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Hi WLS family!
Tried searching for this but too broad options came up. Lately when I eat meat like skinless chicken I don’t even get a few bites in and I’m having a fullness indicator. This after I’ve also chewed it to bits as well and also well before I’ve drank anything. I stop drinking 30 minutes before I eat just experiment. I don’t FEEL gassy or anything. It’s been this way for the past couple weeks. I always had a normal appetite, my stomach gets pretty upset when I don’t eat but it’s like a total letdown when I prepare, 2oz of chicken, with sweet potatoes and or salmon & vegetables and I’m full after a couple bites 😞 It’s like my stomach is getting more restricted as the days go on. Is that weird? I don’t have any heartburn or burning. I’ve heard of hernias developing but that seems too soon.

trust me my appetite for sweets, bad stuff is also still very much alive lol but of course I want healthy options instead. I know it’s a dream to have the restriction and you might think I’m crazy but I do need to ensure I can get all my Protein & nutrients in is all.

anywho I’m 3 months out from my sleeve. Female, 44 years old, began journey at 330lbs June 2021, had VSG March 2022. Now at 250lbs.

thanks in advance and I hope everyone is staying safe.

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Some foods can make your restriction kick in more quickly. chicken can be a culprit as it can be dry. Does it happen with all meat Proteins? If it’s just chicken or other specific proteins drop them for a couple of weeks & then see how you go.

Sometimes my restriction kicks in quickly. It can occur because I’m distracted & eating a little too quickly or eating something that is too dry or heavy in my tummy. In my first year it sometimes happened if I was worried about eating when I was out or eating with people who didn’t know about the surgery. So I think being a bit stressed & holding tension set off the restriction. You may be consciously or subconsciously worried about whether you will be able to eat a meal & that sets off your restriction. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Certainly worth a chat with your medical team. I don’t think you have a stricture because you are getting some solid food down & you have no nausea & aren’t vomiting. But again talk to your team.

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9 minutes ago, Arabesque said:

Certainly worth a chat with your medical team. I don’t think you have a stricture because you are getting some solid food down & you have no nausea & aren’t vomiting. But again talk to your team.

Thanks so much Arabesque I think you’re right I didn’t think about the dry part I think that me actually what it is. It’s not with salmon, or shrimp. I totally forgot about the dry part lol I have been relying solely on my chewing. My meals are basic now I don’t add much to them. I’m going to leave out chicken though for now and see how it goes for the week.
again always appreciate your incredible insight.

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yes - it's not uncommon for people to have trouble with chicken the first few weeks or months..

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I am almost 7 months out and chicken doesn't sit well with me. Every few weeks I try it again but not yet. I am ok with all the other meats but only in tiny amounts like 2 ounces. Every month sees an improvement for me. I hope you get that too.

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The more dense the food the less I can eat. I guess it just sit different in our stomachs?

chicken or pork I can only do 1.5-2oz but like crab or fish, even ground meat (like taco crumble) I can eat 3-4oz.

We are just learning as we go!

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3 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

yes - it's not uncommon for people to have trouble with chicken the first few weeks or months..

Thank you. It’s so weird though that I tolerated it before fine.

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2 hours ago, kcuster83 said:

chicken or pork I can only do 1.5-2oz but like crab or fish, even ground meat (like taco crumble) I can eat 3-4oz.

It’s funny you say crumble. I did have some ground Turkey, rice and peppers and I was able to eat at least 3oz of it. I do like my restriction but it looks like I’ll have to do more of that until my stomach settles into normal. But I’ll have to supplement with Protein smoothies. But I like those Anyway. Thank you

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28 minutes ago, TheWeightisOvr said:

It’s funny you say crumble. I did have some ground Turkey, rice and peppers and I was able to eat at least 3oz of it. I do like my restriction but it looks like I’ll have to do more of that until my stomach settles into normal. But I’ll have to supplement with Protein smoothies. But I like those Anyway. Thank you

I have to supplement with 1 Protein Shake a day too. Even if I eat pure meat I still can't eat enough to hit my Protein goals unless I eat like 5-6 times a day and I don't have time for that. I drink a shake for Breakfast every morning and then eat 2-3 times a day beyond that.

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in a few months you will be wishing you still have that restriction

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