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I am still figuring out what kinds of foods I can eat and in what proportions, but sometimes when I eat certain foods I get very tired afterwards. Like I have to lay down and sometimes I fall asleep for hours. Half Protein, half veggie meals seem to work the best. But all protein or all carb meals seem to be the worst. Other foods I have tried randomly caused this too. I am not really eating off my plan, which is fairly balanced but calls for protein-based meals. I am not sure if it is because I am eating too much or too fast or if I just need to avoid certain foods for now. Has anyone else experienced this?

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I generally get lethargic (or worse, i.e., dumping) when I have processed carbs.

Try taking note if what foods trigger it and stay away for a while. You can re-introduce at a later time. Rinse & repeat...

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I had my surgery on the 23rd and I get it. I get sleepy with every meal with the exception of a Protein Shake. I follow my guidelines of proportions and food. But every time I eat, I feel like I have been to a buffet. The slower I eat, the less sleepy I feel but I am still tired after eating.

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Surgery was 6/8. I too get sleepy after eating... I thought it was just me

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Yes, same issue! 3,5 weeks post-op, mix of soft Protein foods and veg, every 3-4 days I hit this problem and fall on the sofa right after the meal. I wonder if slowing down even more while eating could help.

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Yes, I do too. I make sure I take my walk before I eat because I won't do it if I wait until after my meal.

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glad and also sorry to hear other people are having this issue. I'm having such a hard time getting energy levels back up post-op. I hate relying on Protein Shakes, but they do seem to be the only thing that doesn't make me sleepy. also, many liquid/soft foods (i.e. most cheeses, pudding, Jello, popsicles) seem to be fine. I will try to slow down when eating to see if that helps. does anyone know how long this tiredness after meals lasts after surgery?

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18 minutes ago, angryspice said:

does anyone know how long this tiredness after meals lasts after surgery?

Usually about 2 hours

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...another thing to consider: incorporate B12 into your Vitamin regime...

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54 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

...another thing to consider: incorporate B12 into your Vitamin regime...

I take 5000 MG every morning!

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1 hour ago, mattk53 said:

Usually about 2 hours

lol. I meant long-term. like does it eventually go away as you get farther out from surgery? but yes, I also find that it lasts 2 hours, but sometimes longer.

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Yes! This happens to me often - like Thanksgiving dinner Tryptophan tired!  Smaller meals help. Sometimes I eat half of my tiny portion, then eat the other half an hour or so later. I also am getting away from dense foods like beef. This seems to help too.

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2 hours ago, angryspice said:

lol. I meant long-term. like does it eventually go away as you get farther out from surgery? but yes, I also find that it lasts 2 hours, but sometimes longer.

Sorry for the confusion. I'm six weeks out and it's still happening to me. :D

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5 hours ago, ms.sss said:

...another thing to consider: incorporate B12 into your Vitamin regime...

I’m taking all my meds and Vitamins which includes a high dose (1000mcg) of B12.

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