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    Nederlands gastric sleeve

    Hier gaat het prima nu hoor :) heb me de eerste maanden echt strak aan het programma gehouden. Vooral eiwitten, vrijwel geen koolhydraten en geen toegevoegde suikers. Ging toen prima. Toen kwam kerst met alle lekkere dingen en toen was het wat lastiger, haha. Nu weer strak in het programma terug, maar ik merk wel dat het soms lastig is. Ik ben een echte emotie-eter en op slechte dagen zou ik het liefst gewoon snackfood eten. En de sleeve weerhoud je daar echt niet van. Elke dag blijft toch een uitdaging om voor gezond te kiezen en lekkere dingen echt met mate. Met betrekking tot vloeibaar eten.. niet echt veel tips. De eerste 3 dagen heb ik vrijwel niks ‘gegeten’. De protein shakes heb ik echt met tegenzin zitten drinken. Ze smaakte zo veel te zoet toen. Zou zeker aanraden om, als je whey gebruikt, een smaakje te mengen met naturel (smaakloos) protein powder, want anders is het echt te heftig. En ik heb veel zelfgemaakte bouillon gedronken. Dat was het enige wat echt super goed naar binnen ging. Gepureerde soep ging de eerste week ook niet echt lekker. Zelfs als het heel waterig was, kreeg ik bij elk mini slokje toch de hik. Heel gek. Daarna ben ik al snel overgestapt op yoghurt, eventueel verdund met wat melk. Heb je al een idee wanneer je de operatie krijgt?
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    Nederlands gastric sleeve

    Hoi! Ik kom uit Nederland maar heb mijn operatie (sleeve) in België laten doen omdat ik in Nederland niet in aanmerking kwam (bmi onder 40). Nu bijna zo’n 5,5 maand post op.
  3. Start pre-op: 112 kg / 247 lbs Surgery: 108 kg / 238 lbs (- 9lbs) 1 mo: 99 kg / 218 lbs (- 20 lbs) 2 mo: 93,5 kg / 206 lbs (-12 lbs) 3 mo: 87 kg / 192 lbs (-14 lbs) 4 mo: 84 kg / 185 lbs (-7 lbs) I started at BMI 35 so my weightloss has not been as fast as others, but I'm happy with it. I'm almost 5 months post-op right now, so I don't have more data. I'm just a few pounds away from a healty BMI and my weightloss has definitely slowed down. I've also been struggling since the holidays. Have been eating more crap than I should. Having trouble getting back on track. Would ideally like to get down to 70 kg, but I can't even remember ever being that weight, so I honestly don't even know if that's a realistic goal.
  4. Very impressive! Congratulations! I’ve lost about 50 lbs since surgery and 70 lbs total I think. Weightloss has slowed down significantly. I’m losing about 1-2 pounds a week max now. Fine with it though. Only a few more pounds til a healthy bmi 🤩
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    I choose to limit my intake of bread, pasta and rice, but my post op plan included toasted bread from week 4. I tried it and didn’t have any problems with it.
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    Wondering if this is normal?

    I paid privately (in Belgium) and literally had one visit with the surgeon (lasted about 10 minutes) and one meeting with a dietician (lasted about 5 minutes). And that’s it. Choose which surgery I would want and picked a surgery date. Since I had quite a low starting BMI (35.5), I didn’t have to do another appointment with the dietician. Other people had to record their eating for a week and discuss that with the dietician. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Leading up to the surgery I also had to do some bloodwork through my GP. But that’s it. Got a leaflet explaining the pre-op diet and that’s it. 😅 I already knew everything I needed to know since I did lots of research myself, so I didn’t really mind all of this, but it did seem quite weird to me, compared to the hoops people have to jump through for insurance. One advantage of being self payed was that at my hospital they always do the self-pay patients first, so I was actually first of the day and done by 9 in the morning. 👍🏻
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    That’s awesome! Great job! I’m almost 4 months post op and have lost 23 kg (50 lbs). My BMI is now 27.4. Only 8 more kgs (~17lbs) till I’m in the healthy range. I can’t believe it. I can’t remember the last time I was this weight. 😃
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    3 Meals vs. 6 "Meals"

    I have been on 6 meals a day from day one. Usually about two of these meals are something like a protein shake or yoghurt. I think for Bariatric patients about 5 to 6 meals a day is the most common around where I live. I personally love it. I eat every two to three hours and therefore are never really hungry. Also I wonder how people get their protein and calories in on only three meals a day. I’m 14 weeks out and eating 800-900 kcal a day (85g protein). I don’t know how I would be able to get in in only three meals?! Also I read that your body can only process about 20-30 grams of protein at a time, so I like to spread it out throughout the day. Just make sure you’re committing to the meals and don’t start grazing.
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    Anything for the scars?

    The bruising lasted about two weeks around one of my scars. When everything was healed (around 4 weeks post op) I started using silicone scar tape. I am now almost 16 weeks post and they look a lot lighter already. I plan to use the scar tape till about 6 months post op (for new scars, at least 3 months is recommended I think).
  10. I’m almost 4 months out now and aiming for 800. I’d like to get up to 1000 by 6 months, but some days I really struggle to get 800 calories in. Might have to switch my diet to incorporate some more calorie-dense foods.
  11. Pre-op is definitely the hardest part in my opinion! Your diet sounds very tough. The headaches might be from sugar/carb withdrawal. Similar to what happens when someone starts keto. Only a few more days though. You can do this!! 🍀
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    Started liquid diet today

    The first few days are the hardest! After day 3 I was a lot less hungry. You can do this! It’s only two weeks. Just count the days. :) good luck 🍀
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    Pants Size and Other Bariatric Sites

    It’s impossible to predict. I’ve lost about 50 pounds now (5ft9-195lbs) and have lost maybe one pants size. I blame the stretchy jeans though. I think I used to wear them too tight and now they’re kind of loose, so it may be more than one size, but I still have a lot of older jeans in my closet that I still don’t fit, even though I’m at the same weight I was back then. I think my weight has been distributed differently over the years. Hopefully the inches will start coming off quicker now that I’m getting closer to a healthy BMI
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    Slow weight loss

    I’m 2 months post op right now and losing about 2 pounds a week. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. I’m fine with that. Pre-surgery I would lose the same amount a week on a 1500kcal diet, but I would be struggling mentally to stick with the diet. Now I’m having no trouble at all sticking to my protein and kcal goal.
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    How many calories a day?

    I’m 8 weeks out and aiming for 700 kcal a day. Like you I didn’t get a caloric goal so I’m just doing what feels right. I think staying below/around 1000 is safe for the first year.

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