How much can u eat at 15 mos out?

on 10/5/12 10:14 am - Meadville, PA
Just curious how much people at least 1 year post-op can eat at one sitting?

Luck 'o the Irish
*37 lbs were lost pre-op

Oxford Comma Hag
on 10/5/12 10:41 am
It depends. If it's something soft, like Greek yogurt, about 6-7 ounces. If it is dense protein like tuna or chicken, about 3 ounces.

I am 13 months out.

I fight badgers with spoons.

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on 10/5/12 1:29 pm - CA
RNY on 05/31/11 with
I'm 15 months out and I can eat about 3/4 cup of soft stuff or 2-3 oz of dense protein in a sitting. I actually had a bit of trouble with grazing recently so I have been posting my daily food log on another forum site to give myself a bit of accountability.
on 10/7/12 1:10 am - San Antonio, TX

These are the rules I followed/follow: 

3-6 Months After Surgery: I ate 600-700 calories a day

*6-9 Months After Surgery: I ate 800-900 calories a day

*9-12 Months After Surgery: I ate 1000 calories a day
*12-24 Months After Surgery: eat 1200 calories a day (I ate 1200 calories a day until 15 months when I reached my goal weight)

*24 Months after surgery (or when goal weight is reached before 24 months): Maintenance calories (BMR/RMR & Activity Level) (Malabsorption of calories lasts approximately 18-24 months) (I eat 1800-2000 calories a day to maintain my weight loss of 200 pounds at a weight of 131 pounds. My height is 5'4")

*I do not participate in a formal exercise program due to Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. I do move around a lot more and do a lot more walking.

Age at RNY: 55, Height: 5'4", Consultation Weight: 331 lbs-12/1/2009, RNY Surgery Weight: 281 lbs-3/22/2010, Goal Weight Reached: 141 lbs-6/23/2011, Lowest Weight: 126 lbs-12/11/2011

Current Age: 61, Current Weight: 161 lbs-5/20/2016Total Weight Loss Maintained: 170 lbs  


Mellissa L.
on 10/8/12 5:15 am - Southgate, MI
I'm about 15 months out and I can eat about 3-4 ozs of dense protein, 1/4 cup of veggies and maybe 1/8th of a cup of starch. 

Soups more like a cup.. to 1 1/2 depending on how much "broth".  But I tend to stay away from soups unless pouchy is grouchy.. or if it's near that time of the month when my pouch is tight. 

Typical day for me: (some days i'll add in a protein bar)

"Pre-breakfast" Diet Mt Dew

Breakfast - 3/4 of a egg & cheese crossiant.. (Some days only half) which take about 45 minutes to eat.

Snack - No sugar added cocoa or SF French vanilla coffee (de caf)

Lunch - 3-4 oz protien & fruit or crackers (depend on what I pack for lunch)

Snack - Breakstone's 4oz 2% cottage cheese cup w/ no sugar added peaches cup

Dinner - 3-4 oz protein, 1/4 cup veg, if room 1/8 to 1/4 starch

Snack - Typically something salty.. sometimes a 1/2 cup of no sugar added ice cream. 

At about 17 months i'm down 140lbs and still loosing roughly 2-5lbs a month without trying.  I'm trying to find my balance to be in maintaince. 
on 10/8/12 8:49 am - FL
I am just shy of 14mths out and I can put away some groceries.   A typical meal might be 1/2c egg beaters (generic kind lol ), 2 slices of turkey bacon, slice of ww bread w/ either tomato or jelly,  2-3 mini sweet peppers

  I can eat steak, shrimp, broccoli, sweet potato and salad.  Might not finish every bite, but I put a great big dent in it.

My favorite snack is 1/2c cottage cheese, 1/2c fiber one, 2-3 sliced strawberries and a Tbs of peanut butter.

All of that said - I also workout very hard several hours a week and have been training for a triathlon. I have a small hobby farm and I help my bedridden / wheelchair bound mom. My day starts at 9am and generally ends around 3am.  My dietitian and surgeon are fine with the amounts I eat because I have only 1x in over a year eaten enough to cause discomfort.... I just apparently use up the food I eat pretty quickly.

                              HW 353 SW 317 Original GW 180  Current Wt  170 
                               First 5k 59:18; 5k PR 32:06;  1st 10k 1:20:27; PR 1:08:36
                                                    1st Half Marathon 2:48

                                        Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15k- 1:47:34
                                                  Three Sprint Triathlons