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  1. SleeverSk

    How to Break a Stall (Step by Step instructions)

    I have been in a stall for 8 weeks now I was hoping for some advise in this thread but found my smile instead 😀
  2. humm I don't eat bread very often, and they do advise us to stay away from rice as it will fill you very quickly and has very little nutritional value. Try to eat more protein for example eat your chicken thigh first if you still have room veggies or salad next and rice last. processed foods are very easy to eat and I found don't fill me at all for example the other day I had a hotdog on 2 slices of toasted bread with grilled cheese I was able to eat all of it the pace I could pre surgery and felt I could have eaten more, but I didn't . Pasta is the same with me it doesn't always sit well. Don't listen to the people around you. I had a work mate say to me "oh for god sake will you eat something you are getting to skinny" well I still have a belly and have another 10kg to loose so don't listen. I did notice your BMI is low but you are a small build to going by your height. increase your protein that will help reduce muscle loss and help build it back up. Get in touch with your dietian if you had one if you don't have one look one up that has bariatric experience they should be able to help you with food choices etc . My Appetite was like yours at the start but once I hit 6 months my snacking urges kicked back in and I am currently having a hard time keeping that under check and I have put on a kilo this week and I have also been in a 6 week stall so that's dishearten for me. someone posted a youtube video from a bariatric dr advising against exercise in the first year of surgery but each to his own I guess depending on how much you exercise maybe give it a break until you feel better. Hope you do feel better soon.
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    how far out are you I am guessing brand new, if so this is normal
  4. oh My Gosh, funny how things work I am 8 months PO and I can eat normally again and how I wish I had some sort of restriction but I have to admit I dont think I would be happy with only 2 spoonfuls, Speak to your surgeon because you should be able to eat more than that at this point. I had depression too but it has past. I dont know if this has anything to do with things but I did start drinking carbonated drinks at about the 4-5 month mark maybe I did stretch my stomach
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    yes, it seems to have loosened up very quickly for me
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    Talk to your surgeon, over here in Australia it' is standard that patients take nexium or something similar for the first 6 months while your tummy heals.
  7. SleeverSk

    Warning, bathroom stuff and gallbladder

    This was one of my fears too, after researching how to prevent gallstones I found suggestions to eat healthy fats one side even suggested a greasy meal every now and then to "flush" the bile out. Anyway here is a link that explains it better. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/gallstones/eating-diet-nutrition
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    Are you on reflux medication? If not maybe you should ask you surgeon about getting some for the short term.
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    That ( the restriction) truly depends on the person and the surgeon. It is different for everyone. I am 8 months po. Would I do the surgery again, I don't know, would I have lost weight without it probably not. Yes you will be able to eat a whole slice if pizza. I ate 3 slices of a small pizza in 1 sitting.
  10. SleeverSk

    Petite Citrus Calcium with D

    Sign me up if they help one feel full
  11. SleeverSk

    What do you guys think of this video?

    Mmmm maybe 3 weeks out is to early to start exercising especially if you are getting pain and discomfort. You have had major surgery.
  12. SleeverSk

    What do you guys think of this video?

    Haha loved it, he has some very good points. He is right about you can't loose weight and build muscle, sure you can loose fat and build muscle but your scale probably won't move .
  13. SleeverSk

    having an issue with cravings

    Have the chicken nugget but chew chew chew until it's mush almost liquid in your mouth. They are actually high in protein and that's what I ate in the early days. You will find you can probably only eat 1 maybe 2 at the most
  14. Yes chewing your food is very important especially in the beginning. I think you will find in the early stages you will be forced to eat slower simply because you cant eat fast, at 8 months out I have the occasional ooops i ate to fast but that depends mostly on the food but I pretty much eat the same way I did prior to surgery, I find it happens more with drinks especially sodas and when that happens you take the next mouthful a bit more carefully
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    1 yr out food

    OMG it looks divine
  16. SleeverSk

    1 yr out food

    holy smoly that over a litre !!!!!
  17. dont worry about, I am still a fast eater nothing dreadful has happened
  18. SleeverSk

    Ideal vs Best body weight

    I found this guy after another person posted a link to his you tube, he has some great advise
  19. SleeverSk

    Now thinking if canceling surgery 🥺

    Hi, were you on medication before surgery if so how long after surgery did you keep taking it and when did you know it was time to come off it and how did you come off, cold turkey or taper ?
  20. SleeverSk

    Now thinking if canceling surgery 🥺

    Don't over think it, This fear (GERD) drove me to have a melt down right before surgery and to be highly anxious for weeks after surgery. I had reflux before surgery for many years and had been on 20-40 mg of Nexium daily for about 15 years and as my weight got higher so did the occurrence of my reflux to the point of along with the Nexium I was going through a bottle of Gaviscon a week. fast forward 8 months post op I still take 20 mg Nexium daily but only because I am to scared to tapper off as I remember the rebound reflux from prior to surgery when I would try to come off them and I have to be honest I suck a Gaviscon dual tablet if I get the slightest inkling of reflux which I think half the time is in my head lol. So prior to surgery I told my surgeon reflux was my biggest fear as I didn't want a bypass either and I certainly didn't want to have to have a second surgery, He said the weight loss would reduce the reflux and I think he is right. its just my own fears and thinking about it and sometimes eating the wrong things or too much that causes me get reflux now and its pretty mild. Now I am going to say this and I don't mean any offence to anyone as it is just what I have observed, a lot people who have had revision surgery due to GERD/reflux also seem to have had a substantial weight gain too, now if anyone out there has experienced different I stand corrected but that's what I have noticed. So that is a pretty good incentive for me not to regain. Talk to your surgeon though as he/she is the best to advise you we can only share our experiences
  21. I thought the same soft food + raw veggies is a contradiction. I didn't do raw veggie or salad until well into the 5 month. I would suggest meat substitutes
  22. Stay upright and walk if you can
  23. SleeverSk

    Dreaded hair loss - question

    I have got visible new hair growth now so don't worry it will come back
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    Nuclear Stress Test

    Totally agree, an instant chat option would be wonderful. Chat rooms did get a bit of a dark and seedy reputation there at one point but I think technology and internet security has improved greatly and its time to bring them back
  25. SleeverSk

    Nuclear Stress Test

    Way to hijack someone's post. The poor OP will be getting notifications with comments that have nothing to do with there question. Maybe you guys should take it to PM's

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