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Mhy12784

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from Chardonnay40 in Ginger Ale   
    If you want ginger buy real ginger or ginger pills. Truth is gingerale has so little ginger in it that it's more placebo effect from an old wives tale than anything
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from GreenTealael in November sleevers here   
    Haven't checked this site in ages but hope everyone's doing well. I'm definitely extremely happy with my decision. I think I may have developed an aversion to food 🤔, but in a good healthyish way.
    Hope everyone else is still happy with their results and continuing to grow and progress!

    (no idea why that quote is above it wouldn't let me delete it lol)
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Vitamin Patches   
    Seriously why would anyone use a Vitamin Patch? You can take pills and chewables after surgery just fine, which are actually proven to work and much cheaper.
    I get that people have crazy beliefs but vitamin patches are stupid honestly
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Fried Chicken   
    I airfry fish and chicken all the time.
    Lean chicken, egg wash, and coconut flour (or almond) is fantastic with a tiny tiny spray of oil

    If you're making chicken I STRONGLY suggest you brine it. It tastes awesome and makes it juicy.
    I would avoid all the high fat alternatives. While fat isn't bad for you, it's high in calories. And if you're a person with a history of being very fat (cough cough all of us) I would try to keep the Protein high and calories low
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from Olive22 in Having second thoughts   
    From my experience
    I had a sleeve 6 months ago. I've lost almost all the weight I've wanted to, I feel great, look great. I can eat anything I want (I choose not to eat ****, but I'm certainly more than capable of eating a cookie if I so wanted)
    I've gone to bars and had mixed drinks, and shots.
    I'll concede I haven't tried anything carbonated (soda, beer, diet soda) but I'm almost positive I'd be fine as long as I didn't have a ton.
    Smoking is a big no no, but why would anyone do that anyways.
    This isn't a bypass, the commitment is certainly substantially less. Which means you'll have to show more willpower than wanting Cookies to be truly successful.
    But I did have carbohydrate cravings early on, and there was a few nights I had (whole wheat) Pasta without issue.
    The biggest thing is you'll have to learn to chew well and eat slower. As long as you do those things I'm sure you'll be able to tolerate the overwhelming majority of foods if not all of them.
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from Olive22 in Having second thoughts   
    From my experience
    I had a sleeve 6 months ago. I've lost almost all the weight I've wanted to, I feel great, look great. I can eat anything I want (I choose not to eat ****, but I'm certainly more than capable of eating a cookie if I so wanted)
    I've gone to bars and had mixed drinks, and shots.
    I'll concede I haven't tried anything carbonated (soda, beer, diet soda) but I'm almost positive I'd be fine as long as I didn't have a ton.
    Smoking is a big no no, but why would anyone do that anyways.
    This isn't a bypass, the commitment is certainly substantially less. Which means you'll have to show more willpower than wanting Cookies to be truly successful.
    But I did have carbohydrate cravings early on, and there was a few nights I had (whole wheat) Pasta without issue.
    The biggest thing is you'll have to learn to chew well and eat slower. As long as you do those things I'm sure you'll be able to tolerate the overwhelming majority of foods if not all of them.
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from GreenTealael in November sleevers here   
    I mean I've been doing fantastic in the gym and definitely look like I'm in better shape. But from my lightest to now I've gained 23 pounds in 90 days, only increasing just under a pants size
    I'm loving the progress but I think I might need to start cutting again,
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from GreenTealael in November sleevers here   
    Are you able to be satietied (that's a word right?) on 1200 calories a day?
    I'm eating like 3000-3500 a day at this point (which I'll totally admit is an extremely high number, and no none of it is from junk) but I'm also working out like an insane lunatic and trying to add on slabs of muscle.
    Honestly since my surgery I feel like I'm hungry and I eat more often than I ever have in my life.
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from GreenTealael in November sleevers here   
    I mean I've been doing fantastic in the gym and definitely look like I'm in better shape. But from my lightest to now I've gained 23 pounds in 90 days, only increasing just under a pants size
    I'm loving the progress but I think I might need to start cutting again,
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from GreenTealael in November sleevers here   
    I mean I've been doing fantastic in the gym and definitely look like I'm in better shape. But from my lightest to now I've gained 23 pounds in 90 days, only increasing just under a pants size
    I'm loving the progress but I think I might need to start cutting again,
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from GreenTealael in November sleevers here   
    Are you able to be satietied (that's a word right?) on 1200 calories a day?
    I'm eating like 3000-3500 a day at this point (which I'll totally admit is an extremely high number, and no none of it is from junk) but I'm also working out like an insane lunatic and trying to add on slabs of muscle.
    Honestly since my surgery I feel like I'm hungry and I eat more often than I ever have in my life.
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Vitamin Patches   
    Seriously why would anyone use a Vitamin Patch? You can take pills and chewables after surgery just fine, which are actually proven to work and much cheaper.
    I get that people have crazy beliefs but vitamin patches are stupid honestly
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from sillykitty in Vitamin Patches   
    But you get Vitamins and minerals from your diet

    I don't know how you can attribute it to the Patches, when there's other variables in your diet.
    Presumably you also take sublingual Vitamin b and Calcium supplements?
    Now for the sake of simplicity I don't feel like arguing forever, but I think we can both agree the degree of efficacy is unproven. So why spend more money on something that is less proven
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from chattycat in Vitamin Patches   
    Do you happen to eat any food or drinks that contain Vitamins and minerals?

    I wear Rebock sneakers, my Vitamin b levels are high, clearly my Rebocks are working just fine.

    And blindly saying that something that isn't supported by data doesn't work isn't nearly as bad as saying that something that isn't supported by data does work
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from Wanda247 in Has anyone used a flexible spending account to pay for nutrition post op?   
    They don't neither do Protein Shakes. However bariatric surgery changes things up quite a bit, as our surgeries were deemed medically necessary, and the whole post op nutrition thing is murked up a bit. So I wonder what things people have had luck with.

    Also I was under the impression that everything in an FSAs eligibility (unless you have a limitited or dependent plan) is determined by the federal government, it's only managed by the employer.
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Looking for low GI healthy carbs that aren't sliders?   
    Well the 600 calories is 11 tablespoons of steel cut oats, 2/3rds a cup of Premier Protein and 2 teaspoons of chia seeds. Can eat that up and I'm starving soon after
    I definitely can't add more fiber to my diet, I'm already eating like 60-80g of fiber a day and I'm ready to pop.
    Sometimes I'll eat a handful of nuts after so I don't think the added fats will help much
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Vitamin Patches   
    Seriously why would anyone use a Vitamin Patch? You can take pills and chewables after surgery just fine, which are actually proven to work and much cheaper.
    I get that people have crazy beliefs but vitamin patches are stupid honestly
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from chattycat in Vitamin Patches   
    Do you happen to eat any food or drinks that contain Vitamins and minerals?

    I wear Rebock sneakers, my Vitamin b levels are high, clearly my Rebocks are working just fine.

    And blindly saying that something that isn't supported by data doesn't work isn't nearly as bad as saying that something that isn't supported by data does work
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Vitamin Patches   
    Seriously why would anyone use a Vitamin Patch? You can take pills and chewables after surgery just fine, which are actually proven to work and much cheaper.
    I get that people have crazy beliefs but vitamin patches are stupid honestly
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Vitamin Patches   
    Seriously why would anyone use a Vitamin Patch? You can take pills and chewables after surgery just fine, which are actually proven to work and much cheaper.
    I get that people have crazy beliefs but vitamin patches are stupid honestly
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from GreenTealael in November sleevers here   
    The hunger is definitely an issue.
    I dont know about yours, but mine isnt consistent though.
    One day ill be REALLY hungry non stop, and will eat more than I usually do (only 300-500 calories typically) and then itll normalize for a few days and randomly come up.
    Fortunately I still get really full really quickly when I do eat, and even get some pain in my stomach from it "filling" up (even when I eat very little). But this just encourages me to graze.
    Im not losing, but im not gaining either so im not concerned. But the hunger definitely returns,however the quick fullness from actually eating is the best weapon for me for now.

    As far as weight loss slowing, I think its more important than ever to be hyperdiligiant about weighing and measuring your food extremely accurately, if you still have a ways to go. The golden window for weight loss is still open, but it wont be forever. And if youre not losing, the most likely culprit is poor tracking of calories in. Its perfectly normal though as the overwhelming majority of people inaccurately measure their caloric intake, just means you have to work extra hard at it
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from JessLess in what kind of questions did you get asked during your psyc appointment   
    The woman who did my psych interview was a lunatic, I seriously thought she was drunk or on drugs (im not kidding or exaggerating)
    She asked me questions like where did my cardiologist go to medical school, and several times asked me what my name was again.
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from GreenTealael in November sleevers here   
    The hunger is definitely an issue.
    I dont know about yours, but mine isnt consistent though.
    One day ill be REALLY hungry non stop, and will eat more than I usually do (only 300-500 calories typically) and then itll normalize for a few days and randomly come up.
    Fortunately I still get really full really quickly when I do eat, and even get some pain in my stomach from it "filling" up (even when I eat very little). But this just encourages me to graze.
    Im not losing, but im not gaining either so im not concerned. But the hunger definitely returns,however the quick fullness from actually eating is the best weapon for me for now.

    As far as weight loss slowing, I think its more important than ever to be hyperdiligiant about weighing and measuring your food extremely accurately, if you still have a ways to go. The golden window for weight loss is still open, but it wont be forever. And if youre not losing, the most likely culprit is poor tracking of calories in. Its perfectly normal though as the overwhelming majority of people inaccurately measure their caloric intake, just means you have to work extra hard at it
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from Shimmy in I'm going crazy deciding which surgery to choose!   
    Based on on your profile/stats, I don't think the sleeve or bypass is clear cut the better option. I would probably lean towards the bypass because you're a little on the higher BMI side but I think both are good options for you.

    I didn't see your age, but that's typically a factor too in what my doctor recommends (age is a factor for women not really men)
    But one thing I think that has to be a huge factor that is often overlooked is how many bypasses does your surgeon do? There are some surgeons who quite frankly do very few bypasses, and I would never go to one of them. The bypass is a fairly complex procedure, so do yourself a favor and ask them how many they do in a year!

    I have surgeons at my hospital who might do several hundred sleeves a year, but do less than 20 bypasses a year. I would absolutely not get a bypass from a surgeon like that, even though the odds are it'll still be fine. It's just unnecessary risk in my opinion
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    Mhy12784 got a reaction from GreenTealael in November sleevers here   
    I honestly eat more (frequently) than I ever have in my life. I dont eat particularly much, but im eating every 2-3 hours all day. Most of the time im hungry, but a decent amount of time im eating because its when im "supposed" to eat. Long as I keep pushing it at the gym I dont mind constantly eating as its all clean. And my entire diets built around Protein and Fiber, now im increasing complex carbs as well

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