Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Carbohydrates



Recommended Posts

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^ What they said. haha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • BeanitoDiego

      Still purging all of the larger clothing. This morning, a shirt that I ADORED wearing ended up on top. Hard to let it go, but it was also hard to let go of those habits that also no longer serve my highest good. Onward and upward!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Onedayatatime365

      Looking to connect with others who are also on the journey of better health. Post-Op Gastric Sleeve (4/11/24).
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • jparadigm

      Happy Wednesday!
       
      I hope everyone is having a lovely week so far! 
      It's been a bit of a struggle this last week...I'm hungry ALL the time.
      · 1 reply
      1. BlondePatriotInCDA

        Have a great Wednesday too! Sorry you're hungry all the time, I'm pretty much the same..and I'm sick of eating the same food all the time.

    • ChunkCat

      Well, tomorrow I go in for an impromptu hiatal hernia repair after ending up in the ER over the weekend because I couldn't get food down and water was moving at a trickle... I've been having these symptoms on and off for a few weeks but Sunday was the worst by far and came with chest pain and trouble breathing. The ER PA thinks it is just esophagitis and that the surgeon and radiologist are wrong. But the bariatric surgeon swears it is a hernia, possibly a sliding one based on my symptoms. So he fit me into his schedule this week to repair it! I hope he's right and this sorts it out. He's going to do a scope afterwards to be sure there is nothing wrong with the esophagus. Here's hoping it all goes well!!
      · 3 replies
      1. AmberFL

        omgsh!! Hope all goes well!! Keeping you in my thoughts!

      2. gracesmommy2

        Hope you’re doing well!

      3. NickelChip

        I hope it goes well! Sending positive thoughts for a speedy recovery!

    • jparadigm

      Hello lovlies!
      Today is a beautiful day in west Michigan! I hope you all have a beautiful Tuesday and rest of your week!! 🤗
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×