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  1. Healthy_life2

    Dr. Doesn’t require protein?b

    Everyone’s surgeons plan is different. Don’t worry about what your friend is doing. Concentrate on your own instructions. The mantra “protein first” is when your surgery restriction is new. Your stomach is healing. It’s a challenge to consume 60 grams with limited stomach space. You don’t have room for any of the other items allowed on your plan. Most dieticians don’t want patient’s to be reliant on shakes long term. As progress out from surgery, you can easily get your protein with real whole foods and have no need for shakes.
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    Crazy personal question

    Large breasts are a blessing and a curse. Some of us are lucky and skin bounces back, others embrace it or have plastics. Be prepared to be offended as you rapidly lose weight. People will freely make comments about your body. Conversations may revolve around your weight loss for a while. Inappropriate and hilarious comments make my day. Please share your experiences as they happen.
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    Looking for help...

    When did you have surgery? You may want to check with your dietician and hire a sports medicine dietician. Trust the professionals over my two cents 😉 What works for me, may not work for you. I carb load (seven days) and do a pre race and taper. I eat low glycemic carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes, fruits, veggies, oatmeal, whole wheat with my protein. Hydration NUUN tabs/electrolytes added to my water in my hydration vest. I add powdered carbs to my water for calories. I run fasted race day. (I don’t eat products with sugar - example running gels/Gatorade) these links will give you an idea of how athletes fuel. https://www.foodcoach.me/eat-runningbiking-weight-loss-surgery/ https://keepmovingweekly.com/2015/06/11/nutrition-for-the-bariatric-athlete-endurance-events/ Running taper: https://www.teamhotshot.com/blog/tips-taper-race-day/ https://www.runnersworld.com/training/a20072822/marathon-taper/ runners stomach https://www.bucketlisttummy.com/5-nutrition-tips-to-help-runners-stomach/
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    Yes, you can pull this off. You look beautiful.
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    The shoes are perfect, and Bobby is adorable. I can’t wait to see the little red Christmas dress photos.
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    love love love the jacket
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    Post diet question

    Follow your dietitians plan. My plan is five years old. Protein 60 to100g. Carbs 56g plant based. Sent from my SM-G930T using BariatricPal mobile app
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    The Maintenance Thread

    I love that you are finding different studies. It’s important to find a long-term sustainable way of eating that works for the individual. Healthy eating studies change and evolve over the years. Advice for your nutritionist is better than my two cents. *smile* I’m reading fast food genocide. lowering protein macro’s. Taking advantage of healing and protective properties in adding fresh fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, beans with a combination of vegan and animal protein. I think we can all agree that processed and fast foods are crap and will compromise your health. If your goal is to retain or build muscle, your protein macro will be higher. The bariatric mantra of protein first. I question if it applies when you are maintaining. Most of us can easily get our protein goal in with real food as we progress. It applies if you have tight restriction and its hard to hit your macro. Not all carbs are created equal. My carbs are higher and mainly plant based. ( I will eat processed packaged carbs on occasion.) flexible works for me years out.
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    The tailored jacket looks great on your figure. Official selfie📷 Your smile says it all.
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    You make it look easy to pull together an elegant look. Stunning.
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    Love this look. I have noticed your beautiful collection of scarves. Accessories can be an addiction.😍
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    Look how tiny you are. My pooch is the same. Sent from my SM-G930T using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Sleeve Tips for the journey

    Could you explain about not dating post op sleeve girls. Then you said "It’s good to date post op girls" I’m confused.
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    The Maintenance Thread

    The honeymoon ending may be at different time range and individual reasons For me, the honeymoon was over when life became normal. My high from rapid weight loss disappeared. The scale is not exciting or a motivator.
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    The Maintenance Thread

    Lovely photo. I agree with @ms.sss you do look so much like the actress from crocodile Dundee.
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    Protein water

    Are you drinking slowly? taking small sips then setting it down?
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    Protein water

    Are you vomiting or do you have an upset stomach? You may want to call your dietician for options and malnutrition concerns
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    Daily Menus for Maintenance

    Looks delicious, I love your recipes.
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    A possible solution?

    Thanks, Honestly, it took four years to do a full. I had to train for it. Many people on the site do endurance sports. I will look for a few links so you can get to know them. Others will learn from your experiences. Glad you are here.
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    Daily Menus for Maintenance

    1389 calories: 90 protein -168 carbs -50 fats- Maintaining my bounce range. I'm down 4 lbs. Breakfast Oat meal 1.6 Cup Dried cranberries 2 oz Sliced almonds .3 oz Black coffee 2 cups Unsweetened cashew milk 1 cup Splenda with fiber Lunch 50/50/spring mix 3 oz Grilled chicken breast 2.3 oz Hemp hearts .2 oz Pomegranate seeds 2 oz Chili lime pepitas .5 oz Light n fit Greek yogurt 5.3 oz Dinner 50/50 spring mix 3 oz Hemp hearts ,2 oz Chili lime pepitas .5 oz Smoked salmon 2.9 oz Snack Red grapefruit 3 OZ Chickpea sea salt snack 3oz Frozen grapes .5 cup
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    Ever have that silly emotional moment?

    I just needed to get this off my chest here in the lounge I found my old post-surgery playlist today. (may not be anyone’s taste in music) This song helped me with some weight loss mental battles. I had to process my mother’s death and let go/forgive my larger self. Five years later, I got emotional at the gym while listening to this. For my mother and husband. Thankful for their loving support
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    Ever have that silly emotional moment?

    Love tough guys with a soft marshmallow emotional center.😉
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    Lowest point before surgery

    I wish it didn’t take a major health crisis to wake me up. I went int diabetic ketoacidosis. Eight days in ICU. My heart stop and Dr’s revived me. Nothing like a second chance in life to force you to change.