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I’m 3 weeks (almost 4) post op and feel like I’m actually eating too much….

I can almost eat 2 eggs in the morning

Throughout the day I am eating about 600-800 calories …..

EXAMPLE: Yesterdays eating...

Breakfast: 1 1/2 eggs scrambled with a VERY small drop of sugar free ketchup to keep moist

Snack : Atkins coffee Protein Shake.< /span>

Lunch : 4 oz of cream of cheddar/broccoli

Snack : Oikos PRO

Dinner : tuna with light mayo pureed, and a fat free sugar free string cheese

Snack: Oikos PRO

Is this too much? I went from barely getting Protein Shakes down to this....

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I dont eat more than 4 oz other than my yogurt I finish the container. its 5.6 oz....

my calories before this... I couldn't say... That's how I got to this in the first place.... Not caring about my calories before weight-loss journey....

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*** I had Bypass, so it may be different***

At 1 month post op, my plan was to eat 400-600 calories a day. Then the next phase it increased to 500-800 calories. Once I was eating "normal" foods again I stay at 800-1000 until I hit maintenance.

I am just over 3 months post op and on normal foods and a normal balanced diet and eat about 600-800 calories a day.

I was worried I was not eating enough but my Dietician reviewed my food diaries and said I am doing perfect, not to worry about not hitting the calories as long as I am meeting my Protein and fluids goals.

From what you listed I do not think it is too much food as long as you are comfortable and not over eating or feeling stuffed. They are all low fat healthy proteins! Good job!

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Plans vary a huge amount in how many calories they want you to eat at what point. Ask your surgery center what they recommend, but it doesn't seem like a lot to me...

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Always consult with your surgeon and dietician. My plan does not have any mention of calories in the soft food stage which I'm guessing you're in. Just making sure I get the Protein and the Water, avoiding foods that are still problematic and learning how to properly read my body including not eating to the point of feeling full. If I were doing all that and consuming 800 calories a day (especially being the 400 pound male I am), I think they'd be thrilled!

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I was able to eat more than expected through every phase of recovery. I just had to measure and only eat what I was supposed to be eating but they said it would be fine and it was. The main goal is for you to eventually get to a relatively normal serving size and to stay there. At almost 16 months out I am still eating about a serving of most things.

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I do not think you are eating too much at all. This is pretty much what I was eating at this stage

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Thank you all ! I called and spoke to nurse. She said I should be doing no more than 400- 600 calories but what I told her I ate she didn't seem too concerned.

I can't imagine eating less at this point unless I dropped back down to liquids only.

Its INSANE how even the good food im eating is adding up calories so fast!

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I could never have sustained so few calories. I don't know how y'all do it. Talk about strength of will! Very admirable.

Good luck,

Tek

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