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Jeffrey Stern

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  1. Well here we go... finished my pureed portion (2 weeks) of the eating plan and moving into more solid foods. According to the plan I can add bread eg. 1/2 English muffin, plain toast , 1/4 bagel and tortilla (to make wraps). However like I mentioned before, after not eating any carbs for almost two mnths  pretty sure I'm not going down that carb road again. I will stick to melba toast or ryvita crackers for some crunch. Both low cal. I have found a recipe for tortilla , gluten free. I'll put below for reference sake. PS. My hunger level is still pretty nil.

    Corn-Free Paleo Tortillas

    2 Eggs 
    1 Cup full-fat, canned coconut milk 
    1 Tablespoon avocado oil (I think you can use olive or canola )
    3/4 Cups arrowroot starch 
    3 Tablespoons coconut flour 
    1/4 Teaspoon salt 

    For the Corn-Free Paleo Tortillas
    Preheat oven to 300 F.(don't understand  this)
    In a mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients and mix until well-combined.
    Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
    Drizzle avocado oil in a small skillet over medium to medium-low heat.
    Pour ? cup of batter ( I would start with 1/4 cup and make them thin like crepes)  into the pan, using a spatula to spread it out.
    Allow tortilla to cook for 2–3 minutes then flip, cooking for another 2–3 minutes.

    It doesn't say how many it makes but I'm sure you can make and freeze.

  2. Jeffrey Stern


    My meal program after surgery actually goes by tablespoon sizes and ounces not actual calorie count. For eg. Today I'm having 1/2 cup of veg soup (homemade...I love to cook) and a small avocado mashed with a little lime and salt and pepper...okay I tbsp of 50 % fat free mayo (50 cal) I didn't have 1% sour cream. shoot me! LOL That lunch will do me.. I could have two Melba toast crackers if I want... but I don't
  3. I don't know if this is ...hate to say "normal" but I just don't have an appetite at all. Hard to eat and force myself just cause I know I have to. Just for reference sake...down 48 lbs since surgery May 1st. (4 wks).

    1. Introversion


      The lack of appetite is normal during the first few months, so it is expected that you aren't that hungry. However, the appetite does eventually return as you get further out. Personally, my appetite was back by 9 months post-op.

    2. Sherrie Scharbrough

      Sherrie Scharbrough

      Totally normal!! You are not alone!! I am almost 4 years out and I am one of the fortunate ones, I still have no hunger (physical hunger) But now head hunger YES I fight it all the time!!

  4. Jeffrey Stern


    I wasn't given any calorie count and I don't think it's an issue after surgery with the amount you can eat. Calorie counting shouldn't be your main priority at this point it should be "Healthy" eating. If your worried about eating "junk" eg. pizza, hamburgers and fries those days are long gone. You need to change your mind set. I have come to terms I'll never have a chocolate bar again. However sugar free chocolate pudding is a good sub.
  5. One thing I do as well is drink green tea... it really is a must. It is proven in weight loss and is necessary to stay hydrated. I drink at least 3-4 cups a day ...as well other fluids. Drink, drink, drink... and I don't mean alcohol. LOL  

    1. mikala3672


      its okay to drink green tea? My doctor told me no caffeine so I give up the green tea.

  6. This is all new to me and still learning as I go along. I have been very successful with my surgery and post surgery. Had no complications and eating while sticking to the "diet" has been challenging. I'm on my last few days of the pureed or "baby food" as I like to call it. As for exercise I walk for now and plan to ride my bike and do some workouts with an exercise ball I've had sitting in a box in my closet for 15 yrs. LOL. One thing is that I haven't had any carbs or sugar for over two months my body has gone through a detox if you will. I feel this has given me a lot more energy and plan to stay away from carbs and sugar once I start to eat solid foods. Even though I love chocolate.:P

    1. talkingmountain


      Yay! Definitely stay away from sugar AND artificial sweeteners. Otherwise you will quickly reawaken the sweet tooth monster!

    2. Jeffrey Stern

      Jeffrey Stern

      I know...and what a struggle. However it gets a bit better with time. But I still would love to have a good chocolate bar like a Hershey's. LOL

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