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Helle all

I am 2 years post op and have been gaining this last month. 3kgs total but 800g this last week and I am FREAKED out. Can someone send me their meal plan for 2 years post op? Need guidance/framework for this next leg, thanks ya'll

Michelle

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i'm almost 6 months out.

every day i have:

1 bottle of Isopure Protein Drink (40g protein)

1 individual serving package of plain fat-free Skyr yogurt

1 can of organic refried Beans

2 eggs cooked in 1/2 tbsp MCT oil

that keeps me full during the day. then i'll eat a light dinner usually of vegetables primary and fish/meat secondary.

all in all it's around 1,000 calories/day. not that i'm counting. i don't count calories nor have i ever weighed my food. i put emphasis on having zero sugar, a little bit of good carbs, as much Protein as possible, and minimizing fat but not being crazy strict about it.

i never cheat. not because i'm awesome but because i have exactly ZERO interest in fast food, sweets, or anything unhealthy.

some days my body is more hungry and i feed it. other days it's not hungry and i don't. i think that about 3 months post-op and onward, the hunger cues are very accurate and it's important to listen to them. constant overfeeding isn't good, nor is constant underfeeding. keep it varied, keep your body guessing.

i have NOT followed my doctor's advice to eat 3 square meals a day with no snacking. i eat what i described above throughout the day. i see why my surgeon's office recommends that, because it teaches those with bad eating habits to be better. but i don't have bad eating habits, never really have. to me, that schedule creates unnecessary hunger and then the desire to eat too much at meal time. i know i end up eating less overall calories doing it my way than the 3 meals/day way. but everyone is different and has to do what they feel is right and be honest with themselves.

(btw - i'm in the 80% percentile of weight loss performance for gastric bypass patients)

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5 hours ago, Michelle Uys said:

Helle all

I am 2 years post op and have been gaining this last month. 3kgs total but 800g this last week and I am FREAKED out. Can someone send me their meal plan for 2 years post op? Need guidance/framework for this next leg, thanks ya'll

so you've been losing (slowly of late i'm sure) for these two years, and hit a low, and now you've started to gain?

everything i've read and been told says that after you reach your lowest weight, it IS NORMAL to gain a bit before your body settles at its long-term maintenance weight.

i wouldn't freak out if i were you, though i understand the tendency. i would focus on eating very, very cleanly. super healthy food with an emphasis on vegetables and Protein. do NOT starve yourself, go hungry, or for gods sake start something extreme like Keto. you are doing great and so far everything that's happened to you is quite normal.

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On 10/18/2017 at 5:50 PM, shedo82773 said:

I can't really share my menu because I am 4 years out but...did your surgeon give you any guidelines? It will get better as you progress. Just be careful and not overdo. Make sure you are getting enough fluids in and you are striving towards your Protein goal. Take care and I'm sure there will be others that can help you out.

I would love for you to share with me or communicate with me as I am almost 2 yrs out and I have no idea what to eat and I'm afraid I will gain it all back - I know I'm not getting enough in. HELP

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First thing ==I use GENEPRO in my Espresso every morning. It has 30grams of Protein. But some on this site will say it isn't what they claim. I am terrible at eating breakfast or lunch. dinner I have ham, cheese sandwich will 1 piece of whole grain bread. Or Chili Beans with cheese and onions. I also will have a Burrito or a XLNT Tamale, Or I have a chicken breast baked. By the time I get my protein first I don't have much room for veggies or fruit. I do have a tuna salad too. I was told by my Nutritionist and my Dr both said this to me: In time there are no forbidden foods, just eat in moderation. Not all programs say this. I am the type of person that if I didn't have a food I will become obsessed with it. I don't always make all great decisions but I try. Also, I totally feel like my exercise is my saving grace. I also have nuts or Peanut Butter crackers for a snack in the afternoon. I am not a very good example I'm sorry. I still have no appetite at all. Food does not control me now!! Thank goodness I still can't eat much beef or eggs. I pretty much eat whatever I want just smaller amounts. If you would like to do emails instead of on this site please let me know and I will give you my email address. BTW I drink 2 or 3 cups of black coffee, and I drink Lipton Green Tea (bottled) Snapple Diet Peach Tea also. Also, I failed to mention, sometimes I just have a piece of cheese with 5 crackers for dinner. If I'm not hunger I just do a little Protien.

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Great post but...remember you can't eat that many OZ'S. You are just in the baby steps of your journey. That is quite a lot of food for someone at 7 weeks out. Focus on Protein and fluids and it will all come together. Have a good rest of your day.

I was thinking that too. At 7 weeks they would not let me have nuts or seeds either

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Actually it is a little scary but when I do eat, it seems like I can eat more than I think I should......that is another reason why I need some example menus with amounts. I am falling into a pattern of not eating breakfast, low on lunch and then trying to squeeze it all in at night......by having sample menus, I can get back on track like when I was only doing liquid or purees

I ate about 6 or 7 times a day. I still do about 5 at 15 months post op. But a meal is a yogurt or a tuna pouch, or an egg and 1/2 peice of fruit.< br>
Today
Oatmeal 1 serving 31g or a little over an oz
Coffee decaffeinated with Splenda

Snack
Nonfat yogurt 6oz

Lunch
Tuna pouch 2.6 oz

Snack
Cutie
5 almonds

Dinner
Egg skillet which is
1.5 egg scrambled
2 slices land o frost turkey
Cup total chopped Spinach peppers onions Tomato mushroom
All sauteed together

Will have a snack later depending on my blood sugar. It runs lows sometimes. Again I am way farther out than you but hopefully it helps.


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I ate about 6 or 7 times a day. I still do about 5 at 15 months post op. But a meal is a yogurt or a tuna pouch, or an egg and 1/2 peice of fruit.< br>
Today
Oatmeal 1 serving 31g or a little over an oz
Coffee decaffeinated with Splenda

Snack
Nonfat yogurt 6oz

Lunch
Tuna pouch 2.6 oz

Snack
Cutie
5 almonds

Dinner
Egg skillet which is
1.5 egg scrambled
2 slices land o frost turkey
Cup total chopped Spinach peppers onions Tomato mushroom
All sauteed together

Will have a snack later depending on my blood sugar. It runs lows sometimes. Again I am way farther out than you but hopefully it helps.


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Sounds perfect to me!

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