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I have 3 weeks to go and I have noticed I am allowing too many grains into my diet and I am going to stop. I have been careful not to eat a lot of bread, Pasta, white rice etc. but now I know I need to eliminate those things from my diet.

I also am a sugar addict and I need to stop all sugar. Why? Because it takes time. I once gave up sugar for 1.5 years and it took a good 4 months before I stopped craving it. You can eat the things you crave yes, but it just keeps that cycle of addiction going. I know with every Hersheys kiss I put in my mouth I am just helping the addiction to continue. There is really no other way to get these things out of your system other than not consume them.

Holidays were rough and I relaxed my standards too much and I reignited my love of chocolate. I have been off sweets for 4 days now and I want to stay off so i can really break the cycle. Maybe moderation works for some but for me it is way easier to stop completely and have those cravings go away. I get really sick of the endless cycle of eating something sweet and then that triggers the need for more and then the guilt that follows.

So no I wont go to taco bell or eat chicken wings or chocolate cake because in order to lose weight and keep it off I know I'll never be able to eat like that. Might as well keep it out of my diet now so I'm not going to be thinking "damn those nachos were good, I want that again"

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This thread is so reassuring! I have not yet started my pre-op liquid diet, and I am making sure I eat all the things I will never be able to eat again--especially sweets. I know I should probably be getting used to eating healthy, but I figure that I have the rest of my life for that. I just hope I'm able to stay away from the foods I crave after the surgery. From what I've ready, it will be fairly easy for the first year, and more of a challenge after that.

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I did much the same for a while, basically trying to fit in all the things I thought I wouldn't really be able to enjoy anymore. Seems like a lot of people do this. :P I am not having a bypass (having the sleeve,) but I know that post surgery, I won't be able to eat to get that super full feeling any longer. (At least not the way I used to eat.)

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Zomg my food funerals now seem outrageous to me. I bought a huge bag of cheezles, three cream bun things and ate them all in the car so my husband wouldn't know. I scoffed down a massive galaxy bar of chocolate and I'm sure I did other stuff too. I thought I'd never be able to eat them again. Now the very idea of doing that seems cray cray to me. I literally don't WANT to eat like that whereas I really thought I'd be suffering not being able to.

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WOW!

I will remember that but i wouldnt eat Pasta or bread in future because not my diet

But i will remember what i can eat on my diet because I’m on post surgery i can eat healthier Protein vegetables but not fried food NOPE!

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Me too I’ve been eating way too much because I know what’s coming

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On 10/31/2018 at 19:18, translender said:



OMG, I'm going through a similar thought pattern at the moment. My surgery is not until early Feb 2019 and I first met my surgeon in August 2018 so I've had all this time to relax and not worry about dieting. On the other hand I've gained about 5kgs since then and I've got to get through Christmas and New Years yet. I will be starting a pre-op diet on the 21st January 2019 but I'm worried that I'm going to blow up to the size of a house before then. I have my first appointment with my dietitian in a couple of weeks and I'm just wondering... do they ask you to lose x amount of kilos from the day you see your dietitian or do they just ask that you lose for example 5 kgs from whatever you are at the start of your pre-op diet? I guess they are all different but I'm worried they want me to lose the weight from when i first saw my surgeon in August which was 5 kgs ago 😕


My surgery is feb 20th

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well crap. I apparently have not reduced my intake of grains enough because now I've gained 5 pounds and I see the doc for my pre op in 2 days!!! They told me I cant gain weight so Im not sure what the consequences will be but it was dumb to be so careless. I havent had any big food funerals but I am definitely not being vigilant enough thinking "I may never eat this again" OK enough is enough. No more "one last time" meals. Thats it!

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