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  1. Uomograsso

    Whey protein vs collagen protein

    Whey protein is a complete protein. Collagen protein is not. A complete protein is one source that provides all of the nine essential amino acids in adequate amounts. Collagen Protein is Incredible. But it is NOT Complete. Collagen, however, is a unique type of protein. It is not complete, meaning, it does not have all 9 essential amino acids that a complete protein requires.
  2. The total you should have to pay is you deductible plus your out of pocket maximum i.e. $600 deductible + $1200 oop max = $1800 If you have met your deductible, you only need to pay up to your oop maximum, but usually after you have met your deductible, you pay a percentage such as 10% or 20% of any bill until you meet your oop max, i.e. $12,000 hosp bill × 10% = $1200 which meets your oop max. Any bill after this would be paid 100% by insurance as long as providers are in network.
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    Preparing for PreOp Diet

    Don't buy too much as your tastes or whwt you cwn tolerate may change after surgery. Also the amount you need willbe drastically less for quite a while. Better to buy in small quantities until you figure out what works and doesn't work.
  4. Uomograsso

    Snacks help

    I have made pizza with these, 16 g of protein per crust. You will need to wait until you are cleared for normal foods though. Four weeks out is too soon.
  5. I did 3 oz refried beans with unflavored protein powder, mix it in after heating up the beans. You can also add some cheese to the beans. I used a Tbsp of queso dip for cheesy refried beans.
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    Low calcium oxalate diet

    My urologist recommended adding 4 ounces of lemon juice to my drinks daily. Citric acid helps prevent stones from forming and can possibly partially dissolve existing stones. I would add lemon juice to a glass of sugar free lemonade. https://www.webmd.com/kidney-stones/news/20060524/lemonade-helps-kidney-stones
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    800 calorie

    At about a month after surgery I was probably doing 500 to 600 calories daily. I found that if I did bump my calorie intake up to 800 to 1000 for a couple of days I would have a weight loss spurt, i.e. losing 6 to 8 pounds in a week instead of my average 3 to 4. At 600 or less calories a day you body is probably thinking it is in starvation mode and will resist losing weight. By bumping up your calorie intake you get your self out of that "starvation" mode. You can calculate your BMR, basal metabolic rate, which is the amount of calories your body needs at a minimum to maintain. Small, routinely dispersed meals increase BMR. On the other hand, starvation can reduce BMR by as much as 30%. https://www.calculator.net/bmr-calculator.html Here is calorie calculator to see what intake you need to lose weight. https://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html
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    The more you walk, the more you will lose, the more you lose the better you will feel. Keep going!
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    Just remember as you lose weight, your BMR, basal metabolic rate will decrease. BMR is the amount of calories your body needs to maintain it's current weight. For example my BMR at my surgery weight was 2366 calories/ day. 11 months post surgery my BMR is 1776 calories/ day. That is 600 calories per day less! So of course I am losing weight at a slower rate than I was 11 months ago. Just something to think about. Yes losing all that weight is great, but also concentrate on building healthy habits as well.
  10. Uomograsso

    6 weeks post Sleeve surgery

    Look at it this way, you have lost 25 lbs total. It is most likely fluids. Don't obsess over the scale too much. I am about 10 months out and have had 3 week stalls, i gained 5 lbs one week, then lost 8 lbs and gained 3 the next. Try to keep a mindset that it is a life long journey. We didn't gain this weight overnight and we can't lose 8t overnight either. Work on developing good habits to replace the bad ones that caused us to gain the weight.
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    Surgery Date

    Congratulations and good luck!
  12. +1 on the intermittent fasting. I do 8:16 IF. It took me a while to get used to it, but it does help in the mindless snacking I did prior to surgery. The main thing is to find what works for you and stick to it. Whether that is an app or just pen and paper.
  13. Hit a pretty awesome goal. When I started out in July of 2019 and decided to have WLS, I weighed 427 lbs. My last weekly weigh in I was 212.2. That means I am officially half the person I used to be. On another note, I am now officially overweight! You might ask why that is a good thing. I have spent almost all of my adult life with a BMI that put me in the obese category, but now with my weight loss my BMI is 29.6 which is considered overweight. When I started out my BMI was 60. My surgeon required me to get my BMI to 50 before the surgery so I lost 92 lbs between July 2019 and January 2020 and my BMI was about 48 at the time of my surgery. After surgery I have lost another 123 lbs. No secret, just follow your plan. Eat you protein first, meet your daily protein goals, exercise, exercise, exercise. I am doing a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days a week and usually shooting for 60 minutes daily of intense exercise. My only regret is that I didn't have WLS years earlier.
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    My only regret? Not having surgery years earlier.
  15. Uomograsso

    Food Before and After Photos

    These are more like wraps, but they work well as tortillas, 5 g net carbs and 9 g protein. https://www.tumaros.com/product/8-white-protein-carb-wisetm-wraps-849455900912

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