Hunger or thirst?

on 9/8/15 5:11 pm - Chicago, IL
RNY on 03/17/15

I really don't understand their reasoning. 1/2 egg equals 3 grams of protein. A good cheese stick has 8 grams of protein. I couldn't have survived without cheese. It has been a staple for me since day two after surgery. Greek yogurt too. Those were the first foods I ate. Egg didn't sit well for a couple of months. I hope you figure out what works for you.

Height: 5'5" HW: 290 Consultation Weight: 276 SW: 257 CW: 132

GeekMonster, Insolent Hag
on 9/9/15 11:55 am - CA
VSG on 12/19/13

Same here.  Eggs were problematic for me after WLS.  I prefer to eat them over easy or poached instead of scrambled, even now.

Greek yogurt and cheese are my go-to proteins even now.  It's so odd how surgeons can vary in their recommendations.  Mine was very clear that I needed a minimum of 80 grams of protein per day.  

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Height:  5'-7"  HW: 449  SW: 392  GW: 179  CW: 220

on 9/9/15 2:47 pm

Their reasoning against the yogurt was that it's not a solid food! But for the cheese stick they just said that it's not on my list of foods to eat until week 7, so it was out of the question. But, Mac and cheese is ok!!! Crazy how there's no rhyme nor reason!


RNY Surgery-8/10/15

on 9/9/15 2:43 pm

Yeah, me too! I tolerate the eggs ok. I started teaching again today and my whole schedule was messed up! I've got to re-learn when to eat based on my school hours now!! Ugh!


RNY Surgery-8/10/15

on 9/8/15 1:50 pm

I recall that thirst felt so different postop than it did preop. I never felt the same thirst signal; both hunger and thirst felt the same. You mention that you need to drink more. Your hunger between meals could very well be thirst.

RNY, 8/1/2011
HW: 348          SW: 306          CW:-fighting regain
    GW: 140

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on 9/9/15 2:45 pm

I am noticing this! I'm trying to convince myself that it's thirst I'm feeling and not hunger. 


RNY Surgery-8/10/15