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My surgery gastric bypass surgery was August 4, 2020. It was without complication and I healed as expected (two weeks back to work). I have been faithful to the diets pre and post op until about 2 weeks ago. I have had food cravings throughout this process and was hoping I would have been one of those individuals who has the cessation of cravings. I am averaging between 500 and 1000 kcals a day. I was just advanced to stage 4, regular diet. I am concerned that I am not going to be successful at this as my weakness, low calorie count and deprivation of carbohydrates has sent me into a dangerous whirlwind of eating. I am petrified that I have overstretched my new pouch and blew this whole endeavor. I am trying to reset this mess by turning back to Protein Shakes (cup or less) and Clear Liquids alternating days. I just need to shrink that pouch back to post op size. I don't get dumping syndrome and I'm not really obtaining a feeling of fullness or discomfort with eating. I am so upset! Looking for support. I can't be the only one experiencing all or part of this. Looking forward to hearing from some of you.

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9 hours ago, mysuccess said:

My surgery gastric bypass surgery was August 4, 2020. It was without complication and I healed as expected (two weeks back to work). I have been faithful to the diets pre and post op until about 2 weeks ago. I have had food cravings throughout this process and was hoping I would have been one of those individuals who has the cessation of cravings. I am averaging between 500 and 1000 kcals a day. I was just advanced to stage 4, regular diet. I am concerned that I am not going to be successful at this as my weakness, low calorie count and deprivation of carbohydrates has sent me into a dangerous whirlwind of eating. I am petrified that I have overstretched my new pouch and blew this whole endeavor. I am trying to reset this mess by turning back to Protein Shakes (cup or less) and Clear Liquids alternating days. I just need to shrink that pouch back to post op size. I don't get dumping syndrome and I'm not really obtaining a feeling of fullness or discomfort with eating. I am so upset! Looking for support. I can't be the only one experiencing all or part of this. Looking forward to hearing from some of you.

Welcome.

I'm assuming that when you say "regular diet" you mean your food plan that you will be following the rest of your life? If so, your calories as part of your plan will be north of 1000 kcals, which along with drinking, should relieve some of the deprivation sensations.

Cravings, however, are in your head not your stomach. Depending on your plan, you may be able to eat some of these cravings in much smaller quantity. Some folks change the cravings food to something more in line with their plan.

However, at 6 weeks it's critical to your success to follow your plan. You making decisions about food got you to where you needed Gastric Bypass. The lesson we need to learn is to follow rules. Once you start changing things to off plan, then you are back where you were pre-op. Right now you are learning how to eat and what to eat and you need to stay on plan and create a pattern and history of success.

Stay on plan.

Good luck,

Tek

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My heart goes out to you, mysuccess, for we all know what that pull and feeling is like. You’ve come so far on this journey to health...I would feel no shame and call my surgeon’s office or nutritionist, whichever you feel more connected to and that has a compassionate understanding. You deserve help through this and that’s what they should be there for. You will eventually have to discuss this with them during the periodic progress check ups, best they can help you through this now with a local recommendation. Surely they have seen this and will know how to best guide you. Hugs and more hugs, please keep us posted.

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17 hours ago, mysuccess said:

My surgery gastric bypass surgery was August 4, 2020. It was without complication and I healed as expected (two weeks back to work). I have been faithful to the diets pre and post op until about 2 weeks ago. I have had food cravings throughout this process and was hoping I would have been one of those individuals who has the cessation of cravings. I am averaging between 500 and 1000 kcals a day. I was just advanced to stage 4, regular diet. I am concerned that I am not going to be successful at this as my weakness, low calorie count and deprivation of carbohydrates has sent me into a dangerous whirlwind of eating. I am petrified that I have overstretched my new pouch and blew this whole endeavor. I am trying to reset this mess by turning back to Protein Shakes (cup or less) and Clear Liquids alternating days. I just need to shrink that pouch back to post op size. I don't get dumping syndrome and I'm not really obtaining a feeling of fullness or discomfort with eating. I am so upset! Looking for support. I can't be the only one experiencing all or part of this. Looking forward to hearing from some of you.

only your SX can tell you if you have stretched your stomach with a scan. and there is no way of shrink the stomach or pouch except for sx. You can however reset your brain.... i've had to do this a few times over the years.

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