I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
Well like Battynurse said everyone is different. My post op experience was good, I had no complications during.
, I was on a.
For 2 weeks post op then on to soft proteins like deli meat and scrambled eggs. I did have some tough times with the mental part more pre.
Than post... I KNOW what I want to feel, and some days it's a struggle, but every day is a new day and thats how I look at things, I made it through today without eating something I shouldn't have and I made it through today without stealing a Dr.Pepper from an unsuspecting stranger that walks by with one, so TODAY was a good day... we will see about tomorrow!!! Its all we can do is make it, and if we mess up today, there is always tomorrow. We didn't get heavy over night, it's not going to get into our heads over night, or happen over night. Its a lot of work, mentally and physically. But OH SO WORTH IT!!!..
My biggest surprise is that I still want to eat like a pig. It is really hard to change, and it is a bit upsetting. I thought the.
Would take away the hunger urges, but my addictions counselor says it is only in my mind, and that it is not physical. I do wonder though...
I had such an easy time, I'm 4 mos out now and love my life (I actually have one now). I can eat most things and I go to the gym 6 days a week. I took my great grandaughter to a carnival yesterday and to the mall.(energy). Whatever you go through, it's worth it to get your life back. I've lost 56 lbs. and it makes such a difference.best wishes for your journey...
I worried about being really hungry but not being able to eat.....after.
I could hardly stand the smell of food. Now, 7 months post op I find my appetite is returning and smells aren't quite so nauseating but no matter what I eat, I feel full really fast. I only eat about 4-6 ounces but feel like I've ate alot more than that. Constipation plaques me but I never have been regular when it comes to that...
Expect toi feel alot better than you did before.
Within a matter of weeks. I entered a wet T-shirt contest just shy of Week 4 and came in 3rd...
Tom, would love to hear mor about hoe your addictions therapist is addressing the compulsive nayure of over-eating and WLS> This is a real concern for me, AA 15 years sober. Binge eater, not nerly as long since...lol..
My post-op was very easy. I followed the guidelines the doctor gave me to a T.I am out 3 months and I am feeling great...
What is life like after wls? It's a bit like those monks who sign up for a lifetime of self denial. LOL. Now keep in mind while you mat be miserable at times, at least you'll look good..
In reality, even if the.
Goes bad and you have every cplication known to wls, your life will be so much better than it is now! Trust me you're gonna love yourself and life again. Good luck!.
I am new to the group and I am scheduled to have my.
Soon. I am excited& nervous at the same time. So what symptoms do you suffer after.
? Are there constant bathroom or eating issues? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!!..
Welcome to the group and the losers bench. Just had my.
On the 20th and came home the 22nd. I have only taken one pain pill so far. The pain I was having first night home and today was being constipated since Tuesday was the last day I went. My doctor recommended milk of magnesia and a enema. Tried both and the enema worked now I feel better. It will be hard being on liquids for three weeks but after that will be some soft foods.
And to the losers bench...
Thank you so much for the info! I'm glad you're doing well. Have you tried GNC or Whole Foods? I have found single servings of protein packets there & they aren't too expensive...
It's been wonderful for me. I'm down 130# and have regained so much of my self confidence and excitement to participate in things. For me I had some limitations prior to.
, in that I weighed 304 at my highest. Mostly I held myself back, always aware of my size and how much space I took up. My first goal was to take up less space. :-).
No problems with constipation, or any bathroom issues. For me, more about.
...and energy. At this point (13 months post op) I am feeling good, and my.
Levels are back at 12, low end of normal. I take.
2 times a day. It is important to do it if you need to, and blood tests will indicate that. Your surgeon will have blood drawn on you every few months that first year, and 3-6 months after that to stay on top of those vitamin and.
And other levels...that can be knocked out of whack with this.
Being committed to getting these extra nutrients in is key to success..
You will be sore and tired. Likely won't have much interest in food/liquids but you will need to work as you are able to sip, sip, sip and take in the protein you can. Over time you can eat and drink more....and for some of us, could eat a whole lot more now, so in the process you want to really work on those skills of limiting, plugging into other fun things and stopping once you feel full at all....or later one can regain some weight..
Good luck. It's all worth it, from my point of view. I was always trying to.
And keep track of this and that. Still do that, but now I have success..
I had my.
On April 19th, just a month ago. The day of.
, I slept alot. They got me up.
Alot. The G tube hurt a little. The next day they wanted me to drink a cup of water. A couple of sips later I was so full. I ached alot but it went away after the 3rd day. Clear liquids for 2 days was a snap.
I was never hungry. I had to force myself to eat. I was happy to move to soft foods. I had chicken noodle soup broth. Boy that tasted great.
My head had visions of foods I loved but there was no action like before. I have yet to feel hungry. I stick to 4 oz of anything. As my 4th week approached, I experimented. I had some cup o noodles.
I started at 340 on my day of.
This morning I was 296. I still think of Pizza, KFC, and Chinese Food, but I dont want any of it. I watch diners driveins and dives and love looking at the cheeseburgers and I am proud I dont want any..
I drink lots of water. I tried orange juice and grape juice but they give me gas. My G tube comes out today and I cant wait. Your.
Will be a huge lifestyle change. My wife and I went to the movies. I didnt want popcorn or soda. I got a small bottle of water. I drank abut 1/4 of it. I have sugar free pudding and I am not denying myself anything.
You can make it if you set your mind to doing it. Follow your Medifast diet to the letter and you shouldnt have any setbacks. Stick to 4oz of Medifast food at any one time. Its OK to think of foods you once loved...
And to top it all you save a fortune......
Life on the otherside rocks.....
I am definitely not eating the tiny little bits that the dietician said I should eat. I am a bit alarmed that my desire to eat has not diminished, though I am pleased that I am eating healthy and less bad foods. The first three months or so I was vomiting so much. It was horrible. Still, I thought that after the.
, the desires to eat would not be there as they were before. I am working on the diet, but it isn't easy, even with an addictions counselor...
Well I am 2yrs post op and I'v lost 115lbs. My struggle now is my appitite is back. So my.
Needs to be put back in order. Get in the gym now and continue afterwards. Adding muscle will help with the excessive skin....All in all my life could be better and all the health issues are gone...
Thanks for sharing all. I am 8 months post op and down 170 lbs since I started. Can't begin to share all that has change in these few months. I can say that I got a 2nd chance and I was able to grab life and ride it like a wild bronco..yeeehaaaa..
I am 7 yrs. and 6 days post op. I weighed 285lbs. the day I had.
And today I weigh 123 lbs. I've had some issues with constipation and acid reflux but that's really been about it. I was a compulsive emotional eater all of my life and it has been and can still be a real challenge to keep those behaviors in check. I try to be conscious of emotional triggers and things like that. Best of luck to you!!!..
I had y.
On April 19th. the first 4 weeks was eating chickn noodle or vegtable soup broth, jello, sugar free pudding,.
, V8 juice, and walmart sugar free crytal lite fruit punch. I had no hunger pangs. My mind swirled with thoughts of tacos, pizza, and bacon cheeseburgers but I never acted on my thoughts. Any Medifast food I took in was measured so I never had more than 4 oz at a time. You lose your desires to eat but you still have taste. My son got a supreme pizza hut pizza, it smelled fantastic but I didnt want any.
They had shrimp cocktail and spaghetti, my kryptonite. I stuck to my soft Medifast diet and said no to it. I even went to the movies and turned down popcorn and soda. I had a small amount of unsweetened tea. I can now have real food.
I keep ice water with me all the time and drink it to keep hydrated and it fills me up. My son got another pizza with Tuscani Lasagna. I did have the lasagna but only 4 oz of it and I at it with small bites and did it real slow. I had no problem. I never have seconds or thirds like I used to.
This is a huge lifestyle change and it's easy to do. I dont have pains, diarrhea or constipation. I also walk every day for.
Im sure you'll do fine...
I had my.
5-12-2010. The worst thing for me was trying to.
I am a side and tummy sleeper and for a week I could not get comfy. That went away after a week. I also struggled when I coughed. I am down 29 doesnt sound like much but I am happy with it...
I will be getting my.
In about 2 months I am so excites everyone I talk to says they would do it again.this is the first time I am on this site....
I Am not gonna lie I had my.
On 5/2 and let me tell you I has SUCKED. I had pain. couldn't get comfy in bed, still hurt on the left side, and there were days I questioned what the hell did I just do..
But today I almost 5 weeks out I am ok, I am a little dizzy but I am a little dehydrated, Say goodbye to Medifast food as you know it. Stop eating out now so it isn't such a hard adjustment, for you. I still long for a piece of Cheese pizza but the nutrionist help me find an alternative. But I have to remind myself that this is going to change my whole life. I want to be healthy. I want my life back.
I had a little trouble in the hospital. But after being home for 2 days, I have been great. Sticking to my diet. I eat about 4oz. I drink a protein shake every morning for breakfast. I am 64 lbs down in three months.
I am very happy at my weight loss. Just follow drs. orders. I have no Medifast food cravings, others in my family eat candy bars, chips and ice cream. I eat the sugar free Popsicles and fudge bars.
My blood pressure is normal now too. I would do this process all over again..