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#1 ladybadone

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 09:29 AM

So is the wait 30 mins before and after you eat to drink something you do the rest of your life or just for a certain amount of time while you are recovering and getting used to your new way of eatting?

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 09:48 AM

So is the wait 30 mins before and after you eat to drink something you do the rest of your life or just for a certain amount of time while you are recovering and getting used to your new way of eatting?


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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:11 AM

wow forever. Guess I wont be eating anything hot and spicy anymore lol .

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:13 AM

Yep, it's forever. I eat spicy stuff all the time, though. I guess you get used to it. My surgeon also said if I needed a small sip with a meal that would be OK, just not to drink a whole glass of something.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:24 AM

wow forever. Guess I wont be eating anything hot and spicy anymore lol .


Unfortunately, it is forever. Here's a tip. If something is too spicy, eat a tiny piece of bread...it helps. Also, I have to wait 30 minutes after drinking due to acid reflux.
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:34 AM

I had acid reflux before i had the surgery. Now I dont have it however I do get alot of burping/gas but it comes right out, lol I used to get acid reflux up in my chest and would eat a pepsid. Im only a little over a month out of surgery so I am taking it very slow. Eating really mild stuff like chicken and rice, scrambled eggs, fish, potatoes, carrots.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:38 AM

Yep, the official word on eating hot and spicy in general is to offset flames with a bit of bread or something cool like sourcream (Fage Greek yogurt gets my vote) or cottage cheese. Apparently the natural instinct to chug a glass of water is ineffective or less effective. You can deal w hot and spicy and also be good w your new eating habits.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:54 AM

Yep!

Forever here too although I can drink right up to eating.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:17 AM

What is the thing with carbonation? Is that forever too, like drinking soft drinks or carbonated flavored water.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:37 AM

i was wondering about the carbonation thing too... can i have a drink or 2 of diet coke?
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:44 AM

That would also be a no to carbonated beverages.

The carbon stretches out the pouch in addtion to giving people really bad gas.


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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:20 PM

Ok I can live with that, I pretty much stopped drinking sodas anyways before the surgery, hmm what about alcohol, in moderation ofc. I am thinking 6months down the road.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:43 PM

My surgeon doesn't recommend alcohol until at LEAST 4 months out, so I haven't even tried it yet.

It's my understanding that 1 shot would have my lying face first on the floor. :eek: I've heard some folks say that they enjoy a glass of wine here and there and they are fine with it, so I don't think alcohol is completely out. Just be sure to be responsible and not drink much, as 1 - Our bodies absorb it much quicker, 2 - It is full of empty calories, and 3 - Be careful you don't take up alcohol as an alternate addiction.

I hope all of this information helps. :)

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:43 PM

I'm curious about the drinking before--- the people in this thread who say they can drink right up to their meals are ones that have been extremely successful in losing the weight.

I'm wondering if that change might help me. I still do the 30 mins before and 30 to 60 minutes after.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 12:45 PM

I'm curious about the drinking before--- the people in this thread who say they can drink right up to their meals are ones that have been extremely successful in losing the weight.

I'm wondering if that change might help me. I still do the 30 mins before and 30 to 60 minutes after.



Kel,

I'm still really early out, but I am permitted to drink right up until I eat. I'm supposed to stear clear of liquids for 30 - 45 minutes after I eat.


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Posted 08 February 2010 - 02:15 PM

I'm curious about the drinking before--- the people in this thread who say they can drink right up to their meals are ones that have been extremely successful in losing the weight.

I'm wondering if that change might help me. I still do the 30 mins before and 30 to 60 minutes after.


Kel,

I was advised after 18 months(ish) to load fluid 30 minutes before eating. I drink around 16-20oz in that time.

I guess it's kinda like what we were advised to do before WLS when dieting - drink a glass of water beforehand - it's supposed to make you feel fuller longer.

In our case, the fluid doesn't stay in the pouch but it's supposed to help with the feeling fuller thing and in theory, you don't eat so much.

I don't know about that part because I still have no sensation of hunger and continue with eating amounts at frequent intervals rather than the 3 meal thing.

Certainly can't hurt to give it a try.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 02:59 PM

Yea I would not think of drinking anything alcoholic now. I was thinking this summer maybe a beer here and there. I am not much of a drinker anymore.
Right now I am drinking some OJ, no added sugar, water, a little coffee, and milk along with my protien drinks 2 times a day that I really enjoy. Also eatting Yoguart. If there is one thing we have in Sweden its yoguart. lol eatting oatmeal in the morning and Vlling(Its swedish) at night before bed. That is along with my lunch and dinner stuff.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:14 PM

My brother-in-law had RNY about 2 years ago and he said he can have a few sips of beer or a diet soda on occasion....however -
I had to have an upper GI done last week and one of the things they had to do it with was an alka-seltzer kinda thing. It was HORRID. It blew my stomach up and made me have a ton of pain. He said it's the same thing a soda would do. So...needless to say, I won't be trying any soda.

I do wonder when I can have an adult beverage though. I'm going to Mexico in APril and would really like to have something to sip on while poolside. I will be 5 months out by then. I know the whole "Alcohol affects you quicker" bit, but other than that, does it do any harm to have a couple sips 5 months out.
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:40 PM

Below is an excerpt from http://www.thinnerti...es-dummies.html

IDEAL MEAL PROCESS (rules of the pouch):

1. The patient must time meals five hours apart or the patient will get too hungry in between.
2. The patient needs to eat finely cut meat and raw or slightly cooked veggies with each meal.
3. The patient must eat the entire meal in 5-15 minutes. A 30-45 minute meal will cause failure.
4. No liquids for 1 hours to 2 hours after each meal.
5. After 1 to 2 hours, begin sipping water and over the next three hours slowly increase water intake.
6. 3 hours after last meal, begin drinking LOTS of water/fluids.
7. 15 minutes before the next meal, drink as much as possible as fast as possible. This is called water loading. IF YOU HAVENT BEEN DRINKING OVER THE LAST FEW HOURS, THIS WATER LOADING WILL NOT WORK.
8. You can water load at any time 2-3 hours before your next meal if you get hungry, which will cause a strong feeling of fullness.
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:51 PM

Below is an excerpt from http://www.thinnerti...es-dummies.html

IDEAL MEAL PROCESS (rules of the pouch):

1. The patient must time meals five hours apart or the patient will get too hungry in between.


I don't know who came up with those rules, but there is no way on god's green earth that I can go 5 hours between meals.. that is CRAZY to me. I don't eat enough at one time to sustain me for five hours!

2. The patient needs to eat finely cut meat and raw or slightly cooked veggies with each meal.
3. The patient must eat the entire meal in 5-15 minutes. A 30-45 minute meal will cause failure.
4. No liquids for 1 hours to 2 hours after each meal.
5. After 1 to 2 hours, begin sipping water and over the next three hours slowly increase water intake.
6. 3 hours after last meal, begin drinking LOTS of water/fluids.
7. 15 minutes before the next meal, drink as much as possible as fast as possible. This is called water loading. IF YOU HAVENT BEEN DRINKING OVER THE LAST FEW HOURS, THIS WATER LOADING WILL NOT WORK.
8. You can water load at any time 2-3 hours before your next meal if you get hungry, which will cause a strong feeling of fullness.


I drink lots and lots of fluids but have always stopped 30 minutes before.. I'm well hydrated, my urine is pale pale pale (almost clear) but I think I will keep drinking till closer to eating time and see if that change helps me. The 'drink as fast as you can' thing has me concerned though. I'm not a gulper at all anymore.

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