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7 hours ago, MarvelGirl25 said:

AMAZING! 😩😩😩

Thank you so much, MarvelGirl! Not to worry though, there's a lot that you don't see: for every dozen or so photos or dishes, there's at least one epic fail that looked like this ("before") in my mind, but ended up like this ("after") in real life! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

© Elías García Martínez/Cecilia Giménez

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I've never been a huge Jello fan and hadn't had it since my surgery five years ago (the pre-op diet...), but someone on another forum eats sugar free Jello all the time - with light Cool Whip - as a snack or dessert. Since I seem to be having trouble controlling my snacking lately, I thought I'd give it a try. It's not bad - and it's sweet - and super low in calories. I picked up this coconut whipped topping that I saw the other day at Trader Joe's (I noticed that they also have it at Aldi's) - it's even lower in calories than light Cool Whip (10 calories per 2 tablespoons), and it has a nice, coconut-y taste to it. Voila! Just had this as my morning snack...

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On 7/9/2020 at 10:42 AM, ms.sss said:

Second pic, are what I am now going to refer to as DEATH TARTS (Portugese custard tarts w/ scoop of vanilla gelato). I ate one tart and all the gelato: 329 calories.

Eating the tart is the likely culprit to my evening of nausea, cold sweats, & lethargy. I spent pretty much the remainder of the day on the couch oscillating between feeling death-y and sleeping. Lesson learned? Probably not. 🙄

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Uhhhh I feel you !😩 I’ll be visiting my bfs giant Portuguese family tomorrow and I know these will be at the get together. Such a weakness! Thankfully I don’t get sick from eating them but I do feel guilty 😅

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8 minutes ago, MarvelGirl25 said:

Uhhhh I feel you !😩 I’ll be visiting my bfs giant Portuguese family tomorrow and I know these will be at the get together. Such a weakness!

Meh, I usually only get the shakes when I eat too much sugar and alcohol is involved. My liver having to break down glycogen for stabilizing blood sugar while having to activate alcohol dehydrogenase at the same time doesn't seem to like that. And now guess what combo I had today, lol.

I don't seem to learn that lesson, too, but I'm prepared to experience the late dumping and don't do that kind of thing in the evenings but at noon or early afternoon so I get any adverse reactions during the (early) evening and can react accordingly.

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I am so enjoying the turn this tread has taken. Your healthy meals have given me ideas! Seeing pictures of meals of 2-3 bites missing is just silly to me, although I know people are happy about their restriction. I love my restriction too, but sharing healthy meal ideas is so helpful to me.

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3 hours ago, summerset said:

Meh, I usually only get the shakes when I eat too much sugar and alcohol is involved. My liver having to break down glycogen for stabilizing blood sugar while having to activate alcohol dehydrogenase at the same time doesn't seem to like that. And now guess what combo I had today, lol.

I don't seem to learn that lesson, too, but I'm prepared to experience the late dumping and don't do that kind of thing in the evenings but at noon or early afternoon so I get any adverse reactions during the (early) evening and can react accordingly.

Oh no that’s horrible :( but it could be worse? I’ve read that a lot of wls patients feel like they are dying. For me if I do get anything it’s foamies, or I throw up within minutes. But after that, I’m good.

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Today’s lunch is oatmeal banana pancakes with low cal maple Syrup, a drizzle of almond butter, walnuts, a broken down cluster of granola, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and raw cacao nibs. I also microwaved some berries and used it as a sauce. First time having pancakes in YEARS.

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2 minutes ago, MarvelGirl25 said:

Oh no that’s horrible :( but it could be worse? I’ve read that a lot of wls patients feel like they are dying.

Nah, the feeling of really low blood sugar is some trembling hands, being sweaty and being able to kill for some instant sugar. It's gone within a few minutes. It's majorly annoying when it wakes you up.

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On 07/10/2020 at 12:57, summerset said:



What exactly is bagel seasoning, btw?


It’s the seasoning that you would use for an everything bagel without the bagel 🥯

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3 hours ago, summerset said:

What exactly is bagel seasoning, btw?

Aldi has a version!

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4 minutes ago, GreenTealael said:

Aldi has a version!

I noticed that! Although I wasn't too surprised since Aldi's and Trader Joe's are owned by the same family (I think TJ's may have been the first place to have it)

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3 hours ago, summerset said:

What exactly is bagel seasoning, btw?

Trader Joe's was the first place to come out with it (owned by Aldi's - which as you know, is based in Germany..). It's sea salt, dried garlic, dried onion, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds

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