Diet post op questions

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    Jacks39

    Jacks39 Active Member

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    I have been logging my food and I’m curious what the general rule for carbs during the active weight loss stage is. My daily goal is 50, with 90 grams protein. I don’t count “net carbs”. Does it matter where the carbs come from? I like saving them up for popcorn at night, or sometimes a little potato.
     
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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    TRY to avoid bread/starchy carbs. Focus on dairy and a few green veggies carbs. You will be surprised how fast even the dairy carbs add up. The idea is to either eat something that is meat or comes FROM meat (like dairy, eggs).

    Good for you for not counting net carbs! Some need less than 50, some need more, but the general AVERAGE is about 50 during our first year or so until you get to goal.

    Popcorn WITH butter or a bit of LOADED baked potato (full fat sour cream, butter, cheese and bacon with just a little potato is fine. Saving them up is fine but don't go crazy eating stupid stuff that is not good for any of us.
     
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    galaxygrrl

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    Ugh....Dairy carbs! They are the killer. And I write this while drinking a cafe latte
     
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    Springfieldwellnesscentre

    Springfieldwellnesscentre Dr. M. Maran, Bariatric Surgeon

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    Hi, I am Dr. M. Maran, a bariatric surgeon in India. I write many articles on the different type of bariatric surgeries, and gastrointestinal functions and diseases. Let me answer part of your question now. You said popcorn. I would not recommend popcorn at all. They kind of expand in your stomach and bloat it. The small-sized stomach cannot hold them and you begin to feel a sense of discomfort. So I would say exercise caution while you want to taste popcorn.

    I have written a general blog on what to eat after any bariatric surgery.

    Admin note: Deleting blog link and posting the information here:
    The blog is too generic as a matter of fact. When it comes to carb, I would always prefer people to prefer complex carb. Ever heard of millets? They are packed with necessary complex carb, fiber and they have higher protein too. You should give them a try. Oh! You have different varieties of millet. Check what you get near your store.
     
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    Munchkin

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    Millet is not generally available here. I believe it is used as an ingredient but we don't see much of it. I don't believe I have seen millet breads or dishes even at my local Indian restaurant. But I have eaten it before in my travels. Here is the nutritional information on millet flour. https://www.eatthismuch.com/food/view/millet-flour,485279/ Perhaps it is available at the Indian grocery or specialty stores. Since I don't eat many carbs, the ones I do eat have to be really tasty. I thought millet bread wasn't worth the carbs. I also tried injeera, made from teff flour and same thing. It was OK but not worth writing home about.

    I have no problems with popcorn but I don't eat it often.
     
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    Munchkin

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    In the fast weight loss stage, the only truly good carb is one you don't eat. When you are 10% below goal you can start learning what you can eat without gaining. This is always my advice to everyone because I don't want to see people run out of superpowers before they run out of fat! Speaking strictly from a nutritional POV, it's probably better for you to eat carbs with food value(spinach/green veggies).
     
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    southernlady

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    Welcome SpringfieldwellnesscentreSpringfieldwellnesscentre
    Dr. Maran, I will be honest, I hesitated letting you use that user name as it can be considered advertising which I don't allow in general. I went to your web site and the DS which a majority of us have isn't listed as an option.

    My husband and I are both 7 years out from the DS. We both eat popcorn quite often (about 2-3 times a month). We actually get the personal size and share it. It's actually a good thing if you just want a bit and if you add butter, it's an excellent vehicle to get your fat in with very few carbs.

    As far as grains, many of us end up having issues with bloat and gas and diarrhea if we eat much grain at all. It's not the sleeve part that is the problem, it's the lack of digestion available in the small intestines.

    DS'ers eat much differently due to how our anatomy is rearranged. Protein first, fat second, and very few carbs at least until you reach maintainence. It's very much a Keto type diet.
     
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    southernlady

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    Oh, and fruit juices are just pure sugar in liquid form. We avoid those. For those who want fruit, eat the raw ones and stick to low glycemic ones.
     
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    Settledownnow

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    At only 2 months out you are really early for eating popcorn. Most recommendations are to wait until 6 months when the stomach is better healed.
    Additionally, you need to save your stomach space for eating protein. Potato works as part of your carb intake. If you need to crunch something at night what about a cracker loaded up with deli meat and cheese?
     
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    Jacks39

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone!
     
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    galaxygrrl

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    What i have found is if you want something, you should have a little bit of it. if you want a little bit of popcorn, have some popcorn, but we careful. It does expand in your tummy, just eat it slowly.

    I actually ate pop corn about once a month during the weight loss phase.
     

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