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Guest MacMadame@LBT

How long do you guys take to finish your meals and how many oz are they?

I have a hard time making my .5 to 1 oz. meals last even 10 min. let alone the 20 min. I was told was the minimum.

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Guest youknowit@LBT

Can you tell me what the "rules" are for eating... the time, the reasons, etc? I'm still researching the sleeve, converting from my current band. Sorry if this wasn't the right place to ask, but I thought you might have some insight to share. Thanks!

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Guest Jodi_620@LBT

It takes me about 20-30 minutes but I eat more than an ounce of food, more like four ounces. Although, I don't weigh or measure so I am not sure how accurate I am being. But apparently three ounces of meat is abouIt the size of a deck of cards add veggies and I would say it is like four ounces. Breakfast is 1/2 cup eggbeaters but by the time I add meat, cheese and veggies it is probably more like 3/4 to 1cup.

The rule for me is 20 minutes but if I am still eating at 30 minutes then stop. It takes longer for Breakfast because I am tight in the morning. I often don't finish my breakfast in 30 minutes and throw the last bit out. At lunch I am not as tight but it takes a full 20 minutes. By dinner, I have to pay attention and make sure I am eating slowly.

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Guest MacMadame@LBT

Youknowit, the rules are pretty similar to the band but for somewhat different reasons.

No drinking with meals. (The reason is there isn't room, not because you can flush the food out.)

Chew, chew, chew

Take 20-30 min. per meal but no longer

I tend to eat my 1-2 oz. in about 10 min. and I know if I slowed down I could eat more, plus I wouldn't get the foamies as much. I'm just having trouble with it.

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