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I can only give up carbs for 5 day after that i have small amounts of carbs

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I think everything in moderation is ok! This is a lifestyle change not a fad diet.

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Don't try to give them up completely. The body needs some carbs and fat to help Protein absorb.

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Up until the time I started the preop diet, my normal diet probably consisted of 90% carbs. So yes, I find it very hard. But then I remember they are what got me to this size, and it makes it a little less difficult. Plus, I've read and heard a lot about the problems bandsters have with breads and pastas (my love!), and I want them even less. I'm a scaredy cat and I don't want to risk any problems if I can help it. I say that now, one week postop. :D Who knows how I'll feel in a few weeks? In the long run, I do think low carbs will definitely be my biggest struggle.

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I do not eat bread, rice, or Pasta since I got banded in April and have gotten to the point where I do not miss them.

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I had carbs this weekend. I was camping, and forgot my Protein mix, and felt SUPER hungry. I am 3 weeks post op--I only had about 4 ounces of rice one night, and ate it nice and slow, and seemed to be OK with it. I also ate huge crouton the next night with a few pieces of lettuce. I couldn't imagine never eating carbs again, and am OK with having just a tiny bit every now and then. :unsure:

I actually am hoping after a fill or two, that they WILL be harder to tolerate.....

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I am missing carbs, but I haven't cut them out completely yet either. I was banded about 4 weeks ago and I have eaten bread, but not the way I use to. I can't eat a sandwich at all. The bread must be so small that usually I'm just picking at it and eating such small bites of it that it can and does go down fine. I never thought I wouldn't be able to eat a sandwich again. That is a little strange to me. I have yet to try Pasta and I do miss eating some spaghetti! I wanted the band to help with my Portion Control, not to limit what I can or can't eat! Too me if it limites me what I can and can't eat then I'm just on another diet and this isn't a diet for me but a life style change and a tool to help me control how much I take in and to try and eat healthier.

I haven't eaten a lot of lettice either. I have hear such horror stories with the issues of people not chewing good enough and certain foods getting stuck. I have had a stuck episode already, and I do NOT have any Fluid in my band. It was taken out in the second week due to issues I was having with pain in my shoulder and neck. I am very concerned about some of the things I hear and see on the site. I just read where this woman is only eating 300-600 calories and day and she's complaining about not losing weight. That concerned me because to me only eating that small amount a day is dangerous and NOT healthy and she's complaining about not losing anything. Well duh, if you only eat that much then you're starving yourself and yes it will take some time to lose weight if you're starving. Why get the band to starve! That is just crazy.

Oops sorry, went on a rant there for a minute. I say eat some carbs, but just in moderation and realize that you don't need a lot to say you've had some and then stop and eating something healthy that you like. I don't think you should have to say NO to anything, but eat in moderation and only every once in a while and not everyday. You should be fine :)

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I haven't completely cut out carbs. I just monitor everything I put in my mouth. I ask myself if i really want it, if it is worth the calories/carbs and if there is anything else I can eat in it's place. If the answer is yes, yes and no then I have it.

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Talked to my nutritionist about carbs today and she advised me just to stay under 60 grams a day. I think that is a reasonable amount while in the losing phase.

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