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I’m eating macaroni & cheese right now. The difference is - before surgery, I’d eat the whole box. Now I have maybe a quarter cup. (Because I get my Protein in first)

I have had bread to, but it usually just a bite or two. Had a white dinner bun the other day, but paired with a fried egg. All about balance.

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I’m eating macaroni & cheese right now. The difference is - before surgery, I’d eat the whole box. Now I have maybe a quarter cup. (Because I get my Protein in first)

I have had bread to, but it usually just a bite or two. Had a white dinner bun the other day, but paired with a fried egg. All about balance.

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I think we all have to know our weaknesses. Carbs aren’t a slippery slope for me, but feeling deprived is.
I’m over 4 years out and currently eat whatever I want, just in smaller portions than per op. From the beginning I included carbs, but a smaller % than now, in order to focus in Protein and limit calories.

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Anybody else experience a time where the is mo weight loss after WLS gastric sleeve. I’m 7 months post and for now he last 2 months have barely lost any pounds but inches. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

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Good evening everyone,

It has been three months since my sleeve surgery and things have been going very well. I had a question for everyone in regards to diet: did you ever re-incorporate carbs back into your diet? If so, how long after surgery? If not, what substitutes do you use?
In the past three months I have not had any bread, rice, tortillas, or anything starchy...not even a cracker. And I will say, that is the one food change that makes me feel awkward or like I am missing out on deliciousness.

I feel the same way I haven't eaten rice bread or Pasta. Every blue moon I will eat mash potatoes. I use zucchini noodles or sweet potatoes I just found these cheese wraps out of Walmart

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10 hours ago, Andrea Wall said:

Anybody else experience a time where the is mo weight loss after WLS gastric sleeve. I’m 7 months post and for now he last 2 months have barely lost any pounds but inches. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

Stalls are very common. The closer to a "normal" weight you get, the more slowly your weight loss will go and the more likely you are to have stalls.

You can talk to your nutritionist to make sure you're eating the right number of calories and the right types of food for your body and activity level. You may need to eat more or less or exercise more.

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I added carbs in during puree stage... mashed potato. I decided i'm not going to cut out carbs. The way i see it is this: If you can't see yourself cutting certains foods out and sustaining it forever don't bother. The amount of people i've seen who have rebounded and gained a lot of weight back is a result of being way too restictive. Ofcourse the carbs i choose now are whole grain or are cooked healthier and significantly smaller serving. After loosing over 130 pounds i figured i must be doing something right.

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10 hours ago, Andrea Wall said:

Anybody else experience a time where the is mo weight loss after WLS gastric sleeve. I’m 7 months post and for now he last 2 months have barely lost any pounds but inches. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

I have hit “healthy” BMI, and my loss slowed significantly. Since the end of March I have been hanging around 168. Today I was 166.6. So I’m thinking I was just in a stall. My inches still changed during this period. I’m fine if this is where I land, but In the back of my head, I would like to hit 160.

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I will admit that I tried carbs as soon as I was allowed phase wise. I wanted to know how I could tolerate them jusT for my own information. But, after that I didn’t have them again for quite some time.

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On 3/28/2022 at 5:10 AM, Guest said:

Yes, and immediately (as soon as possible, really).

Do note I come from a culture that doesn't add sugar to bread; if I did it might've changed my opinion on bread in general. America has great Keto bread, though. Franz' or whatever that brand is called.

  • Rice sits pretty heavy with me, so I substitute cauliflower rice.
  • I use the impastable Pasta from this site, but I'll eat regular Pasta, too, it just fills me up very fast for little protein value
  • I love the mac n' cheese protein dinner from here, too - it's great with cubed ham, a little added cheese

I wish I made this more, but fresh springrolls with the rice paper you dip in Water ... yum, and a nice substitute for heavier tortilla-based wraps.

And fruit. I eat tons of fruit. And popsicles. :)

In general, I don't believe in anything but a balanced diet that hits my protein goals. I've yet to meet a happy person who's been doing Keto for any significant amount of years (the few I have met seem highly disordered eating-affected and do not seem happy. Imagine never having a glass of wine or you'd fall out of ketosis or whatever ... snooze).

I heartily agree!! My whole goal in having this surgery was to have a tool to help me with Portion Control - NOT to be on a diet the rest of my life! Fortunately, my program does not prohibit carbs - just prefers that I eat the healthier ones - such as brown rice or cauli-rice and whole wheat options. I can TOTALLY live with that!

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I too did this for Portion Control, not to restrict foods. I do naturally find myself going to different things though, just because certain carbs sit “heavy” - so I veer away.

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15 minutes ago, MistySkye said:

I too did this for Portion Control, not to restrict foods. I do naturally find myself going to different things though, just because certain carbs sit “heavy” - so I veer away.

agree!

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I had my first sushi yesterday at almost exactly 7 months post op and it was absolutely lush. Small amount = biiiig happy. :D

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10 minutes ago, Spinoza said:

I had my first sushi yesterday at almost exactly 7 months post op and it was absolutely lush. Small amount = biiiig happy. :D

I had mine about 2 weeks ago, about 9 weeks post op. I only ate 2 pieces to try it out but I was so happy and it sat fine! I had it again last night. 4pieces!

I just make sure I already hit my Protein goal because there isn't much protein in the small amount I can eat.

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