Eating too much 18 days out

anncha
on 3/17/18 5:46 am

I'm now on the purée stage and from reading on the forum I feel I might be eating too much. My protein target is 90-100g per day

I have a premier protein (30g protein) shake in one sitting (can take up to an hour but I drink it and don't have to keep coming back to it). I also have the splash drink once a day (24g protein)

If I have a source yogurt for breakfast I can also eat that in one sitting taking about 15-20m to eat or a scrambled mushy egg with a cheese triangle in it (again around 20 mins). When I've pureed chicken or salmon i measure it into 1/4 cup portions but I'm often not full/satisfied after this and have on occasion had 1/2 cup. I haven't introduced fruit or veggies really yet and I'm sticking to protein only (although most of my carbs come from dairy products milk/yogurt)

From other threads I've read on here I'm having more than I should at this stage (surgery was 3 weeks ago this coming Tuesday). I'm hitting my fluid goal and my protein goal most days sitting around 500-700 calories. I'm in a panic now that I'm not doing things right and I'm looking for some advice.

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

Starnaenae
on 3/17/18 7:58 am

Dont focus on calories this soon out. Your nerves were cut so you wont get that "full" sensation immediately. Stick to the guidelines provided by your center dont eat more. Allow your body to heal. Focus on protein and liquids. Puree some veggies. Theyre great

TWH: Referral May 2015 --> Orientation November 2015 --> Surgeon at TWH Nov 2016 --> Transferred to Guelph --> Surgeon Appt Dec 1 2016 --> Opti Start Dec 8 2016 --> Surgery Dec 22 2016 HW: 331 SW:302 GW: 170

anncha
on 3/17/18 8:05 am

It's more that I've had 1/2 cup of puréed protein sometimes and not a 1/4 cup which I've now read is what I should be having.

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

Swiggum
on 3/17/18 8:39 am

Don't panic! I was eating that much at 3 weeks out too. I found that during the pureed phase I was able to eat sometimes more than 1/2 cup at a time, but it topped out. I'm now 6 weeks out, and it has mostly settled at that 1/2 cup size, though occasionally and with some foods, it can vary (some things less, some a little more). As for calories, I've been at 500-700 a day too, and it's all good.

We all heal at different speeds, so comparing with others will just make us worry without really being helpful. I've been totally doing the same thing, but I'm trying to stop - it's just a new way for us to beat ourselves up!

You got this, don't worry!

Stitch83
on 3/17/18 9:49 am
RNY on 02/26/18

It takes me about an hour now to finish a premier as well and 20 mins for a yogurt. But I set a timer for 30-40 mins for chicken and fish and make myself slowly take bites and chew forever for at least a half hour with the meat. 40 mins if it's a new meat. I only do a 1/4 cup of those but maybe adding 2 tbsp of veggies will help you. I'm probably feeling full/satieted because it takes so long to eat. After the 1/4 cup are you really still hungry, like your belly is saying it's hungry or is your mind not satieted because it feels it should be eating more? That's what I realized when I thought I should take more than a quarter cup. My calories are around 400 but one day I did go higher, I'm less worried about calories than staying within portions so nothing stretches. If you do feel the need to eat more than a 1/4 cup why not just have a 1/4 cup and 2 hours later have more so you're breaking it up a bit. I did have a third a cup of refried beans the other day but that was because I mixed a quarter cup of beans with smooth cottage cheese. I do think thinner things like that and yogurt can be more than a quarter cup.

HW: 285 SW: 260 CW: 134 Dr. Grantcharov, St. Michael's

Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor/Dietician/SW finished by Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery: February 26, 2018!!

anncha
on 3/17/18 11:11 am, edited 3/17/18 4:11 am

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

MichelleS61
on 3/17/18 12:28 pm - Lindsay, Canada
RNY on 02/26/18

Interesting how plans vary mine says 1/2 cup max so I've been sticking to that.

I haven't had any hunger, but sometimes especially have to remember to eat on weekends, when my schedule changes.

57 - 6'0" - HW:288 SW:260 CW:185

TWH: Referral Aug. '16, Orientation - Nov. 30 '16, Surgeon Oct. 6 '17, Start Optifast Feb. 5'18 - Surgery Feb. 26'18

Opti -25; M1 -23; M2 -17; M3 -7; M4 -5; M5 -5; M6 -6; M7 -0; M8 -2; M9 -0; M10 -2; M11-0; M12-4;

anncha
on 3/17/18 11:13 am

As it happens I went and got my book out and it says 1/2-3/4 cup for each meal (4-6oz). I will panic less. I?m not having ?bad? food and I?m following my plan. I think I might introduce a couple of tsp of puréed veg soon (soup hasn?t sat well since my surgery even trying nearly every kind available it makes me vomit).

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

Smoka
on 3/18/18 3:54 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

I was able to eat a lot too. ...still can, and I've lost 75 pounds so far. Everyone is different. I worried about that a bit too, but I've stuck to the protein I'm suppose to have and fluids I'm suppose to have and things have worked out for me. The feeling of fullness will come, in the meantime, stick to the plan! You will do great!

Barb

Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222 CW141

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs M9-2lbs M10-0lbs M11 - 0lbs M12 - 0lbs

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