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To feel full/satisfied. I’ve been packing my lunch and one item I pack us a Greek yogurt I’ve been eating for Breakfast (soft phase). I’m 8 weeks past surgery and my doc said I should eat 2-3 oz , 4 times a day. But that leaves me hungry. Today after eating my yogurt I realized it’s 5.4 oz. that seems to be the amount of food that gets me satisfied. I don’t want to start this lifestyle on the wrong foot. How many ounces you guys eating at 8 weeks? THANK U

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I am 18 months out and 80lbs down. I don't remember weighing my food at eight weeks. I am pretty sure that I could still only manage 1-2 bites of food, and they were small bites!

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Foods like yogurt are pretty slippery and soft, so you usually don't feel the restriction or satiety with them that you do with something more solid like meat or cheese, so it is quite normal that you can eat more yogurt than the nominal 2-3 ounces that is often stated. I could likewise go through a normal 5-6 oz yogurt serving at that time, though I usually just kept it to 4 oz as that was adequately satisfying for me, and provided enough Protein for that particular meal/snack (though by that time I was also throwing in a few berries for added nutrition and variety.)

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Also, please make your surgeon and RD clarify what they mean by "ounces." This was one of the MOST confusing things to me and it aggravated me no end!

I don't honestly even know if THEY understand the confusion they cause!

VOLUME is king in our world. Most often, when docs and RDs refer to "ounces" in the very early days post surgery, they are talking BY VOLUME and Fluid measurement. That means roughly we should aim for these volumes. People will swing either 1 step up or down on the time scale for volume. In early days when real estate is totally at a premium, we concentrate and fill that volume with Protein first. As we mature, we can handle other things in addition to meeting our protein goals.

When dealing with dense, solid PROTEIN in the progressing phases, it's important to go by weight, but it still needs to fit within the VOLUME limit for the meal. And this is where it gets tricky cuz 1oz BY VOLUME does NOT equal 1 oz by weight. That's why I still weigh my protein into a measuring cup first so that I know I get my protein needs met and don't exceed my 1 cup per meal volume prescription for my forever diet:

BY VOLUME:

1-2 weeks post op:

1 oz by volume = 2 tbsp of food = 1/8 cup by volume = 1 medicine cup of volume

2 oz by volume = 4 tbsp of food = 1/4 cup by volume

3-4 weeks post op:

3 oz by volume = 6 tbsp of food = approx 1/3 cup by volume

4 oz by volume = 8 tbsp of food = 1/2 cup by volume

5-8 weeks post op:

5 oz by volume = 10 tbsp of food = approx 2/3 cup by volume

9-12 weeks post op:

6 oz by volume = 12 tbsp of food = 3/4 cup by volume

13 weeks to forever post op:

7 oz by volume = 14 tbsp of food = approx 7/8 cup by volume

8 oz by volume = 16 tbsp of food = 1 cup by volume

BY WEIGHT:

1 oz by WEIGHT = 28.35g by WEIGHT METRIC = 1/4 cup by volume (approx) = approx 7g of protein by macro/cooked

2 oz by WEIGHT = 57g by WEIGHT METRIC = 1/2 cup by volume (approx) = approx 14g of protein by macro/cooked

3 oz by WEIGHT = 85g by WEIGHT METRIC = 3/4 cup by volume (approx) = approx 21g of protein by macro/cooked

4 oz by WEIGHT = 113g by WEIGHT METRIC = 1 cup by volume (approx) = approx 28g of protein by macro/cooked

1 oz by WEIGHT = 28.35g by WEIGHT METRIC = 1/8 cup by volume (approx) for veggies cooked al dente

2 oz by WEIGHT = 57g by WEIGHT METRIC = 1/4 cup by volume (approx) for veggies cooked al dente

Edited by FluffyChix

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Ok Fluffy has to have these posts in a a data base, No way she is just typing them.

As for above post - Eat a good healthy diet and as small calories as you can. Really early to be weighing out every little piece of food

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6 minutes ago, AJ Tylo said:

Ok Fluffy has to have these posts in a a data base, No way she is just typing them.

As for above post - Eat a good healthy diet and as small calories as you can. Really early to be weighing out every little piece of food

Haha. NO I just typed that. But I will confess I just copy/pasted it into a Word Doc and expanded on it. Hit me up by PM if you want the expanded version. LOL.

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Weird duplication.

Edited by FluffyChix

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8 hours ago, BQT said:

To feel full/satisfied. I’ve been packing my lunch and one item I pack us a Greek yogurt I’ve been eating for Breakfast (soft phase). I’m 8 weeks past surgery and my doc said I should eat 2-3 oz , 4 times a day. But that leaves me hungry. Today after eating my yogurt I realized it’s 5.4 oz. that seems to be the amount of food that gets me satisfied. I don’t want to start this lifestyle on the wrong foot. How many ounces you guys eating at 8 weeks? THANK U

5.4 oz'? interesting . Day 2 post liquids. Seriously jonesing for a Cheeseburger ! Setteling for 15 ml liquid Vicodin and water/ensure instead . lol :)

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Thanks for the info, Fluffy! I read it several times now (and I'll probably read it a couple tomes more 🤣).

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I printed it out . lol

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