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I am curious as to what other sleevers daily intake consist of? How far along are you 6 month, 1 year, or so? Are you in a maintenance phase or are you still losing? How much Water do you consume and Vitamins? Okay, GO! Thanks :)

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sleeved 1-4-2012

no refined sugar or grains - sugar hurts and I have decided no more grains. No treats, they trigger responses I do not want and honestly, don't even taste right anymore. No fast food, no chain restaurants.

about 70% raw fruits and veggies, nuts, etc. about 5% foods that travel well when needed - canned spinach, tuna, peaches in Water, olives. Mindful Protein. I only eat things I have hunted, know who hunted them, or know that they were raised humanely. Unpasteurized milk and free- range eggs bought straight from source.

:unsure: and coffee

:wacko: and wine

:blush: and mustard and a few dressings, but not enough to goo my food.< /p>

This is not a "diet" or a "style" of eating, however - this is what works for my body right now, and I keep a journal that includes my food, exercise AND my emotions associated around the time I eat, and how I feel after. I consider the journal as vital to my eating as chewing.

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7.5 months out. Here are my usual:

Breakfast: casein Protein shake or 1/2 C steel cut oats (I add vanilla Protein powder & Torani's SF Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Syrup)

Lunch: 1/2 C low-fat cottage cheese with either 2TBS SF jelly or a small amount of no sugar added fruit cocktail & either 8 turkey pepperoni slices or 1/2oz turkey Jerky

Pre-workout: 1/2 Quest bar

Post-workout: 1/2 whey Protein Shake

Dinner: Savory cupcake (emilybites), flat bread pizza, boiled seafood, baked fish & string cheese or mini crustless quiche.

The rare dessert: Arctic Zero, 5min Protein cake (theworldaccordingtoeggface), and I'm starting to dabble with Quest bar recipes (like peach cobbler and key lime pie, where Quest bars are the crust)

I'm a calorie counter and get 500 - 700 a day. Protein typically between 50 - 70 grams.

Last night we went out for Japanese and I had two very rich baked mussels in "egg" (mayonnaise) sauce. Felt gross after... Then about a third of a snow crab salad. So today is a liquid Meal Replacement day... (554 cals & 92 gr protein).

Edit: 80+ oz of flavored water/tea/shakes. I'm 24 from goal, and I'm sticking with this until then. Then I'll try to eat more whole foods bento-box style. I say I'll stop counting, but I'm sure I will for a long while more. I take my plan's recommended Vitamins every single day.

Edited by Ava324

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Only about 5 wks out here is my daily menu-this was mostly today with a few other options for each meal also-

Wake up, have Muscle Milk 100 cal with milk and ice and Vitamin

Breakfast- Egg salad with one cracker or scrambled egg with 1/2 piece of toast

1 hr later Crystal lite with Water 24oz

AM snack- 2 homemade meatballs (very small 1 oz each)

1 hr later Water with Vitamin

Lunch- Soup or chili or (today) deli roast beef and cheese roll up with mustard

1 hr later water/crystal lite and Calcium pills

PM snack- Cookies and Cream Quest bar YUMMMMM!!!!!!

1 hr later water and Calcium

dinner- Lobster bisque

PM snack- Milk and small amount of muscle milk for extra Protein

i am supposed to be incorporating cooked veg and canned fruit at this point, but it has been hard due to i'm VERY full after meals.

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After over 2.5 years, turkey, chicken, eggs, salads and veggie type of stuff. At least 1000 calories a day. Its hard to say as I have edema, but I've lost some recently.

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3 years out. More than two years at goal.

Breakfast: Greek yogurt with fruit and a piece of whole wheat toast or two slices of low fat lunchmeat and a slice of whole wheat bread if I'm in a hurry. In the winter, I often have a Soy Latte and oatmeal (1/4 cup raw cooked with 3/4 cup water)

Lunch: Really varies, but includes a couple of ounces of firm Protein, a whole grain, and some veggies

Afternoon snack: Usually crackers or pretzels and maybe some fruit

Dinner: Same as lunch, but three ounces of Protein

After dinner snack: usually a couple tablespoons of Peanut Butter on two graham crackers.

A few times a week, I have cocktails and something sweet, such as candy, Cookies, or ice cream.

For Vitamins, it's two multi with Iron, one D, and six citrical daily and a B1 and sublingual B12 once per week.

Lynda

Lynda

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I'm at 2 years and my day looks like this (about)

B/F - 1 scrambled egg or a smoothie with a serving of Protein with 1/4 c fruit and a few leaves of spinach in 6-8 oz almond milk

lunch - 3 oz Protein with some kind of veggie and a little starch

dinner - 3-4 oz protein with veggies

For Snacks I keep boiled eggs, boiled shrimp, and fruit and raw veggies on hand.

It really varies, but I usually can eat up to a cup of food at a time total.

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This has really given me some meal suggestions and I am sure it has others. I had never considered oats before as I was told by my NUT (which was a nut) that it was forbidden.

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This has really given me some meal suggestions and I am sure it has others. I had never considered oats before as I was told by my NUT (which was a nut) that it was forbidden.

A lot of doctors and nutritionists are telling their patients no carbs at all for the first 6-9 months. I believe it's because you're in the losing phase and carbs can hinder that in some people. Beyond that, though, I can't see why oats would be a no-no. You might ask about that!

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8 weeks + out

Breakfast: light wasa cracker with single serve cottage cheese and a small slice of watermelon

Lunch: 4 oz grilled salmon and veggies

Dinner: 4 oz filet mignon with grilled veggies

Snack: Dairy Queen vanilla orange bar (60 calories, 0 fat, 4 grams of sugar and delicious!)

64 oz of Water

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14 months out.

Breakfast - Chike high Protein coffee

Mid morning - Dannon light and fit Greek yogurt w/a handful of chopped pecans

lunch - 8 shrimp w/cocktail sauce, 3/4 cup turkey chili, or ham & swiss, w/wheat crackers.

snack - 1 oz cheddar or CrunchO's Protein snack.

dinner - 3-4 oz protein (tilapia, turkey meatballs, chicken salad, etc) w/fresh cucumbers from my garden or steamed veggies.

Snack - sugar free Popsicle or 1 oz cheddar.

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7 months out, about 900 calories a day, working to maintenance. I am getting really sick of meat, so I am working to eat more hummus and Beans. Also learning to make some smoothies that are lo-cal, fresh fruit, and Protein powder. I eat a good deal of cheese--always measured. Dannon fat free greek yogurt is a favorite. I don't eat many grains, the occasional lo-carb. tortilla and quinoa are about it. I need treats, so I eat sugar-free popsicles a lot. And iced-coffee with extra cream is always included in my log. A must-have for me!

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I'm 7 months out. Today I've had:

B - Premier Protein shake

S - Mozzarella snack size 1 oz (not string cheese - the fresh kind) and 10 almonds

L - 1/4 c give or take cottage cheese, 4 -5 cubes firm tofu and a piece of cauliflower.

S - sugar free cocoa

D - unsure - probably 2 oz of some Columbus brand chicken breast deli meat and a few mini marzano tomatoes with some ginger dressing

S - Dannon 80 calorie light & fit yogurt or if I feel like living decadently, a cup of air popped popcorn I bought at trader joes that has herbs on it.

Add to that 2 16oz green tea plain, about 20 oz Water and a snapple diet green tea for the bus ride home. I don't normally do diet drinks but thought i'd give this one a try for some variety as it is no calorie/no carb. Multi Vitamin and 2 Calcium chews.

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10 weeks out:

Morning wake-up: Chike or Click shake

(cycling or walking)

Breakfast: 1 egg (fried w/cooking spray or scrambled) with a sprinkle of cheese and 1/2 sandwich thin

Lunch: 1/4 c. tuna salad + 1 oz cheese curd or a cheese stick and 1/2 serving of triscuit thins or low-fat wheat thins

Mid-afternoon (if necessary): 1/2 Protein bar (Quest or Pure Protein) OR 1 Outshine popsicle

Dinner: meat of some variety (usually chicken or ground beef) OR 1/4 c. refried Beans OR fish (salmon or mahi mahi...whichever's on sale); veggies (usually green beans)

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1 yr (4 yrs post op lapband and 1 yr with sleeve revision). I'm about 10 lbs from goal but been easily maintaining for about 6 mths. I eat whatever I want. Literally. I don't count anything - I go by what my tummy tells me (if I'm hungry, I eat. If I'm full, I stop). It's been reliable so far. That might change, I know, but it's working for now.

Thinking about counting calories just to get to goal. I can smell 140 around the corner. I feel like I'm failing at this wls thing cuz I'm not to goal.

Todays menu was:

8 am: 1 smcrabled egg, 1 pc of bacon, 1/2 pc of toast with real butter

12 noon: chicken salad (canned chicken, mayo and diced celery) with 6 wheat thins, about 4-6 pineapple chunks (which I couldn't eat when banded, so tickled I can now have my fav fruit)

3pm: 1/2 carton of Greek honey yogurt, about 12 almonds

6pm: Going out to a Japanese restuarant for my step daughters bday. Plan on getting my usual: Grilled chicken with veggies, grilled shrimp appetizer, steamed rice, and Soup. I usually have enuf left for 4 more meals

9pm: Usually have 1/2 n apple with almond butter before bed.

Since I can only eat a small amt, I usually eat 5-6 x a day. I do eat burgers, tacos, pizza, wine, and coffee. I don't eat these very often and I don't eat very much. Cept coffee. I drink 2-3 cups a day with sf Creamer or sf coffee Syrup with 1/2 and 1/2.

Good luck to u. I know I'm in the minority here with eating whatever I want. I'm not saying thats the way to go. I've been fairly successful and plan on continuing with what works for me. When it stops working (or when I plan on taking off the final 10) I will reevaluate.

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