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I weigh things on a food scale in terms of ounces.

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Both. You want to pay attention to volume because your capacity is limited. Stick with the volume amounts your team has given you. I was instructed to eat about 2-3 Fluid ounces per meal/snack initially. You probably already know that increases over time as you tolerate it.

However, in order to track nutrition, you need to know how much your food weighs so you can accurately log it. Are you using My Fitness Pal? You can sometimes find ingredients by volume but usually it's by weight for non liquid items.

For practical purposes, I eyeball the volume and weigh it on the scale.

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^^^ This. ^^^


To our docs, the most important thing is that we stick to our volume targets and don't exceed them. By doing this, we protect how big our pouches become with maturity!

It took me SOOO long to "get this"! Cuz i'm very precise about data and logging! And it's hard to consistently log by volume. So my solution is to use 1/2c size measuring cups set on a scale. I use one measure to dice tiny pieces of meat, then weigh them. It's usually about 2 to 2.25 or 2.5oz of meat/fish/shellfish/lean Protein per 1/2c volume measure. Then I use the other 1/2c measure to loosely measure my veg. Depending on density and amount of cooking/water, it's usually 1-2oz of veg.

So I eat 1 cup per meal at 1 year. And about 4-5oz max by weight--about 2oz of protein per meal + 2 Snacks. I get all my protein in that way.

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13 hours ago, MeaganMB said:

When it comes to meals, should I be focusing on the weight of my food, or the volume of it?

I agree with logging, weighing, keeping your meals within volume.

You posted this in the sleeve section.

With the sleeve, You will be able to consume more food as you progress out from surgery. It will be noticable when you experience this for yourself. Your sleeve has not stretched to full size. (if you think it has stretched get it diagnosed by a surgeon) Sleeve pouches are banana shaped. RNY/Bypass are an egg-shaped pouch. You may need to develop strategies to fill the extra food volume/capacity to keep hunger down without going over your calories and macro's.

Wishing you the best,

Jenn

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I go according to weight as well for Protein. then I add veggies, etc. as long as I eat my protein first I eat until I'm full of whatever else.

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