Why do some find it necessary to
Friday, May 08, 2009
I am just off of mushy foods per my surgeon. I have been 100% on program through the pre-surgical diet, the 10 days liquids post surgery, and the 10 days post surgery mushy food plan. During that time, I have not had carbs, or pasta, or any products with sugar (natural or otherwise). I have not had soda, or liquid calorie drinks. I drink water, or sugar free iced tea/iced coffee. My meals are just abouy 95% protein based. I range between 50-80 grams of protein a day.
I hear on the various gastric surgery boards about patients who say, "I am not restricted, I have not yet had my first fill." And I think to myself, "What difference does it make, if you don't feel restriction?" We are supposed to have 3 meals a day, not more than a cup at a time, and eat slowly, chewing foods really well. Once that food is done -- there is no more until the next meal! I guess I am approaching this entire weight loss surgery thing as something I have no choice but to follow. I certainly don't want to be one of those folks who gain back 50 of the 100 lbs. they lost, or who never go back for a fill because they WANT to feel less restriction, so they can eat whatever they want.
I know everyone has to walk their own path, but I just don't get it. How would you know you had no restriction, unless you were trying to overeat???