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  2. I haven't had surgery yet so not dumping. I'm about a week away. I have PCOS. If I eat too many carbs, it will make me hungrier causing me to want to eat more. My main triggers are bread, rice, pasta and sugar. Sugar is the worst one.Sugar from many fruits does it to me. Same with cookies, candy, cakes, regular sodas, juice, ice cream. I can tolerate some artificial sweeteners though. This article explains it https://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/what-is-carb-sensitivity-and-how-to-know-if-you-have-it
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  4. Mdnytangel


    Yessss, definitely!!! And, thank you! 🙂
  5. What do you mean by "carb sensitive"? Do you dump on too many carbohydrates?
  6. If It's prepacked or canned it will contain sugars and carbs unless it's raw fruit, no reason to deliberately overwork your sleeve so early.... It's Not going to help you..
  7. starladustangel

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    I do. Glad I have the holiday off to get things done at least
  8. froufrou

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    This last week, I'd say the last 4 nights, I have woken up with terrible stomach pains. It's under my left rib and spreads across my middle. What it feels like is trapped air, but I'm not sure. It wakes me out of a deep sleep! Has anyone else had this and does anyone have any tips on how to get rid of this?
  9. Jillybean526

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    Hi Lea did your doctor put you on soft food? Hope you are doing well. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. nssmia

    MAY 2019 Sleevers

    Same date . How are you doing. I'm feeling very full after protein shakes. But otherwise good Sent from my SM-J727V using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. Jillybean526

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    Hi Sberry, yea we are. Im 5'3", my pre surgery weight was 238 and I just weighted myself this morning and I am at 199.8. The weight loss has been moving slower as I had lost 22 pounds in the first 2 weeks after surgery. I am down a shirt size it fits a little big but comfortably, everybody is telling me to buy smaller but I dont like anything to hug my belly. And I am down from a 20 pants to a 16. This is a huge step because my belly has been my problem for a while so I wasnt able to buy normal jeans. I dont go back to the doctor until 6/5...hoping to lose another 5 lbs before then. Stay positive you are doing great!!! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. nssmia

    MAY 2019 Sleevers

    So glad you're doing well. My sleeve was May 21st. Getting in my hydration and started on protein shakes today. Feeling fuller quicker than with clear liquids. Still gassy as well. But all is good. Good luck Sent from my SM-J727V using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. Orchids&Dragons


    Good way to get your exercise! 😁 Hope your plateau doesn't last too long!
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  15. Everything you learned before won't help you much after surgery, at least until you're quite a way out. In my opinion, you need to (at least) start with a bariatric dietician for a while after surgery. The amount of food that you consume is so restrictive that it will be difficult to get your macros in. Bariatric dieticians know lots of tricks to get the best bang-for-the-buck with the little amount of stomach that you'll have to work with. And, if you have any issues (which you can't predict ahead of time), you'll already have a resource ready to tap. What you said about a therapist sounds spot-on to me. Best of luck!
  16. catwoman7


    what your doctor said - that's a great way of looking at it. "The absence of hunger...". Also, "full" isn't going to the same for many of us as it did before surgery. I rarely feel full anymore like I did before - now, I start feeling a little uncomfortable (hard to explain the exact feeling - but..uncomfortable), and I know if I keep eating, I'm going to get sick. Early out, too, you're probably dealing with nerves that have been cut and not yet regenerated, so "stop eating" messages may not be getting from your stomach to your brain. So it's doubly important to measure things then....
  17. My insurance doesn't cover bariatric surgery, so I've decided to get it done in Mexico. That's not the "wrong" part though, believe it or not. I do feel there is value to the pre-op hoops you jump through to get approved and other preparatory and follow-up work that I'm worried I'm not even aware of. Like everyone else here, I want the best possible chance at success and I feel like I'm already behind the curve. Here's where I stand with my own attempts to get the right support network in place: DIETITIAN - Do I need one after surgery? I'm not currently seeing one, but I used the services of an RD for 2 years, 2006-2008, so I've got all the knowledge regarding portions, balance, nutrient density, etc. I tried to find one, both locally and remotely, but the bariatric specialist RDs are all affiliated with surgical centers and only deal with those patients. I will try again if I need one, I just don't know if I do. THERAPIST - I've tried therapy five times before and never got anywhere. I'm currently getting medication management by a psych nurse, who is on board and has changed my anti-depressant scripts to regular not extended release. Anyway, I'm utterly convinced that this surgery won't succeed without 'head work' and I'm giving it another shot. Unfortunately my first appointment isn't until 2 weeks before my surgery, but at least I'll have it in place for afterwards. He does bariatric psych evaluations for insurance companies, so I'm feeling positive about this choice. POST-OP SURGICAL SUPPORT - I get follow-up support via phone afterwards. My primary doc where I live is on board with ordering the vitamin level tests and such afterwards. This is, unfortunately, all I have figured out...I simply don't know what else I need. BOOKS - I've read Bariatric Mindset Success by Kristin Lloyd, but it didn't really resonate the way I hoped it would Feel free to recommend a book that takes you through all the steps, or a dietitian who does skype sessions, or even just write a bit about a valuable piece of the puzzle I'm either understimating or missing completely. Thank you.
  18. Calories are not the only thing to watch out for. Fruit is high in sugar and carb. The nutrition binder I got from my nutritionist says the most fruit at the soft food stage is a 1/4 c of unsweetened apple sauce or a 1/4 of a a mashed banana. That's total per day and they recommend mixing it with plain unsweetened yogurt or cottage cheese for the protein. I'm extremely carb sensitive and can only tolerate berries pre op so not sure I will eat any fruit.
  19. BulletWithButterflyWings

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    I'm so glad you tried those. I need to get some to try. I saw them at Walmart and wondered if they were any good but didnt get any yet. I saw the other coffee kind they had too and I may try those as well. If I can get protein and coffee in one I'm all for it lol
  20. BulletWithButterflyWings

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    I've got so much sf jello and sf pudding to make but I dont want to yet. I dont want to get everything prepped and ready and it go bad before I have a chance to eat it. Ugh. I feel like there are a million things I need to get done before surgery so that I won't have to struggle to get anything done post op. So much organizing, cleaning, and prepping that I have to do. Anyone feel like its crunch time now?
  21. starladustangel

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    I really love the Atkins Cafe Caramel shakes but they are only 15g of protein and my nutritionist wants 20-30g of protein per shake. There are plenty of caramel flavored shakes but this one is coffee and caramel. Going to get some premier protein caramel shakes and see if I like them as much.
  22. KKilpatrick

    closer and closer...

    I have a question? Is vertical sleeve gastrectomy, in reference to me, covered under fmla leave? If so, how? I just want to have a rebuttal in case my job tries to deny me fmla leave?
  23. debra102364

    What was your comorbidity(s)?

    I think different insurance companies require different comorbites. Mine requires none if your over 40bmi but if your under you must be above 35bmi and at least 1 of the comorbites. I have high bp, overactive bladder, arthrites and high cholesterol and possibly autoimmune condition. So I hope that one of them will work. You can Google your insurance and bastric sugery and it should show which comorbites they are asking for as a requirement for your surgery. We got this, hang in there. Get as much info you can get then you will know what to expect and maybe even be a voice in the whole process.
  24. yup lesson learned, proteins ALWAYS first, 60-80 grams daily
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