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I am asking because it seems like most cut out carbs but its usually not very healthy to cut out all. But if that is how I can use my sleeve the best that's what I will do for this first year.

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I am going carbless. I was told not to eat them dor 6-8 months. My concern is that like all carb free diets...once u start eating them...u gain it back. I never plan to eat a huge hamb bun or slab of cake again...but I do plan on eating a bit of cake for my birthdays! I voiced my concern with my nut and she said most food has carbs...like Beans and fruit. I can have those. Just not processed bread and such. I am doing it bc I want to follow the rules...not bc I understand them! Haha!

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I did not cut carbs. I eat rice, bread, tortillas, etc. Today, for example, I had a half of sandwich for lunch and a fish taco for dinner. I've lost 93 pounds so far!

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I did not cut carbs. I eat rice' date=' bread, tortillas, etc. Today, for example, I had a half of sandwich for lunch and a fish taco for dinner. I've lost 93 pounds so far![/quote']

Wow..how much did you weigh before vsg?

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It is nearly impossible to completely avoid carbohydrates. The problem is the bodies natural affinity for foods it can convert into simple sugars. My downfall was Pasta, w/cheese, w/gravy, in casseroles, even microwaved leftovers; that is how I got to where I am today, morbidly obese.

Just be careful when it comes to enjoying a few carbs.

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My doctor recommends cutting carbs to no more than 50g/day when/if you reach a long stall. Other than that, no restrictions on carbs! I find that when I focus on Protein, which is what I'm supposed to be doing anyway, there really isn't room for hundreds of grams of carbs per day anyway!

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I didn't cut carbs at all. NO sugar free anything... its toxic crap. I made my weight loss goal and I am have maintained for more than a year now. I am 2 years out!

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Low carbing is a really effective approach to melting off theweight in the first 6 months. Low as in 20-30 carb or less. However, you cannot sustain the eating style much after 6 months because it is not going to be healthy for different physical processes in your body. Once you have dropped all or most of your weight, slowly transition into the consumption of good carbs fairly low to midrange on the glycemic nd ex. Always try and eat your carbs before noon. There is better chance they will get used for energy if you eat them in the morning rather then afternoon and evening. Little tricks like his where you understand how to optimize your body cycles with regards to energy processing will make a huge difference in your long term success.

Anecdotally, I ate very low carb for first 5 months where I was not very active. I had a good loss from surgery to that point. Essentially, I went from 360 to about 225. After month 5, I increased good carbs using little energy squares from nuts.com (chocolate paradise is the best). Needed these to help fuel my workouts. After month 6 I really added In good carbs from normal foods like green veggies and fruit. Had to wait until the sleeve was comfy with eating those fruits and veggies. Reached weight loss goal during month 7. In the last 2 months (month 12 and 13), I have added steel oats. This is an amazing good carb that gives you sustained energy when you are busting through a workout. Again, make good choices about which carbs you eat as well as the time of day you eat them and all will be well. I stopped really losing any weight in feb 2013 (month 7), but have still continued with my carb strategy almost daily. It has allowed me to execute on the super hard workouts necessary to reshape the body from a smaller version of my former 360 self into an inverted triangle shape strong guy who still weighs about the same amount (175-180 lb, average - 177 lb), but has much more muscle. Hard work and definitely worth it!

Understanding basic nutrition, when to eat your carbs and how to eat them combined with good fat and Protein will make you a smashing success in your weight loss and body shaping conquests.

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Sugar and flour are trigger foods for me. Once I start down that road, it's hard to get back on my healthy eating program. I make no judgements on others though. If you can handle it, great! I' happy with my Protein, veggies, potatoes, fruits and dairy.

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The only carbs I get are from the good foods. I avoid all other carbs. It was to hard to detox from the darn things and I just don't want to get hooked on them again. I know there will be a point when I have to add some back but they will be carefully chosen.

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My tummy does not like bread, Pasta, white rice anymore. I eat mainly low carb because I feel better all day. I feel lighter on my feet when I eat just Protein and veggie for lunch. My fav is homemade sweet and sour chicken and cooked mixed veggies. Mix this together and the veggies taste like the chicken sauce. You don't even miss the carb when you eat this good. (yes there is sugar in the S&S chicken but I get so many servings the carbs are minimal).I'm not no-carb just low carb.I just made lasagna using zucchini for noodles even my hubby likes it. Good Luck with what ever works for you.

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Wow..how much did you weigh before vsg?

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I started at 296. I'm 5'8 and 203 now in a size 14! 9 months post op

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It's too early to say anything from my personal experience, but one of the (hundreds of) diets I followed, said to lose weight, keep carbs under 50. To maintain weight, eat between 100-150. To gain, eat above 150 a day.

I will tell you that my surgeon, Dr. Alvarez has lost SO much weight from his youtube videos, and photos etc. that I almost wondered if he had the sleeve himself! So being a nosy-parker, of course I asked how he lost it.

I was told that he has been working on a book for the past year to help sleevers who can't lose the final bits of weight. So what he did was he gave up carbs. The coordinator was horrified that he was eating no rice and beans! (So was I. You can take a girl out of Asia, but you can't separate her from her rice).

I verified that with him, and he said that was true. That he found that if people were stalling and struggling with the last lot of pounds, that he strongly advised cutting carbs. His old book also says quite clearly that he finds that those who are not losing as they should are invariably eating too many carbs. The corollary here of course is that if you can lose weight with eating too many carbs, then go ahead. If you can't, then don't eat too many carbs.

Too many carbs. How many is that, exactly?

And I think this is where art and science have to merge. i think some of us (me) are VERY carb sensitive and cannot lose weight when eating more than 50 gms of carbs a day. Others, not so much. So I'd say we may each have to find our own "sweet spot" (pun unintended).

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i focused on Protein and calories. for the first 6 months, i stayed between 600-900 calories a day and shot for 60-80 grams of protein. other than avoiding obviously bad things with carbs, i really didn't worry about carbs at all. and the majority of the weight that i lost was in that first 6 months. now, as long as i get my 60-80 protein and stay under 2000 calories a day, i've maintained my 183 lbs weight loss since january.

the important thing to remember is that in order to make changes that will last, you have to make changes that you can live with. yes, you can go all out adkins if you want to, but, is that a lifestyle that you can live with? it's better to find healthy foods that you like and start new eating habits. if you say "i'm cutting carbs for the next 6 months" you may do really well, but what happens after that? find what will work for you forever, and make those changes and you are more likely to have long term success. IMHO.

good luck on your journey.

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I don't watch carbs at all. I don't think a no-carb is healthy or sustainable. Having said that, I don't eat giant bowls of Pasta or loaves of bread. I focus on Protein at all meals, but I will have a sandwich and remove the top slice of bread. I was sleeved on 3/25 and still haven't had pasta....just have not wanted it. I'm down 45 pounds and don't track anything. I don't eat any "diet" food or Protein Bars. I drink a Premier Protein shake after I work out, which is usually 5 times/week. Everyone just needs to find what works for them and stick with it.

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