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Hey all!
I need any advice, help etc. I had gastric sleeve surgery March 2022. I lost 50lb. But within 6-7months i was already headed back to bad habits and never returned! I have given myself so much grief over how i have let myself down and have let not only bad habits come back but the weight. Has anyone been in my boat, is there a chance of returning??

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Best advice is to get back into contact with your therapist (if you saw one as part of your pre surgical process) or ask your team for a referral to one. They will help you work through the why behind your bad eating habits & help you develop strategies to manage when those situations (stress, anxiety, boredom, past issues, life in general, etc.) arise.

Then go back to how you were eating when you lost that 50lbs. You don’t need to go back to the very beginning. Meet those Protein & fluid goals. Eat your protein first, then vegetables & only if you can any carbs you are allowed (look for whole or multi grain low prices see versions). Keep your fat & sugar (real, artificial or alternatives) low. Check your portions. Return to tracking if you did it before to check your getting your nutrients in. Maybe catch up with your dietician too to help you get back on track.

You can do this.

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Thank you for taking the time to respond! I have reached out to my nutritionist and will see her. My insurance recently changed and i will then see a therapist on emotional eating. I wanted to change my life and i still can! Thank you!!

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You really can still change your life. The surgery is still working, you just need to get back on track. It is really really hard though. The hardest thing you will do and continue to do. But is IS doable because you have a secret weapon (SLEEVE!!!!)

We live in a world where millions and millions of dollars are pumped into making us eat far more than we need, of food that doesn't even nourish us or keep us healthy but makes profit for big food companies. It's so difficult to find a way through that. I would say it's impossible to do it alone when every supermarket and shop has ultra processed food showcased at every turn (that tastes so good because all the millions of dollars are aimed towards that and that alone).

Please post here lots and let us know how you're progressing. We are all human, we all make mistakes, big and small, but we're all here for you.

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Ah - sorry - forgot what I actually started out to say. Arabesque is right (as she usually is). If you can go back to your original programme do. Protein first, veg second, carbs third or not at all. No sugar, it's ridiculously addictive and produces insulin spikes that make you crave it more. Perhaps consider a Keto week to get you started and minimise cravings - so protein and green leafy veg only?

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On 3/11/2024 at 5:10 PM, trishaaustin2001 said:

That's a great idea!! Thank you so much. I will keep u posted!

how has the week been?

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41 minutes ago, trishaaustin2001 said:

My week was good. Making slow changes back in the right direction. Thank you

baby steps!! yay so proud of you!

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Small steps in the right direction are still wins plus they’re often easier to adopt & adapt to.

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Brilliant - great start!

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I am glad to hear you are headed back in the right direction. Keep it up, but if you can’t do ir on your own don’t hesitate to ask for your surgeons help. They have medication that can help most people.

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On 3/19/2024 at 4:17 AM, Arabesque said:

Small steps in the right direction are still wins plus they’re often easier to adopt & adapt to.

Especially when keeping in mind that the all-in-gung-ho approach didn't work.

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