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Can anyone give me a sample day of full food diet for gastric sleeve.

Eventually I'm supposed to go to 1 cup for 3x a day, but I can't eat that much. Should I be eating 6 small meals till then?

Also, I don't do shakes and can't find a Protein Bar I like. My taste has changed drastically and everything is too sweet.

Thank you!

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This is an average day for me:

Breakfast: 1 egg, 1/4 cup melted fat free cheese, a little broccoli and mushrooms in a scramble, small glass of Tomato juice to take my pills

Lunch: Lean Cuisine at work, or a salad with Protein like chicken if I go out

Dinner: Chicken and vegetable stir fry

Optional Snacks (0-3 a day): Yogurt, banana, light string cheese, quarter cup mixed nuts, low calorie yogurt bar, etc.

Minimum 64 ounces of Water

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For Breakfast I have either eggs or yogurt.

lunch is often a P3 and raw veggies.

I have a Quest bar for an afternoon snack - thats when hunger comes roaring in and the chocolate in the quest bar helps tame the beast.

Then for dinner its lean meat and veggies and sometimes a small high fiber/high Protein tortilla. (Right now for dinners I'm working through some shredded pork roast I made last weekend - yum!)

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I'm a bypass but I have the same quantity limits you have. I "can" eat 1 1/4 cups of food and more if it's a salad cuz salads are sliders for me. But I limit it to 1 cup of food and try for more like 3/4cup per meal.

At first, when your tool is very tight, focus on getting in Protein at your meals. So when you are in the losing phase, here's what I do:

Roughly:

1oz (by weight) of lean diced or ground protein = 1/4cup by volume.

So eating 2oz by weight is about 1/2cup of volume which is probably close to where you are right now?

1oz by weight of lean protein = roughly 7g of protein. Most women need to get between 60-80g of protein (by content) per day.

Soooo doing the the math: 60 divided by 7g average = 8.5 ounces by weight (up to) 80 divided by 7g ave = 11.5 ounces by weight. So most women need between 8 1/2 - 11 1/2 ounces of lean dense protein by weight.

Soooo my RD said to drink one Protein Shake so you satisfy about 25-30g of your 60-80g requirement. I would do that in my coffee each morning. Then I would eat my Breakfast, lunch and dinner. And if I felt hungry I would have a veggie snack.

When you are at the point that you can eat 3/4-1cup of food, things get easier. You can usually get in 3oz of protein per meal (by weight) and have room for about 1oz of veggies cooked by weight. When that happens, then you really don't need Snacks. They can lead you down a slippery slope of grazing. When you are in maintenance, there is likely another set of rules.

B1: protein shake + coffee (30g protein)

B2: egg puff (75g egg white + 14g JD turkey crumbles + 14g onion/bp/celery frozen chopped blend + 1 wedge light laughing cow cheese + 1 mushroom + 28g baby spinach)

L: 1oz Boar's Head lunch meat (turkey) + 1oz Boar's Head lacy swiss cheese + 1-2oz raw veggies

D : 2oz grilled chicken + 2 oz al dente broccoli + 1oz avocado + 1/2oz grape tomatoes + 1tsp olive oil

Here you can see, that by drinking a full Protein Drink you're at the top of your 60-80g protein window! So you wouldn't even need to drink all of it. At this stage, I'd use about 1/2 of one of the drinks in my coffee. This is a very typical eating day for me (even right now while I'm 14months out and still in weight loss mode).

Here's how it looks in MFP:

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Edited by FluffyChix

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These bars taste great. Even the ones I don't prefer still taste good. https://builtbar.com/

As for the 1 cup, that is a recommendation for serving size. If you can't finish it leave it. Take cues from your body when full, I know i'm reaching fullness when I get a sniffle in my nose, strangest thing but it works for me. 👍

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5 hours ago, JessLess said:

This is an average day for me:

Breakfast: 1 egg, 1/4 cup melted fat free cheese, a little broccoli and mushrooms in a scramble, small glass of Tomato juice to take my pills

Lunch: Lean Cuisine at work, or a salad with Protein like chicken if I go out

Dinner: chicken and vegetable stir fry

Optional Snacks (0-3 a day): Yogurt, banana, light string cheese, quarter cup mixed nuts, low calorie yogurt bar, etc.

Minimum 64 ounces of Water

Yum. Thanks for posting!

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4 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

I'm a bypass but I have the same quantity limits you have. I "can" eat 1 1/4 cups of food and more if it's a salad cuz salads are sliders for me. But I limit it to 1 cup of food and try for more like 3/4cup per meal.

At first, when your tool is very tight, focus on getting in Protein at your meals. So when you are in the losing phase, here's what I do:

Roughly:

1oz (by weight) of lean diced or ground Protein = 1/4cup by volume.

So eating 2oz by weight is about 1/2cup of volume which is probably close to where you are right now?

1oz by weight of lean protein = roughly 7g of protein. Most women need to get between 60-80g of protein (by content) per day.

Soooo doing the the math: 60 divided by 7g average = 8.5 ounces by weight (up to) 80 divided by 7g ave = 11.5 ounces by weight. So most women need between 8 1/2 - 11 1/2 ounces of lean dense protein by weight.

Soooo my RD said to drink one Protein Shake so you satisfy about 25-30g of your 60-80g requirement. I would do that in my coffee each morning. Then I would eat my Breakfast, lunch and dinner. And if I felt hungry I would have a veggie snack.

When you are at the point that you can eat 3/4-1cup of food, things get easier. You can usually get in 3oz of protein per meal (by weight) and have room for about 1oz of veggies cooked by weight. When that happens, then you really don't need Snacks. They can lead you down a slippery slope of grazing. When you are in maintenance, there is likely another set of rules.

B1: protein shake + coffee (30g protein)

B2: egg puff (75g egg white + 14g JD turkey crumbles + 14g onion/bp/celery frozen chopped blend + 1 wedge light laughing cow cheese + 1 mushroom + 28g baby spinach)

L: 1oz Boar's Head lunch meat (turkey) + 1oz Boar's Head lacy swiss cheese + 1-2oz raw veggies

D : 2oz grilled chicken + 2 oz al dente broccoli + 1oz avocado + 1/2oz grape tomatoes + 1tsp olive oil

Here you can see, that by drinking a full Protein Drink you're at the top of your 60-80g protein window! So you wouldn't even need to drink all of it. At this stage, I'd use about 1/2 of one of the drinks in my coffee. This is a very typical eating day for me (even right now while I'm 14months out and still in weight loss mode).

Here's how it looks in MFP:

image.png.096d7b1931f60aecdde8456e5ed9c24b.png

Can I ask what app you use? Do you use the measure method or weigh your food? I definitely thi I I should do one if the other, as it will keep me from eye balling and over eating.

I weight a little more today than I did a week ago. I'm stumped because I certainly am not over eating. The only thing I can think is I was dehydrated and seem to be getting enough Fluid now.

I am probably getting 1/2 cup or so. Yesterday I ate 5 shrnipnand 2 pieces of slushie and I thought I was going to die.

Thanks for posting this & I know it takes time out of your day so I really appreciate it.

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18 minutes ago, gabybab said:

Can I ask what app you use? Do you use the measure method or weigh your food? I definitely thi I I should do one if the other, as it will keep me from eye balling and over eating.

I weight a little more today than I did a week ago. I'm stumped because I certainly am not over eating. The only thing I can think is I was dehydrated and seem to be getting enough Fluid now.

I am probably getting 1/2 cup or so. Yesterday I ate 5 shrnipnand 2 pieces of slushie and I thought I was going to die.

Thanks for posting this & I know it takes time out of your day so I really appreciate it.

I use the free My Fitness Pal (MFP)-both desktop and the phone app. I weigh AND measure my food.

It was the most confusing thing to me. But honestly? Being 14 months out--VOLUME is king. So when they say limit yourself to 1 cup of food. That's the absolute max! But it's just easier to pop stuff on a scale right? That's why on important things like protein--to be sure you are reaching your 60-80g of daily Protein, I weigh it on a scale into a measuring cup. When I reach the top, that's it for the meal. The exception I make is that I allow myself to have 1oz of avocado + 1/2-1oz grape tomatoes at dinner each night. They are slider foods, and are an extra 1/4c of food. So I eat 1 1/4c of food with 1/4c of that being slider.

Because I track everything, LOL, I know how much I can have now. I can have 3oz of grilled chicken + 1 1/2oz al dente broccoli or 1oz asparagus + the 1/4cup avo/tom mixture. :) That's my 1cup of volume for that meal. I have to start with my protein. Eat it all, then do my veggies, then and only then can I eat my sliders. :) It works for me!

Once I figured out that volume is king, it all kinda fell into place.

I rarely if ever eat compound recipes like (lasagne, potpie, etc). It's usually a dense dry protein (low fat) + a separate al dente veggie + a healthy fat. (And I would never eat sushi--I'd eat sashimi--the rice would have me curled into a miserable high glycemic ball waiting for the dump and praying.)

And btw? You "thank people" by hitting the little LIKE and thank you emoticons by their posts! ;) TY.

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23 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

I use the free My Fitness Pal (MFP)-both desktop and the phone app. I weigh AND measure my food.

It was the most confusing thing to me. But honestly? Being 14 months out--VOLUME is king. So when they say limit yourself to 1 cup of food. That's the absolute max! But it's just easier to pop stuff on a scale right? That's why on important things like protein--to be sure you are reaching your 60-80g of daily Protein, I weigh it on a scale into a measuring cup. When I reach the top, that's it for the meal. The exception I make is that I allow myself to have 1oz of avocado + 1/2-1oz grape tomatoes at dinner each night. They are slider foods, and are an extra 1/4c of food. So I eat 1 1/4c of food with 1/4c of that being slider.

Because I track everything, LOL, I know how much I can have now. I can have 3oz of grilled chicken + 1 1/2oz al dente broccoli or 1oz asparagus + the 1/4cup avo/tom mixture. :) That's my 1cup of volume for that meal. I have to start with my Protein. Eat it all, then do my veggies, then and only then can I eat my sliders. :) It works for me!

Once I figured out that volume is king, it all kinda fell into place.

I rarely if ever eat compound recipes like (lasagne, potpie, etc). It's usually a dense dry protein (low fat) + a separate al dente veggie + a healthy fat. (And I would never eat sushi--I'd eat sashimi--the rice would have me curled into a miserable high glycemic ball waiting for the dump and praying.)

And btw? You "thank people" by hitting the little LIKE and thank you emoticons by their posts! ;) TY.

I looked my diet up. I'm on full diet for the past 9 days and can not eat 1 cup like it says to do, so I need to eat more frequent meals till then.

I can not stonoth any Protein Shakes, it literally makes me gag.

I think my best bet is to get a scale and do protein first till I reach 80 grams like my nutritionist has said.

4 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

I'm a bypass but I have the same quantity limits you have. I "can" eat 1 1/4 cups of food and more if it's a salad cuz salads are sliders for me. But I limit it to 1 cup of food and try for more like 3/4cup per meal.

At first, when your tool is very tight, focus on getting in Protein at your meals. So when you are in the losing phase, here's what I do:

Roughly:

1oz (by weight) of lean diced or ground protein = 1/4cup by volume.

So eating 2oz by weight is about 1/2cup of volume which is probably close to where you are right now?

1oz by weight of lean protein = roughly 7g of protein. Most women need to get between 60-80g of protein (by content) per day.

Soooo doing the the math: 60 divided by 7g average = 8.5 ounces by weight (up to) 80 divided by 7g ave = 11.5 ounces by weight. So most women need between 8 1/2 - 11 1/2 ounces of lean dense protein by weight.

Soooo my RD said to drink one Protein Shake so you satisfy about 25-30g of your 60-80g requirement. I would do that in my coffee each morning. Then I would eat my Breakfast, lunch and dinner. And if I felt hungry I would have a veggie snack.

When you are at the point that you can eat 3/4-1cup of food, things get easier. You can usually get in 3oz of protein per meal (by weight) and have room for about 1oz of veggies cooked by weight. When that happens, then you really don't need Snacks. They can lead you down a slippery slope of grazing. When you are in maintenance, there is likely another set of rules.

B1: protein shake + coffee (30g protein)

B2: egg puff (75g egg white + 14g JD turkey crumbles + 14g onion/bp/celery frozen chopped blend + 1 wedge light laughing cow cheese + 1 mushroom + 28g baby spinach)

L: 1oz Boar's Head lunch meat (turkey) + 1oz Boar's Head lacy swiss cheese + 1-2oz raw veggies

D : 2oz grilled chicken + 2 oz al dente broccoli + 1oz avocado + 1/2oz grape tomatoes + 1tsp olive oil

Here you can see, that by drinking a full Protein Drink you're at the top of your 60-80g protein window! So you wouldn't even need to drink all of it. At this stage, I'd use about 1/2 of one of the drinks in my coffee. This is a very typical eating day for me (even right now while I'm 14months out and still in weight loss mode).

Here's how it looks in MFP:

image.png.096d7b1931f60aecdde8456e5ed9c24b.png

Can I ask what app you use? Do you use the measure method or weigh your food? I definitely thi I I should do one if the other, as it will keep me from eye balling and over eating.

I weight a little more today than I did a week ago. I'm stumped because I certainly am not over eating. The only thing I can think is I was dehydrated and seem to be getting enough Fluid now.

I am probably getting 1/2 cup or so. Yesterday I ate 5 shrnipnand 2 pieces of slushie and I thought I was going to die.

Thanks for posting this & I know it takes time out of your day so I really appreciate it.

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Exactly. Start wtih Protein first until you can comfortably get it all in. Then you can add other things.

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I am the poster child for doing everything wrong. Today I have two strips of bacon, 1/2 bag beef Jerky, and a piece of Swiss cheese. I’ve had about 30 g of Protein (per the packages). I’m like you - I’m just focusing on trying to get protein down. But the comments on this post were very helpful. Thank you for sharing!

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