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I'm 11 months out from my sleeve. The past week I've been following a strict Keto diet but today I broke down. I was stressed out and I ate 3/4 a bacon egg and cheese sandwich. I've never done that since surgery and I'm so mad that I let myself emotionally eat. Ugh. Have I lost restriction? I'm so surprised by how much I was able to eat.

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You should be fine. Just don't make a habit of doing this. Good luck!

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No, you haven't lost restriction.

Unless your stomach has stretched to the preoperative 40+ ounce capacity and you can easily accommodate 10 bacon/egg sandwiches at one sitting, your restriction is still there.

People seem to be under the impression that the immediate post-op phase in which their tight, swollen sleeves allow them to become full off 3 to 5 bites of food lasts forever.

Nope...the stomach continually relaxes and accommodates more food over the years. Per bariatric surgeon Dr. Matthew Weiner's videos, this is a normal phenomenon.

By 3 to 5 years out you can expect to accommodate three-fourths to 1 entire plate of food (8 to 12 ounces). But just because you can eat this much doesn't mean you should.

Good luck to you. :)

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I'm 11 months out from my sleeve. The past week I've been following a strict Keto diet but today I broke down. I was stressed out and I ate 3/4 a bacon egg and cheese sandwich. I've never done that since surgery and I'm so mad that I let myself emotionally eat. Ugh. Have I lost restriction? I'm so surprised by how much I was able to eat.

That's still not alot tho. Think about how u used to be before surgery. It was probably 2 sandwiches and hash browns and coffee/drink. Your still ok I wouldn't be worried

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No, you haven't lost restriction.
Unless your stomach has stretched to the preoperative 40+ ounce capacity and you can easily accommodate 10 bacon/egg sandwiches at one sitting, your restriction is still there.
People seem to be under the impression that the immediate post-op phase in which their tight, swollen sleeves allow them to become full off 3 to 5 bites of food lasts forever.
Nope...the stomach continually relaxes and accommodates more food over the years. Per bariatric surgeon Dr. Matthew Weiner's videos, this is a normal phenomenon.
By 3 to 5 years out you can expect to accommodate three-fourths to 1 entire plate of food (8 to 12 ounces). But just because you can eat this much doesn't mean you should.
Good luck to you. [emoji4]

Ugh I can't wait for this honestly. As long as you eat healthy and know your body you can consume a plate full of nutritious food and still lose weight. I can't even eat food yet I'm still on liquids 10 days post op.

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That's still not alot tho. Think about how u used to be before surgery. It was probably 2 sandwiches and hash browns and coffee/drink. Your still ok I wouldn't be worried

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I am ashamed to admit, before surgery I could eat 8 McDonald's sandwiches. I could do 4 hot and spicy mcchicken and 4 mcdoubles. Hence why I was 430 pounds.


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17 hours ago, KaiserKid said:

The past week I've been following a strict Keto diet but today I broke down. I was stressed out and I ate 3/4 a bacon egg and cheese sandwich. I've never done that since surgery and I'm so mad that I let myself emotionally eat.

No, what happened is simply a common thing that is to expected when following a strict diet and has nothing to do with losing restriction or WLS.

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I've noticed I can eat more in the past month than I could before. Still not a whole sandwich, where I could eat 2 whole ones before, but pretty close if that's all I'm eating. I think it's just a natural part of the process as you move out from surgery.

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On 10/14/2017 at 3:48 PM, Walter.Sobchak said:


I am ashamed to admit, before surgery I could eat 8 McDonald's sandwiches. I could do 4 hot and spicy mcchicken and 4 mcdoubles. Hence why I was 430 pounds.

I could easily do 2 McGangbangs... 2 big Macs and 2 spicy Mcchickens. so bad for u Im glad I can never do that again

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As others have said, that isn't much. I'm still in the small sleeve phase, but I used to eat a 20 piece nuggets + large fries and was good (not stuffed). I can't even imagine that now that I get full off of one hard boiled egg.

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I could easily do 2 McGangbangs... 2 big Macs and 2 spicy Mcchickens. so bad for u Im glad I can never do that again

Yep, I was taking in about 8000 calories per day. I was literally eating myself to death.


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