Originally Posted by CatWuv
I read on the webpage for my local hospital that does bariatric surgery that the post-op patients are required to eat three meals a day, drink 64 oz of water, exercise 30-60 a day and have no snacks. My immediate reaction is if I could manage that now then I wouldn't need the surgery.
Is there something about the operation that makes any of this easier? Like rapid weight loss?
I am still struggling with binge eating and am at my wit's end. I am going to two different surgery seminars this week and hope to hear something hopeful.
when you go for your psych eval you should tell them about the binge eating. that alone will disqualify you for WLS until you work that through. At least it did me. I had to work much harder than my husband with no binge issues before the LCSW would approve me for surgery and I'm grateful she did.
every plan is different but the basics are:
drink enough fluid (minimum 64 oz a day a water bottle will become permanently attached to your hand)
eat enough protein (60-80 grams per day means in the beginning you have to use protein supplements such as protein powder)
get some exercise.
some doctors require eating every 2-4 hours
some require 3 meals and 2 snacks
i'm a little over a week out and a cup of sf hot chocolate with milk is breakfast now... and it fills me.
lunch is some cottage cheese (a couple of spoonfuls is plenty)
dinner is an infant size serving of thinned cream of rice or oatmeal made with milk and thinned with RTD protein drink or some creamed soup
I struggle between meals to get enough fluids in and make sure that my fluids currently are protein packed.
you will also have to take supplements every day for the rest of your life.
this is a great tool we are given but it's plenty of hard work and it's not magic...