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chocolate chia seed pudding made with almond milk and stevia. The middle has fat free cool whip and I topped it with cacao nibs, chocolate shavings and fat free whip cream.

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Before surgery I’d have eaten both Breakfast sandwiches and all 4 hashbrowns and drank a large iced coffee with it and be hungry a couple hours later. Now though? Half a hashbrown and half a sandwich and no coffee. The rest of the hashbrowns and sandwiches got split between kids and my sister who also got my coffee. 😂

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Everything is looking yummy on thread! Happy Halloween weekend... MIA - returned from business trip... Back to cooking at home. Ugh. Roasted cod with orange essence, caramelized onions, fennel and olives. Not a fish lover, so I ate a chicken thigh.

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General Tso’s chicken- I actually ate a small piece before I took the picture. I might eat some more later but I doubt it. 3 days of the same meal and I’m kinda burnt out on it.

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This is my mom's plate because after trying to weigh out 2 ounces of salmon it looked a bit shredded. Honey dijon air fried salmon, air fried fries, and green Beans. Yum! This feels like a splurge but I did 2 ounces salmon, 1/4 cup green beans, and 1/4 potato per my RD plan. Doing it again tonight!

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Looking at everyone's photos I feel I am eating about the same amount, maybe less.

I am getting close to the 2 year mark post bypass. Only family knows about surgery. Due to covid and pre Covid work environment I rarely have meals outside of immediate family. I'm stressed about a year form now still drawing attention with the extremely limited amount I can eat.

Initially when losing I said I was dieting etc. This far out does anyone have a go to phrase when you are around others regarding eating being so limited. If I had to eat in front of someone now I would probably try to order a slider like Soup or salad as my meal so I could eat a small but kind of "normal" portion without drawing attention. If I ordered chicken I would eat maybe 2 ounces and a few pieces of veggies and be stuffed.

Is this normal to still be so limited to eating real food? There's no way I could eat 3 ounces of chicken with a half cup of veggies. I can eat 1/3 to maybe 1/2 of a regular size Panera salad.

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1 minute ago, 2Bsmaller18 said:

Looking at everyone's photos I feel I am eating about the same amount, maybe less.

I am getting close to the 2 year mark post bypass. Only family knows about surgery. Due to covid and pre Covid work environment I rarely have meals outside of immediate family. I'm stressed about a year form now still drawing attention with the extremely limited amount I can eat.

Initially when losing I said I was dieting etc. This far out does anyone have a go to phrase when you are around others regarding eating being so limited. If I had to eat in front of someone now I would probably try to order a slider like Soup or salad as my meal so I could eat a small but kind of "normal" portion without drawing attention. If I ordered chicken I would eat maybe 2 ounces and a few pieces of veggies and be stuffed.

Is this normal to still be so limited to eating real food? There's no way I could eat 3 ounces of chicken with a half cup of veggies. I can eat 1/3 to maybe 1/2 of a regular size Panera salad.

I don't think anyone could tell at this point that I've had bariatric surgery. I'm 5.5 years out - although I don't even think they'd be able to tell when I was two years out. It was only obvious the first few months. Since then, I don't think I eat much differently than my never-been-obese women friends who are constantly watching their weight. When I go out with them, we all order an appetizer. Or else an entree and take at least half of it home. You mentioned not being able to eat 3 oz of chicken and 1/2 C of vegetables - I could eat that.

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6 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

I don't think anyone could tell at this point that I've had bariatric surgery. I'm 5.5 years out - although I don't even think they'd be able to tell when I was two years out. It was only obvious the first few months. Since then, I don't think I eat much differently than my never-been-obese women friends who are constantly watching their weight. When I go out with them, we all order an appetizer. Or else an entree and take at least half of it home. You mentioned not being able to eat 3 oz of chicken and 1/2 C of vegetables - I could eat that.

Maybe I am more limited than the average person. Were you able to eat more volume after 2 or 3 years? I was very restricted initially for the first 6 months and by 1 year I am pretty much at the same restriction that I am at now. Not a big increase. It sounds crazy to want to be able to eat a little more. Not for the desire of eating but I now have to eat 6-8 meals or Snacks to get my calories in. I don't want to force more and sabotage myself though.

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8 minutes ago, 2Bsmaller18 said:

Maybe I am more limited than the average person. Were you able to eat more volume after 2 or 3 years? I was very restricted initially for the first 6 months and by 1 year I am pretty much at the same restriction that I am at now. Not a big increase. It sounds crazy to want to be able to eat a little more. Not for the desire of eating but I now have to eat 6-8 meals or Snacks to get my calories in. I don't want to force more and sabotage myself though.

I hit my goal at 20 months out, and I played around with calorie ranges until I figured out that I could maintain my weight if I stayed within a 1500-1700 calorie range. I still eat within that range (not that I never go over that - but I'm USUALLY somewhere in this range). Not sure if that helps or not. Although people are all across the board with calorie requirements. I know some post-WLS women who can eat 2000 (although they're pretty active) - and others who can only eat 1200.

anyway, to answer your question, I don't know exactly when I figured out the 1500-1700 thing, but maybe around two years out? I've been eating at the level ever since.

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45 minutes ago, 2Bsmaller18 said:

Looking at everyone's photos I feel I am eating about the same amount, maybe less.

I am getting close to the 2 year mark post bypass. Only family knows about surgery. Due to covid and pre Covid work environment I rarely have meals outside of immediate family. I'm stressed about a year form now still drawing attention with the extremely limited amount I can eat.

Initially when losing I said I was dieting etc. This far out does anyone have a go to phrase when you are around others regarding eating being so limited. If I had to eat in front of someone now I would probably try to order a slider like Soup or salad as my meal so I could eat a small but kind of "normal" portion without drawing attention. If I ordered chicken I would eat maybe 2 ounces and a few pieces of veggies and be stuffed.

Is this normal to still be so limited to eating real food? There's no way I could eat 3 ounces of chicken with a half cup of veggies. I can eat 1/3 to maybe 1/2 of a regular size Panera salad.

Good news: you may have been blessed with long lasting restriction! That's pretty awesome!

I'd like to think that I eat more (volume) than most people on the site (but maybe not) and people still think I don't eat very much. I know I'm hyper perceptive because I was hiding it for so long. I'm still hiding it most of the time 😂

I don't think I could eat more than 3-4 oz of dense Protein. But sliders are different. My teens say I eat like a toddler 😂 but they do not know about my surgeries.

I take normal sized portions most of the time and when I'm done, meals either becomes leftovers or hand offs so that prevents a lot of questions.

But (personally) under no circumstance will I try to eat more to assuage speculations because that would mean literally hurting myself for someone else's comfort. At that point I'd rather just tell everyone.

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