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I am in the liquid stage soon coming to the pureed stage.

What portion sizes do you do for each meal ? It seems like a obvious question but my diet plan wasnt very clear on it. It mentions to measure out ur meals ...

I dont feel much of a restriction to be honest, I just stop myself because I am afraid of puking. I imagine a couple of months out measuring meals is gonna be real important with my hunger coming back.

thanks.

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Probably good to call your nutritionist to confirm, but my Dr. had me on 2 oz when I hit pureed stage. I didn't really feel any restriction until I got to Pureed by the way. Once I did reach that stage, sometimes I could eat the whole 2 oz and some times I could not even come close...

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4 minutes ago, loridee11 said:

Probably good to call your nutritionist to confirm, but my Dr. had me on 2 oz when I hit pureed stage. I didn't really feel any restriction until I got to pureed by the way. Once I did reach that stage, sometimes I could eat the whole 2 oz and some times I could not even come close...

2 ounces I hope it fills me up. I have 4 ounce measuring cups so....

I was gonna try ricotta bake everyone keeps talking about so its full of cheese, doesnt sound healthy at all.

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you should feel the restriction once you get to solid foods.

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2 oz or 1/4 cup is about what most people start with, and sometimes not even that much. Do not chase the restriction. That's a bad habit to get into, as some foods never make you feel restricted. Go with measurements and calories for now. Of course, if you feel suddenly full, then STOP, no matter how much you've had.

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Portion size will likely depend on your surgery and surgeon/dietician requirements as well as restriction. I had a sleeve and as I progressed from liquids (where a lot won't feel any resriction at all due to liquids passing through the stomach quickly) to pureed foods, max was 1/2 cup if I was able to consume that much.

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My portion size was 8 Tablespoons(1/2 Cup) over 30 minutes meal time. When I first started I could only finish 5 spoons and get full or run out of time. By the end of puree stage I could finish 7-8 Tablespoons of puree food in 25 minutes.

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My plan calls for 2 oz./ 1/4 cup for pureed stage with 4-5 meals per day and 1 Protein Shake. Protein goals is 60 G. It is hard to hit that without a shake. 4 weeks on this phase until my nutrition class. I use My Fitness Pal app to log food and track protein. I did a similar thing to the ricotta bake but made bottom layer of ramekin ground turkey and spinach, then ricotta layer, then sauce and light sprinkle of parmesan. 1 ramekin makes 2 meals for me of 2 oz. 92 cals and 12 G protein each meal.

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On 11/22/2020 at 9:46 AM, timothy.fleischer said:

My plan calls for 2 oz./ 1/4 cup for pureed stage with 4-5 meals per day and 1 Protein Shake. Protein goals is 60 G. It is hard to hit that without a shake. 4 weeks on this phase until my nutrition class. I use My Fitness Pal app to log food and track Protein. I did a similar thing to the ricotta bake but made bottom layer of ramekin ground turkey and spinach, then ricotta layer, then sauce and light sprinkle of parmesan. 1 ramekin makes 2 meals for me of 2 oz. 92 cals and 12 G protein each meal.

That sounds good. Do you use a hand blender to purée the turkey and spinach?

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Before my surgery, I was really good about measuring everything and only eating what was allowed. But since my surgery in September, I just get my food (high Protein, low carbs) in a portion that I think I can eat, but I eat slowly, and as soon as I get that uncomfortable feeling, I stop and give my plate to my dog🐕. She has learned that she'll get fed something good every time I eat, so she stays right by my side waiting for it :) What I end up actually eating is a fraction of what I used to eat, and still about half of what I think I can eat now. I think the most important thing that I can do is to train myself to put my fork down when I am full and not feel obligated to clean my plate.

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1/4 cup at first, then 1/2 cup later on.

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