Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!
One Bariatricpal Multivitamin One Capsule a Day, All the Vitamins and Minerals You Need! Read more... ×

Do you have a Treat, what is it, and how often.



Recommended Posts

I was thinking about having one small Resees PB cup per day, as it brings so much joy and satisfaction. ..psst and when I'm allowed. How about you all? Confessions will be taken here also :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Once a day is a habit, not a treat. Work it into your plan and expect the correlated outcomes.

I have Protein Bars, the ones that are more like candy bars once a day and a part of my meal because I like dessert but refuse to just eat anything.

I decided in order to make it work I needed to find the "cleaner" versions of things I wanted, even the sugar free versions work occasionally. The cals will add up so I log them to stay accountable.

Safe Journey!

Edited by GreenTealael

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, GreenTealael said:

Once a day is a habit, not a treat. Work it into your plan and expect the correlated outcomes.

I have Protein Bars, the ones that are more like candy bars once a day and a part of my meal because I like dessert but refuse to just eat anything.

I decided in order to make it work I needed to find the "cleaner" versions of things I wanted, even the sugar free versions work occasionally. The cals will add up so I log them to stay accountable.

Safe Journey!

I don't plan on developing bad habits; I don't feel that a very small bit of chocolate even on a daily basis would be a bad habit. It would be less calories than the Protein Bar, just without the Protein, though I do like your idea of the protein bar to reach that protein goal used occasionally. What brand do you like? I think I will try the sugar free version PB cup also as long as they come in the tiny piece that I have in mind. Thanks for your thoughts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I’ve known several people who have had this surgery. Some people are diet commanders and some who slack every now and again. The diet commanders that I know have gained massive weight back. This procedure is not to scare you away from food. Its to help you make better choices. I have a close family member who has maintained for years who has a snack every day but stays strict on everything else. I don’t think one Reese’s will harm you if you’re doing everything correctly. Some bad foods your body just won’t ever agree with again. I can’t tolerate hamburger meat. It’s the only thing that makes me vomit. I use to listen to people on here about carbs and limiting them when my nutritionist told me to not worry about carbs. Guess what? I stalled! I started consuming carbs and the weight began to drop so fast. So now I try to have a few crackers with my tuna or a low carb wrap. Just make better choices! Try searching for a healthier version of Reese’s.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, kaleeshab said:

I’ve known several people who have had this surgery. Some people are diet commanders and some who slack every now and again. The diet commanders that I know have gained massive weight back. This procedure is not to scare you away from food. Its to help you make better choices. I have a close family member who has maintained for years who has a snack every day but stays strict on everything else. I don’t think one Reese’s will harm you if you’re doing everything correctly. Some bad foods your body just won’t ever agree with again. I can’t tolerate hamburger meat. It’s the only thing that makes me vomit. I use to listen to people on here about carbs and limiting them when my nutritionist told me to not worry about carbs. Guess what? I stalled! I started consuming carbs and the weight began to drop so fast. So now I try to have a few crackers with my tuna or a low carb wrap. Just make better choices! Try searching for a healthier version of Reese’s.

Thank you so much for sharing this. I will look for the healthier version lol and WOW about the carb thing! That is fascinating, and good news/insight. It greatly encourages me. :-) , as it is done in great moderation of course and as you indicated. That is the beauty of this, I think. That we can have these things in such small amounts and be completely happy, not wanting more...YAY!!! 🎉😂😍

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Byefat said:

I don't plan on developing bad habits; I don't feel that a very small bit of chocolate even on a daily basis would be a bad habit. It would be less calories than the Protein Bar, just without the Protein, though I do like your idea of the Protein bar to reach that protein goal used occasionally. What brand do you like? I think I will try the sugar free version PB cup also as long as they come in the tiny piece that I have in mind. Thanks for your thoughts.

I eat a few different types but always with some type of chocolate and must be 200 cals or lower.

Your habits (good or bad) I'm not judging. I just wanted to point out that it's a major part of your plan if you do it on a daily basis, if you are fine with that who can say anything.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, kaleeshab said:

I’ve known several people who have had this surgery. Some people are diet commanders and some who slack every now and again. The diet commanders that I know have gained massive weight back. This procedure is not to scare you away from food. Its to help you make better choices. I have a close family member who has maintained for years who has a snack every day but stays strict on everything else. I don’t think one Reese’s will harm you if you’re doing everything correctly. Some bad foods your body just won’t ever agree with again. I can’t tolerate hamburger meat. It’s the only thing that makes me vomit. I use to listen to people on here about carbs and limiting them when my nutritionist told me to not worry about carbs. Guess what? I stalled! I started consuming carbs and the weight began to drop so fast. So now I try to have a few crackers with my tuna or a low carb wrap. Just make better choices! Try searching for a healthier version of Reese’s.

It's personal choice. How strict or sack you want your diet to look. We all have different body physiology. Carbs and sugars may work for one person and not for others. No judgment for either routes if it get us to the same goal.

Does not matter what type of surgery or what food plan you have, Any of us can have weight gain. Surgery is not magic. This will be a lifetime of healthy choices.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, skinnylife said:

It's personal choice. How strict or sack you want your diet to look. We all have different body physiology. Carbs and sugars may work for one person and not for others. No judgment for either routes if it get us to the same goal.

Does not matter what type of surgery or what food plan you have, Any of us can have weight gain. Surgery is not magic. This will be a lifetime of healthy choices.

It's a marathon 😎

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to let myself have a little something that's "bad" for me. If I eat perfectly all the time, I will fail. It's how I've always tried doing it in the past. I tried to eat perfectly, then I have a taste of something I shouldn't, then it's like a downward spiral, and I can't stop. This time, I'm allowing myself to have a bit of dark chocolate daily. I'm not eating a lot of it, but I'm having a little every day that I want some. I have found that sometimes I don't want any, but not often. I track every bite. It's been keeping me on track.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, nenes78 said:

Sugar free Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Just be careful with sugar alcohols.

Oh yes, Me and sugar alcohols are not friends. *smile*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, nenes78 said:

Sugar free Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Just be careful with sugar alcohols.

If I do one a day, then no prob. But, back in the day... before my surgery, whilst doing WW, I snuck a whole bunch of Sugar Free Chocolate into the movies. Oh, I enjoyed them very much...until I got home. ..and good thing I made it home, lol let's just say I understand the consequences 😀 Thanks for the warning all the same;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would recommend being very strict during the period immediately post op while your in the weight loss phase. If nothing else it'll get you used to building good habits and you'll loose as efficiently as possible while the surgery is most effective. This is definitely the time to learn to separate food and emotion, and get into the food = fuel mindset.

The point isn't to never indulge but to be very thoughtful about it. I would strongly, strongly recommend avoiding sugar as much as possible for now. I did a lot of sugar free and low sugar stuff as Snacks during that period, Jello and Ice pops work great. Also high Protein snacks like nuts and beef Jerky are amazing.

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

    • SleeveinIL

      I'm struggling a little. My younger sister wants to go out to a buffet for Thanksgiving so no one has to cook and stress. While I appreciate her sentiment, I also don't want to pay $65 a head (4 ppl in my family) especially since I can't eat much AND buffets are so difficult to deal with overeating. I told my sister after thinking about it that buffets aren't okay for me. She seemed to understand, but was disappointed. Am I being selfish by not going along with the plan? I purchased a turkey to cook and I can make sides that are bariatric friendly. Sigh, this one is bothering me. I might be emotionally low right now because my dog passed away recently and that is contributing to my thinking.
      · 2 replies
      1. FluffyChix

        Sorry about your pup. That's a real grief you need to allow yourself to express.

        So $65 for each person is hefty. We couldn't afford that for TG for 4. But buffets don't freak me. I wouldn't even pay--just sneak a bite or two off a plate here or there. No biggie. But doing a restaurant or keeping food simple is also what works for most.

        Sorry you're having a tough time about the upcoming holiday. Remember, our joy will mostly be with being with those we love.

      2. Orchids&Dragons

        So sorry about the dog. It is so hard when they pass.

        Yes, that $65 is super steep. You'd really be paying $260 for 3 people to eat and you to watch. Yikes! And I'm sure they wouldn't let you in without paying. Maybe just beg your sis to put it off until next year when you might be able to enjoy it too? I mean, honestly, you've already got the darn turkey. You're still a work in progress and you sure don't want to throw up in the restaurant. Maybe thinking about it that way will help your sister understand. By next Thanksgiving, you'll be far more sure of what you can handle and what you can't.

        Good luck.

    • danieocean

      Stuck in a stall, been 237 for a few days. Sucks! But good news, I no longer fit in a 2XL leggings or shirts. Back to XL in shirts and leggings!!!  WOO!
      · 1 reply
      1. Orchids&Dragons

        Feels great, doesn't it? Congrats! And track those measurements! I'd rather see inches disappear than pounds any day!

    • GreenTealael

      Snow.
      · 3 replies
      1. Kay07

        yup I have snow incoming too... followed by freezing rain. Oh joy!

      2. AggiG

        Yep same thing here. Where are you at?

      3. GreenTealael

        NYC

    • Kay07

      Oh my goodness... I am no longer obese. Holy freaking cow. I feel like this needs a celebration this weekend
      · 5 replies
      1. FluffyChix

        Yay!!!!! So happy for you!!

      2. GreenTealael

        🎉 Congrats 🎉

      3. Orchids&Dragons

        Isn't that just the best feeling ever!!! Congrats!

      4. KimTriesRNY

        That’s awesome! 💥

      5. Kay07

        Thank you all! It's a FANTASTIC feeling. I've still a long way to go, but I am truly loving every second of this journey!

    • Jazzy1125

      One Week Post Op today! I feel great and almost walking back to normal. I have learned in this short week to not drink your dinner protein shake at a constant sipping. I spent 30 min the last two nights trying to release the pressure in my chest. Lesson Learned! I am back down to Surgery Date Weight as of this morning, actually half a pound less. Now to look forward to actual losses LOL. I guess i had a lot of gas and liquids that are taking time to leave my body. Its all good, it will be gone eventually! I have no regrets, and take each day as it comes and look forward to the next stage next Thursday, and getting my stitches out on Tuesday.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Magazine Articles

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×