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How much do you all actually eat now? I’m about a month and a half post op and I eat about q/2 to 3/4 cup of food. Is this about right or no? I’m just trying to see how much everyone eats further out or even closer to surgery. Thanks!!!

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I’m over 3 1/2 years & I still weigh my food at home. I don’t go over 3.5 oz of food. I do around 2oz of Protein & the rest veggies or fruit & maybe some salad.

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1 hour ago, CurvyGirlJourney said:

How much do you all actually eat now? I’m about a month and a half post op and I eat about q/2 to 3/4 cup of food. Is this about right or no? I’m just trying to see how much everyone eats further out or even closer to surgery. Thanks!!!

I am almost 3 months post op and I still take in around 4 -6 ounces of food most meals. Sometimes a little more depending on what it is. I eat until I feel full

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I'm two and a half months post-op and while I do weigh my food, I go by macros and calories. I take in 1200-1400 calories per day—BUT I also am extremely active, usually doing hard physical work at least 2-3 hours a day and on my feet longer than that.

Yesterday:

Pre-workout: espresso with 5g sugar (this is a compromise with my nutritionist)

Post-workout: Fairlife Protein Shake

Breakfast: Two scrambled eggs with two small turkey Breakfast sausages and an ounce of cheese

Lunch: Slice of thin, dense, seedy Scandihoovian rye bread with one of those packets of prepared Starkist tuna on it.

Dinner: About 1/2 cup of puréed (not refried) Beans and three ounces of chicken tinga with about 1/4 cup of chopped cooked nopales (cactus). I didn't quite finish it. I heated up a tortilla but didn't eat it.

Snack: Big slice of Persian melon, didn't quite finish it.

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I'm almost 22 months post op with the Loop DS/SADI-S/SIPS surgery (gastric sleeve stomach just with an intestinal bypass for malabsorption). I can eat about 6oz-8oz.

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I'm almost 2 months out from a Mini Gastric Bypass/Omega Loop, and I still struggle to eat more than 1/4 cup of food twice a day. I'm supposed to be trying for 6 times a day, increasing to 1/2 a cup, but it is just not happening for me yet. That said, I have managed to increase the amount a little, and now hover between 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup, depending on what the food is. I still can only manage that 2 to 3 times a day though. My nutritionist tells me not to stress about it, and just concentrate on hitting my Protein, Water and daily supplements, which I do. Thank god for protein water, or I'd be in trouble!

That's just me though - a lot of folk seem to have an easier time of it!

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I'm 13 months post-op. I don't measure food nor do I worry about volume of food. I've found that my body tells me when I shouldn't eat any more. I just take longer to eat.

For instance: one 4 oz low fat Greek yogurt + a handful of raspberries + 3.75 oz. container of unsweetened peaches + 2 T of granola is a lunch for me. I'll eat about 1/3 of it, stop, come back to it 15 minutes later and eat another 1/3, stop, then finish it 15 minutes later. So I'm eating what seems like a lot of food, but it is spread over 30-45 minutes. I do the same thing when I go out to eat. I eat however much I feel like I can comfortable eat, get a take out, then eat the rest when I get home.

I'm retired, so stretching my meals over longer periods of time is easy for me. I know many people don't have the luxury of taking 45 minutes for a meal. Just wanted to share my experience.

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