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DaisyAndSunshine

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  1. Hello, I am also 1 month post-Op and average around about similar numbers. Between 750 to 850ish. I do get about 75 to 80ish protein (60 to 80 is my program requirement). So I am good on that front. If you run short of protein try skyr (or ice landing) yogurt. 2/3rd cup has about 20 grams of protein. That and may be protein powder (if you're allowed) I am sure it's easy peash to get enough protein in. If no protein powder, do 1 cup of skyr daily (split) and you'll have 30 grams right there and then.
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    Clothes shopping weirdness...can you relate?

    I am not there yet but just realized you and I have almost same stats in terms of height and starting weight. 😆 I can't wait to get your current weight and BMI. Hopefully soon. I wanna reach the goal weight one day soon enough Ilso I can shop all I want till I am exhausted 😂😂😂 Have been waiting for the day FOREVER. Hoping to see it happen soon with both of us 🥳
  3. So I am wondering do you still have to sip water a year or two post-Op? It really gets tiring having to sip water every mins. I am hoping it isn't a permanent thing and I can drink more as months or years pass by. Do share your experience plz. Also, plain water isn't working for me even if iced. I can only do may be 500mlsof plain water. Rest I flavor it. Any other ideas on how to consume water?
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    Chickpea "Pasta"

    I haven't tried chickpeas pasta, but I did try "Yellow Lentil Pasta". You should try it. It tastes a lot like regular pasta. I have also purchased "red lentil pasta", which I have yet to try. I am still in month 2 so pasta doesn't sit as well and feel heavy. So I tried it once but I'll try them more may be after month 3. I purchased "Vita Sana organic" brand. Do give yellow lentil pasta a shot. They may taste even better.
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    An Ode To Cauliflower

    Hahahaha, I love cauliflower too. I am Indian so I love making cauliflower curry and it's heaven 😂 Though at this stage, it still feels a little heavy, so I can only do about 1/4 to 1/3rd of a cup. I also have cauliflower rice in the freezer, though I have yet to try it. I may try making fried rice or may be even a Vegetable Biryani from it lol.
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    Cheated on my pre op

    Yeh you should be fine as long as you don't go crazy with cheating. Make sure you're 90% on the plan, some slip ups are expected. And you still got 2 more weeks. So you should be fine. I was on 2 weeks of pre-Op and I had cheated a few times and I had gastric bypass. But since you're told to do 3 weeks, your BMI may be on the higher side. So for your own surgery and it's safety, try your best to stick to your pre-Op diet. Good Luck and don't beat yourself up. Just pick up from now and make sure you give your best. 😊
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    Do hiccups mean anything?

    So there have been times I get hiccups after I finish eating or sometimes in between. Does it mean anything? Full signal cuz it's usually towards the end of the meal.
  8. I am usually hungry right after I wake up lol. It's been same before and even now post Surgery. I am back to my hunger signals. So yeh, I have to have something within an hour of getting up since I am most hungry at this time of the day. So breakfast definitely is important for my body. As others have mentioned, whatever works for ya.
  9. 20grams does seem low. That's Keto number right there. Wouldn't know how to do that when you're consuming fruits and vegetables. And even dairy in my case. Did your program needed you to consume the fruits and veggies along with protein?
  10. Were you ultra low carb throughout the weight loss phase? What's ultra low carb for you? Do you remember the grams? And how did the calories look like during those months? If you it recorded or remember?
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    Wth have I done to myself panic…

    Actually I am glad to have had this surgery. I think during pre-Op diet and even during the post-Op clear/full liquid phases, I was obsessed with watching YT videos of yummy Indian food. Buy now 6 weeks post-Op, those thoughts have died down and so have the yummy food videos. It gets better. Trust me, it will. Also like @ShoppGirlmentioned, when it gets overwhelming have a spoonful kf your favorite food. As soon as I was able to allow soft/regular diet, I had some of the restaurant Indian curries. Ofc didn't go crazy. But I had a spoonful of it. Also had little of cake, chocolate, chips etc. Again make sure not to go overboard. Anyhow, once I tasted those foods, it kinda worked to make me realize, I'll eventually feel normal and would be able to tolerate some of my favorites in small quantities ofc. I used to be obessed with the mentality *one more day of binge eating and then I'll diet* That went on for a decade. Binge, diet, binge, diet. It was a vicious cycle. While post-Op is a new journey all together. I don't get those tendencies anymore. I feel satisfied having little bit of everything I can tolerate than restrict myself or deprive myself. I think deprivation leads to disastrous results. Reason why most diets never worked for me. Keto, avoiding carbs etc etc wasn't me. I wanted something that can break the vicious cycle and surgery did it for me. Yes first month or even 2 or even 3 may be worse, but it gets better. Anyhow, sorry about the ramble lol. But I hope you get the gist of what I was trying to say. Day at a time, stick to the program and your thoughts too will rewire. I think many out here will agree with it. Good Luck with your journey 😊
  12. Just that question 😂 Did you purposely try something sugary or high carbs/fats to find out? Or just happened by chance?
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    November Surgery Buddies!!!

    How long does it take you to run that much? I can barely do about 1 mile and I am weeks post-Op!
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    November Surgery Buddies!!!

    Looking at all the big numbers here, my loss seems miniscule 😂😂 Congrats to all for the losses. I am still stuck and hovering around the same weight for the last 10 days or so. This seems like a second stall? Not sure when the scale will start moving down 😭
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    8oz of soup 1 week post op?

    1 week post-Op, recommended serving of fluid for me was 125mls to 250mls (8 Oz). So I don't think you should worry much. I think I was able to do 8 ounces too on certain occasions. And I think it's because fluids pass right through the pounch. Food on the other hand post 4 week post-Op, I can more or less tolerate about 4 to 6 ounces depending on what I eat (4 week post-Op and beyond). Solids will kick your restriction at a smaller amount while semi-solid to fluid consistency, you can tolerate a bit more.
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    Reverse gastric bypass

    I don't thi!k you should get discouraged just yet. Like others mentioned speak to your medical team about the concerns you're having. I didn't have much side effects of the surgery but 1st month was definitely difficult in terms of energy. I didn't even have energy to walk few mins on a treadmill which has gotten so much better now 6 weeks post-Op. Now I can easily do 30 to 35 mins. Even now though, there are some days which are easily fatigued than others. I am sure as time passes, it'll go away too. Plus as you progress, you should be able to tolerate various foods. I have tried other foods, and I haven't gotten dumping yet. So I am sure down the line, we should be able to enjoy our favorites, ofc in limit. As for gross tasting protein, try other brands. And even if those don't work, try to get protein from wholesome foods. On my program, we aren't allowed protein powders or any processed protein. We are told to consume protein from food. I am also vegetarian, so my options are mostly dairy products. And I still make my goal of 70 to 80 grams of protein. So protein powders aren't the only means. Try Greek yogurt or even better *ice landing yogurt*. Both easily available at grocery stores. Ice landing yogurt has 15 grams of protein on 0.5 cup. I can have about 1 cup a day (split) and easy 30 grams in. Then therea are various cheeses, cottage cheese, milk, lentils, beans etc. So many options out there for protein alternative. Good Luck with your journey.
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    1 month post-Op work out/Exercise?

    Hi there, So I am 1 month post-Op and I am looking to incorporate various ways of exercising. First month, I had no energy or stamina to even walk on a treadmill. But now I can do about 35 mins of medium paced walking. Question is - How did your work out routine looked beyond this point in your journey? I am not much of a gym person. Not a huge fan of the environment and with COVID and Omicron, don't even want to try it. May be later, I may but for now I'll like to stay active at home. I have a treadmill and a stationary bike at home. Some dumbbells, abs rollerand also resistance bands. I think I should be able to use these equipments to stay active. But still want to find out from others how did your activity levels looked like 1 month post-Op and beyond?
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    1 month post-Op work out/Exercise?

    How much did you walk first 3 months? I usually do about 30 mins and 5 mins each warming up and down.
  19. I'll be 6 weeks this Tuesday and I have also only lost about 18 pounds 😂 I totally understand what you mean, it can get to you when scale simply doesn't wanna co-operate. Plus I also have PCOS, so could be why I am one of the slow losers. But give it some time and see how it goes.
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    cottage cheese

    Palak Paneer is definitely yummy. The usual style is made with cubes of cottage cheese (Paneer). But cubes rarely come in low fat or skim milk option. Hence I can't use the regular type for now. I simply substitute cottage cheese cubes for skim milk or 1% cottage cheese in the curry. Taste is more or less same and protein quality is great for this phase of weight loss. But since you're almost 3 years (I think) post-Op, you can easily do cottage cheese cubes. Paneer (cottage cheese) blocks can be found in certain western groceries otherwise easily found at any Indian grocery and in TO you'll have no issue finding Indian groceries.
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    November Surgery Buddies!!!

    Yeh I get the "down feeling" when scale doesn't move after weeks. But hoping it starts becoming from friendlier with us 😂😂 Hang it there and hopefully we shall make it too.
  22. DaisyAndSunshine

    November Surgery Buddies!!!

    I am right there with ya. Slow loser I think so too 🥲 Last 4 weeks and I have lost only about 6 pounds. There was ofc 2 or 3 weeks of stall but even now my scale isn't budging much. It can get very frustrating and disappointing when it's only the beginning of the 2nd month. Le sigh, hope by the end of the month I can at least lose 10 pounds in total for this month, otherwise it would be highly disappointing 😭😭😭
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    Chocolate cravings!!!

    Congrats on your "period" - 🥳🥳 Only those with PCOS may realize how celebratory it is to have periods naturally. I am still waiting on that day. 😭 I am hoping soon it happens, otherwise may need to go back to the hormonal pills 😭😭
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    cottage cheese

    I am Indian, so I make "Palak Paneer" out of my cottage cheese. You can look up any recipe online. Use less oil (I use 1 tsp of coconut oil and usually have about 5 servings from it), don't add any heavy cream or anything - "Garlic, ginger, onions, tomatoes, spinach puree, salt, pepper and other spices as you desire and cottage cheese". It'll be viola. I am 1 month post-Op and this savory style of cottage consumption is awesome. Plus 1 serving is loaded with protein. I never tried it during my full fluid/puree phase. But I am sure you can puree it and consume it as a form of soup.
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    Average calories

    So I'll soon be moving to soft/regular diet phase and I was wondering how did your average calories look like 1 month, 2 months, 3 months etc post-Op? I believe Sleeve vs Bypass folks may have different # of average calories given the different anatomy. I do have a dietician's appt next week so just wanted to get some numbers. Wanna be prepared with any concerns or questions I have may.

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