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How I Eat Now:
- if a recipe calls for sugar, I use Candarella
- I put (and order) skim milk in my coffees
- I put the Protein on the fork first (mostly)
- I weigh what I put on my plate or bowl
- I make a little baggie of 1 cup of air-popped popcorn with a spray of rapeseed oil and a teaspoon of Candarella all mixed up and take that to the cinema instead of buying movie popcorn
- I don't drink with my meals and for at least half hour afterwards
- I use a small plate or bowl and small cutlery
- I try and space my mouthfuls out (leaving 30 seconds in between) and chewing it well


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#12 How I Eat Now

I measure everything. I use 1/2c measuring cup for Protein and one for low glycemic veg. Then each one goes on the scale and I weigh out my food so I know what fits within the 1/2 cup volume--about 2 to 2.5oz protein per meal and about 1.5-2oz veg per meal and a small amount of fat.

I log and record all food.

Protein first.

I use a saucer and a salad fork and try to take small bites, stopping 1/2 way through.

I Water load up to meal time, then no water for at least an hour afterward.

I'm now eating 5-6 meals to get my food in for the day without going over my 1cup max volume--about every 3 hours.

Dailys: 600-800 cals; 60-70g protein; 20g net carbs; 30-50g fat

Edited by FluffyChix

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#12 : How I eat now...


Breakfast around 11:00am (this has not changed, I was always a late breakfast eater, I tried eating breakfast at a normal time after surgery, but it just doesn't work for me, so I don't).

Protein first. I try to stay away from processed carbs. I know I do not eat enough vegetables...don't seem to have enough room for it yet while trying to get the minimum protein in. I miss salads.

I eat out of a teacup. I take 2-3 bites, wait 10 mins and if I feel like I can eat more, I take another 2-3 bites, if not, I wait another 5-10 mins. If I still don't want to eat after that, then I'm done (or if my teacup is empty, whichever comes first). There are still times I do not wait long enough between bites or I take a bite despite my chest screaming "Noooo!" and I pay for it. This often results in me giving up eating for the rest of the day. I still feel like eating is a chore sometimes.

I don't eat after 7pm: I prefer to go to bed on an empty or near empty stomach because, once, soon after I was able to eat actual food, I ate something just before going to bed. I woke up in the middle of the night choking on some foul tasting bile (or throwup, maybe?) and the experience was awful enough that I will never do that again. This is one of the biggest changes in my eating. I used to be a HUGE nighttime eater.

I average maybe 500-600 calories a day, which amazes me because I used to probably eat three times this amount just for dinner alone pre-op. It is also amazing that I am not hungry after eating only 500-600 calories.


EATiNG OUT: I usually don't order anything (unless its Soup or an appetizer that can be shared with someone(s)). I 'll normally just take a bite or two from my dining companion's plates. If I can't (or don't want) to eat anything they have, I'll eat some of the beef Jerky in my purse that I carry around with me everywhere.

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51 minutes ago, ms.sleeve said:

EATiNG OUT: I usually don't order anything (unless its Soup or an appetizer that can be shared with someone(s)). I 'll normally just take a bite or two from my dining companion's plates. If I can't (or don't want) to eat anything they have, I'll eat some of the beef Jerky in my purse that I carry around with me everywhere.

Ah forgot to mention: Today is our 15th wedding anniversary and hubs is taking me out to dinner to a restaurant with a 10-course tasting menu. This is right up my alley as each course is literally just 1 or 2 bites. Its served over 2-3 hours so volume-wise I should be good. However, I suspect I will be well over my average calorie count (and my MyFitnessPal entires will likely be wholly inaccurate)...but I'm good with that for today :)

But I will pass on any dessert courses (side note: my taste for sweet stuff has diminished since surgery) and pick out whatever carbs I can, I promise!

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7 minutes ago, ms.sleeve said:

But I will pass on any dessert courses (side note: my taste for sweet stuff has diminished since surgery) and pick out whatever carbs I can, I promise!

On special occasions, don't deny yourself a treat (or a carb) if you'd really enjoy it. Celebrate the day without thoughts of depriving yourself. In my experience, those feelings of deprivation come back to bite you later. Your quantities will still be limited and your calories lower than they would have been by far.

Happy Anniversary!

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Jan. 12th:

How I eat now:

Sugar. Nah. Stevia

Cereal and milk. Nope. Yogurt and granola is bae.

Sandwiches. Ha! Lettuce wraps or ryvita crispbread open-face sandwich

Salads galore, vegetables abound, tea love, coffee plays (on repeat with Protein Shakes as Creamer or half and half sometimes)

Most animal Protein consumption still rare, mostly fish

I ❤ legumes and nuts

I ❤ spring waters, the better... The better lol. Sometimes I add stur or true lemon Water enhancers to tolerate low class water... The struggle is real y'all

Splurging when I feel like but honestly if it's says diabetic, Keto or protein in the label lol

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20 minutes ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

On special occasions, don't deny yourself a treat (or a carb) if you'd really enjoy it. Celebrate the day without thoughts of depriving yourself. In my experience, those feelings of deprivation come back to bite you later. Your quantities will still be limited and your calories lower than they would have been by far.

Happy Anniversary!

Good point. I'll play it by ear then :)

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12. How I Eat Now

I eat 100-200 calories every two hours until I hit 1200 calories, making sure I consume a minimum of 65 grams of Protein. Pretty simple!

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How I Eat Now? CHEAP!

I magically turn every meal into four. I skip the noodles and rice! I drink Protein every morning and I stay out of the kid snacks!

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How I eat now:

Way more Protein than I used to eat, and I eat it all day, not just at dinner.

Fewer veggies than I'd like, there's just not room.

Lots of yogurt.

I still eat a lot of Soups and stews.

Edited by Orchids&Dragons

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9 hours ago, ms.sleeve said:

Ah forgot to mention: Today is our 15th wedding anniversary and hubs is taking me out to dinner to a restaurant with a 10-course tasting menu. This is right up my alley as each course is literally just 1 or 2 bites. Its served over 2-3 hours so volume-wise I should be good. However, I suspect I will be well over my average calorie count (and my MyFitnessPal entires will likely be wholly inaccurate)...but I'm good with that for today :)

But I will pass on any dessert courses (side note: my taste for sweet stuff has diminished since surgery) and pick out whatever carbs I can, I promise!

💜💜💜💜CONGRATS 💜💜💜💜

And I'm super certain that you're the Desserts course 😎

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Day 12 - how I eat now?

I eat less then 3.5 oz a meal, no matter what it is or how good it tastes. Not just because I don't want to stretch my tummy, but mostly because I can't. No onions, no gassy greens, no gassy foods in general. No soda, and now that adult advent is over, no alcohol. I can't stomach sugar at all these days. With also being diagnosed with CD, no breads, and my carbs are super low. Just a lot of Protein, cheese, meats, and propel. Somedays it's hard and frustrating, especially when a meal is really freaking good, but I just turn it inti multiple meals and have to wait. I love this tool and am grateful for all these changes!

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