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Post Op/Pre-Fill Eating and Nutrition

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I was wondering if anybody has received any guidance (from Dr. Miranda or otherwise) about dietary intake during the post-op/pre-fill liquid and solid phase. I've heard daily intake of at least 65g of protein and calories around 1200 (not from Dr. Miranda) but I'm concerned about carbs and fat as a percentage of overall intake. I also understand that these questions typically become irrelevant with a fill because of eating protein first, followed by veggies and then a starch (assuming you aren't full yet.) As I'm still on liquids, does anybody have any guidance?

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Hi Goodguy..and congrats on your banding!

Dr. So is the one I've talked the most to at the OCC. He told me to just focus on eating a third of what I used to eat. Nobody at the OCC ever said "eat a cup of food" or "eat this many calories". I just posted a comment under Jhawk's "Dairy" post that is from an article I read on what is a good, balanced diet. I'll post it here for you. Not everyone can eat the same things with the band, but I think it is good advice all the same:

Myth: Starches are fattening and should be limited when trying to lose weight.

Fact: Many foods high in starch, like bread, rice, pasta, cereals, beans, fruits, and some vegetables (like potatoes and yams) are low in fat and calories. They become high in fat and calories when eaten in large portion sizes or when covered with high-fat toppings like butter, sour cream, or mayonnaise. Foods high in starch (also called complex carbohydrates) are an important source of energy for your body.

Tip: A healthy eating plan is one that:

■Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.

■Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.

■Is low in saturated fats, trans fat, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.

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