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Hi Everyone thanks for letting me join this group. I have had a gastric sleeve February 2020. I had to lose weight of 20 kg before surgery. Since then l have lose only 5 kg. I now have regain this. I have not been given a weight loss diet information pack or Diet plan. I was just told to cut down on my portion sizes. I am extremely frustrated as l don't know what to do. I would be grateful if everyone could help and send me or give advice on what l should be eating. What portion sizes. What l can't eat, how much Water l should drinking, how much Protein l should be eating. Either in powder or shakes. How much exercise l should be doing every day. I really need your help. Also l am always hungry what can l do to stop this. My starting weight was 122 kg, and after surgery 101 kg. My weight today is 106 kg. Your experience would be really appreciated.

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Welcome to the site, Rhianna. There is a ton of good information out here if you explore the various topics in the forums and all of your questions have been address there. Can you go back to your surgeon's office and get nutritional counseling follow-up at this point? My procedure included lifetime support of nutritionist and counseling visits.

To answer your questions: You can eat whatever your body allows. Everybody's body is different. For example, 3 years post-sleeve I still can't tolerate dense foods like bread or pork chops. You should get a minimum of 6 oz of Water daily. Sip all day long. You should get at least 60g of Protein daily. The protein can come from real foods like meat or from Protein Bars or shakes. Doctors recommend all adult humans get 150 minutes of exercise on 5 days each week, which means an average of about 30 minutes a day.

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I think @GradyCat means 64 ounces of water!

I agree with what she is saying. Also, one thing many people find helpful is to track your eating on an app like MyFitnessPal. You need to know what and how much you are eating and it's so much easier if you track it in an app.

We were told to limit refined carbs (white rice, Pasta, bread, crackers, etc) and eat very little sugar. We should emphasize lean Protein, veggies, fruits, and complex carbs like quinoa, farro, brown and wild rice, etc.

If you did self-pay for surgery or depending on what country you had it done, you may not get enough support from your surgery center. If that is the case, then try to find a nutritionist/dietician to work with.

Please keep asking questions and good luck!

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1 hour ago, lizonaplane said:

I think @GradyCat means 64 ounces of water!

Yes, yes I did. Stupid typos! Thanks. 64 oz of Water.

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Yes, yes I did. Stupid typos! Thanks. 64 oz of Water.
Thank you for your advice l appreciate your time.


Has anyone got a 1200 calorie diet sheet that l can follow or a diet plan. The dietitian from the weight loss clinic. Just said cut down on normal food. After four weeks doing liquid soft and puree food. Is there anything research or information on this site. Thanks in advance

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