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I had RNY 1/15. Everything is going great - it amazes me I have no pain whatsoever and am already exercising (walking) and basically getting the hang of the post op diet. I’m so confused though- I eat that Soup or yogurt (4oz) and feel no significant fullness. I hear others can barely get through a few bites.

Any thoughts?

I am losing steadily so... something is working!

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Soup is a liquid and goes right through you. Yogurt takes a little longer, but not much. You'll start to really feel the restriction when you get to the solid food stage.

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Thank you! How do I respond to individuals?

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8 minutes ago, amyseattle said:

Thank you! How do I respond to individuals?

If you want to reply to them privately, sending a message is the only way to do that. If you mean replying to them where others can see your reply, I always hit the "Quote" button at the bottom of their message so they (and others) know that I'm replying to them specifically.

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Hi Amy

We bypassers (RNY, MGB) have a low pressure pouch, meaning there's nothing really stopping liquids from running through to our intestines. What you should be looking for is satiety (your body sending you signals you had a satisfactory amount to eat), not the "fullness" feeling.

I'm not an RNY'er, so I don't know what your pouch feels like, and I know there's less tolerance of foods in general, but there's no biological reason you should feel "full" from having Soup.

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I had RNY 12/14 and wondered the same thing. I didn't feel hungry but I never felt full either. I just kept to my plan. Since I have started adding pureed and soft foods, I am noticing it more. In fact, I've had one bad episode and 2 smaller episodes where I had excruciating pain and ended up vomiting. But they were definitely "learning experiences." I can't say that I felt exactly full prior. It was evident in the vomit was that I was not chewing thoroughly enough even though I thought I was. I also have realized that I am eating supper way too quickly. I attribute that to my thought patterns of needing to hurry as there is so much to get done between getting home and going to bed. When I really focus on slowing down, I realize that it's probably wise not to finish what is on my plate (even though it is within my guidelines) and it hasn't happened again.

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5 hours ago, Maisey said:

I had RNY 12/14 and wondered the same thing. I didn't feel hungry but I never felt full either. I just kept to my plan. Since I have started adding pureed and soft foods, I am noticing it more. In fact, I've had one bad episode and 2 smaller episodes where I had excruciating pain and ended up vomiting. But they were definitely "learning experiences." I can't say that I felt exactly full prior. It was evident in the vomit was that I was not chewing thoroughly enough even though I thought I was. I also have realized that I am eating supper way too quickly. I attribute that to my thought patterns of needing to hurry as there is so much to get done between getting home and going to bed. When I really focus on slowing down, I realize that it's probably wise not to finish what is on my plate (even though it is within my guidelines) and it hasn't happened again.

:) I can't imagine what running a household would do to my eating speed. Just reflecting on that. You guys with kids are doing this on hard mode!

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On 01/23/2021 at 19:51, catwoman7 said:



Soup is a liquid and goes right through you. Yogurt takes a little longer, but not much. You'll start to really feel the restriction when you get to the solid food stage.


It’s so interesting that I wasn’t told this! Thank you

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On 01/24/2021 at 04:34, OAGBPal said:



Hi Amy




We bypassers (RNY, MGB) have a low pressure pouch, meaning there's nothing really stopping liquids from running through to our intestines. What you should be looking for is satiety (your body sending you signals you had a satisfactory amount to eat), not the "fullness" feeling.




I'm not an RNY'er, so I don't know what your pouch feels like, and I know there's less tolerance of foods in general, but there's no biological reason you should feel "full" from having Soup.


Thank you and I should not compare my experience to others. Thanks again and great explanations from you!

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Just now, amyseattle said:

Thank you and I should not compare my experience to others. Thanks again and great explanations from you!

I think we all do that, the comparison ;) It's natural. But yeah, I sometimes wonder if my pouch doesn't "work" anymore ... until I eat something and forget to chew properly ... oh there it is. But liquids fly right through and they should, AFAIK.

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On 01/24/2021 at 08:35, Maisey said:



I had RNY 12/14 and wondered the same thing. I didn't feel hungry but I never felt full either. I just kept to my plan. Since I have started adding pureed and soft foods, I am noticing it more. In fact, I've had one bad episode and 2 smaller episodes where I had excruciating pain and ended up vomiting. But they were definitely "learning experiences." I can't say that I felt exactly full prior. It was evident in the vomit was that I was not chewing thoroughly enough even though I thought I was. I also have realized that I am eating supper way too quickly. I attribute that to my thought patterns of needing to hurry as there is so much to get done between getting home and going to bed. When I really focus on slowing down, I realize that it's probably wise not to finish what is on my plate (even though it is within my guidelines) and it hasn't happened again.


How’s it going in general for you? What’s the yummiest recipe you’ve make during the mushy phase?

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