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Wondering if any esg patients can tell me what restriction should feel like when starting purée diet? I had a weetbix and milk and later a scrambled egg today be really didn't feel restricted or "full" at any time? Is this normal? I have been compliant with fluids only for 2.5 weeks with no vomiting so assume I have not stretched anything. Any advice would be greatly appreciated 😬

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I'm still pre op, but its good to know that we all feel differently. Perhaps you've healed very quickly?

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4 hours ago, Melesg said:

didn't feel restricted or "full" at any time

@Melesg

liquids, go smoothly down the hatch. they will not give

you any restriction - doc never put me on puree' - (my request)

not sure about puree/and restriction:wacko:

when you start gradually eating solids - you should/will

feel that restriction we love

congrats on your early success

continued good luck

kathy

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I feel restriction only on heavy Proteins like chicken, tuna fish, but only if I go over 4-5 oz. In my case, I don't feel it immediately, it takes more than half an hour to feel it, therefore I have to be careful. Certain fruits like pineapple also weights on my stomach. I wouldn't describe it as painful, but more like pressure.

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6 hours ago, EW11211 said:

I feel restriction only on heavy Proteins like chicken, tuna fish, but only if I go over 4-5 oz. In my case, I don't feel it immediately, it takes more than half an hour to feel it, therefore I have to be careful. Certain fruits like pineapple also weights on my stomach. I wouldn't describe it as painful, but more like pressure.

I am the same way!!! I really need to quit before I ever feel any restriction. If I don't I am so miserable!!! It is like if I take 1 bite to much I am doomed. LOL

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[mention=324596]Melesg[/mention]
liquids, go smoothly down the hatch. they will not give
you any restriction - doc never put me on puree' - (my request)
not sure about puree/and restriction:wacko:
when you start gradually eating solids - you should/will
feel that restriction we love
congrats on your early success
continued good luck
kathy

Hi Kathy, how many weeks out did you start eating? Thanks so much, Mel



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I feel restriction only on heavy Proteins like chicken, tuna fish, but only if I go over 4-5 oz. In my case, I don't feel it immediately, it takes more than half an hour to feel it, therefore I have to be careful. Certain fruits like pineapple also weights on my stomach. I wouldn't describe it as painful, but more like pressure.


Have you found the restriction enough to lose a sufficient amount of weight?


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19 hours ago, Melesg said:

how many weeks out did you start eating?

@Melesg

you are asking me a question that happened almost 6 years ago!!??? LOL

i'm lucky to remember something that happened almost 6 minutes ago:lol:

i was eating solids at around 5-6 weeks PO. it's a great idea keeping a log/record

book. daily basis, write things down related to your WLS. ie problems, successes -

and in betweens. very helpful. Then, 6 years from now when a cutie petuti newbie

asks you a question, just go back to your log. Or of course, just ask me LOL

keep up the good job

good luck bud

kathy

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[mention=324596]Melesg[/mention]
you are asking me a question that happened almost 6 years ago!!??? LOL
i'm lucky to remember something that happened almost 6 minutes ago:lol:
i was eating solids at around 5-6 weeks PO. it's a great idea keeping a log/record
book. daily basis, write things down related to your WLS. ie problems, successes -
and in betweens. very helpful. Then, 6 years from now when a cutie petuti newbie
asks you a question, just go back to your log. Or of course, just ask me LOL
keep up the good job
good luck bud
kathy

Wow, six years ago! Has the esg been successful long term for you?


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What I notice is that the "restriction" is delayed more for me in the puréed phase. I noticed that if I don't take enough time between bites and eat slow, I can get uncomfortable 20-30 minutes later. Happened to me twice and I finally figured out what was going on. I'm about 5 days into the puréed stage.

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What I notice is that the "restriction" is delayed more for me in the puréed phase. I noticed that if I don't take enough time between bites and eat slow, I can get uncomfortable 20-30 minutes later. Happened to me twice and I finally figured out what was going on. I'm about 5 days into the puréed stage.

Thanks JimL. We are at about the same stage post procedure by the sounds of things.


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On 9/30/2017 at 10:08 PM, Melesg said:

successful long term for you?

@Melesg

short answer - YES

reached my GOAL (105 lbs down).

couple years PO, still had some

restriction but not as much as when

i was initially sleeved. for me (and

some others too) restriction gets

less and less through the years:(

in my case, (almost 6 years) it's more

of a mental thing. i continue to try and follow

all the rules i learned as a newbie.

to me, Water rules are the most important.

protein, carbs, moderation, being

aware of your portions.

You work with your sleeve (or whichever

WLS you had) - and it will work with/

for you. BUT - YOU are in charge.

good luck bud

kathy

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On 9/29/2017 at 5:02 AM, Melesg said:

esg patients

@Melesg

ooooooops

just realized you were asking about the ESG

don't know if restriction and things are the

same with sleeve. sorry bud:wacko:

kathy

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On 9/29/2017 at 10:45 PM, Melesg said:


Have you found the restriction enough to lose a sufficient amount of weight?

I lost a total of 24 lbs and still ongoing.

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[mention=324596]Melesg[/mention]
ooooooops
just realized you were asking about the ESG
don't know if restriction and things are the
same with sleeve. sorry bud:wacko:
kathy


Not at all Kathy - sleeve patients seem to have the most similar experience to esg pts from what I see so the advice is very welcome [emoji6]


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