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I had procedure done 6/8/16. I still cannot eat very much. If I go out to eat I eat very little and take the rest home. I think I am still at less than 800 calories a day. My relationship with food has forever changed but I am much happier now. I miss being able to eat a whole piece of pizza or a entire cheeseburger but that's why I go so big in the first place..

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I had procedure done 6/8/16. I still cannot eat very much. If I go out to eat I eat very little and take the rest home. I think I am still at less than 800 calories a day. My relationship with food has forever changed but I am much happier now. I miss being able to eat a whole piece of pizza or a entire cheeseburger but that's why I go so big in the first place..

I feel yah Hun I'm right with yah. I had surgery 6/28/2016 and it changed my life for the best. I go out and eat with my family a lot and end up always having my kids or hubby pick from my order as I'll never finish my plate. I eyeball food now knowing if I'll finish it or not. I'm picky now too,many things don't taste or sit well with me. Sometimes things I loved don't taste the same. But I'm not missing out either, I love having new energy and the ability to fit in smaller sizes. Hang in there it only gets better

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Hello I am 5 weeks post op with the sips surgery and looking for support and information. Would like to know what others are eating at this stage.

Shrimp is a good snack. I have been able to eat anything except for whole milk (2% no problem) and have to be careful on anything like pastries. I have to drink at least one Protein shake a day or I can not get enough Protein. That is the only thing my labs have shown me to need more of. Feeling great have gone form 317 lbs to 240. Surgery was 21 June 2016. Can not believe I have gone from 48 waist on my pants to a 36 pants. 3 or 4 XXXXL shirts to XL.

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I have been able to eat anything in moderation except for whole milk and pastries. I have to share a meal with my wife because of how much I can eat. But I have a little bit of everything just have to keep it down to about 1/2 plate of food. 10-12 oz. in a meal is my max. Just have to make sure I take some beano before I eat my veggies to help with gas.

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Hello I am 5 weeks post op with the sips surgery and looking for support and information. Would like to know what others are eating at this stage.

Shrimp is a good snack. I have been able to eat anything except for whole milk (2% no problem) and have to be careful on anything like pastries. I have to drink at least one Protein shake a day or I can not get enough Protein. That is the only thing my labs have shown me to need more of. Feeling great have gone form 317 lbs to 240. Surgery was 21 June 2016. Can not believe I have gone from 48 waist on my pants to a 36 pants. 3 or 4 XXXXL shirts to XL.

I was 6/8 I was a 48in waist as well down to a 38 now and a 2 xl shirt start weight was 318 now 237.

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I had the SADi in Nov 2014. The weight loss was slow but steady. I went from just under 300lbs to a low of 135lbs over a period of about 11 months. My goal was 185lbs but I learned quickly your goal doesn't mean much. I've had some weight regain over the past 6 months and now weigh about 148lbs at 6'1. My waist went from 44 to 29 which I didn't think was humanly possible for an adult man. It went from having trouble finding fat sizes pre surgery to trouble finding skinny sizes post surgery. Anyhow, I'm pretty healthy now and have really good labs, and bike and run daily. Prior to the surgery, I was getting stress fractures in my foot and could barely walk half the time.

I highly recommend the SADi and choose it due to my fear that a standard DS procedure would be too much. Now I'm 100% certain the full DS would have been an issue and probably would have caused mal nutrition in me.

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I had my SA-DS/SIPS on Sept. 21, 2016. Dr. Enoch's is a fantastic doctor and said everything went very well. However, now that I am home, I am starting to stress out about what my future eating habits and meals look like. Can someone who is 4 months or more post surgery share what their meal plans look like, realistically? I am wondering if I will ever be able to go out to dinner with friends and family and enjoy a meal.

Hello Nicewon, I had the same fears after my surgery. I am 8 months out from my surgery date and I can tell you that you will be able to eat just about anything you had before just not as much. When I go out to eat I try to share a meal with my husband. Here lately though he has been wanting his own. LOL I tell myself I can order the full meal just ask for a to go box and I can eat the leftovers the next day. I still seem to waste the leftover meal since I only like to eat leftovers once. I can now eat a whole small size burger but I remembered when I could only eat 1/3 then 1/2. I never eat french fries anymore since I try to focus only on the burger. Combos seems like a waste of money and food now. I am a thrift shopper and always looking for the best deal. Now I just pay the price for a single food Item on the menu so I don't waste the food. I'll admit I'm not your average weight loss patient. I went out on a limb and tried some of my favorite foods and found I could still eat them but now I enjoy tasting them and not devouring them. This surgery has changed the way I look at food and I love it. I'm still loosing weight but I told myself I'm in no hurry to be a size 7. I am currently down to 205 and in a size 16 pants. I am very happy with my results and I have told God if this is as good as it gets I am happy. But the scale keeps going down. LOL

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I had my SA-DS/SIPS on Sept. 21, 2016. Dr. Enoch's is a fantastic doctor and said everything went very well. However, now that I am home, I am starting to stress out about what my future eating habits and meals look like. Can someone who is 4 months or more post surgery share what their meal plans look like, realistically? I am wondering if I will ever be able to go out to dinner with friends and family and enjoy a meal.

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I had the SADi a little less than 2 years ago and I eat whatever I want now. Yesterday I had a half pound blue cheese burger at a business lunch and had no issue eating the whole thing. I also picked at some of the appetizers but the burger was the meal for me.

Generally I eat smaller amounts all day long which adds up to about 3k calories a day. Calories don't really matter as much as nutrition.

I've been skinny as hell since about 11 months post surgery. It wasn't my goal but I'm ok with it now since I'm stable and healthy.

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Hi everybody!

I just had my initial consultation yesterday with my surgeon to discuss options. I am definitely leaning towards the SIPS out of all of the options. I have one question for you all. My surgeon explained that my insurance (Blue Cross/Blue Shield) will not cover SIPS because it is too "different" from traditional DS because of the single anastomosis. They have found that BCBS will cover it if they do the surgery with a double anastomosis. Have any of you had this done for insurance reasons? I am a little nervous about choosing the "new kid on the block" although everything sounds great and it makes me more nervous to get an altered version of the newer surgery.

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Hi everybody!

I just had my initial consultation yesterday with my surgeon to discuss options. I am definitely leaning towards the SIPS out of all of the options. I have one question for you all. My surgeon explained that my insurance (Blue Cross/Blue Shield) will not cover SIPS because it is too "different" from traditional DS because of the single anastomosis. They have found that BCBS will cover it if they do the surgery with a double anastomosis. Have any of you had this done for insurance reasons? I am a little nervous about choosing the "new kid on the block" although everything sounds great and it makes me more nervous to get an altered version of the newer surgery.

I have BCBS and they covered it..

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Hi everybody!

I just had my initial consultation yesterday with my surgeon to discuss options. I am definitely leaning towards the SIPS out of all of the options. I have one question for you all. My surgeon explained that my insurance (Blue Cross/Blue Shield) will not cover SIPS because it is too "different" from traditional DS because of the single anastomosis. They have found that BCBS will cover it if they do the surgery with a double anastomosis. Have any of you had this done for insurance reasons? I am a little nervous about choosing the "new kid on the block" although everything sounds great and it makes me more nervous to get an altered version of the newer surgery.

I have BCBS and they covered it..

Really!? Do you think it varies by what state you are in? Well now I am really confused!

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The insurance coordinator in your surgeon's office might know, but it's unlikely that the surgeon himself does.

Your particular BCBS plan may not be based in the state you live in. I live in Washington state but the BCBS plan my husband's employer offers is BCBS of New Jersey. You should call your insurance company yourself, giving them your policy number, to be sure.

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I have BCBS and no WLS is covered. It is a rider to the insurance . Most riders are chosen by the employer. In my case it also has something to do with BCBS of the same state I live in not covering the surgery as well. I don't fully understand all of it. All I know is that I'm not covered. I plan on getting a loan to pay for the surgery. I look at it like buying a new car (it's about the same price) but only better. It's the best investment you can make is the one you make on your health. Best of luck to you. Being covered makes everything so much easier!

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