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3 hours ago, lunadreams said:

For real! My session with the dietician also consisted of her just reading through the packet to me, and her being unable to answer any specific questions. I'm pescatarian, and don't consume much dairy, so the only animal Proteins I eat are fish/seafood and some eggs. She had no idea about recommendations for non-dairy Protein Shakes, and no ideas about customizing the puree/soft foods phases to be things that weren't all ricotta, cottage cheese, and yogurt. This is a major university bariatric center. Asking about plant-based alternatives shouldn't be so befuddling. I'd love some specific recommendations and recipes, but yeah, if you can't do that, give me the info to do it, myself, and don't charge me hundreds of dollars for a service you aren't really providing.

Straight up!!! Unless someone tells me I can't eat the comparable amount to a shake in nutrients of cottage cheese on this diet (the carb/fat content is lower than the shakes and the Protein is equal ---Good Culture lowfat cottage cheese---) I'm starting this tomorrow. Got almost no help from the dietician. I was also told to keep my diet to 1000 calories a day, which is normally not a problem for me, but with super low carbs and fat it is. I have been at around 800-900 cals on this diet and lost one lb this past week. I will stop eating any cottage cheese or egg white 3 days before the surgery, but my preferred choices seem to be healthier than my dietician's! I so hear you on the non-dairy, and I like dairy! My brother is vegan, so I could perhaps give you suggestions if you like; DM me. This is for post-surgery: I love a pureed red lentil Soup with lemon and herbs, and you could incorporate Protein Powder and broth, for example. I've also been doing Brodo Bone Broth. It has more protein and helps with hunger. Mine is a major university bariatric center as well and they seem stuck in 1985 with respect to diet!

Prior to the VSG project, when I thought I could "eat less and exercise more" (ha ha) I was put on an 1100-1200 calorie diet (high protein, low fat, low carb) for months and months and didn't lose weight. It was not that hard to implement, as I already pretty much ate that way. I measured and weighed every single pea I ate. Their dietician told me I could eat up to 1800 calories a day without gaining weight, so I'd lose weight at 1600. I told her that I'm not even losing at 1100! (I laughed, but inside my own head because that was such a load of hooey) She shrugged and had no idea why (she clearly thought I was lying to her, which I was not- again, infantilizing when I needed actual help.) . So: disappointing, but not that surprising. And now, Im losing a single lb in a week on this horrible preop diet. Does it still de-fat your liver if you don't lose weight? I'm following every dietary restriction I was given except that the diet comes from pre-packaged shakes. I'm making my own now with Isopure, low fat/low carb nut milk and a LOT less artificial sweetness or none at all—had a great espresso one today. And yet: the weight is not coming off me. But this is why I'm having this surgery. Makes me worry I'll not lose any weight at all afterward, but my surgeon thinks I will. I do not have cravings for anything except really any real food when I'm hungry. Now Im stomach-growling hungry for huge parts of the day, exhausted, peeing constantly, and not losing any weight. This sucks. I'm saying this because I know there are other just like me out there, and I'm saying, "Guys, it's really ok to not be positive and cheerful all the time. Truth is really healthy." I'll also add that if this diet makes you pissed off and tired and unable to work properly, that seems normal to me. And I don't think it means that you won't be committed to your health or your diet afterward. I also don't think adults need training wheels or to be lied to about numbers to incorporate that most people cheat. I'd prefer to be told the actual truth about what is medically necessary and why.

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RANCH DRESSING SEASONING:

Never knew about it before. Now I sprinkle it on my 2 cups vegetables per day. Lifesaver. Thought anyone who agrees would dig this video:

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24 minutes ago, Nissi151 said:

Today is the day..On my way to the hospital now, my nerves are getting the best of me..I will let everyone know how it goes🧡🙏


24 minutes ago, Nissi151 said:

Today is the day..On my way to the hospital now, my nerves are getting the best of me..I will let everyone know how it goes🧡🙏

good luck!!! Let us know how it goes!! Mine is tomorrow so I’m getting all the nervousness already!!!

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3 hours ago, Nissi151 said:

Today is the day..On my way to the hospital now, my nerves are getting the best of me..I will let everyone know how it goes🧡🙏

3 hours ago, Jeseca832 said:

Good luck to you both.

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I had my VSG just last week in July 14th. The recovery has been so hard!

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37 minutes ago, AmandaFilm89 said:

I had my VSG just last week in July 14th. The recovery has been so hard!

I hope things get easier for you soon. Has it been difficult due to pain, are you having a tough time getting your liquids down, or a little of both?

Congrats on the surgery & feel better.

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I hope you are all feeling better and doing great post-surgery. And @AmandaFilm, please tell us what's been going on with your recovery. I hope you feel better too!

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1 hour ago, AmandaFilm89 said:

I had my VSG just last week in July 14th. The recovery has been so hard!

Hopefully each day will be better :824_white_flower:

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8 hours ago, Jeseca832 said:

Good luck! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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On 7/18/2021 at 11:05 AM, Mama Des said:

Hi I had mine on the 14th and I’m struggling with pain and also hunger. Is there a good snack out there ? Besides Jello?

sugar free popsicles!

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Just completed my op on 7/14 and after excruciating day 1 gas pains, found this site. I can tell it's going to be so helpful and hope to contribute :)

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Hello All, I am scheduled for VSG tomorrow July 20th 2021. . In 2011 I had a lapband placed and did very well until I had complications/sepsis. I had emergency surgery in 2016 to have it removed. I am excited to have a second chance with the sleeve but a little nervous as well…..

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On 7/17/2021 at 3:39 PM, DeenaP said:

@Bluebonnetgirl it really is trial and error on what a sip is for you. Sometimes I try to drink and forget about my new baby stomach and it hurts 😱 I have to be mindful. It isn’t super fun right now

I really don't have to sip at all. I can take a regular size drink as long as I don't gulp it down.

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53 minutes ago, SecondChance4Kelli said:

Hello All, I am scheduled for VSG tomorrow July 20th 2021. . In 2011 I had a lapband placed and did very well until I had complications/sepsis. I had emergency surgery in 2016 to have it removed. I am excited to have a second chance with the sleeve but a little nervous as well…..

Good luck to you! I am 2 weeks post-op also after having a successful Lap Band experience that lasted over 13 years.

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