judyoz

Does anyone eat every 2-3 hours?

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I eat every 2-3 hours everyday.  Most of the time it is protein.  Once I hit my goal for protein, I switch it up.   I cannot eat much at a time, maybe 3 ounces.   I was sleeved April 27, 2015.  So I am 2 months out.  Losing weight nicely.  Do any of you veterans eat several times a day?  I just do not see myself changing my ways anytime soon.

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I do because I'm prone to hypoglycemia.

 

3-4 of those will be a meal with 2oz of protein (fish or shellfish with salad/vegetables).  The other times will be a piece of cheese and fruit, some almonds or other nuts, celery, melon etc.

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Many of us eat that frequently.  I've ended up eating at least 5 times a day.  Those are two types, meals or snacks.  The meals are larger and structured accordingly, snacks are small things like babybells, cottage cheese, jerky, etc. much smaller.

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Great!  Thank you.

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I tend to eat 5 times a day mostly. Done days just 3 and maybe a snack but mostly 5 times.

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I eat several times a day, it may be a baby bel cheese, or a pickle. It's not much no matter what it is.

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I eat at least 4 times a day, about 3 oz total each meal. Primarily protein. My sleeve is pretty tight and doesn't allow much else.

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Many of us et that frequently.  I end up eating at least 5 times a day.  Those are two types, meals or snacks.  The meals are larger and structured accordingly, snacks are small things like babybells, cottage cheese, jerky, etc. much smaller.

 

 

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I'm the same as PapaG and Tmcgee. I eat 3 "meals" and small snacks between. I never stay "full" very long. 

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Eating every few hours keeps your metabolism engaged and your body fueled!

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I don't think it matters how often you eat or when you eat, the bottom line is calories in and exercise to burn them off. There is a rule of thumb. Example: that if you weigh 200 pounds, then you are averaging 2000 calories a day.

150 = 1500.

This is why weight watchers works.

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I think it's much more complex than calories in vs. calories out for many people. For instance, I did all liquids last week for almost 5 days. 300 calories a day. Didn't lose a pound. Surely I burn more than that just waking up.

Many different things involved. And weight watchers wasn't working for me when I followed it diligently, which is why I ended up having WLS.

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I know how you feel, Gaviv!  I was so upset that during my 2 week pre-surgery diet I only lost 2 pounds.  I followed it exactly and even walked every day.  We are all different and our bodies are all different too.

 

judyoz, my nutritionist recommends 3 meals and 2 snacks a day after surgery. 

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Yes, I am 19 months out and I eat every 2-3 hours. Always have. I shoot for protein first, but also make sure I get in veggies, fruit and grains every day. I passed goal at 7 months out (88 pounds down) and have maintained 8-10 pounds below that for a year.

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