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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!!! 🎉😂😍

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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.

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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.

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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 😎

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My guilty pleasure is........drumroll................sliced green apples w/peanut butter.

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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.

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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*

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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;)

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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.

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