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I have added some foods this week that filled some cravings - cauliflower pizza, cauliflower chips

and finally gave in to my daughters pleas for Korean takeout. It’s the first time I have had take out or spicy food since my bypass 5 weeks ago. I had Daenjang stew which has spicy Korean bean paste and jalapeño broth and tofu. So tasty but I am worried it may be harmful to my stomach- I ate a cup and felt fine. Had another cup later. Still fine.

Stomach wise I’m feeling fine with these additions but worry I’m moving too quickly to my favorite (nutritionally acceptable) foods.

I worry too that denser foods will slow my weight loss but frankly I’m so tired of the Protein Shakes and chicken and seafood salads that I’m been having these past 4 weeks.

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I wouldn't have been allowed to progress that fast, but if your plan allows it, then who am I to say?

Be careful, though. It takes real commitment to get to your goal, and a lot of people never make it. I would stick to my clinic's plan as closely as possible. The first few weeks and months are the easiest times to lose weight - it gets progressively harder the further out you get. Don't blow your big chance. There will be plenty of time to enjoy your favorite foods (in moderation, of course) later.

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EDITED: I didn't see that you are bypass. I'm sleeve. May be different.

Orginal response: You are 2 weeks ahead of me, and in one week I can try "regular" (healthy) food, so I think you're doing ok. But your doc is the real expert.

Edited by PuraVida37

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12 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

I wouldn't have been allowed to progress that fast, but if your plan allows it, then who am I to say?

Be careful, though. It takes real commitment to get to your goal, and a lot of people never make it. I would stick to my clinic's plan as closely as possible. The first few weeks and months are the easiest times to lose weight - it gets progressively harder the further out you get. Don't blow your big chance. There will be plenty of time to enjoy your favorite foods (in moderation, of course) later.

Thank you! Point taken. I am in need of some variety and am trying to find meals that are simple, tasty and on plan. But as you say, my priority is to maximize weight loss at this stage. It’s been going fairly well so far and I don’t want to disrupt the steady progress I am seeing. But I’ll keep that Keto pizza in mind for some time in the future.

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2 hours ago, PuraVida37 said:

EDITED: I didn't see that you are bypass. I'm sleeve. May be different.

Orginal response: You are 2 weeks ahead of me, and in one week I can try "regular" (healthy) food, so I think you're doing ok. But your doc is the real expert.

Thanks puravida - I think you are right since I’m now able to eat regular textures and these are ingredients that are on plan. But to cat woman’s point, I should probably steer away from even healthier versions of chips and pizza for now. And keep it as strict as possible. I was also concerned that the really strong spices like jalapeños would not be good for my stomach at this point post op.

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