Hi, my name is Suzanne and I had my surgery on 10/30/17 so I am 12 days post op. I am doing okay. Today is a down day. I was so used to having food whenever I wanted it so it's hard not to have something when I feel like I need it. At first I was enjoying the pudding and jello as food but now I want normal food. Also I think I have been lactose intolerant so having shakes may be giving my stomach fits. I have had crackers and I almost paid for it. I just needed something normal. I am used to being full and feeling this empty is very hard to deal with. Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated.
First and foremost, stay away from crackers. Especially this early out. You need to be concentrating on protein to aid in your healing. It will be a long time before you get to a new "normal" pushing the envelope now is treading on dangerous ground.
What is your surgeons plan? Are you supposed to be on a pureed diet? Follow the stages prescribed by your centre for best results.
Try yogurt, cottage cheese, refried beans, ricotta bake. Stay away from the carbs! Protein drinks, or protein powder added to your food is good too!
Go to the http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.ca/ for tons of recipes. Ricotta bake is one you'll find there.
Best to get your head in the game early on. Will make things much easier. I can't believe you aren't being told to get your protein in. That is key to healing.
Everyone is different. In school, there were A students and students who mostly had average grades and students who flunked everything.
I was an A student in school and made up my mind to be an A student after weight loss surgery. I gave up anything made with sugar or flour or cereal or grains. No bread, cake, crackers, cereal, sugar, cookies, candies, sweet, potatoes, rice, noodles, or pasta.
Weight loss was fast and easy for me and I never once experienced hunger. Once you start on the flour and sugar you will be hungry and bored.
I have never gone back to eating normal food. I am happy with my high protein, low carb diet and my size 4 figure. Average people lose about 50% of their excess weight. To lose it all and keep it off, you have to be an A student for life.
Real life begins where your comfort zone ends
I loved hearing this! I'm a lifelong A student too. I took great umbrage when the therapist I had to see pre-surgery told me that he didn't want me to be an A student, but rather to strive to be a B.
Who WANTS to be second best when they have the ability to succeed?!
Thanks for the wisdom and encouragement White Dove. You lead and I'll follow!
62 year old woman, surgery 5/19/2017 - HW - 345, CW - 139, GW - 160ish (BMI based healthy weight - 140)
Haha! So true! And even if you've never been an A student here's you chance to be one now. Don't waste it.
Lap band: 2006. Revision to RNY 9/23/2016
8/2/17: Goal Reached: 135lbs. & 115lbs lost (5'3")
Pre-op: 250, SW 242, CW 125, GW 135
Pre-op: 9lb M1: 20lb M2: 11.5lb M3: 11.9 M4: 13.4 M5: 10.8 M6: 10.2 M7: 8.1 M8: 8.4 M9: 6.5 M10: 5.7 M11: 3.5 M12: 4.3