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    Vancouver, WA
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    Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside
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    Gastric Bypass

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  1. tjs1987

    Food Amounts

    Hi guys! I’m about 3.5 months out of surgery and feel great! Everything has gone so smoothly it almost doesn’t seem real actually. I’ve had little to no issues with any foods, haven’t thrown up, nothing! This brings up some questions for me though. I’ve heard so many stories about people who throw up every time they eat, get too full with a few bites of food, etc etc, and while I’m happy that I’m comfortable... it makes me feel like I’m doing something wrong! My surgeon suggested I start with 1/4 cup of food at a time, which I started just fine. Now depending on what I eat, I *could* eat a lot more. Not that I do, but there has been times where I’ve eaten a bit more than that and I’m in my head a little about it! I’m not talking about eating a ton because obviously I can’t, but I have put down two cups-ish of salad in a 20 minute sitting, or a small apple in 20 minutes. Which I know volume plays a big part in it, I just wanna make sure I’m normal in how I’m feeling! I know I’m doing what I’m supposed too, but eating visually more than 1/4 cup, sometimes even a cup or more when it’s food that breaks down easily... it’s messing with my head! I guess I just thought after the surgery it would be like, three bites and I’m full for hours. And I’m not! Also, I rarely feel super full like I had mentioned. Just, content, I suppose. Is this normal?
  2. tjs1987


    I'm doing a little better, thank you! I have 0 food restrictions so now i'm just REALLY focusing on all proteins. Cheese, eggs, protein waters, protein bars, I even found a protein chip by Quest Nutrition that I actually enjoy! I think I'm just going to drink more protein shakes. I know liquid proteins aren't suggested but there aren't enough hours in the day to eat enough protein between waiting after drinking to eat anything!
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    I'm about 6.5 weeks out and having a hard time getting in enough protein! I'm finally off any food restrictions and was so excited for some chicken, but I can only really eat it if it's very soft or shredded. I have some protein shakes and whey shots but my surgeon is wanting me to try and stay away from "liquid" calories. I've been mixing protein water with regular water for fluids, but I'm still guessing I'm maybe only getting in 40-50 grams a day with how small my portions still are! Does anyone have any suggestions? I wish protein just came in pill form! lol!
  4. tjs1987

    Post Surgery Plateau

    Oh my gosh thank you so much! I’m kind of hearing this more from support groups and stuff too. Puts my mind at ease. What a crazy thing this surgery is! I didn’t know what to expect but I wish I knew a plateau so soon is fairly normal!
  5. tjs1987

    Post Surgery Plateau

    Really? Even though I'm getting between 4-600 calories a day, a banana is going to stop me from losing weight? My dietician gave me a list saying potatoes and bananas are okay at this stage. I've even double checked and she's saying that shouldn't matter at this point since my calories are so low. Ah! I don't know what to do. At this point being on soft foods and not even being able to have salad or chicken, anything other than cottage cheese and scrambled eggs and protein shakes is such a relief!
  6. tjs1987

    Post Surgery Plateau

    You guys are great, thank you! So far I’ve really only had soup, cottage cheese, bananas, scrambled eggs, zucchini, string cheese and some soft potato pieces. Maybe 600 calories a day at the very very most! I’ll keep trying to be patient. Thats good to know that they’re called “stalls”. I will look it up. Like I said I expected it, just not so soon.
  7. Hi there! This is my first time posting so please forgive me if this is a silly question! I had gastric bypass 4 weeks ago tomorrow and while I've had a great recovery and no complications as of yet, I've been plateauing already for the last two weeks! The first two weeks after surgery I dropped 22 lbs, and the last two weeks I've been kind of teetering on two lbs up and down but never really losing anything more. My surgeons office said this is normal but I'd kind of love to hear others experiences with it. I know my body is probably in a state of shock right now as I'm still on my soft foods diet, and I know 22lbs down is great, but man what a mind game this is already!