Talk with your doctor as soon as you can about going back to what you started eating. The smaller amounts should help you to readjust.Or maybe try to keep a food diary daily so that you may see for yourself where you need to adjust.Try eating smaller meals more times a day-- cheese and crackers,fruits,yogurts,nuts all help with a small pick-me -up.Also drink as much water as possible.As most people having this done can't drink while eating,try water when you feel like eating something heavy or sweet.Keep your tea/coffee levels down if you drink them--they dehydrate you quickly.Watch your sugar intake,try sea salt instead of regular table salts.Avoid commercial meat tenderizers,as they help what you eat to expell from your stomach easily.My mother also had this done and kept her weight off.But she too had 4 blood transfusions.The doctor said she had high blood pressure,gave her pills.Later we found out that she did not have high blood pressure at all,but low iron levels.Have your doctor check you for anemia as this is a side effect from this surgery also.A b12 shot may also be needed.Also have your potassium level checked.Try to avoid time-release meds ,as they don't stay in your system long enough to release help. I hope some of this helps you.Just remember to stay within your goal and try to find a support group with others that have had this done.Talking with others that may know what you are going through can give you lots more advise as to what to do from here.If you can't find a group where you had the surgery done---call other hospitals near you and ask if one exists.Or ask your doctor to start a group if possible.View Thread
"They" being the doctors who preform these surguries.Everyone having this procedure done should have extensive support groups and a therapist to talk with.A dietetionist should also be involved.Some doctors will send people wanting this done to a pychologist to talk with about your food dependencies/issues. Talk with your doctor about any support groups that may be available in your areas.Also research this surgery carefully,many other health issues arise from having this.Hair loss,gallstones,gastroentris,low iron levels,even your sex drive is effected----severe weight loss can cause divorce. These are issues needing to be addressed. I have had the surgery done back in 1984---my gallbladder went out and all the troubles started with my weight again.Good luck.View Thread
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