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I Think I'm Eating Too Much

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Started by KATEYEZ0208, Mar 06, 2012 10:36 PM
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    KATEYEZ0208

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Posted March 6, 2012 - 10:36 PM

#1
I am a little over one month out from surgery and I feel like I don't have restriction with my sleeve maybe it is in my head but I feel like I can eat a lot or what I deem as a lot at once. If I were to measure I would say it's rough 1 cup of food I can eat during a meal. I spoke with a co-worker and she told me I was doing wrong and needed to be eating 1/4 cup of food during a meal. I went through my weight loss manual again and didn't read anywhere where it say how much I could fit in my sleeve at once. I'm nervous that I might stretch my new stomach out over time. Can someone help and let me know how much I am suppose to eat if I were to measure in cups. Thanks for any help in advance. God Bless!


    Writergirl

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Posted March 6, 2012 - 10:48 PM

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I was instructed to MEASURE 4 T of food (1/4 cup) for each meal. I have found that's about my limit anyway, although I can definitely eat closer to a cup of soup if it's mostly broth. I think that you should definitely start measuring out your food at 1/4 cup and see how you do with that. The other nice thing about measuring is that there's no guilt or worry over eating everything on your plate!


    joseph

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Posted March 6, 2012 - 10:51 PM

#3
me too, i dont know why i get hungry!! im 3 months post op i had a leak and they put 2 stents on me for 2 months, now for about my first month to eat and i get hungry alot wtf!!


    lessofme2010

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Posted March 6, 2012 - 10:55 PM

#4
I am 4 mo. out soon ad can eat 3oz. meat. easily.
Julie


    AliveAgain

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Posted March 6, 2012 - 10:59 PM

#5
I'm five weeks out and find I have good and bad days. Most of my meals are about 1/2 cup, or close to 2 oz. But I can sit down and eat close to a cup or 4oz if I want to. My doctor says not to ever put more than 4oz on my plate, but never said I can't have more. I try to do it to be conscientious of not stretching or pushing my sleeve into uncomfortable places.

Just because you can, doesn't mean you have to!


    KATEYEZ0208

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Posted March 7, 2012 - 8:46 AM

#6
Thank you all so much for your responses. I had a feel I wasn't doing right happy I had a chance and could ask that question. I don't feel discomfort if I eat more than 4oz. that what made me ask this question.Again thank you all!!


    mullet head

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Posted March 7, 2012 - 1:56 PM

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I don't measure at all...I "listen" for full cues and go from there, some days its more, some days its less.
Our docs told us at our last support group meeting that it would take a long period of time (implying years) of habitual over eating to stretch our stomachs...
your body is probably the best judge of your portion size, its just a matter of learning your new cues.

surgery date: Oct 12, 2011

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    Indymom

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Posted March 7, 2012 - 7:28 PM

#8
At one month out I was allowed to eat 2 oz at a time - typically 1 oz protein and 1 oz either veg or starch. I couldn't imagine eating a cup of food at that point post-surgery . . . but it depends on what you're eating. I'm sure I could have eaten a cup of soup or other "slider" foods, for example. But certainly not a cup of any dense proteins.


    LoserMama

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Posted March 8, 2012 - 2:14 AM

#9
Wow, I can eat quite a bit more easily. This always worries me. The weight is coming off though, slowly.

I don't drink with meals, I eat slowly. Tonight I had about 3 oz steak, 1 egg, a little less than 2 oz of cottage cheese and one slice of bread. Shouldn't have had the bread, but its still way less than I used to eat, but way way more than 2 oz. i wasn't given any guidance like that. Most of my meal examples I was given for the solid food stage were 4-6 oz of total food. I really am not sure. I am just full, not overly stuffed, from that meal. I didn't even get hiccups, which is what happens if I eat one bite too many.


    noname

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Posted March 8, 2012 - 2:29 AM

#10
I never measure, I just eat slowly and "listen" to what my body tells me, everyone is different, what works for some doesn't always work for everyone, don't think you are wrong cos someone else does it one way, you will find what works for you, can be frustrating, you have lightbulb moments, you have down days, and you have amazing days, take each day at a time :)


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