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Ugh my first bad eating day.
I am just under 2 months out I’ve been cleared for everything except a small handful of things like steak.
ive tolerated things fine, everything is good.
my uncle made some salsa and i had a couple chips and salsa and i was a gonner i couldnt get enough!

I could only eat like 3 chips with salsa at a time. But throughout the day i kept going back for 3 more.
it was so good.
i didn’t actually eat any real food today.
i had my two Protein Drinks

i feel guilty and im still thinking about that salsa.
i wish id gotten some Protein chips instead 😕

im not here for any real reason but to vent.
ive got to get some structure to my eating. I have a terrible habit of living off bites and not meals with nothing measured or weighed.
anyways i just thought maybe some others may have began their journey in chaos and could share their stories of getting everything under control.

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Salsa isn’t bad for you actually. It’s most fresh veggies and no preservatives. Very low fat and carb. My suggestion is to eat chicken with salsa. It is one of my favorite meals. I just partook chicken breast and then add in salsa and let it cook all the way through. It’s delicious and super healthy. I also use cauliflower rice as a bed for it and it soaks up that flavor so well. I’m still a bit away from solids, but it will probably be one of the first meals I make for myself.

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Not the best decision in the world, obviously. But 3 at a time throughout the day - imagine what it would've been like before the surgery. The backstop worked and now you can get right back to work. And yes, the salsa isn't bad at all. As a newbie to this (one week post-op), this is actually a very encouraging story - thank you.

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25 minutes ago, lvetere83 said:

Salsa isn’t bad for you actually. It’s most fresh veggies and no preservatives. Very low fat and carb. My suggestion is to eat chicken with salsa. It is one of my favorite meals. I just partook chicken breast and then add in salsa and let it cook all the way through. It’s delicious and super healthy. I also use cauliflower rice as a bed for it and it soaks up that flavor so well. I’m still a bit away from solids, but it will probably be one of the first meals I make for myself.

That sounds very yummy!

do you have any suggestions to get the crunch in? I love a salty crunch! I was thinking a taco salad with meat, Beans, corn and salsa but i havent tried lettuce yet for some reason ive got weird fear of lettuce making me sick.
i dont know why but i just worry it wont digest easily.

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On 06/29/2022 at 01:02, Brittneykdelacruz said:






That sounds very yummy!




do you have any suggestions to get the crunch in? I love a salty crunch! I was thinking a taco salad with meat, Beans, corn and salsa but i havent tried lettuce yet for some reason ive got weird fear of lettuce making me sick.

i dont know why but i just worry it wont digest easily.


Hummm…mine doesn’t really crunch. Many some kind of veggie? I’d say tortilla chips, but that’s not a healthy choice

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24 minutes ago, doobie31 said:

Not the best decision in the world, obviously. But 3 at a time throughout the day - imagine what it would've been like before the surgery. The backstop worked and now you can get right back to work. And yes, the salsa isn't bad at all. As a newbie to this (one week post-op), this is actually a very encouraging story - thank you.

Oh man before surgery i ate so much chips. Mindlessly almost. Huge bags of chips.
Things are soooo much different now.
the problem now is that if I indulge in chips like i did today i end up with no room in my stomach for food with nutritional value :(

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Today is a new day. Move on, you got this! It could have been way worse.

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Maybe try Quest Protein chips with your salsa. They have taco flavor that my husband loves. I like the ranch. This way your snack should actually be filling.

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8 hours ago, Brittneykdelacruz said:

do you have any suggestions to get the crunch in? I love a salty crunch!

Peeled cucumber slices might be worth a try.

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27 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

Maybe try Quest Protein chips with your salsa. They have taco flavor that my husband loves. I like the ranch. This way your snack should actually be filling.

I can't eat them plain. They have like a powdery texture, hard to explain. I have eaten them as nachos and it was doable but not preferred.

I do however, love "popcorners FLEX" Protein crisps. I have only had the cheddar sour cream but I think they are very good.

If you haven't tried them, give it a go and see what you think. They are cheaper too.

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I use the mini peppers when eating salsa or guacamole. If you eat chips, be honest with yourself and log them so they fit into your daily calorie budget (assuming you log). Just remember the surgery isn’t the fix, it’s a tool to help you make changes for the long term.

I am a year and a half post op and basically went from 363 to 180. Have I been perfect, heck no! Am I more aware and have overall better habits, absolutely! What I’ve learned since my VSG is:

1. Give yourself some grace- we’re human after all
2. Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good
3. One bad decision isn’t going to derail you- consistent bad decisions will!
4. Know that every day you have an opportunity to do better than the day before

Good luck in your journey.

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On 6/29/2022 at 6:58 AM, kmac1 said:

I use the mini peppers when eating salsa or guacamole. If you eat chips, be honest with yourself and log them so they fit into your daily calorie budget (assuming you log). Just remember the surgery isn’t the fix, it’s a tool to help you make changes for the long term.

I am a year and a half post op and basically went from 363 to 180. Have I been perfect, heck no! Am I more aware and have overall better habits, absolutely! What I’ve learned since my VSG is:

1. Give yourself some grace- we’re human after all
2. Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good
3. One bad decision isn’t going to derail you- consistent bad decisions will!
4. Know that every day you have an opportunity to do better than the day before

Good luck in your journey.

Hi do you log every day? I dont log! Im supposed to but i dont end up doing it. I have not logged a full day since surgery

i feel like maybe this is one of the important changes i must make

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I log every single thing, including fluids. I honestly don't think I "need" to anymore but I still do. It is like an obsession now.

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I wonder if celery dipped in salsa would be any good? Or cucumbers?? I do know that they sell baked tortilla chips at Publix that o can’t taste the difference. Still not great but better. Or you could make your own using low carb tortillas.

Edited by ShoppGirl

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On 06/30/2022 at 12:50, Brittneykdelacruz said:






Hi do you log every day? I dont log! Im supposed to but i dont end up doing it. I have not logged a full day since surgery




i feel like maybe this is one of the important changes i must make


Yes, I log every day. I generally plan out my days/meals ahead of time too. Now I’m not 100% perfect with my daily logging at this point. I’d say 95% though. For example I generally won’t log if I put some sugar free Creamer in my coffee and stuff like that. But I’m a year and a half out and in maintenance phase. Early on post op I logged everything. My advice to you is do the best you can with logging and tracking your food. Again it doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be better than what you’re currently doing.

There are probably a lot of folks on here that no longer log at this stage and they are better at intuitive eating but for me this system works.

Hope that helps.

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