Snacks

Kathyjs
on 6/5/18 9:31 am

Please don't hate me but it makes me actually sad to see all the posts about snacks and 'what can I eat, here or there' Food is an addiction. I can say with all honesty I don't think about food. I eat a good breakfast. Dinner and supper. Protein first and that's it. I have been successful and want this for all of you.

ScaleSkater
on 6/5/18 10:06 am

I'll let my bariatric therapist and nutritionist know your concerns. Just so you know - they advocate on profile snacks in the afternoon due to the length of time between lunch and dinner. But you got to do what you got to do. Also food is not an addiction. It's the sugar or carb aspect. No one is addicted to asparagus! Cheer up!

HW 510 / SW 424/ GW 175 (stretch goal to get 10 under) / CW 160 (I'm near the charts ideal weight - wonder if I can stay here)

RNY November 2016

PS: L/R arm skin removal; belt panniculectomy - April, 2019

conazza
on 6/5/18 10:09 am
RNY on 09/23/16

I plan 3 meals and one or two snacks per day. I don't think it's an issue to plan a healthy snack. I'd have more of a problem if I had to go several hours without anything. I prefer to eat every 3-4 hours as it keeps me satisfied and less tempted to cheat. I feel this is very successful for me although I'm sure some folks do better with just 3 "meals" a day, I do better with 4-5 planned "eating times". Just my two cents.

Lap band: 2006. Revision to RNY 9/23/2016

8/2/17: Goal Reached: 135lbs. & 115lbs lost (5'3")

Pre-op: 250, SW 242, CW 125, GW 135

Pre-op: 9lb M1: 20lb M2: 11.5lb M3: 11.9 M4: 13.4 M5: 10.8 M6: 10.2 M7: 8.1 M8: 8.4 M9: 6.5 M10: 5.7 M11: 3.5 M12: 4.3

Patty R.
on 6/5/18 10:37 am - Harrisville, RI
RNY on 09/08/16

I need the snacks too. If I go longer than 5 hours without eating I become a bottomless pit and can be very bad. I do a mid afternoon and evening snack along with B,L and D meals.

CJ On Orcas
on 6/5/18 9:35 pm
RNY on 09/09/16

Hi, Pat! How ya doing? I also snack. I usually eat 5-6 small meals that always are some kind of protein. Seems to settle better with me.

Librarian67
on 6/5/18 10:12 am
RNY on 02/28/17

I don't hate you, but nutritional needs are different for everyone even post-WLS individuals.

Food really can be an addiction for some people and used like any other drug. Many people became MO+ because of their unhealthy relationship with food whether or not that technically fits under the DSM definition of addiction.

Good for you that you don't think about food but for most of us, we think about food alot. We just choose to make different decisions about how to handle it.

Speaking for myself, I do MUCH better when I eat a small portion of mostly protein every 2-3 hours and never let myself get particularly hungry. If I wait too many hours between meals, I become too hungry, eat too much, too fast and get sick. Sorry, your method just wouldn't work for me.

You can be sad, but I have to say that success for most people on here and in the larger post-WLS world is in finding how to use their tool over the long term and it may not look like your version of success.

HW: 248+, SW (RNY: 2/28/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125; LW: 115; 45# regain (19-20); CW: 135.6; new goal: 135; Plastics: Ext mastopexy, Ext abdominoplasty-5/18/2018; diagnosed w/ gastroparesis 11/20.

MichelleS61
on 6/5/18 10:15 am - Lindsay, Canada
RNY on 02/26/18

For those of us who are diabetic planned snacks is an essential part of our routine in order to avoid lows, which unfortunately still happen.

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;

seattledeb
on 6/5/18 2:34 pm
RNY on 12/22/08 with

Back in the 70's, I remember the hospital refrigerator being stocked with labeled snacks for the diabetics on the ward.

The med students would come around and try to steal them! I'd give them the old ones.

supershopper
on 6/5/18 10:19 am

My surgeon and nut said the most successful long term have 5-6 small meals during the day and that is what I follow.

also I need to eat every 2-3 hours.

HW 305 SW 278 Surgery weight 225 GW 160 LW: 118.8

RNY 12/15/2015,

GB removal 09/2016,

Twisted bowel/hernia repair 08/2017

M1 Dec 2015-13.0, M2-7.0, M3-14.5, M4-9.4, M5-7.1, M6 9.8, M7-7.6 ,M8- 7.6, M-9 5.5, M10-6.4, M11- 2.2, M12 Dec 2016- 5.8

Writergurl08
on 6/5/18 10:47 am
RNY on 02/15/18

I was encouraged to eat snacks to help get my protein in. At 3 months out, I can't always manage it with just 3 square meals a day.

HW: 340 SW: 329 Goal: 170

CW: 243

Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)

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