Calories consumed post-of during purée phase?

MoniqueW
on 5/10/18 3:42 pm

Hi guys,

i am 10 days post-op and consuming about 700 calories per day. I'm not exactly releasing s lot of weight. What is the target calorie intake of a patient in day-10? Am I eating to too little.

Mo


Highest Weight = 279lbs.
VSG Surgery Weight = 253 lbs
Goal Weight = 150 lbs. (5'5)

Erin T.
on 5/10/18 4:05 pm
VSG on 01/17/17

I didn't eat 700 calories per day until I was probably...3-4 months post op? I was eating 250-400 calories during purees. I hit 'solid food' at 4 weeks and that's around the time I could hit 400-500 calories per day.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

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MoniqueW
on 5/10/18 4:35 pm

Thanks Erin! You're doing great.


Highest Weight = 279lbs.
VSG Surgery Weight = 253 lbs
Goal Weight = 150 lbs. (5'5)

H.A.L.A B.
on 5/11/18 4:48 am

That is a very high calories intake for someone just 10 days post op. Not sure what you are eating to get the 700 calories.

Concentrate on proteins, proteins proteins. Most people in the first month where ,app 400-500 calories per day.

Remember that during surgery they cut the nerves so you may be overeating without realizing that. During first few months it is important to measure everything we eat and stick to the 2-3 oz of food at a time.

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

MoniqueW
on 5/11/18 7:32 am

Hi Hala,

Great advice, thank you. So, I use my fitness pal to track my food intake. However, after reviewing Erin's response, I went back and reassessed my food journal. Yes, I'm eating the standard purée/soft foods (tbsp. Cottage cheese, puréed soups, etc.) but I discovered I miscalculated qty. & amounts. What I had entered was much greater than what I actually consumed. That explains why the calories appear higher than they are.


Highest Weight = 279lbs.
VSG Surgery Weight = 253 lbs
Goal Weight = 150 lbs. (5'5)

H.A.L.A B.
on 5/11/18 12:05 pm

Good job. Just make sure carby stuff like "creamed soups" are sporadic in your diet.

Even now, I look at cream of soup, check the ingredients, then put it back on a shelf. Even now - when I want to indulge- I pick a piece of good quality chocolate, rather than starches in the soups.

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

Erin T.
on 5/12/18 3:10 am
VSG on 01/17/17

I found Montezuma's brand Dark Chocolate Absolute Black with Cocoa Nibs at Trader Joe's. It's 100% Cocoa solids and so good! A serving is 25g and it's 150 calories, 14g fat, 3g protein, 6g carbs (4 from fiber, 0g from sugar).

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

TrendWeight

mershmellow
on 5/12/18 6:59 am
VSG on 01/12/17

That carb amount is really impressive.

H.A.L.A B.
on 5/12/18 7:09 am

Ki need to try that. Thanks.

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

Grim_Traveller
on 5/11/18 5:36 am
RNY on 08/21/12

While losing weight, there is no such thing as eating too little. All of that stuff about eating more in order to lose faster us just crap.

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.

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