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I am guilty as sin. I have eaten popcorn a few times.... I love it. I know it is empty carbs and not good for my sleeve but sometimes I have to have something like that or I will go nuts stressing over it. I try to eat fruits but I'm a tactile person and enjoy the munching that goes along with eating the popcorn. I don't recommend anyone doing it but I had to admit my guilty pleasure.

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I eat it infrequently. It's my fave snack. It's not nutritionally beneficial, but I eat it anyway. Surgeon says it's fine, it's not a danger. Count the carbs, treat it like a special treat, not something to eat everyday.

popcorn did not hurt my weight loss and not everything I eat is the WLS Holy Grail.

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I have at popcorn since about 3 months out from surgery. Of course it's only occasional maybe 2 times a month. They say I am okay to eat anything. Of course I make smart decisions, but I see nothing wrong with a treat once in a while. Just as long as I don't let that once in a while turn in to every couple days.

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I have craved popcorn a few times but have yet to have it......

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I think I waited about 3 months. Now, I'll go for a 100 calorie bag after dinner if I have leftover calories. I've not had problems tolerating anything.

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all the nuts ive looked at in the store seem to be high in Protein but also high in carbs, will be interesting to see replies to this post

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I just love all of you that say you can popcorn! Lol. I am only 3+ weeks post op so I know I can't have it right now as I am stil on soft foods. But there are only two foods I miss from having this surgery and that is pizza and popcorn. Even before surgery I would only eat one slice of pizza and iam positive when the time comes that I can try it it will be just a couple bites and popcorn, well if I can eat it will will be very small amount but just a taste at this point would satisfy me.

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As far as pizza goes, I have had pizza since surgery but I only eat the toppings. Well, I take one bite of it with the crust but everything else is just toppings. But only if it has chicken and veggies on it. I won't do pepperoni or sausage or that sort of thing. Surprisingly, I don't miss the crust as much as I thought I would. But mostly I try to stay away if I can because I could go back into bad habits.

I have had popcorn once since surgery but luckily I'm not that big of a popcorn fan (especially at the movies!! I don't like to eat while watching a movie).

S

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I tried some pizza the other day and for now I think it is going to be one of those things that is just not a good thing for me.

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I tried some pizza the other day and for now I think it is going to be one of those things that is just not a good thing for me.

I'm sorry to hear that. If you love pizza like I do that's a major loss. I've had pizza several times and my experience is this. My tummy/sleeve want less than one piece. My eyes and screwy headspace want 3 pieces. I'm ok and able to stop at about 2/3's a normal slice (from a 16" pizza, for example) but its not that much fun when eating with others. I'll have to work on getting over the desire to keep up with friends.

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I'm sorry to hear that. If you love pizza like I do that's a major loss. I've had pizza several times and my experience is this. My tummy/sleeve want less than one piece. My eyes and screwy headspace want 3 pieces. I'm ok and able to stop at about 2/3's a normal slice (from a 16" pizza, for example) but its not that much fun when eating with others. I'll have to work on getting over the desire to keep up with friends.

Oh I am a lover of pizza. But, I am only 2 months out from surgery, so maybe I need to give it some time. It just seems to be so greasy. Even before surgery I used to pat it down with napkins. Greasy foods, I have noticed, do not work well with me.

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I had a tiny piece of eggplant lasagna and I threw up like crazy I thought I was going to die :( it use to be one of my fav foods :( :(

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pizza will have to be edited for your sleeve's pleasure. I normally scrape the toppings off and do pizza in a bowl. I am nearly two years out, so if the crust is REAL THIN I can handle a whole slice if I haven't eaten in a while and I have full capacity in my sleeve. I have only recently been able to eat the slice, less the crust. That's just too much bread. ONE Slice, and that's ALL I can eat. No salad, nothing else, just that.

Load up on that supreme, lots of Protein and veggies. Beware that pizza is high in sodium and tomatoes are acidic. My sleeve does NOT like for me to eat tomatoes too late.

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Funny, I thought I had posted on this thread earlier saying I enjoyed popcorn at the movies. I came back to say that I have since given it up because it had become the reason I was going to the movies. A giant tub of popcorn. Wow. Yes I said it. Glad that's out of my system. I went to two movies recently and had nothing at the first one and a bottle of Water at the second one. Movies are about movies again.

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JustWatchMe--that is great!! Once you get used to not eating in a movie theater, it becomes the norm. Personally, I don't like eating with my hands when I am in a place that probably doesn't get cleaned very well, especially the arms of the seats. I'm not a total germaphobe but in some places I am.

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