Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Food and Nutrition


This forum is for questions about food and nutrition before and after all types of weight loss surgeries. Check out the sub-forums to see if there is a more specific place for your post, to help people find information more easily.


Subforums

  1. Pre-op Diets and Questions

    This forum is for questions about the pre-op diets before all weight loss surgery types. This is not for recipes. Use the Recipe Sharing forum and sub-forums instead.

    6,391
    posts
  2. Post-op Diets and Questions

    This forum is for questions about your post-op weight loss surgery diet. The post-op guidelines may vary by surgery and by surgeon. This is not for recipes. Use the Recipe Sharing forum and sub-forums instead.

    32,162
    posts
  3. Protein, Vitamins, and Supplements

    This forum is for questions about protein shakes and powders, vitamins, and other supplements for weight loss surgery patients.

    20,614
    posts
  4. Vegetarian or Vegan Eating

    This is a place where the emphasis is on supporting vegetarian and/or vegan styles of eating in terms of bariatric surgery and nutrients. No meat vs. non meat bashing, trash talk or the like are allowed. All are welcome in support of getting in your healthy veggies and fruit. Please feel free to ask questions.

    1,574
    posts
  5. Recipe Sharing

    The sub-forums here are for sharing recipes. There are two different main sections: diet phase and special diet needs. Note that in most cases, a higher diet phase allows foods from lower phases (you can have a full liquid even if you are on solids), so put the recipe in the minimum phase where it can be eaten.

    14,027
    posts

5,614 topics in this forum

    • 8 replies
    • 4,519 views
    • 3 replies
    • 1,019 views
  1. vitamin patches

    • 2 replies
    • 94 views
    • 5 replies
    • 130 views
    • 3 replies
    • 120 views
    • 2 replies
    • 138 views
    • 1 reply
    • 131 views
    • 0 replies
    • 130 views
    • 0 replies
    • 144 views
    • 1 reply
    • 148 views
    • 16 replies
    • 294 views
  2. STARBUCKS

    • 8 replies
    • 322 views
    • 2 replies
    • 383 views
    • 4 replies
    • 375 views
    • 7 replies
    • 1,280 views
    • 3 replies
    • 389 views
    • 3 replies
    • 473 views
  3. Sugar substitute

    • 1 reply
    • 385 views
    • 6 replies
    • 557 views
    • 1 reply
    • 377 views
    • 2 replies
    • 471 views
  4. 4 onz of food?

    • 10 replies
    • 572 views
    • 10 replies
    • 534 views
    • 4 replies
    • 529 views
  5. Charcuterie board

    • 2 replies
    • 694 views
  6. Protein

    • 5 replies
    • 1,045 views
    • 1 reply
    • 714 views
    • 0 replies
    • 649 views
    • 2 replies
    • 913 views
  7. Nutrisystem post-op?

    • 3 replies
    • 679 views
  8. Food

    • 3 replies
    • 740 views
  9. salads

    • 6 replies
    • 805 views
    • 4 replies
    • 1,117 views
    • 6 replies
    • 824 views
    • 6 replies
    • 837 views
  10. Food Shaming!

    • 13 replies
    • 1,024 views
  11. Food tracking

    • 1 reply
    • 712 views
    • 6 replies
    • 1,123 views
    • 4 replies
    • 877 views
  12. Carbs and fats

    • 6 replies
    • 1,045 views
  13. Yougart

    • 2 replies
    • 841 views
    • 2 replies
    • 1,104 views
  14. Liquid ideas

    • 4 replies
    • 864 views
  15. Meal Kit Services

    • 2 replies
    • 986 views
  16. Bartric

    • 1 reply
    • 882 views
    • 1 reply
    • 921 views
    • 9 replies
    • 1,037 views
    • 3 replies
    • 1,028 views
  17. What Are You Eating At 4-5 Weeks Post Op?

    • 14 replies
    • 56,577 views
    • 2 replies
    • 1,005 views
  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Mammysm

      I am   finishing up all I have to do to have the Loop Duodenal Switch. I have had a Sleeve which didn't work out well for me and I gained some weight back. My Dr. Suggested the Loop. So only thing I have left now is hearing back from my Bariatric Dr. With an appt. But I would love the be able to talk to some people who have had/going to have/going through process of the Loop Duodenal Switch. Forums? Support Groups?
      Thank You 
      Donna Smith
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • cutethickmoma

      Ok Bariatric Pals it's been a long time! I'm back and in need of help had the sleeve done back in 2013 regained some weight current 280 looking to have a revision done. Any suggestions 🤔 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • KTNCANDY

      6 days post op..
      Hight..5'4
      Highest weight...350lbs
      Pre op weight ..315 on 2/15/21
      Post op weight.. 335   2/16/21
      Day 6
      -10.. 325
       
      Alot of swelling.  But up and about.  Started full fluid diet today. 
       
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Annie2021

      Waiting for a sleeve.... any comments on positivity ?
      · 2 replies
      1. Grayce

        Just keep in high spirits. I'm 9 weeks post op and I'm glad I did it. Do you have a surgery date?

      2. Neensyb

        7 weeks post op here. Take one day at a time.

    • CrowLuv

      It's been so long since I came here and I'm disappointed in myself for that, it's such a wonderful forum with amazing people. 
      But I'm back with exciting news: I had my surgery in August of 2019, and I met my goal of 180 by the fall of 2020! And even better: as of today I've far surpassed my initial goal and am now at 156lbs!
      In hindsight, I made the goal of 180 never dreaming I would be able to go below that, and yet, in the back of my mind I always knew that somewhere in the 150s would be the absolute ideal for me, I just never thought that would be a possibility, even with this surgery. So this is a dream come true for me!
      The mind is a very powerful machine, and I guess my mind clearly said "we're not done here" when I got to 180. I didn't even try to get below it, to be perfectly honest - it took no effort on my part, the weight just kept (keeps?) melting off of me. 
      That sounds like the worst kind of humblebrag, almost cringe-level - but I truly don't mean it that way. It's just that I'm just completely gobsmacked! I never in a million years expected this to happen!
      More good news: I started exercising with a program I'm obsessed with called Essentrics last October - heck, I've only missed a handful of days since I started. I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd be so excited about working out, that it would be the highlight of my day, even. But it is! I always haaaated exercise! But this program is downright enjoyable and I always feel something akin to euphoria at the end of my workouts. That's not an exaggeration. It's possible that doing this is why I kept losing weight, but I'm not sure, because it's not cardio-heavy at all...it's more like just stretching and moving your body, I guess kinda like a more "active" form of yoga, but NOT yoga, it's hard to describe honestly. Nothing fancy, it just really feels good for my body, I can't say enough about it. I can't imagine it burns that many calories since there is very little cardio involved, but I don't know because I don't do math and that's that lol.
      But now I have a new goal, and it's a big one: get back to a nutritious, healthy diet (maintenance I mean, not active weight loss). I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I have to be brutally honest with myself, and this is the ideal place to do it - the fact is, my diet SUCKS. I haven't even tried to eat healthily for quite awhile now. I'm so ashamed of myself just typing that out, but I need to face it and admit it to myself before I can fix it.
      I haven't participated on this forum for way too long, and that was a mistake. This forum is amazing and filled with such great people who always inspired me so much!
      So now I'm back because, even though I'm at my goal, the fact is, this is a lifelong journey - it's not just the weight loss part, it's so much more than that. I need help getting my diet back on track. I need the inspiration and excellent advice I always found here. Just because I'm at goal doesn't mean I'm done - far from it.
      So although I'm embarrassed that my diet (currently!) sucks, I can at least give myself credit for finally admitting it and setting my intention to change that. Being at goal weight does NOT mean I'm healthy. It's great that I'm exercising, but if I'm not giving my body the nutrition it needs, then I'm only hurting myself. If I took the giant step of having bariatric surgery, I owe it to myself to follow through with the WHY I did it - which was to become healthy again - and that is sooo much more than a number on the scale.
      I'm ready to make the changes necessary to get myself into the healthiest state possible. I won't be perfect, nobody is, but it's time for me to truly commit to giving my body the healthy nutrition it deserves as best as I can. I don't know where to start though, it's like I need an entire education about it. But I'm ready and willing to learn.
      I'm so happy to be back here because I know that inspiration is found everywhere here in this forum.  
      · 2 replies
      1. kunkelgw

        Welcome back and congratulations with your added weight loss. That is so wonderful.😀

      2. CrowLuv

        Thank you so much! :)

  • Who's Online   28 Members, 0 Anonymous, 223 Guests (See full list)

  • Forum Statistics

    406,558
    Total Topics
    4,828,917
    Total Posts
  • Member Statistics

    381,981
    Total Members
    6,921
    Most Online
    nightowl1971
    Newest Member
    nightowl1971
    Joined
  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×