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@@kharenzhee Do you open the bag and eat directly from it? Reason im asking..... I found that if i open bag and only take out one portion... close it up and put it away i avoid over eating. I do that with a lot of stuff.... I sometimes go as far as eat one bite.... and throw the rest in the trash...

Or buy the 100 cal bags. that helped me

I also have to keep crackers out of my house. Nuts are a problem for me. The calories add up quickly.

Not everyone's taste. I love Quest bbq Protein chips. I melt a bit of mozzerella cheese on them in the microwave. Dip them in salsa. 22g Protein 4g carbohydrates . 130 calories.

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Hi, all!

I am almost 5 months out from gastric sleeve, and I'm experiencing my first stall. I am trying not to get too concerned about it, as I knew it would happen at some point. However, I think part of the problem might be that I am eating too many carbs in the way of crackers. They seem innocuous enough: Mini Thin Edamame Rice Crackers (38 crackers = 120 calories, 3g Protein, 0 sugar) and Pistachio-Pomegranate Crisps (11 crisps for 90 calories, 2 g. Protein, 8 g. sugar), both from Trader Joes. When I start eating them, I feel like I can't stop. And then I keep thinking about them. I usually eat them with some protein, but then I go back for more.

Are crackers or similar crunchy little things triggers or gateways for you? Would these be considered slider foods?

This seems ridiculous to be overthinking this so much, but I really feel like these little crackers are a challenge for me! :)

Thanks for any thoughts!



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I can't do crackers...slider foods...yep, gateway food for me..yep. I could live on cheese and crackers. I don't keep them in the house.

I also do nuts for crunch..also, Water chestnuts...awesome in anything you want to add crunch to like chicken salad, but not high in fat like nuts.

I use cucumbers to eat with dips like hummus.

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I tend to steer clear of crackers in general because like you, they really do cause me to crave more. In the beginning I had no problem sticking to the small number of crackers but down the road, i could eat my way through 1/2 a box.

Then the cravings would start and I would think about the crunch of crackers. I have them now very very rarely and now I could care less.

I stick to nuts. I love marcona almonds from Trader Joe's. Expeciallty the olive oil and rosemary ones. It is easier for me to limit them for some reason and they fill me up and keep me full. And my goodness they taste awesome.

I also like wonderful sweet chili pistachios.

I get my crunch and don't seem to crave these as much.

Crackers stalled me a lot and even caused me to gain in maintenance. They seem innocent but they are a slider food for me.

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Thank you all SO much! These are all excellent suggestions! And I really appreciate everyone's honest assessment of what are clearly trigger foods for me. I would like to respond individually to everyone's suggestions, but I'm on the mobile version right now, and it's not easy to quote responses. But please know that I've read and really appreciated all your suggestions!

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