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At any point post op (like months out) am I able to eat Cereal? If so what kind would be best? I know it wouldn't be much but I love milk and the crunch of some Cereal. Any advice is appreciated.

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After I got to maintenance I tried milk and cereal and did fine. I rarely eat it now because I don't like it very much anymore.

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Nope. You really should not be eating cereal. I'm not sure where you are at on our journey but you will be told to focus on Protein, followed by non-starchy vegetables and only if you have any room left do you eat carbs or starchy vegetables. Cereal has far too many carbs. Carbs will sabotage your weight loss. After you have reached your goal you can very slowly add carbs back to your diet to maintain your weight.

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Able to eat it, as in it won't make you sick, yes. Is it a good choice? IMO, no. Tons of carbs, very little Protein. Plus, when you eat something like cereal you are, by default, eating (cereal) and drinking (the milk it is in) at the same time -- that's a non-starter for most bariatric surgery programs.

I wasn't allowed any sort of grains at all during weight loss phase in my program. Strict, but effective.

This is a good time to focus on re-building your relationships with food. It's great to enjoy your food, but you may want to think about whether you really want to be eating things just because you "love" them. That kind of relationship -- I love it, therefore I will eat it -- is what got me morbidly obese in the first place.

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Agree with everyone else. You may be able to eat it, but it's a waste of calories and carbs. It could also end up being a slider food. I'd stay away from it.

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I went through a phase where I added a little Kashi cereal (the highest Protein option) to my Greek yogurt in the afternoons before I worked out. The little burst of carbs helped me get through my run, but it was still a high protein snack. A bowl of cereal with milk? Seems like a big waste of space with not enough protein.

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Yes, you can eat cereal. With the sleeve, after you are healed (6-8 weeks) you can technically eat whatever you want. I went through a few phases where I ate Honey Nut Cheerios, because it was one of the few things that didn't make me barf, and last Christmas I ate like 3 boxes of Reeses Cereal- it was good. If you want to have cereal, eat it, just make sure that you are accounting for it in your calories and it isn't making you miss out on Protein or things that are good for you.

Now that we have established you can eat it, if you want to lose as much weight as possible during that 18 month honeymoon period where you have the most restriction, probably stay away from it.

As a note, I ate a serving of granola every morning without milk for probably 6 months from the time I was a little over goal, to the time I was under goal from roughly 16-22 months or so. I counted my calories, I liked the crunch and the sweetness in the morning, and it did nothing to hurt my weight. I hit goal and maintained with granola everyday. Now I have maintained since April, and I make a bowl of oatmeal (the bad instant kind with sugar and nuts that everyone says you shouldn't eat), I heat it with Water, when it's done, I pour in a little honey, and I sprinkle about half a serving of granola over the top. I eat about half the bowl and then I am not hungry again until noon. I've been doing that for several months now and it hasn't hurt my weight at all. I fluctuate between 1-4 pounds above goal and my granola consumption has not contributed to my weight one way or the other.

The whole point of the sleeve is so that we can be like normal people. If a normal person wants a bowl of Lucky Charms, they eat one. Sometimes I get the single serving size and I eat that too. If a normal person wakes up, wants a bowl of Reeses cereal and milk, they enjoy it. The point is we were fat because we ate the whole box of cereal in 2-3 sittings and we did it everyday over and over. For me, cereal isn't a trigger food, so I can happily have half a bowl and be good. I cannot however eat a handful of Wheat Thins. I will eat the entire box in a few hours, so I keep them out of my house. If you get to a point where you think you can have an appropriate single serving or half serving of cereal, then there is nothing wrong with doing that, even if you do it everyday. If, however you then eat the rest of the box over the course of the next few hours, then probably something to stay away from.

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Yes cereal for me is not a trigger food. I think I am just missing the sweet crunch. I may just add some granola to my greek yogurt for now and eventually if I want a serving with some Fairlife milkor something I will have it. I was thinking more in the long run anyway. Right now I'm only 4 weeks out and still on softs. Was more of a just wondering kind of question but thank you everyone!

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There are going to be times when you are going to want Fiber. I use shredded wheat or grape nuts in my homemade Protein Bars. It's all about maintaining a balance.

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I just talked to my nut and she said as long as it's like a half cup with Fairlife milk and the cereal is soy based and high in Protein it's fine. That makes me feel much better. I don't really want it right now but good to know it's an option.

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I add grapefruits to my Greek yogurt for crunch. I also eat shredded wheat dry. I snack on it occasionally (handful).

wheat thins - that's a favorite and I stay away from them.

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I just hit (and am now below) goal, but For a couple months now I have had a couple tablespoons of granola on my Greek yogurt almost every day. I buy either "Bear Naked" or "Kind" brand granolas that have higher Protein and lower carbs/sugar than most and are not as processed.

Now, I usually have my yogurt for an evening snack, so if I had something earlier in the day that put me higher in calories and/or carbs than I would like, I cut back or leave off the granola.

For me, regular Cereal with milk is a huge trigger, so I am not planning on having that anytime soon, if ever. But I do fine with the granola.

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I ate cereal for Breakfast on Saturday. Everyone is different and everyone has different triggers. For me personally, it isn't a trigger food and I enjoy a change to my usual greek yogurt from time to time. I like the Special K Protein cereals with a little Fairlife milk.

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Not going to have any because of where I am in my journey. But....

pumpkin spice cherrios are on the shelves and call me name in the grocery store.

Huge trigger food for me, so cereal will not be anytime soon.

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