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Vienna Sausages!! Good Or Bad?

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Ok..i Have Been Eating These Things Like Crazy. It's About The Only Thing That Fills Me Up. I Eat Yogurt For Breakfast. Then A Protien Shake That Last For About One Hour, Then Im Eating About 3 Or Four Sausages With Cheese. I Also Find Myself Snacking On Them..maybe One When I Go To The Fridge For Ice Or Something. I Know About The Calories, But Im Not Getting In Enough Anyway. I Just Want To Know If Anyone Else Eats These. The Nurse At My Dr.s Office Said They Were Ok.

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Sorry Angel - I don't know what Vienna Sausages are - must be an American thing I guess. But if they are just a variety of sausage then I would think they'd be pretty bad for us - being high in fat of course. But then I could be completely wrong as they may be a healthy version? Anyways, I'll stop waffling and let someone on here that can offer some real advice based on fact. ;)

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I don't trust that they are real meat. I've never liked them--my mom always bought them when we were young for lunches and I would always trade. I don't know why she couldn't just stick to the Chef Boyardee stuff I liked, but I thought they were just BLECCHH! (Much like Cindy's potted ham she was using the other day for soup! Ewww...)

Besides being mystery meat, I think they are high in salt as well. I don't think they are necessarily bad for you, but us GBS'ers have to watch the salt--it makes you retain fluids and thus causes slower weight loss.

What about fat free hot dogs? Their meat is just as mysterious and I don't think they are as salty...

:D

-Mike

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Ok..i Have Been Eating These Things Like Crazy. It's About The Only Thing That Fills Me Up. I Eat Yogurt For Breakfast. Then A Protien Shake That Last For About One Hour, Then Im Eating About 3 Or Four Sausages With Cheese. I Also Find Myself Snacking On Them..maybe One When I Go To The Fridge For Ice Or Something. I Know About The Calories, But Im Not Getting In Enough Anyway. I Just Want To Know If Anyone Else Eats These. The Nurse At My Dr.s Office Said They Were Ok.

Check out calorie-count - Calories in Vienna Sausage

Calorie wise, I don't think they're bad but according to the site, the down side is that they're high in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium so I don't think they make the ideal food to snack on.

1 little sausage (16g) will net you 1.1g of saturated fat and 1.7g protein. The same 16g in shrimp (for example) will give you ZERO saturated fat and 3.3g of protein.

Canned tuna (in water) give you an even bigger bang for your buck. Same 16g has zero saturated fat and 4.1g protein. Mixed with a bit of fat free mayo - YUM!

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I loved them when I was newly post op...1 would fill me up, and go down easy...

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Right Now I Am Craving Salt For Some Reason, So I Chew Pickles. I Do Not Use Salt When I Cook, So I Dont Worry About The Sodium. I Would Love To Eat A Hot Dog..lol..but When I Was Early Post Op My Friend Who Thought She Was Helping Me, Made Some Concoction Of Hot Dogs With Cottage Cheese And Pureed Chicken All Mixed Together..ewwww..and Since Then, No Hot Dogs For Me..lol..i Have So Many Cans Of Tuna Under The Cabinet..i Just Can't Eat It Anymore..im Going To Check Out Some Recipes For It...does It Help If The Sausages Are The Chicken Ones?..lol. Im Going To Slow Down On The "mystery Meat"..that Was Funny..lol...but They Sure Do Taste Good With Hot Sauce!! I Have Been Craving The Stuff Like A Mad Woman!!

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I'm still pre-op, but IMHO I'd try to eat something healthier and with more protein than the Vienna Sausages. As an occasional treat they'd be okay, but not as a daily thing. If you need help weaning yourself off them, just read the ingredient list. I haven't eaten them (or potted meat) since I was 13 and read the ingredients. Gross! :eek:

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:eek:

The question isn't CAN you, but SHOULD you?!

Isn't it The Original Mystery Meat? Or does that honor go to Spam?

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:eek:

The question isn't CAN you, but SHOULD you?!

Isn't it The Original Mystery Meat? Or does that honor go to Spam?

Excellent point Julie!

Yuck on Spam as well. :eek: I was surprised when we vacationed in Hawaii that the nasty stuff was everywhere. Even McDonald's had Spam McMuffins! Ick!

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Way to high in fat and sodium, way too low in protein and other needed nutrients. Not to mention the nitrites, nitrates and preservatives. Just junk food.

According to your sample menu, it dosen't sound like you eat much. Maybe you can find other things yuo can tolerate to add some variety to your diet.

By the way, I used to chop those things up, add them to scarmbled eggs and top with hot sauce. YUM!

Be careful with the snacking! Make sure it dosen't turn into grazing. I got to the point about two years out that I got a bite of "something" to eat every time I went to the kitchen. It was just a bite, right? Well all those bites gave me 20 pounds. I am almost done getting them back off, but it is really hard.

Stick with healthy food choices. You didn't go through the pain and hassle of gastric bypass to continue filling yourself up with junk. Treat yourself well! You are worth better food choices!

Now I'm craving hot sauce...

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