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  1. Check out Bob and Brad physical therapists on YouTube. They have lots of exercises to correct this.
  2. Three days after Thanksgiving, I find myself home alone with at least a pound—maybe more—of leftover turkey breast and running short of ideas to deal with it in ways I’m willing to eat. So many ideas from the Internet involve cranberry sauce, stuffing, or other carby things I’m not willing to eat. I don’t really want to freeze it because I think the texture suffers and I’ll probably just forget about it in the freezer anyway. Looking for ideas.
  3. Honestly, restriction seems to vary with time of day, what I’m eating, and probably which way the wind is blowing. The first time I eat during the day seems to be tighter.
  4. Travel threw off my system a bit and I was feeling a bit constipated, so I had a bowl of strawberries topped with chia seeds tonight because I’d heard they were good for that sort of thing. They are not, apparently, compatible with a gastric bypass and feel stuck—my stomach hurts and I’ve been burping up mucus for the past two hours. I sure wish I had some papaya enzyme right about now. Lesson learned—no chia seeds.
  5. I’ve been buying 365 beef jerky from Whole Foods. One ounce contains 5 grams of sugar, which is a lot when you’re trying to restrict total sugars to 25 grams and can easily eat the whole 3-ounce bag for a snack. I’ve tried a couple of varieties without sugar but not liked them.
  6. Has anyone found a good brand of beef jerky that does not contain added sugar?
  7. I have to admit that I didn’t notice the other flavors were missing because I only buy chocolate.
  8. What drives me nuts is that my bra size changes every ten pounds or so. Six years out, I still can’t seem to manage a stable weight, but am big enough that I need a bra with serious infrastructure —in other words, expensive. I’ve lost ten or twelve pounds in the last year and just bought all new bras because last year’s bras were gapping.
  9. Some good ideas in this thread. I just picked up some deli chicken and sandwich wraps, which hadn’t occurred to me before.
  10. Lately I’ve been cooking for one and getting really tired of making meals, or even food, for that matter. When it’s time to eat, it’s really easy to just have something like a spoonful of peanut butter and an apple, which leaves me starving an hour later because it wasn’t really a meal. Or I’ll order a pizza. Or just swing by that drive through window. I’ve been sometimes prepping several salads at a time and stashing them in the fridge. Plain Greek yogurt plus fruit is a staple. Beyond that, I really need some ideas for healthy meals for one that require little to no effort.
  11. Bypass. Sometimes quite unexpected foods make me feel overfull. Today it was blueberries with plain Greek yogurt. Earlier in the day, shrimp and broccoli had been just fine.
  12. I’ve just started taking glycine—a non-essential amino acid that’s supposed to help with inflammation. Too early to say if it’s doing anything, but at least it’s in the category of things that are unlikely to hurt.
  13. I’m six years out and still don’t really ever feel full, which can be frustrating because it’s easy to eat a wee bit too much and wind up feeling really uncomfortable. The amount it takes to get there varies depending on what the food is, what time of day it is, and probably which way the wind is blowing.
  14. Are you taking an antidepressant? They’re notorious for causing weight gain. After my husband died, I gained a bunch on Zoloft and couldn’t lose it until stopped taking it.
  15. I knew about the issues finding protein—I’ve toted cases of protein bars around the world—but was unaware that we are more vulnerable to travelers diarrhea. I’ve been lucky so far and will be super careful in the future.