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Sorry for multiple topics last couple of days 😂

Just trying to get hang of this new lifestyle, so thank you for answering my questions and concerns.

This time around it's about fats and carbs. So my dietician didn't mention anything on calories, fats or even carbs. Calories understandable since it seems positive not to focus too much on it.

But there aren't any instructions on carbs or fats. Do you guys have similar guidelines? Or does your program have a cap on net carbs and fats one is allowed in a day?

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It really depends on what stage you're in and your surgeons guidelines. Every program is different. At a month out I was getting around 400-600 calories a day and my nutritionist allowed 10% of your calorie intake for carbs (not in counting net carbs. She said count the whole carbs NOT net carbs). Now that I'm almost 2 years out and almost in maintenance I eat around 1300-1600 calories a day (the latter bit is on bad days) and I'm allowed 30% carbs, but I try and keep it to 10%. Fat, I didn't and still don't count. I just get low fat or no fat stuff.

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it depends on the program. Some surgeons want people on a low-carb diet, so if you have one of those, you'll probably have to count carbs. Other programs are more balanced, so you don't have to count carbs (mine was one of the latter). I don't know of any programs that have you track fats. Most seem to want you to focus on Protein and fluids.

most programs don't have you count calories the first few months. Most of us aren't eating enough to matter until we get a ways out. I do count calories now and have been since I was about a year out, much to my dietitian's chagrin (she hates it when people focus on calories - she like the "intuitive eating" model and keeps insisting I try it - but I'm afraid I'd intuitively eat my way up to 300 lbs again...)

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My program didn't have any guidelines on fat or carbs, other than to limit saturated fats and to eat whole grains.

Well, I eat a lot of cheese and dairy, so I am not great on the saturated fat! I don't eat a lot of whole grains because after I eat a few ounces of Protein and a little bit of veggies, I'm completely stuffed. I do eat a fair amount of Beans and nuts, both of which have carbs. I also eat fruit, which is high in carbs... but fruit is like the best thing ever!

I just looked at MyFitnessPal and for two days ago (yesterday was an aberration; I ate EVERYTHING) I ate about 850 calories including 61 g of protein (low for me), 84 g carbs, and 39 g fat. The day before that I ate about 800 calories including 93 g protein, 48g carbs, and 42g fat.

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7 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

My program didn't have any guidelines on fat or carbs, other than to limit saturated fats and to eat whole grains.

Well, I eat a lot of cheese and dairy, so I am not great on the saturated fat! I don't eat a lot of whole grains because after I eat a few ounces of Protein and a little bit of veggies, I'm completely stuffed. I do eat a fair amount of Beans and nuts, both of which have carbs. I also eat fruit, which is high in carbs... but fruit is like the best thing ever!

I just looked at MyFitnessPal and for two days ago (yesterday was an aberration; I ate EVERYTHING) I ate about 850 calories including 61 g of Protein (low for me), 84 g carbs, and 39 g fat. The day before that I ate about 800 calories including 93 g protein, 48g carbs, and 42g fat.

I have similar kinda profile though low calories for now because of the full Fluid phase.

I just spoke to my dietician today and I think she's okay with my Carbs and fats profile.

On our program, we have to get all our Proteins from whole foods and since I am vegetarian, most of it comes from dairy products like milk, yogurt and cottage cheese. And dairy products come with good amount of carbs. Hence my carbs and protein profile looks more or less similar. Because no Protein Powder, I think my carbs won't be as low as other programs. So hopefully it works for me as I continue with similar trend.

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