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Just make sure you are eating 3 balanced meals plus your protein. I was told to drink 2 shakes a day until I am eating solids.
You need to eat at least 3 times a day or your body will rebel. In my opinion, you should eat as few calories as you can manage without feeling hunger. The time will come soon enough when you want more.
Just stay committed to portions..no seconds. My little plate is my little plate. It will always be. Eat more chicken,less bread. It will keep you full longer.
Sorry didn't put the darn link
You still have to take supplements with VSG as the amount that you (are supposed to) eat isn't nutritionally sufficient. Most people take a multi-vitamin anyway.
Your stomach working the way it "normally" would is how you got fat to begin with. The surgery is meant to change that. Personally I like the idea of my "old" stomach still being there - having it removed with VSG scared me more.
LOL....every time I read "no fat frozen yogurt" I think of Jerry Seinfeld....
I can pretty much guarantee, with your stats, that you will get RNY, it will work the best for you.
Below is a link to the St. Joe's Hamilton Bible BUT info varies from centre to centre. I find that this one gives a pretty comprehensive look.
Wait times vary as well. Count on one year and two months from referral to surgery. Anything better than that is gravy.
You will get the surgery that the team feels is best for your situation. Certainly you have some input into which procedure you would prefer, but I wouldn't walk in with the decision already made. They will do what is best for you.
She would need to be referred by her gp - that is the place to start.
Not sure how they would feel about more surgery. Might consider the Optifast diet, which could get her back on track.
Sorry about the mess. I am a stress non-eater too.
Stay hydrated, get your protein (shakes) and don't worry a ton about food. You can try:
eggs, scrambled, soft boiled mushed with a little butter salt and pepper, poached (egg salad)
tuna (tuna salad, salmon salad, chicken salad) I sometimes mix egg and tuna salad - yum
oatmeal, cream of wheat
soup (Habitant pea soup is my go to "comfort" food)
Take care and hang in there. Exercise - it helps you get out of your head
Maybe I am one of the older people but looks aren't all that big a priority other than looking the best I can - working with what I got. I am about healthy right now. Maybe that will change.
However, I got the idea (after hanging out here a while) that once you have maintained a good weight, tummy bits and boobs were fixable. There seem to be several here who have received the basics. Can't hurt to try.
In any event, I have to assume that, once I am down to a healthy weight and can look forward to a longer life, I will see the glass half full.
I am a few weeks out and the taste will change again. I couldn't eve think of something sweet, although I pounded back (and still do) the protein shakes. I love the GNC Chocolate Whey Isolate (as much as you can love protein shakes). I hated coffee, but am now liking the flavour sometimes and hating it others.
You will find that the reality of eating something is never as yummy as you think it will be. I think we build the missing flavour up in our heads so much that it is bound to disappoint. I thought eggs hung the moon. The first one was good. Now...meh.
When you start being able to eat other foods, I think you will probably find new ones that you prefer, but I think (and I kind of hope) that "loving" food will stay away. I will look for something else to love.
I take Effexor XR 2 x150 mg capsules every morning. Took them in the hospital every day (they dispensed them). I have not had any problems whatsoever taking them.
The side effects of not taking them suck too hard to stop taking them or change meds right now.
Talk to your surgeon and your pharmacist.
Try edamame beans in the pod, nuked, salted and peppered. Time consuming to eat, satisfying (filling) and delicious!
I can't wait to eat them again.
Try roasted chick peas for portability.
Too sweet for me. I wouldn't invest a lot right away. Try Winner's. Just buy 1 and see if you like it.
I knew someone who would go to an AA meeting (recommended by a psychologist) - mostly because they are happening all the time. A few times she explained why she was there and they were completely supportive and gave kudos for having the commitment to think outside the box.
Do whatever you need to do.
LOL...I thought about posting a new thread called "Auto-swallow", but decided that there were just too many perverts here.
Don't know about you, but I tend to swallow as I chew, and a couple of times I have "swallowed" without really thinking and panicked - wondering if it was chewed enough.
I just decided to take really small bites and put my spoon down between them.
I had half and half. I got REALLY sick of trying to make the vanilla taste reasonable - pain in the ass.
Just get the chocolate and make sure you add plenty of ice and you will be good to go. I actually missed it when the hospital gave me that supremely gross Carnation stuff...
Email the author and voice your support for Dr. Anvari and the Bariatric Registry!
I just started puree yesterday. I am not really sure what "full" feels like, but I know what "too full" feels like. As long as you are drinking your 2 protein shakes and getting your protein in, I would just stick to 1/4 cup max. Don't eat until you are full. Just eat the recommended portion and stop.
I haven't stopped too soon yet. By the way, I am pretty sure that Heaven looks and tastes like a poached egg.
Re the exercise. Don't do anything but wal****il you talk to the doctor and get permission. You have to wait at least 5 weeks. You don't want to strain your abdominals at all.
Here is a link to the "Bible" at St. Joe's. There may be a few tweaks at Guelph, that you will find out in plenty of time, but this is very comprehensive.
Have a look.
Find a trainer who understands the challenges of obesity, and the WLS tool. No way you want some uninformed gym rat who has no life experience.
If you are going to pay the money, ask around, check Kijiji. Word of mouth is the best reference. You can get started with no trainer, and see them around the gym. Check out how they work.
It may be more post op recovery from the anesthetic, etc. Maybe try a different kind of shake. You need to get that protein in. If the consistency is yucky "milk it down" a bit with some skim milk. That can cut the sweet and the thickness - also increases fluids.
Hang in there. It will get better. Try regular or extra strength tylenol. The codeine in the elixir can make you gaggy.
You WILL have the surgery.
Just don't blow smoke up their butts, they can tell. The psych is just to sort you out and make sure that you have appropriate care. They want to make sure you have the best journey possible.
You need to think about why you had a panic attack bout the sleep study. If it is a fear of overnight at a hospital, that needs to be addressed before you have surgery. You want to be as "well" and healthy as you can be in order to have the best outcome possible.
Trust them, they are there to help you.
Senekot-S here. Was afraid, so I only took 1 last night. Took 2 more today, will take another 3 tonight.
Better to make it move too fast.
Once we start getting fibre in (I had oatmeal today) I am hoping things will move along.
I manage to have a very hard BM every 3 days, just never feels like enough.
It's funny though, my tummy feels better when I don't go for a bit, then when I go, it feels "sore". Almost like it was "supported" and then "dropped".
Hope things work out (for both of us).
I haven't been posting everyday, I am tracking though. It's just too boring to post and it's the same thing everyday.
My nurse told me I HAD to have 2 protein shakes every day, and whatever other protein I manage is gravy. So I bought a kind I like - the GNC Whey Isolate -45 grms of protein per 2 scoop serving - and I am happy to eat my soup and oatmeal at the other meals.
Tomorrow I am supposed to switch to puree, which is scary, but doable. I am going to stick to my protein shakes and add some tuna, some egg, and a bit of whatever dinner is (ie spaghetti) - pureed sauce - and start upping my activity.