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Re: Help 2 months post op and gaining weight :(

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It’s never too late to get back on track. You have found out that you do not dump, so it is going to be harder for you to avoid sweets, chocolate, fatty foods (like crisps) etc, but you CAN still do it. Speak to the team at St Richards, they may be able to offer some counselling to support you as well as dietary advice. The problem is that the surgery fixes our tummies but not our heads, you have to use willpower to avoid eating all those foods that you shouldn’t.

The added problem is that crisps and chocolate if they don’t make you ill are slider foods full of empty calories that will sail through your new pouch meaning you can eat of lot of them. Stop now! Please!

It is only more recently that I have started to eat bigger portions and that is after the dietician has nagged me into doing so, I do feel hunger now, but get full quite easily. I haven’t tried chocolate or sweets, and don’t plan to. I have a few crisps at parties now and then, but that is all. You need to set yourself some rules (hard, I know), get some help and work hard and getting back on track. Weight gain must be hard to manage, but you can turn this around…

Whilst you have your windown of opportunity to lose weight (which can last from 6 – 18 months post op) make the most of this chance, it won’t come around again, and whilst you can still lose weight after this time, it will be harder…

You could always try posting your daily food intake on here for some help and advice on what to avoid, what to eat more of eat. Focus on protein first, then fruit and veggies and finally carbs like bread, rice, potatoes. Avoid sugar, fatty foods pretty much completely, and try to drink at least 2 litres of water a day.

Good luck, and let us know how you get on.

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