Absorption of an egg, for example...

Amy W.
on 4/22/14 12:55 am - Buckeye, AZ
DS on 11/05/04 with
If I eat an egg, persay, and it's...
70 calories
5 g of fat
6 g of protein

Since we only (roughly) absorb 20% of fat, does this calculate into only absorbing 14 calories, 1 g of fat, and only 1-2 g of protein? I'm so confused.

5" 7' -  HW: 328 Current: I stay around 155 :) 
"...Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing."


 
 
 
 
 
  

MajorMom
on 4/22/14 1:58 am - VA

You're going to drive yourself crazy trying to compute this stuff. It's all estimates anyway. 

--gina

5'1" -- HW 195/SW 187/GW 115 July 08/CW 121 Dec 2012
                                 ******GOAL*******

Starting BMI between 35 and 40ish? 
Join us on the
Lightweights Board!
DS on Aug 9, 2007 with Dr. Hazem Elariny

airbender
on 4/23/14 12:53 pm

yep I think we have all been there

PeteA
on 4/22/14 4:27 am - Parma, OH
DS on 04/15/13

I'm not sure you can get valid answers but using 80% fat malabsorption and 50% protein malabsorption

I get 21 calories. 9 from the one gram of fat 12 from the 3 gms of protein.

At 10 years out you probably absorb much more that that.  Do you find it easier to track calories than track
protein and carb consumption? 

Amy W.
on 4/22/14 4:30 am - Buckeye, AZ
DS on 11/05/04 with
In all honesty, I have no idea what I'm doing at all. My weight is so tempermental! Up down up down up down AHHHHHHHHHHH!!! *is going crazy*

5" 7' -  HW: 328 Current: I stay around 155 :) 
"...Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing."


 
 
 
 
 
  

PeteA
on 4/22/14 4:47 am - Parma, OH
DS on 04/15/13

You might try to go back to what I consider a DS starter diet.  Do high protein, low carb (

Amy W.
on 4/22/14 4:57 am - Buckeye, AZ
DS on 11/05/04 with
That's what I've been doing and it doesn't work for me for some reason. I used to eat ALL day everyday and never worried about anything. I always stayed 165 no matter what. I then decided a couple years ago I wanted to "diet" to lose more, BOOM, I've had horrible problems ever since. I don't know what my body is doing and it's soooo frustrating! I can't seem to find a balance for anything. I don't know if I'm eating too little, too much, too what! I'm going insane.

5" 7' -  HW: 328 Current: I stay around 155 :) 
"...Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing."


 
 
 
 
 
  

hollykim
on 4/22/14 5:11 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15 with

what did your "diet" consist of?

 


          

 

JazzyOne9254
on 4/22/14 1:26 pm

Why are you doing restrictive dieting, when you have a DS?

Not only is that not necessary, your depriving yourself of eating like a normal person.

Accept what your body is telling you.  It's comfortable, and hopefully, healthy and happy.  It also has to catch up with all the metabolic changes that have happened with your DS.

Trust me, just keep doing high protein/low carb, religiously take your vites and/or protein.  I still use shakes as protein insurance, and I don't gain from them.    Focus on getting the best possible nutrition from everything you choose to eat.  You'll start losing again, trust me.

HW 405/SW 397/CW 138/GW 160  Do the research!  Check the stats!
The DS is *THE* solution to Severe Morbid Obesity!

    

Amy W.
on 4/22/14 2:52 pm - Buckeye, AZ
DS on 11/05/04 with
I could swear my body forgot it had DS! It's really weird and I don't understand it.

5" 7' -  HW: 328 Current: I stay around 155 :) 
"...Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing."


 
 
 
 
 
  

Most Active
Severe Nausea
50VICKIE · 1 replies · 25 views
Surgiversary 13 years
jinjer · 0 replies · 33 views
Recent Topics
Severe Nausea
50VICKIE · 1 replies · 25 views
Surgiversary 13 years
jinjer · 0 replies · 33 views
buying vitamins online
yoram · 4 replies · 106 views
×