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LELH

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    LELH got a reaction from Seahawks Fan in Dr. Matthew Weiner   
    Hi everyone! I am 5 days post op from my sleeve and have been thinking about Dr. Weiner's long term nutrition goals that he gives his patients. I know I am a long way out but I would love some opinions from those of you who are WLS veterans.
    I know that my practice, as well as many/most others really stress the importance of high high Protein diets and protein first. If you have watched Dr Weiner's videos or read his book, you know that he is more of a believer in lots of veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts and legumes and lean proteins-poultry and fish-he's not a beef fan. His recommended protein levels aren't as high as what my practice instructs, or what I have seen on this forum. His way of eating feels more natural to me, maybe even healthier. I totally understand the role of protein in our systems, and I also understand the importance of veggies and the other things he encourages.
    Now, I know that it's important to follow the diets given by our nutritionist, but I can't help but feel that eating protein first leaves very little room for veggies and other whole foods. Therefore robbing our bodies of vital nutrients that Vitamins can't provide.
    Any thoughts? Thanks!
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    LELH got a reaction from acuttita in Suntan & Pool   
    Sunscreen your scars (if hey have been healed at least 2 weeks) or they will darken up significantly.



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    LELH got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in What Have You Lost???   
    An average human leg and a dozen Kristy Kremes! [emoji23]



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    LELH got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in What Have You Lost???   
    An average human leg and a dozen Kristy Kremes! [emoji23]



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    LELH got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in What Have You Lost???   
    An average human leg and a dozen Kristy Kremes! [emoji23]



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    LELH reacted to dede_mont in Sonics diet slush is a lie   
    I think those are made with diet lemon/lime soda, lime and diet cherry flavor. Sent from my LG-H343 using the BariatricPal App
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    LELH got a reaction from maryeliza in Anxiety before surgery   
    I had all the same thought/feelings that you are. I had a really difficult time with the anesthesia but at Day 5 I felt great. DAY FIVE!!!! What is five days of discomfort and hardship compared to a life of the pains that come with obesity and its affects?! Big big hugs! You got this!!!


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    LELH got a reaction from Creekimp13 in Hungry   
    Are you supposed to be on liquids for another week? Week 2 I could do yogurt, cottage cheese, refried Beans, very thin Soup, Jello, sf pudding, sf popsicles.



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    LELH got a reaction from Creekimp13 in Hungry   
    Are you supposed to be on liquids for another week? Week 2 I could do yogurt, cottage cheese, refried Beans, very thin Soup, Jello, sf pudding, sf popsicles.



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    LELH got a reaction from BeckyVSG2b in Have you seen the new Shakes?   
    Oh yum!!!!! Come on Costco! Get em.



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    LELH got a reaction from maryeliza in Anxiety before surgery   
    I had all the same thought/feelings that you are. I had a really difficult time with the anesthesia but at Day 5 I felt great. DAY FIVE!!!! What is five days of discomfort and hardship compared to a life of the pains that come with obesity and its affects?! Big big hugs! You got this!!!


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    LELH got a reaction from logicwand in 4 Weeks post op - I don’t want to do this anymore [emoji25][emoji25][emoji25]   
    I have nothing useful, I'm sorry but just wanted to send hugs and prayers. I hope things improve soon. I am a stay at home mom of 4 and couldn't imagine trying to juggle that and work with so much pain, discomfort and low energy.
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    LELH got a reaction from logicwand in 4 Weeks post op - I don’t want to do this anymore [emoji25][emoji25][emoji25]   
    I have nothing useful, I'm sorry but just wanted to send hugs and prayers. I hope things improve soon. I am a stay at home mom of 4 and couldn't imagine trying to juggle that and work with so much pain, discomfort and low energy.
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    LELH got a reaction from Little Green in Dr. Matthew Weiner   
    Feeling really great! Thanks for asking. 4 weeks out and 26 lbs down.
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    LELH got a reaction from FluffyChix in PPIs (Prevacid/Prilosec/Nexium) Post RNY and VSG   
    I'm taking Nexium and it's working great. No trouble at all. My doc said to try it for one month and then wean off. If heartburn is still there, he would write me a script.



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    LELH got a reaction from Seahawks Fan in Dr. Matthew Weiner   
    Hi everyone! I am 5 days post op from my sleeve and have been thinking about Dr. Weiner's long term nutrition goals that he gives his patients. I know I am a long way out but I would love some opinions from those of you who are WLS veterans.
    I know that my practice, as well as many/most others really stress the importance of high high Protein diets and protein first. If you have watched Dr Weiner's videos or read his book, you know that he is more of a believer in lots of veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts and legumes and lean proteins-poultry and fish-he's not a beef fan. His recommended protein levels aren't as high as what my practice instructs, or what I have seen on this forum. His way of eating feels more natural to me, maybe even healthier. I totally understand the role of protein in our systems, and I also understand the importance of veggies and the other things he encourages.
    Now, I know that it's important to follow the diets given by our nutritionist, but I can't help but feel that eating protein first leaves very little room for veggies and other whole foods. Therefore robbing our bodies of vital nutrients that Vitamins can't provide.
    Any thoughts? Thanks!
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    LELH reacted to fruitandveggies in Dr. Matthew Weiner   
    @Newme17 **hugs** So happy to share the knowledge! And you're doing amazing, by the way!!
    @LELH I had the same fears! I wanted to cram myself with nutrients. But luckily, plant-based sources of Protein are filled with nutrients as it is. You can also sneak lots of stuff in without adding much bulk. Example: you could make your tofu scramble and puree some spinach and carrots to mix in. I add turmeric, black pepper, and nooch to nearly everything.
    I just got Dr. Greger's cook book (How Not to Die cookbook) and it's incredible! In it he reminds us that every time we eat is an opportunity to get optimal, life-extending nutrition. I try to make all my meals as nutrient dense as possible because the opportunity cost thing reminds me that eating crap is a big price to pay.
    And don't worry, you will be able to eat more and more as time goes by.
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    LELH reacted to Newme17 in Dr. Matthew Weiner   
    @LELH she stole the warm and fuzzy feeling right out of me for you! LOL
    I eat plant based as well. I also love to learn from Dr Michael Greger. (I will always be grateful for @fruitandveggiesfor sending him to me!!! lol ) He's got a non-profit organization, the website is https://nutritionfacts.org/ ,a whole load of information he puts out there for free and why we should eat lots of veggies, fruits, legumes, grains, etc. But not only that, it's the science and explanations for everything, and IT JUST MAKES SENSE!!! Also, Dr Garth Davis, bariatric surgeon, and author of Proteinaholic, had to renounce his previous book that had everything to do with eating high Protein, due to his failing health and his Quest for a better one.
    Early on post op, I did focus a bit more on the protein as suggested. I did substitute a lot of it with plant protein though, and tried to finish the Premier Protein that was covered by my insurance at that time, but about 3 months post op, I made the switch to not worry about it anymore, that is, I don't count any nutrients. I'm almost 9 mo post now and all is well. Blood work is excellent too; I take my multi (currently it's the Flintstones chewable and my B12). It's totally doable...but the best part is, you will know your insides are healthy!
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    LELH got a reaction from wanderlust17 in January 2018 Sleevers- How is everyone doing? Please post.   
    Hi there! I had surgery on 1/15. Feeling pretty good after having had the flu for several days. I was doing great in my Water before then....struggling now. Plain water is so gross. I'm HATING artificial sweeteners. So just plugging along. The heartburn has started with adding more foods. Not fun. Down 22lb from surgery day.



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    LELH got a reaction from Seahawks Fan in Dr. Matthew Weiner   
    Hi everyone! I am 5 days post op from my sleeve and have been thinking about Dr. Weiner's long term nutrition goals that he gives his patients. I know I am a long way out but I would love some opinions from those of you who are WLS veterans.
    I know that my practice, as well as many/most others really stress the importance of high high Protein diets and protein first. If you have watched Dr Weiner's videos or read his book, you know that he is more of a believer in lots of veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts and legumes and lean proteins-poultry and fish-he's not a beef fan. His recommended protein levels aren't as high as what my practice instructs, or what I have seen on this forum. His way of eating feels more natural to me, maybe even healthier. I totally understand the role of protein in our systems, and I also understand the importance of veggies and the other things he encourages.
    Now, I know that it's important to follow the diets given by our nutritionist, but I can't help but feel that eating protein first leaves very little room for veggies and other whole foods. Therefore robbing our bodies of vital nutrients that Vitamins can't provide.
    Any thoughts? Thanks!
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    LELH got a reaction from Seahawks Fan in Dr. Matthew Weiner   
    Hi everyone! I am 5 days post op from my sleeve and have been thinking about Dr. Weiner's long term nutrition goals that he gives his patients. I know I am a long way out but I would love some opinions from those of you who are WLS veterans.
    I know that my practice, as well as many/most others really stress the importance of high high Protein diets and protein first. If you have watched Dr Weiner's videos or read his book, you know that he is more of a believer in lots of veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts and legumes and lean proteins-poultry and fish-he's not a beef fan. His recommended protein levels aren't as high as what my practice instructs, or what I have seen on this forum. His way of eating feels more natural to me, maybe even healthier. I totally understand the role of protein in our systems, and I also understand the importance of veggies and the other things he encourages.
    Now, I know that it's important to follow the diets given by our nutritionist, but I can't help but feel that eating protein first leaves very little room for veggies and other whole foods. Therefore robbing our bodies of vital nutrients that Vitamins can't provide.
    Any thoughts? Thanks!
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    LELH reacted to Little Green in Dr. Matthew Weiner   
    You are not alone!!!! There's a few of us who are doing a mostly plant-based bariatric adventure. I plan to supplement Protein via shakes/bars for the first few months since as @Creekimp13 pointed out we do need more to get by as we heal and lose significant amounts of weight. But I definitely plan to eat as nutrient-dense as possible - focusing on all areas, not just protein alone. I'm still planning out what I want to try - and I know it will be trial and error with my new stomach anyway - but some of the things I'm thinking about are mashed bananas/banana ice cream, veggie juices/smoothies, blended oatmeal with bananas, flaxseed, and Protein Powder, blended veggie Soups, and whole fruit sorbets as ways to get nutrients and Fiber (and FLAVOR) in during the soft food phases. It doesn't all have to be ricotta bake and yogurt!
    I LOVE Dr. Weiner's videos. He is the first person who made me believe I could be successful at permanently changing my diet. All of the low-carb, high protein, "fruit is so unhealthy, too much sugar!" stuff that is often preached in bariatric circles was so depressing to me. Really, Beans and fruit are unhealthy? Eat a chicken breast and then if you have space, a bite or two of broccoli? I just didn't think I could live that way and that was all I saw when I read about post-op diets. Now I know, thanks to Dr. Weiner as well as Dr. Garth Davis, that bariatric patients can thrive eating veggies and fruits and legumes. I also firmly believe that just because a diet helps you lose weight doesn't mean it's nutritionally adequate or protects you from disease. Fruit intake (2+ servings a day) is strongly associated with reduced risk of cancer so it bums me out reading posts from people who say they just don't bother with fruit because of carbs.
    Hope this post is not too inflammatory! Don't hate me, y'all! I just got excited for you, OP, cause I love where your mind is!!! I totally agree with you and hope you can find a happy place where you and your surgeon will both be happy with your choices! Good luck
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    LELH got a reaction from cindi lafayette in Pain   
    I feel like on Day 5 I woke up feeling human again and things got better every days after that.



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    LELH got a reaction from sarah eZZ in SCARED   
    You got this! A week from now you will wake up feeling great and so happy to have it all behind you. Big hugs!



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    LELH got a reaction from Newme17 in Bath?   
    Check up on Wednesday. The discharge nurse said about 6 weeks or until wounds are healed. I felt like 6 weeks was superfluous and my wounds look great! I guess I shall wait although I feel like it's safe. I won't die from wanting a bath in the next couple days I suppose!


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