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You should follow the plan set out by your surgical team. Every team has their own nutrition plan, and no two are exactly the same. Some plans heavily restrict carbs of various kinds for longer, some don't restrict at all. It is HIGHLY dependent on your team, so the going advice is to defer to your plan.

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^^^ What they said. haha

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They don't generally give you a number to stay under; the most common practice I've observed is that you'll be given a goal for Protein, which in the beginning is hard to reach if you're eating much of anything else. You won't have the real estate in your tiny stomach for carbs if you are focusing on protein for at least the first six months, and you should use that period of time to get used to the idea that a meal doesn't have to have sides like potatoes or Pasta.

You may also find after your surgery that it's difficult for you to digest a lot of things we're referring to when we say "carbs" (for instance, I still can't eat more than a small bite or two of pasta, potatoes, or rice and still have to avoid sugar because I'm afraid of dumping).

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Welcome to the forums, Tina.

You won't find "normal" diet protocols in relation to WLS, so most things aren't considered nor counted, if at all, until much later in the process when eating begins to approximate anything close to normal.

The chorus is "Protein first," which we all learn early on.

As one approaches a normal weight and "maintenance" mode more normal macros come into play, though not always.

It's a different ride than the ones you've been on before. Enjoy!

Good luck,

Tek

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