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What carb count should I stay below in the 6 weeks post surgery?

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Okay, I'm glad you told me that. I bought these "single serving" instant mash potato cups by Idahoan that literally take 1 minute to microwave for mushy goodness. It's 40 carbs and I ate one over about a two hour period. :( I knew it was probably not a good thing to eat. And the recommended serving size in my surgery booklet say 2 tablespoons. Wuhhh? I can eat way more than that. :( I've always had a problem stopping eating, so this is obviously something I have to change right now. Ughhhhh.

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3 minutes ago, logicwand said:

Okay, I'm glad you told me that. I bought these "single serving" instant mash potato cups by Idahoan that literally take 1 minute to microwave for mushy goodness. It's 40 carbs and I ate one over about a two hour period. :( I knew it was probably not a good thing to eat. And the recommended serving size in my surgery booklet say 2 tablespoons. Wuhhh? I can eat way more than that. :( I've always had a problem stopping eating, so this is obviously something I have to change right now. Ughhhhh.

Focus on your Protein goal. It will help with the sensation of full.

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I honestly don't get the 2tbsp satisfaction thing either. I'm 1 week ahead of you.

I get in 2oz of dense Protein + 1oz veg easily. I'm getting <20g including everything p drinks and Vitamins. I've no idea what my surgeon is gonna say when I see her this week for my 1mo. check-up.

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Programs are all so different. Kinda...stunningly...different!

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My program (at least in the liquid/puree/soft stages) doesn't have carb limits/ranges (or fat or calories for that matter), just Protein. It's all highly dependent on your program. For example, mashed potatoes was a suggested food for me in the puree/soft stages (haven't reached regular yet but I think it is there, too).

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My plan is high carbs, but they're low glycemic carbs with good Protein content like whole grains, Beans, etc. I pretty much follow the mayo clinic diet...which is similar to Mediterranean.

My group serves a diverse community of people from all over the world, lot of vegans and vegetarians...so we have a lot of options.

I think high protein Keto diets produce the fastest weight loss and some folks tolerate them really well. (wish I did, but I don't)

My group stresses keeping the calories at 1000-1200 per day, 60+g of protein, lots of exercise, lots of Water, eat simple. We do a lot of fruit and veggies and whole grains and beans.

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My surgeon said to stay around 50g, but since i'm following (modified) keto/low carb, I stay around 20-25g or less.

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3 hours ago, sandra305 said:

My surgeon said to stay around 50g, but since i'm following (modified) keto/low carb, I stay around 20-25g or less.

Congrats on your weight loss! Do you feel okay energy wise? Are you working out rigorously too?

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11 hours ago, logicwand said:

Congrats on your weight loss! Do you feel okay energy wise? Are you working out rigorously too?

Yes, I feel great; though days where I don't drink much Water I do feel lightheaded. I do at least 30 mins of cardio a day! I'm not working out too hard due to the fact that I'm not eating enough calories yet. I average between 800-1000!

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My programs is 50g or less during the prior to 9 months post op and then 50-100 grams post 9 months and right around 100-120 grams in maintenance.

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