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Hi friends

I’m a bit worried because I’m 2 weeks post op and 5 days into my purée food diet and I hear of people being stuffed quick but I am always hungry and snacking on tuna, egg salad, or ricotta bake. I do eat yogurt but man I just ate 4 oz of tuna salad and could’ve eaten more. I’m getting worried has anyone else felt like this?

Thanks
Mark

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I ate a lot after surgery. The restriction was there and I could only do a little at a time, but I was non-stop HUNGRY, so I ate non-stop. At around week 3-4 weeks...when I was encouraged to eat 1200 calories a day, I started feeling more content and like I was on a sustainable diet. I still ate 6 times every day....and often still do.

You will be able to eat more of mushy "slider" foods than foods with more substance.

Eating is not the devil. Eating a sane number of calories during loss phase is not a bad thing. Feeling well enough and having the energy to do the exercise that boosts your metabolism...is a good thing.

You don't need to be a starving zombie to lose weight. You definately need to keep track and make good food choices, but the extremely low calorie diets are both unwise and can set you up for rebound regain.

Eat sensibly. Good choices. Stay within calorie limits. Boost your metabolism with 15 minutes of cardio every day. (doesn't have to be anything fancy, some very heavy folks reach cardio just by taking a walk)

Stay active, stay nourished. You will lose weight.

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11 hours ago, Mark P3 said:

Hi friends

I’m a bit worried because I’m 2 weeks post op and 5 days into my purée food diet and I hear of people being stuffed quick but I am always hungry and snacking on tuna, egg salad, or ricotta bake. I do eat yogurt but man I just ate 4 oz of tuna salad and could’ve eaten more. I’m getting worried has anyone else felt like this?

Thanks
Mark

Just because you CAN eat a lot of food, doesn't mean you SHOULD. The dr. and NUT give you a plan to follow. It's for a reason. Portion Control ............ and remember you can't eat what you don't buy.

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I have the same issue. I’m 3 days post op, and I feel the hunger, and I’m able to eat when I want to. The restriction is there, but I would have expected to feel more of a restriction. Also, my taste buds haven’t changed. My doctor allowed me to go onto a puree diet right when I got home. I’ve been able to eat ground pork with onions with no problem at all. The day before I was able to eat small slices of steak and 3 miniature snickers bars. I’m still losing weight because my portions are so small.

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I'm only a 2 months out of my surgery but I think my first post here was about being worried that I could eat too! I thought something was wrong. Time sure does fly! I've gone up and down with hunger since... I actually feel like I eat less now but I think it's because I've started eating solid foods. I just make sure to prioritize my Protein first before I decide to eat anything else. And if you feel like you are still hungry, wait a few minutes ( I wait atleast 15) to decide if you want to eat more. Also make sure you are getting your fluids in. I find it hard to eat frequently while still getting in my fluids. When I stick to 3 meals, I'm more successful at getting my fluids. Either way I wouldn't worry about. Like @Creekimp13 said, just keep track of your food to make sure you are not going overboard and are meeting your nutrional goals.

13 minutes ago, Emeka35 said:

Also, my taste buds haven’t changed

PS my tastebuds didn't change either. There was no magical spell that made me crave all the things I should eat vs the things I want to eat. Some people are luckier than others I suppose. However, over time I did start to like some of the things I was introduced to because of my sleeve and because I've been refraining from sugar, I notice it more when I eat something with more than 5g of sugar.

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I never felt any sort of restriction until I was on soft foods and even then it is subtle (although I’m sure if I pushed past it the result wouldn’t be so subtle). I also felt like I could eat so much more than everyone else could but once I got to soft foods I realized I was within the same Range as most others. I think we are all a little different.

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What are you eating? This happened to me post op and when I called my surgeon he told me to wait until I ate real food. He was correct. Greek yogurt, sugar free Popsicles, broth, Protein Drinks aren't going to give you a stuffed feeling. They are necessary for the healing process but that doesn't last long. It feels that way but it's really not. Stick to the foods you're allowed for that time period. I ate a box of sugar-free Popsicles in a single day post op. Soups or broths were most filling to me during this time.

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I’m eating flounder, tuna salad, chicken, eggs/egg salad, and yogurt. I’m 16 days post op and hunger is real. I don’t go over my calories but I’m just hungry and able to eat a good amount. I stay away from carbs. I can eat 6-8 oz of flounder in a sitting and about 5-6oz of tuna or egg salad.

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Follow your guidelines of course but for me I was cleared to try anything I wanted at four weeks. I found cucumber to REALLY fill me up and it felt like it sat in my stomach for hours. Bought bags of baby cucumbers and would have one with either a dab of cottage cheese or French onion dip.. would be my dinner or lunch for quite some time. But like anything I eat too often I burned out on them. Still have one now and then… my main dinners are usually cold cuts and some cheese, or I’ll have a bite of whatever I make for my kids, so I’ll never have anything pretty to post in the before and after meals thread. I’m fortunate that I still have good restriction and zero hunger (10 months so far) and I’m riding that train as far as it’ll take me. But until I got to that true solid food phase I was in a similar situation and if it wasn’t for the photo of my removed stomach I would have been worried they didn’t really do anything because the mushy stuff just didn’t make me feel full at all.

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