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Hello everyone,

I was sleeved on Jan 10th. For the past two weeks I have to have chinese takeout in my fridge. I am a college student so I don’t have access to a stove just a microwave (an air fryer really) and fridge.

I am pretty content with how much weight i’ve lost. I’m just mourning the loss of my butt. I know it isn’t ideal to always eat chinese food nearly every day but I guess it works for me.

I wanted to know if anyone else can relate to being hyper-fixed to a food.

My order is usually chicken and broccoli with light sauce and rice or vegetable/chicken lo mein. That’s all I get but because I can eat such small portions, 1 order can last me about a week and a half.

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I can fixate on a food/drink for a few weeks/months then almost never eat it again. It’s challenging so I try to switch things up before I get to that point.

Since you have a narrow palette at the moment, I would suggest logging/tracking your meals to make sure you are not missing any important micronutrients. If you have access to your dietitian or nutritionist, ask them for help to balance your meals.


p.s. I use an airfryer for most meals because it’s more convenient.

Edited by GreenTealael

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I’d worry about ensuring you’re getting in all your nutrients too. Do you track your food? It maybe an idea if only for a couple of weeks.

Check your plan in regards the rice & noodles. Most plans say no to these as they are so filling, have no real nutritional value & limit your ability to consume your necessary Protein.

Your dietician should be able to give you ideas & recipes you can put together with your limited cooking capabilities. Otherwise google can be your friend. There are so many things you can cook using just an air fryer & microwave that will ensure you meet your protein goal & are getting in nutrient dense foods.

I’m a proponent of cooking as much of your own food yourself as you can. It’s the only way you can be sure of the ingredients (including preservatives & additives) & the cooking methods. Plus means you eating low processed foods which is way healthier than takeaways & other highly or ultra princesses foods. (They’re known to change your digestive hormones to increase your hunger & decrease your satiety hormones plus the other impacts on your general health.)

Plus eating the small portions you are at the moment you can get away with only cooking every couple of days. Less if you have a freezer compartment in your fridge.

Edited by Arabesque

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Just checking that that isn't all you're eating!

I'd also check with your team that the takeout food that you are eating fits into your overall plan. We have such a small capacity at 2 months that we really need to pack nutrients into every meal. Rice and noodles have nothing to offer at this point. The chicken definitely does.

In addition, the months after your surgery, when your appetite is zero and your capacity is small, are your chance to re-train your tastes. In a year's time much bigger volumes of takeout will be much easier to get through and much more apt to cause you not to lose what you should, or even to start to regain.

I totally understand that your cooking facilities are limited and that makes things hard. I hope everything goes well for you.

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I’m no dietician and very new here as well, but if you really have no access to other food (hopefully on a temporary basis), could you just order the Protein and veg? Maybe skip the rice and noodles? Consider adding another protein and veg combo like shrimp and veg instead of the lo-mein. I’ve noticed many Chinese restaurants have “diet” offerings with low oil sauces, sauces on the side, etc.

And sorry, I’m only 8 days post-op so have no idea about food fixations at this point. 😄

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i go through phases of eating the same thing over and over...but mostly because its because it was on sale and i have a lot of it, or i made too much or ordered to much of something.

however, i did go through a months long beef Jerky phase...i probably had some every day for about 4-5 months...and this was because it was easy to carry around as a go-to high-protein snack. and plus its delicious, lol.

i still have it now every once in a while, but not on a daily basis as i used to.

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