Feeling guilty over Chicken Chili

nitethyme
on 2/11/16 2:35 pm - Etobicoke, Canada
RNY on 12/18/15

Hi all, I'm looking for a little advice ... I am just short of 2 months post-op and things have been going very well in terms of eating, etc. On the weekend I made some ground chicken chili (just ground chicken, tomato and red kidney beans) ... it was great ... today I took some to work in a cup size container for lunch ... and I ate the whole thing! I'm now feeling guilty that I did that and I didn't feel sick or anything ... although I did feel full.  My question is ... Is this normal to eat a cup of food and not feel sick ... have I already stretched my pouch? I am very good about recording every thing in My Fitness Pal and I'm never over 600-650 calories a day and my protein is up and fats and carbs are acceptable.  Today was just not a 'mindful' eating day/lunch.

Referral: September 2014; TWH Orientation: December 9, 2014; Social Worker: March 2015; Nutrition Class: May 5,  2015; Nurse Practitioner: May 20, 2015; Psych Evaluation: August 2015; Nutritionist: September 2015; Meet the Surgeon: November 6, 2015; Pre-Op: December 4, 2015; Scheduled Surgery: December 18, 2015; HW 367; SW 341

(deactivated member)
on 2/11/16 2:47 pm - Bumfuknowhere, Canada

1 cup is not going to stretch anything.  Chili is pretty much a soft food and we can always eat more of soft foods than solid food.  

nitethyme
on 2/11/16 4:46 pm - Etobicoke, Canada
RNY on 12/18/15

Thanks Tracey for talking me off the ledge ... I wasn't sure if it would do anything to the pouch ... still lots of learning for me to do 

Referral: September 2014; TWH Orientation: December 9, 2014; Social Worker: March 2015; Nutrition Class: May 5,  2015; Nurse Practitioner: May 20, 2015; Psych Evaluation: August 2015; Nutritionist: September 2015; Meet the Surgeon: November 6, 2015; Pre-Op: December 4, 2015; Scheduled Surgery: December 18, 2015; HW 367; SW 341

lammytee14
on 2/12/16 9:02 am

I agree with Tracey...good portion size and good food choice with protein and complex carbs. Chili is still my go-to meal almost a year post-op...I change it up every time I make it to keep it interesting (black beans instead of kidney beans, ground chicken instead of ground beef or ground beef/pork mix, taco seasoning instead of traditional chili seasoning). I even sprinkle low-fat (18% MF) grated cheese on top for an extra zing/treat. 

Don't worry about eating chili. Great to grab on-the-go when you're in a pinch.

Tammy :) 

Surgery on March 16, 2015 with Dr. Yelle (Ottawa)

HW: 245 (2012) SW: 233 CW: 141 Goal Range (by Surgeon): 149-179  

Holy Smokes! I've lost 100 pounds from my heaviest weight! Yay me!!!

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