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How much can you eat at one sitting?

on 1/9/11 7:10 am
 I am almost 10 months out and am a little worried about how much I can eat at one time.  I can eat 2 cups of veggies at one time.  I know that sounds crazy, but I am trying to get the last 10 lbs off, so I am eating lean proteins and veggies and protein shakes.  I am eating about 4 cups of veggies a day and can eat 2 cups in one sitting without being full.  Is that too much?  I know it sounds like a weird question, I am just slightly concerned
on 1/9/11 7:18 am - Point Reyes Station, CA
Well, I am only 3 months post op but I can eat a cup of food at a time. Depending on what it is of course, less if its a dense protein. But, again I am just 3 months out and eating about half of what you eat at a time. So it seems normal to me, that you would be eating 2 cups at a time at 10 months.
on 1/9/11 7:37 am
What kind of vegetables? I can eat 2 cups of lettuce because it is mainly water and compresses when I eat it.
on 1/9/11 8:00 am
 I eat a blend of cauliflower rice, broccoli, bell pepper, zuccini, and squash.  I "rice" the cauliflower and roast up the other veggies with garlic and mix it yummy!
on 1/9/11 9:16 am - Cambridge, MA
 That sounds DELICIOUS. I may try that soon. And I will probably eat 1.5-2 cups of it ;-)

Having RNY was probably the best thing I've ever done for myself.

Approx highest weight: ~350. Highest measured weight: 338. Surgery weight: 297. Lowest weight (for 5 minutes): 169. Current weight: 209. Goal weight: ??? - maybe 180-185, which was my maintenance weight before the regain.

on 1/9/11 8:28 am
RNY on 12/20/10 with
I'm only 3 weeks out and eating 1/2 a cup per meal; 3 meals a day.  Eventually I am to go to a max of 1 1/2 cups per meal.  Overeating would expand my pouch and cause me also to be hungrier.  The 1 1/2 cups per meal is down the road on the Maintenance Food plan.  I am following all of my instructions to the T and so far, all is going fantastic.  I'm SO thankful.
on 1/9/11 8:44 am
RNY on 11/15/10 with
This really makes me wonder about myself because I can barely get any food in before I am full. I am 8 weeks out and I can't get in more than 1/4 of a cup usually.  Maybe once I have been able to eat a whole yogurt (and I can't eat greek yogurt because it is too filling for me) I eat refried beans with yogurt and cheese mixed in alot and I literally can get down about 4 or 5 small bites and that is all I can get down.  However, I can eat a string cheese.   I can eat some cottage cheese and usually I can get down 1/4 cup. I am supposed to be advanced out of the soft/pureed stage of foods in 2 weeks (or less) and I'm trying to figure out how I am going to eat anything! I get most of my protein from my 2 shakes a day (although all of the food I DO eat is protein).  Any ideas out there???

HW 270  SW 251   1st GW 170    CW 143       2nd GW 150
 1st GOAL REACHED  170  5/23/2011
                      2nd GOAL REACHED 150 8/8/2011
on 1/9/11 11:24 am
RNY on 08/16/10 with
I think it is different for everyone..for me too I could hardly get anything in until about now..even today I was only able to get a few bites of dinner in before I got full so it really depends on the day and what I eat..I get most of my protein in through shakes and slider foods like yogurt...
HW: 260? SW: 242 Surgeons GW: 150 First GW: 140 Second GW: 130 CW: 122      
Sherri K.
on 1/9/11 2:54 pm, edited 1/9/11 2:54 pm - Inman, SC
 It was about at the 6 month mark that I was able to eat 1/2 cup of food less if it is just meat.  I at a few bites to a 1/4 cup of food for months.  I don't think there is anything wrong with you.  The size of your meals will eventually change. You will need to get most of your protein thru shakes until you can eat more.  For the first few months I mostly ate cottage cheese, cheeses, plain greek yogurt mixed with dannon light & fit vanilla yogurt because meats didn't settle very well.  The softer foods go down a bit easier and you can eat more of them at a time compared to meat. Even now at almost 10 months out I rarely eat more than half a cup of food at a time unless it is salad.
on 1/9/11 7:57 pm
RNY on 11/15/10 with
Thank you, I appreciate your response...I was wondering!

HW 270  SW 251   1st GW 170    CW 143       2nd GW 150
 1st GOAL REACHED  170  5/23/2011
                      2nd GOAL REACHED 150 8/8/2011