I am officially two weeks post op. I am looking for tips and tricks. I am looking for any help you can send my way. I want to be successful at this and do it right. I am looking to you guys to give me all the help I can get.
Be strict with yourself for as long as you can, because will power and motivation get harder to sustain the further out from surgery that you get! Being strict means eating only foods that have at least 1g of protein for every 10 calories, weighing your meals to be sure you never eat more than 4oz, drinking at least 64oz of zero calorie liquid per day, never drinking with meals and eating no more than 4 times per day. Once you start eating less protein packed foods, more calories, and more times per day it is really hard to reign yourself back in!
Height: 5'5" Pre-op 14 M1 23 M2 11 M3 13 M4 + M5 17 M6 9 M7 5 M8 3 M9 3
Below Goal and 101 pounds lost, then 7-10 pounds regained and now losing again.
Thanks! I want to get this right from the start I need to order a food scale right now.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.
Read as many posts as you can on the forums. There have been tons of questions asked here over the years, and you have access to LOTS of helpful information here.
A few random thoughts off the top of my head:
I need to get my vitamins. Thank you for all of the advice!
Did your surgeon's office give you a list of vitamins that you need to take? I started mine a week after surgery, so I'm surprised that you haven't taken any yet.
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Height: 5'-7" HW: 449 SW: 392 GW: 179 CW: 220