Thank you everyone for giving. Some great information. It really is difficult with what the dietician says, what we have engrained in our heads of "proper healthy eating" and what we are finding is working for us. Only those who have gone through the journey and talk with multiple others know what is going to be successful. You guys are definitely great and much needed sounding boards on these issues. I will keep doing what I am doing and follow all of your advice!
Lap Band - 07/08 (not filled long) Referral OBN 04/16, Orientation 09/16, Nutrition Workshop 4/7/17, Nurse 4/24/17, Psych 5/15/17, Dietician 5/24/17, Internist 6/13/17 Consent 7/10/17 Surgery 9/29/2017
HW 4/17: 267 Opti Start 9/16/17: 254 Surgery 9/29: 240.8 M1:-18 M2:-14 M3:-9 M4:-5
Way to go gbear and a great question to ask.
I am on the same track as you. Lots of protein and water. Veggies and some fruit and I am good to go.
I am not having anything sweet (other than the occasional fruit) or sweeteners. No artificial anything. No pasta, bread or wheat. No rice. No simple carbs.
I went to see the the dietician as well and basically just nodded. I have read enough success stories here to know that protein is the way to go at least until we get to maintenance.
We only get this chance once. Let's rock it!
Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti
Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222
PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs