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I’m 4 months out and food is good but I just don’t care too much. I make an effort to try plenty of things but rarely have cravings. I could just eat Protein Bars and be perfectly happy. Do crazy strong cravings come back to haunt at some point?

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I'm that way now, just six weeks out, would rather have a Protein Bar or Protein Shake and skip the food altogether.

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i am 9 weeks out and just eat because i have to. I am trying a variety of things so i am not bored, but really want some veggies. I cannot get past the Protein in each meal before i am full so i am never making it to the veggies.. I need to come up with an alternative plan, especially now that i am going to the gym.

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7 minutes ago, Jazzy1125 said:

i am 9 weeks out and just eat because i have to. I am trying a variety of things so i am not bored, but really want some veggies. I cannot get past the Protein in each meal before i am full so i am never making it to the veggies.. I need to come up with an alternative plan, especially now that i am going to the gym.

Once a week, I have an after work obligation and don't get home until 9 or 10. So for dinner I have a shake before my obligation. When I get home, I'm usually a little hungry, so since I've had all of my Protein for the day, I eat 1/3 to 1/2 cup of cooked veggies. It is my FAVORITE day! I miss veggies too.

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16 minutes ago, notmyname said:

Once a week, I have an after work obligation and don't get home until 9 or 10. So for dinner I have a shake before my obligation. When I get home, I'm usually a little hungry, so since I've had all of my Protein for the day, I eat 1/3 to 1/2 cup of cooked veggies. It is my FAVORITE day! I miss veggies too.

That is a great Idea! I have never thought of that! I always try to eat Protein each meal first as directed, but honestly i dont track if i am going over.. I just assume i am making it because i dont consume barely anything! That is my biggest struggle.. tracking. I do like using any of the apps. I find it time consuming. I bought a planner and use that, but i never plug anything into anything to get the macros!... This is something i need to change immediately. I bet i am getting too much protein and this is also part of my lack of BM issue. I bet if i correct the amount of protein and eat the requirement only.. then eat veggies at the next meal or something.. then i can make it work. Right now i am only eating 3 meals a day.. Maybe i can do 6.. and do Protein One, veggies the 2nd.. then 3rd protein, 4th veggies.. etc.. break my meals up into 6 times a day and get both veggies and protein in!!!

Thank you so much for your input!

PS.. I made banana pancakes to eat this week for Breakfast to see if it would help with the BM issue.. but not happy with carb content in each cake LOL

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I get tired of the food that is rejected so I just do shakes most of the time. I don't think I can do bars this early in the game or I would try that.

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I'm almost 6 months out and some days I go without cravings and some days they come. Usually its a craving for something sweet. I try to ignore it because I know it won't go away if I have something, I'll only want more.

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13 hours ago, Separ1418 said:

I’m 4 months out and food is good but I just don’t care too much. I make an effort to try plenty of things but rarely have cravings. I could just eat Protein Bars and be perfectly happy. Do crazy strong cravings come back to haunt at some point?

I get food cravings at times. It's manageable. I keep healthy options for sweet and salty foods on hand. (make sure they fit your plan)

Food may be a chore at first. Real and head hunger will return. Eat real whole foods to hit your Protein goals. It will help you feel more satiated. As you progress you will be able to consume more food.(especially sleeves) Eating shakes and bars for meals is not sustainable long term. Keep them on hand for times your on the run and cant get a meal in.

Some recipes to help get out of food ruts: This is my dietitians website

https://insidekarenskitchen.com/recipes/bariatric-friendly-recipes/

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Me either, But I have another 2 reasons than average ones.
1. My TPN satisfies 95% -100% of my nutritional needs
2. I urp up so easily it's not worth trying anything past liquids or very diluted purees. The petechiae (small pinpoint hemmorages under the skin) are finally dissipating and I am grateful for that.
Saw something in "Words of Wisdom" pretty well sums it up
You Ask How I Am
I will say " I'm Okay"
I will text "I'll be fine"
But within my Heart and Soul- I am broken and need repaired. I can't complete where I should be now on my own.

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On 1/20/2019 at 4:28 PM, Separ1418 said:

I’m 4 months out and food is good but I just don’t care too much. I make an effort to try plenty of things but rarely have cravings. I could just eat Protein Bars and be perfectly happy. Do crazy strong cravings come back to haunt at some point?

for many of us, yes. And things get a lot harder when they do...so use this time wisely - it'll never be easier to lose weight!

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