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  1. Hey y'all! Anyone and everyone is welcome to jump in and join us. This is the Intermittent Fasting DAily Menu/Results/Accountability Thread. It's where a few of us (or many) are going to log in and encourage each other while we experiment with our own IF plans. You can list or talk about anything--not just your food. I look forward to adding in HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and core exercises to my walking plan while practicing IF. So expect to hear about that too. hehe I expect some of us will talk about the known IF side-effects like insomnia, circadian rhythm disturbance, etc. It's all good! Let's hack this IF mofo! mkay? There is not any 1 specific IF plan--there are so many to choose from, so this is a BYOIFP (bring-your-own-IF-plan) and join the fun! This is the thread where we'll post our daily menus and maybe some piccys at times! We can discuss progress, issues we might notice, look at how we may want to refine our own personal plans. I do think you should be healed from surgery and have your doctor's and RD's blessings to try something like this and you should do a ton of research and reading about Intermittent Fasting. IF isn't only about weight loss, it's about taking specific measures to limit either quantities, calories, macros, or sometimes only consciously altering eating windows/schedules in order to effect metabolic change and reduce inflammation and improve health markers. Ok, let's do this thang!!!
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    An honest update. Weight Gain

    Where is it?
  3. Pretty cool blog post on Deconditioning and insulin control/hunger and IF. https://gettingstronger.org/diet/
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    Diet Restrictions

    Definitely follow the doc's plans! I was clear liquids for 2 days Full liquids for 2 weeks Soft (skipped puree stage per doc) 2 weeks Full diet beyond Week 4 (without raw veggies). Raw veggies either Week 5 or 6? Can't remember. I'm RNY. But just cuz I was able to eat on that schedule doesn't mean anyone else should. Each of our surgeries are different and carry different risks! So always best to ask your doc and RD!!
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  6. Call your surgeon's (bariatric) + other surgeon to discuss this.
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    Fighting addictions pre-op/post-op

    Yep. Yep. Yep! I heartily agree. Congrats!
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    Food Before and After Photos

    Yes. The rise is more explosive in a microwave.
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    I just wanna eat

    I've had hunger since about 4 weeks post op. (physical + head) I've honestly worked and worked HARD for every pound I've lost. There haven't been many "gimmes" from the surgery. I can eat more than most, have had very little complication. And if I don't work my plan each day and make sure I stay true to my diet, get my fluids in, get my vits/mins in, and exercise I either stall, or gain. And if I eat the wrong things? My hunger goes off the charts and I just want to eat and eat and eat. So I do IF (intermittent fasting), and also eat low carb. I focus on eating very simple meals with a separate lean, dry, grilled protein + al dente veg + a small serving of healthy fat. I eat 1cup/meal by volume and get 60-74g of protein per day. I try to stay at or under around 30g of net carbs per day (the lower the better). I'm still lowing slowly toward my 2nd goal at 1 year.
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    Am I eating too much?

    Do you get any other food with the meal when you eat 5oz of beef, Diana? Just wondered how big your meal is by volume?
  11. Woohoooo! The landing basically "stuck". Pre-poopy nekkid this am, 145.0lbs. So pretty close. Today is IF till I drop. The plan is to go maybe 22:2? I'm gonna have 1 gynormous green smoothie this evening, then 2 hours later will eat dinner. That takes care of the protein and fiber. (Oh and I will get a little more fiber in a glass of ice tea between there.) In my heart of hearts I'm hoping to see 143lbs on my scale on Thursday morning, hoping it will show me at "normal range" on her scale! Hoping I can get 2 good IF days into the fray! Think I should be able to. Anyone else IFing these days or is it only me from over the sea?
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    Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread

    My perfect "cocktail" once they stopped the pain pump was: IV Tylenol >> liquid tylenol at home Gabapentine Tramadol Supposedly the combination of those 3 are synergistic and provide similar level of relief as narcotics. They worked for me. And I didn't have any other big guns after about mid afternoon of the day of surgery. I weaned off them pretty quickly at home and if I needed anything, just took liquid tylenol. Hope your surgery goes smoothly and precisely and that you're up and healing in no time at all!!! ((hugs)) Sending healing prayers your way!
  13. Anddd I'm back to my ticker weight this morning. Let's see if I can stick the landing this time and go on to a new low? My 1 year is coming up on Thursday this week! I'm better than they or I projected, but not where I wanted to secretely be. But I will just keep on trippin' and tryin'. Every day is a new opportunity to fine tune my plan! Planning Monday and Tuesday big IF days!!
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    Food Before and After Photos

    I used to make a lot of gluten free single (or near) serving low carb breads and "protein mug/cake". Here's the recipe index. You might like them. They were pretty awesome tasting. Not necessarily the best for weight loss for me personally, but I maintained like a champ with 'em! http://fluffychixcook.com/recipes/recipe-index/ Keto Chocolate Cake: http://fluffychixcook.com/keto-chocolate-cake/
  15. Ouch! Anesthesia will step in. It was maybe the worst part of the whole thing. I think they tried like 14 different places on me.
  16. Is he still encamped upon the edges? Or did you kick him back off the island?
  17. "had" or "have" - a very operational distinction. Which is it?
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    Am I eating too much?

    I'm at a year out. I have the same macro range as you. I eat 1cup of food by volume per meal (2-3oz protein+1-3oz al dente veg+1tsp equivalent fat serving per meal). I eat 3 meals + 1-2 snacks of about 100-150cals/day. 60-74g protein <30g net carbs 700-900 cals (oh I'm 56, female, 5'4", and walk/jog 6 days per week for 1 hour per day. I've lost 145lbs in about 18 months.)
  19. The reality is that EVERYONE on the face of the earth has a diet that they must follow to survive. We all have to eat. So after surgery, it's just important that your diet is something you can live with long term and is affordable and can be made to fit within your doc's and RD's guidelines for their program. So any and all of those work. Me? At 12 months, I just do IF + low carb/low fat/fit my macros (all together). Good luck at finding what works for you!
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    Bypass tomorrow and scared

    You got this. So normal being scared. Trust your team and yourself. A year from now, you won't recognize your new life and will question why you waited so long and why on earth you were fearful. Embrace the suck. It's gonna suck for a few days. But then the healing and losing begin! Yeah, don't take a load of crap the hospital. I took, disposable slippers, a toothbrush, Biotene spray, and my phone. I didn't even take underroos. Went commando and used their gowns. Wore the same thing home that wore to the hospital. Make sure to have stretchy pants and loose top. Bring a pillow and leave it in the car for going home after surgery. The End.
  21. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!! May you all find a "matcha" just for you!!! Oh, and I did 3 days of 18:6 IF this week and the scale is finally cooperating! I'm down to 145.4lbs this morning. Hoping to stick the landing. I'm only 1/2lb away from my lowest low! Wooohooo! Today, I could only make it 13hours. Woke up Starvin' Marvin'!!
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    Food Before and After Photos

    Happy Valentine's Day to all the matcha-loving BariBuddies out there!!! @GreenTealael Ohhhhh you know you're at the top of the tree shakin' the branches on this... ...and lovin' it! (I'm craving a meal of this preferentially over other things quite often...sound familiar? Maybe it's cuz of poppies...POPPPIEEEESSS!) That's a cup of my green tea in the background, waiting patiently on its warmer for the 1hour clock to pass!
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    Dang!! 80lbs in 9 months!!! That's amazing @MIZ60!!!! You should be SO dang proud of yourself girlie!!!! So great to have all your co-morbidities reverse and go into remission!!! So so happy for you!!
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    Calorie goal for first 2 weeks?

    You're right on target with your present consumption. Focus on meeting protein and water needs the way your doc and RD tell you to do it.