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Hi everyone. I am new here. I had sleeve surgery in Feb of 2015. Going for a revision to get either sleeve or gb on 9-11(was supposed to get gb in 1st place...). My life has been crazy finding healthy low carb high Protein foods after surgery. I am a ovo vegetarian (sleeve mad me lactose intolerant). I'm making this group for anyone in same condition as me or anyone in general. We can all help eachother.

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What does a typical day's meal look like for you?

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I have not had the same experience, but was an ovo vegetarian for 3 years. I still eat a mostly vegetarian diet with fish/turkey incorporated (have to right now). Once I am farther away from surgery, I will probably move back or at the very least become a pescatarian. I just have to get better at getting my Protein without the addition of mock meats, whey Protein Shakes and CHEESE! I love egg whites, but just can't stand to eat them everyday. Veggie Protein is nasty to me, and very chalky as well. I will figure something out, because I just don't want to go back to animal foods being 60%+ of my diet long term. I feel better at 20% or less. I would be interested in hearing ideas about getting protein in without meat, mock meats, whey protein, cheese and milk, and/or an excess of tofu/soy products. The sheer amount of food I was able to take in in one sitting helped me reach my protein goals before (5-7 cups), but this will not be enough while I can only consume 1/2 cup of food.

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Try juicing your vegis. I drink a juice everyday made of romaine lettuce, celery, cucumber, lemon, green apple and cilantro. I am also doing pescatarian. Juicing helps you get the nutrition your body needs without,a lot of calories.

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7 hours ago, DropWt4Life said:

I just have to get better at getting my Protein without the addition of mock meats, whey Protein Shakes and CHEESE! ... I would be interested in hearing ideas about getting Protein in without meat, mock meats, whey protein, cheese and milk, and/or an excess of tofu/soy products.

This is exactly what has gotten the wheels in my head turning for the last little bit. The gigantic HOW.

Parameters for both men and women:

-Ideal consumption during lengthy weight-loss phase: 1200 calories

-4 meals, no more than a cup of food per meal (early on, have to "finish" a meal a bit later.. creating more, smaller meals).

-60g protein goal. "They" say that women don't need this much, but that hasn't been studied in the bariatric population.

- Limit animal products, protein powders and shakes, processed foods, and soy

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Ok, so, 4 meals, 60g protein, means a goal of 15g protein per meal. 1200cal/4 equals 300 calories per meal.

Meal 1: 1 cup of cooked lentils and .5T added fat: 18g protein, 280 cal.

Meal 2: 1/2 cup plain whole milk greek yogurt with 3.5oz banana and .5oz nuts or seeds: 15g protein, 300cal

Meal 3: 2 slices Ezekiel bread with 2T peanut butter: 16g protein, 340 calories

Meal 4: 1/2 cup cooked Teff and 1/2 cup kidney beans: 14g protein, 300 calories

Breakdown:

1 dairy, 3 legumes, 1 fruit, 2 grains, 1.5 nuts/seeds, .5 added fat.

Whew! Made it with only 1 dairy. It would be easy to add another 100 calories by adding a tablespoon of fat to the 4th meal. But, if we were aiming for zero dairy, the day gets pretty boring. If you notice, there isn't really room for a green leafy veggie at all! Nuts and Beans, and more nuts and beans...

If you wanted to throw an egg in there, replace half the Teff with the egg, and you've upped your protein by 3 grams. Calories stay about the same.

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2 minutes ago, SusanG81 said:

Berry my day is really simple but I am sick of it. Most of the time breakfast is scrambled eggs, lunch is some sort of salad/ vegetables and dinner is usually something light like diced cuxumber and avocado. Now to be honest I at times more often then I should eat fast food.

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I hope you're squeezing a Protein Shake or two in there.. because it looks like you're only getting about 14g protein! (Unless your fast food has meat..).

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Great! Glad you'll be bringing the Protein on board. Don't replace your meals, just add the shakes. You want to be consuming at least 1200 calories a day.

In order to help more, I need a bit more info. Your height, weight, reason for the revision.. current caloric consumption, exercise habits.

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Following this thread :) I went to my NUT appointment yesterday and we talked about my desire to phase out meat. I was a strict vegetarian for 8 years and I dropped the weight but couldn't keep it off...I turned into a carbitarian eating french fries, breads, etc. NUT says WLS and veg lifestyle doesn't mix but that she's welcome to talk about it at my 6-month appointment in January. I feel that we can make it work if we really want to eliminate meat from our diet.

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Have you seen Dr. Matthew Weiner's videos on YouTube? He promotes a "plants first" way of eating and has a book out. He's a bariatric surgeon. Here's one for the 1st Month After Surgery.

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Thanks FluffyChix.....I like Dr. Weiner. I have his book, A Pound of Cure. I haven't seen this video, but I know that the book focuses on eating 1-2 pounds of veggies per day. Might be hard to do when you can only consume 1/2 cup of food per sitting. I will watch the video though. Maybe it might be the answer that I'm looking for.

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