Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

Let me preface this by saying I'm 9 months post op and I know when to stop eating. I don't have a "tell" so I just had to learn by measurements.

I started experimenting with intermittent fasting about a week ago, from 8 or 9pm to morning just Water if needed. Morning to 1pm tea, or coffee with a little Protein Shake in it. Then food and fluids in between. Then back to the fasting.

Apparently this has restarted my weight loss (stalled for 1month) and I just found out it reset my full point and which foods "slide".

1 cup of Greek yogurt (22 g protein) was a prior slider and now I'm in pain 3/4 the way through. I can't believe it. Yogurt prompts restriction again... FML. I need to lay down. On the floor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is horrible!! I found that I had to eat PAPAYA ENZYMES. And lie on my left side. It helps so much. It happens but you will find your way for sure. The PAPAYA ENZYMES are from Walmart and cost less than $5.00. Saving my bacon many times.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, GreenTealael said:

Let me preface this by saying I'm 9 months post op and I know when to stop eating. I don't have a "tell" so I just had to learn by measurements.

I started experimenting with intermittent fasting about a week ago, from 8 or 9pm to morning just Water if needed. Morning to 1pm tea, or coffee with a little Protein Shake in it. Then food and fluids in between. Then back to the fasting.

Apparently this has restarted my weight loss (stalled for 1month) and I just found out it reset my full point and which foods "slide".

1 cup of Greek yogurt (22 g protein) was a prior slider and now I'm in pain 3/4 the way through. I can't believe it. Yogurt prompts restriction again... FML. I need to lay down. On the floor.

@GreenTealael That's great! and it shows your determination. Another good tip...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This m sound odd....but I am only a few dayas out from surgery and havne’t felt whatever it is to feel like I ate (well drank at this point) too much. How will I know? I just don’t want to cause leaks becuase I ate too much and didn’t see the signs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, sillykitty said:

I kinda love my restriction :blush:

I NEVER had restriction with yogurt though... I just stopped at the measured amount. Now I need to backtrack

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, wanda247 said:

@GreenTealael That's great! and it shows your determination. Another good tip...

Determined to make it to goal... I had a bunch of vacations and shenanigans that I need to make up for lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Rachel2018 said:

This m sound odd....but I am only a few dayas out from surgery and havne’t felt whatever it is to feel like I ate (well drank at this point) too much. How will I know? I just don’t want to cause leaks becuase I ate too much and didn’t see the signs.

I've been able to drink fluids with no problem since about post op day 5. I was told the pyloric muscle opens to let fluids through. Fluids alone do not stretch your stomach. (aside from drinking while eating). At the point you are post op, I wouldn't worry about restriction yet. Focus on staying as hydrated as you can and stick to liquids no matter what the temptation. Once you are on purees, stick to a half a cup or less per serving. I know its hard but eat slow. The chances of a leak are rare and from what I've read, if you have a leak you will know it without a doubt. Apparently, it's flu-like symptoms and horrible abdominal pain. Stick to your plan and you wont have anything to worry about. Prayers for quick healing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Tracy! That does make me feel better. ;-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok so now I measured 3/4 cup of yogurt out and could not eat it all. But THIS time I did not even try. Restriction is back at full capacity y'all. No sliders...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Surgeons

    1. Masoud Rezvani

      Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

    2. Lisa Medvetz

      Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
      800-282-0066

  • Recent Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • boringtessa

      Stalls are the WORST.  I know they happen, but I am still disappointed.  I've been the same weight for over 2 weeks.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • GreenTealael

      Im absolutely terrified to buy underwear these days 😢, I realized I don't know my real size in anything anymore.
      · 1 reply
      1. sillykitty

        I know the feeling. I did some major online shopping with all the sales around black friday. In tops I wear anywhere between a S-L. In pants from 6-10. But I must own the world's most elastic panties, because -100+ lbs, I still wear the same undies! :lol:

    • Puppycat

      I went against my weekly weigh in and cheated today the scale says I'm 248 😂How? Maybe it's wrong lol I just purchased the scale and it's my first time using it. I'll weigh my daughter to see if it's accurate. I was 255 this time last week so I guess it's a real possibility. I'll let you know , I have been very picky about sugars and carbs even though I don't have a huge variety of foods to choose from. I'm super excited and hope everyone is doing great! Got to charge my iPad but I just had to share my happiness 
      · 2 replies
      1. proudgrammy

        great weight loss ☺️- weigh yourself on one scale all the time - be consistent - congrats kathy

      2. FlyAwayFree

        I am having the same kinds of things happen lol. I just posted about my 52 pound weight loss... and I am only 6 weeks out from surgery! Yay! I am so happy to lose so quickly. Its a relief!

    • proudgrammy

      flying down to GA. It's all about the grand-kids!! Always will be!!
      · 3 replies
      1. Wanda247

        Have a wonderful time with your grandbabies!! 😉

      2. Liz The New Me

        Merry Christmas!!

      3. FluffyChix

        Have fun girlfriend!!! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy everything, Happy Holidays! Enjoy!

    • Schnauzer3

      So sorry about yesterday's venting, bad day, frustrated my husband was sweet, put up our Christmas  Tree.  God news this morning, I received my insurance approval.  '
      After having my surgery date moved twice, I will be first case Monday morning, December 17th!  Hooray!  Thank you for listening!
      · 1 reply
      1. proudgrammy

        surgery date finally set - good luck kathy

  • Trending Topics

  • Magazine Articles

    1. Dealing with Family during the Holidays

      Posted in: Mental Health
      Ash Krupnik
    2. You Are NOT What You Eat

      Posted in: Mental Health
      Warren L. Huberman, PhD.
    3. Surviving the Thanksgiving Table: A Few Hacks

      Posted in: Food & Nutrition
      Alex Brecher
    4. Thanksgiving Tips You Can Use

      Posted in: Post-Op Support
      Alex Brecher
    5. Got Your Guard Up for Holiday Season?

      Posted in: Support
      Alex Brecher
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×