG it takes me a good hour or more just to eat 1 scrambled egg and I feel so full at that!!!! :blink:

I am curious, how much food can everyone eat post op and when?



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Posted January 20, 2011 - 12:06 PM

I started eggs at about 3 weeks out and it I could eat 3/4 of one in about 15 minutes. I'm a fast eater and always have been. I'm a little over 3 months out now and I can eat a whole egg in about 5 minutes and 2 bites of toast. I'm stuffed after that. Seems the most I can get in is a cup of food. Last night I had 3 chicken wings and 2 french fries. STUFFED. 1 cup of soup sits very nicely. 1/2 a cup of cottage cheese with nuts on top, 1 peice of toast with 1/2 a piece of cheese and 2 slices ham. Those are typical meals for me.


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Posted January 20, 2011 - 12:20 PM

Sleeved Dec 6, 2010
Same here, took better part of an hour to finish breakfast at first, not I'm down to 15 minutes or so. I am NEVER hungry and as I've posted elsewhere I get really turned off by what I'm eating and have to actually force myself to eat the rest. I still eat maybe a 1/2 cup to 1 cup (depends on density) of food a meal. Been loosing like crazy but I actually need a few more calories and a lot more protein.

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Posted January 20, 2011 - 12:34 PM

Sounds like DJackson and I both eat similarly and about the same amounts. My meals last anywhere from 20-30 minutes. It's usually enough to fill me and keep me for 3-4 hours.

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Posted January 20, 2011 - 12:55 PM

. I have soup quite a bit. Usually about 1 1/2 cups (with chicken, beans and vegies). I can probably eat that much because part of it is liquid; other times I eat about a cup. I am 7 weeks out. So far I've lost 28 pounds since the day after Thanksgiving.


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Posted January 20, 2011 - 1:08 PM

I can tell ya how much I CAN'T eat, 4oz. of lean pork sirloin steak (sans anything else).
How do I know? Well, I just tried to have that as my left-over lunch and it was followed by about half an hour of extreme discomfort and a lot of rumbling in my stomach!

I am 11 weeks out


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Posted January 23, 2011 - 1:43 AM

It really depends on the kind of day I am having. Some days I seem to be able to eat more than others. I have also always been a slow eater, but since surgery I have turned into a snail with my eating pace.

Typically meals look pretty close to this for me at 5 months out:

Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg w/onion & zucchini cooked into it w/a sprinkle of cheese
Lunch: 1/2 to 3/4 ounce of lean meat or fish w/some cheese
Dinner: 1.5 ounces cooked chicken 1 baby carrot cooked 1 floret of steamed broccoli less than 1/4 c of baked potato
Snacks: protein drinks, Tbsp natural peanut butter, nuts, 1/2 apple or other small portion of a fruit, sometimes a carby treat but not often

I don't know how normal or not this amount is. Sometimes I feel like I am still hardly eating, then other times I feel like have eaten like a piglet.

With the exception of a 1 time week long carb binge, I do not usually feel hungry at all-the carbs in my system cranked up the hunger feeling though. Me and carbs have a very dysfunctional relationship and my body is super sensitive to them.


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Posted January 23, 2011 - 2:04 AM

I can eat about 3 to 3.5 ounces of protein and maybe a bite or two of vegetables, and that's about it.

It really depends on the texture/density of the protein though. I can eat 1/2 cup of yogurt with a little kashi go lean cereal mixed in with no problem. Soft proteins like tuna salad, I can eat 3 ounces and two or three crackers. Grilled chicken, pork and beef, three ounces and that's about it. If I'm eating something other than fish, I don't often have room for anything else.

Soups, like Wendy's chili, I can eat four ounces.

I'm 5 and a half months out.

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