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So I’m starting to add more substantial things to my diet. My NUT said in the full liquid stage I could have cottage cheese (1% or skin milk small curd) or sugar free pudding as well. I tried a small portion of cottage cheese tonight, about two tablespoons because it looked like a lot, to start with, and I’m not full.

Which is okay! I’m not hungry, but everything I’ve read said that your new tum will let you eat till you feel full and then not a bite more, but I don’t really want to push my still healing stomach. What do you do with that?

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I wouldn't push it, but obviously do not go hungry.

I see you had your surgery a week ago. Just as a data point, I thought I had zero restriction until 7-8 weeks out. Turns out the cut nerves in my stomach simply couldn't register the food yet. Then it kicked in (as much as MGB restriction kicks in, we have more room than most), so ... give it time. You may overdo it.

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First, liquids (& purées) go through you quickly so you likely won’t feel full until you’re eating real food (soft). And yes, nerves were cut during surgery so you won’t have the same sensations until you’re healed. It’s why it’s important to keep to portion recommendations during the early stages. Two tablespoons of cottage cheese would be ok. I was advised 1/4-1/3 cup for the purée & soft food stages.

One of the most important things I’ve learnt is not to eat until I’m full but until I’ve had enough or what I need. Don’t be reluctant to put your cutlery down & sit back from the table. Ask yourself do I need this next bite or do I just want it. There’s a big difference.

Remember also it takes time the full feeling to register & by the time you feel it you’ve often had more than you actually need. So eat slowly. You may also discover that your full feeling changes & you have to learn your new signals. Some people sneeze, some their nose runs. Sounds weird but that’s part of the fun of weight loss surgery.

You will know when you’ve had the one bite too many. Your restriction will kick in (tightness across your chest - I want to thump my chest when it happens) or at worse the foamies (thick saliva, feeling like something is stuck & then regurgitation - not vomiting as such more a bubbling up of what you ate last).

All the best.

Edited by Arabesque

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Thank you so much! I wanted to make sure I’m doing everything right!

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So I’m starting to add more substantial things to my diet. My NUT said in the full liquid stage I could have cottage cheese (1% or skin milk small curd) or sugar free pudding as well. I tried a small portion of cottage cheese tonight, about two tablespoons because it looked like a lot, to start with, and I’m not full.

Which is okay! I’m not hungry, but everything I’ve read said that your new tum will let you eat till you feel full and then not a bite more, but I don’t really want to push my still healing stomach. What do you do with that?

its in your mind

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On 01/11/2022 at 20:27, MiniGastricBypassDude said:



I wouldn't push it, but obviously do not go hungry.




I see you had your surgery a week ago. Just as a data point, I thought I had zero restriction until 7-8 weeks out. Turns out the cut nerves in my stomach simply couldn't register the food yet. Then it kicked in (as much as MGB restriction kicks in, we have more room than most), so ... give it time. You may overdo it.


Oh that’s an excellent point! I didn’t even think about my nerves not being healed yet!

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You're still pretty fresh from surgery. Your body hasn't completely healed and figured itself out yet. I wouldn't do the "eat til I'm full thing" at this stage. I'd stick with very tiny portions but you can have them 7 or 8 times a day whenever you feel like eating. You can eat more often, just less portion size each time.

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My nurse told me to reach the point of being satisfied not full or stuffed. She also said I might feel pressure or fullness in my chest. Listening to your body has a learning curve and one bite too many and it will feel like food is stuck in the esphagus. Like you, I had my surgery a little over a week ago but I had the sleeve. I'm not sure if the cues are different for bypass.

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