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I went and saw my bariatric mid level, we had a talk about what our serving sizes should be. They want us at 1/4 a cup. Three meals, each meal is 1/4 a cup. If you do Protein and a veggie, then 1/8 protein and 1/8 veggie. Is that normal for most bariatric requirements? I felt like I may have been a little over that during my soft food stages earlier on. But I eat a babybel for a snack and it's bigger than a 1/4 cup and it's a mini one. I'm just curious...

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I’m eating way more than that (grain bowls, rice bowls, etc etc about 1/2 portion sized for a typical restaurant). I also exercise heavily and run 10 mile obstacle races. I even eat carbs for energy for races and workouts. The doctor confirmed that my diet is working for me. Right now my weight loss has slowed to a crawl so I’m thinking about adjusting to paleo or smaller portions to get these last 15lbs.

HW 227
SW 221
GW1 185 - Bye bye obese
GW2 154 - Bye bye overweight
CW 151
GW3 135
5’6”

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My plan says 1/2 cup per meal, 3 days per meal, no snacking or grazing. This is the permanent phase starting 7 weeks out from surgery.

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15 minutes ago, heatherjudson said:

I’m eating way more than that (grain bowls, rice bowls, etc etc about 1/2 portion sized for a typical restaurant). I also exercise heavily and run 10 mile obstacle races. I even eat carbs for energy for races and workouts. The doctor confirmed that my diet is working for me. Right now my weight loss has slowed to a crawl so I’m thinking about adjusting to paleo or smaller portions to get these last 15lbs.

HW 227
SW 221
GW1 185 - Bye bye obese
GW2 154 - Bye bye overweight
CW 151
GW3 135
5’6”

I was wanting to get back into running, but with the amount of calories I'm getting, it seems like it wouldn't work well. I don't go back until Oct. I'm going to try to stick to the 1/4, but if I get back into running, I may have to up it a tad.

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13 minutes ago, gr8ful1 said:

My plan says 1/2 cup per meal, 3 days per meal, no snacking or grazing. This is the permanent phase starting 7 weeks out from surgery.

This is what I thought was normal.

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21 minutes ago, MissLindseyR said:

I went and saw my bariatric mid level, we had a talk about what our serving sizes should be. They want us at 1/4 a cup. Three meals, each meal is 1/4 a cup. If you do Protein and a veggie, then 1/8 Protein and 1/8 veggie. Is that normal for most bariatric requirements? I felt like I may have been a little over that during my soft food stages earlier on. But I eat a babybel for a snack and it's bigger than a 1/4 cup and it's a mini one. I'm just curious...

That sounds about right (size-wise) for someone 1 month post-op. Although we were told to eat mostly protein, plus maybe 1-2 broccoli florets to make up the 1/4 cup. Not half and half.

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I should say my surgery was 11/27/17. But I have consistently been working out from 1 month post op (Crossfit, spin, boxing, Pilates) and I have been eating more than the recommended portions at each phase. So far it has worked for me up until these last 15lbs :)

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My surgeon's office says 3 meals plus 2 Snacks for bypass patients. Early on, it is 1/4 and then up to 1/2 cup. They have sleevers at 3/4 cup.

NUT said for soft phase, 1 ounce of meat and 2 or 3 green Beans, for example.

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Makes a whole lot of sense to me cosixering sleevers have a long garden hose thickness tube and, we Bypassers have a turkey egg with intestines cinched And attached to it. 2 different ,configurations to do the same job.

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