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  1. floralnudibranch

    Life Abroad with VSG

    Hello, I am so glad to have found this forum right before my surgery. I am an American, but I currently live in Egypt and I will be getting my VSG on January 26th! I have lived in 4 countries in the past 3 years, which has led to poor choices in food and exercise. I think it's mainly because of adjusting to local food, navigating what food you are buying (sometimes there aren't even nutritional labels), and as I previously loved late runs at night that is something I left behind states side because in some countries I have lived in it is considered quite odd and you get lots of uncomfortable stares. I know it's a long shot, but I wonder if there are any people with a similar situation? Also, for my main question does anyone have any advice on simple at-home exercise routines to start after post-op (once it's safe of course)? Or just generally good foods that can be eaten without worrying about specifics of nutritional values that aren't the basics of meats and vegetables? Even yogurt sometimes stresses me out because I know it can have high sugar content. Before going down the VSG path I kind of gave up on the food selection because it was impossible to know what is in everything. Alternatively, if anyone has found any great resources for limited ingredient recipes, I would love suggestions!
  2. floralnudibranch

    Life Abroad with VSG

    @Sleeve_Me_Alone thank you for the in-depth response! I will definitely be looking into all of your suggestions. Some of them already look great. Also, I just had a conversation with my surgeon and his team said "Eat what you want and enjoy your life" so I guess I don't have to worry about a pre-op diet. I didn't think that was common, but I guess I got lucky.

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