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I am now exactly 1 month post-op (vsg)and slowly trying new foods. I pay attention to the nutritional information on all of my foods, trying to ensure I'm eating well. I look for foods high in Protein, low in fat, and even lower in carbs. I document EVERYTHING in Myfitness Pal and I'm steady around 480-525 calories per day; which I'm assuming is okay with this new, much smaller pouch(?) I wait 30 minutes after my last drink before I eat and I then wait 30 mins after eating to drink again. I'm doing well with my water; staying around 70oz daily. Still, I constantly worry: Am I eating right?

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Why?
Bc I'm brand new at this. My Doctor never gave me much in terms of how I should eat. I've basically relied on google and pinterest to tell me what to do.

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8 minutes ago, BrittneyE said:
17 minutes ago, GreenTealael said:
Why?

Bc I'm brand new at this. My Doctor never gave me much in terms of how I should eat. I've basically relied on google and pinterest to tell me what to do.

I mean why are you worried specifically? Anything going wrong? Any issues?

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I mean why are you worried specifically? Anything going wrong? Any issues?
Oh! Lol. I feel like I'm hungry often. I eat 3 meals a day but then I snack 2 or 3 times too. I'm not sure if I'm eating too many calories either. Is there a number I should try to stay around?

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Oh! Lol. I feel like I'm hungry often. I eat 3 meals a day but then I snack 2 or 3 times too. I'm not sure if I'm eating too many calories either. Is there a number I should try to stay around?
I get why you are worried I am too. Not sure what I should be eating or how much. I am also snacking a couple times a day. I think it's cause our stomachs are so much smaller that once we are full it takes a little bit for everything to digest then we get hungry again. I'm eating well though on my own and getting the Protein I need through food. I'm staying away from fatty foods. I did have a couple pieces of chocolate though to see if I could handle them and I could. I had chicken salad today for lunch and ate a little bit of it and I was sooo full! It's weird cause tuna I can eat more of it.

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I get why you are worried I am too. Not sure what I should be eating or how much. I am also snacking a couple times a day. I think it's cause our stomachs are so much smaller that once we are full it takes a little bit for everything to digest then we get hungry again. I'm eating well though on my own and getting the Protein I need through food. I'm staying away from fatty foods. I did have a couple pieces of chocolate though to see if I could handle them and I could. I had chicken salad today for lunch and ate a little bit of it and I was sooo full! It's weird cause tuna I can eat more of it.

Jeannine [emoji8]

I had some crab salad today and was only able to get about 3 tablespoons down and I felt full. About 2 hours later I was hungry again. I try drinking Water each time I feel hungry, just to be sure it's actually hunger. If I'm still hungry within 15mins of drinking the water then I will wait another 15 and eat something. I just hope I'm doing it all right! I'm so scared of "stretching the pouch" or eating something that will set me up for failure just because it goes down easy or feels good on my stomach. I'm sure I'm not the only one worried about all this or stressing when there's nothing saying I'm doing it wrong.

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1 hour ago, BrittneyE said:

Oh! Lol. I feel like I'm hungry often. I eat 3 meals a day but then I snack 2 or 3 times too. I'm not sure if I'm eating too many calories either. Is there a number I should try to stay around?

Got it! Denser drier Proteins will keep hunger at bay for longer, higher Carbs counts, especially refined simple carbs, tend to spark hunger in people when it didn't exist prior. Foods that are easy to eat and go down easier (often called sliders) whether healthy choices or not will leave you hungry sooner. When planning your meals keep that info in mind.

Google and Pinterest are wonderful places for reference but bug your team for more information when you feel lost.

Do you have a NUT? Ask for a few sample meal plans.

Also this thread can give you a glimpse at how others are eating

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Got it! Denser drier Proteins will keep hunger at bay for longer, higher Carbs counts, especially refined simple carbs, tend to spark hunger in people when it didn't exist prior. Foods that are easy to eat and go down easier (often called sliders) whether healthy choices or not will leave you hungry sooner. When planning your meals keep that info in mind.
Google and Pinterest are wonderful places for reference but bug your team for more information when you feel lost.
Do you have a NUT? Ask for a few sample meal plans.
Also this thread can give you a glimpse at how others are eating

Thank you so much! I do have a NUT but I haven't seen her post-op yet and I won't see her until I'm almost 60 days post-op. :-(

Thank you so much for the link and for being so helpful!

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5 minutes ago, BrittneyE said:

Thank you so much! I do have a NUT but I haven't seen her post-op yet and I won't see her until I'm almost 60 days post-op. 😞

Thank you so much for the link and for being so helpful!

Anytime!

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