How are you finding portion control? Do you eat the same every day ?? Are you adding protein powders to things?? Xx
I think portions are reasonably similar, but hard to tell sometimes. Obviously some things are more dense than others as well, even though it may look like a similar portion from a purely visual point. I pretty much just stick to 3 meals a day + one snack (more to boost protein intake than anything else), always use a side plate and stop if I get full before I've eaten everything. Prior to surgery I'd just keep shoving the food in, I never left food on the plate. I fluctuate between 600-900 cals/day at the moment I think. I've just bought kitchen scales so I can calculate things with a bit more precision.How are you finding portion control? Do you eat the same every day ?? Are you adding protein powders to things?? Xx
Thank you, great that you find them helpful. Congrats on your pre-op weight loss, that's a great start! Hopefully that means your liver will be nice and small as well. I'm also a very private person, I only told two people (one of which was out of necessity as I needed her help), so I understand where you're coming from.Only two people know about my wls (July 2017) no reason other than private person. On milk pre op at min 10lbs lost first week so a good start. I spend a lot of time reading posts and find yours fab and will certainly be trying some of your lovely meal ideas when I'm post.
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Thanks @Mazza ! I'm almost enjoying my meals more now than prior to surgery! The flavours are more intense - but most importantly, eating is not riddled with all these exhausting emotions. The intense cravings beforehand, the high you get when eating something you crave, the regret after you binge.... Like I told my dietitian the other day - it has freed up so much time and energy to not obsess about food all the time! I eat for fuel, not because I'm hungry (whether that hunger is head hunger or real). In fact, I could easily skip a meal. I only eat three meals a day because I should. I do hope that will last a while, but I know it'll get more difficult the further out I get.
I got them from Ocado @ItsmePaula . They have recently changed the packaging, so the picture on Ocado will look a bit different, but if you search for "organic soybean spaghetti", it will come up. The brand is called Explore. Haven't seen them in any other supermarket, but I think Holland & Barrett stocks them as well.TiaLi they are scrummy looking. I am a pasta girl too. Love Love Love.. I will keep my eyes open. Where did you see them or can you get them in any super market?
Oh great! There's no Morrisons close to where I live so I haven't been in one of their stores for ages. I hope it tastes good, the online reviews were very mixed.I checked out the soya pasta. They do it in morrisons. I didn't catch the price, i was excited they did it lol!!