Good question... I dunno what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
So much varies. At 9 months out I can eat ALMOST anything I want - but not much of it. This includes things that I shouldn't have, I really have never had a dumping problem, however I am prone to the 'foamies'. This is basically a lot of saliva produced when I eat too fast or don't chew enough or eat too much, or eat salmon (love it , but it makes me sick). You spit up, more than throwing up and don't get flushed. Learn to 'listen' to your body.
For me, tightness right between my breasts is a real good stop sign and I have learned to obey immediately. Basically my life is now normal, I'm at goal weight, I go out to eat. I can almost always find something on the menu that works for me, I do either.
A lot on my plate or take a box home. Never was much of a drinker so thats not really an issue..
You can't predict in advance what foods won't work for you, or how your body will react and neither can the doctor. But for me it has been good and nowhere near the problem I thought it might be..
I am almost four months out and havent really had too many problems, I can tolerate most everything in small amounts also, I have experienced some throwing up but very little, the throwing up was a choice which sounds like something you heard earlier, if something disaggred with me and is making my stomache ache I would rather get rid of it then have a tummy ache:), it really is a trial and error thing, but not scary and you learn really quickly what works for you and what doesnt. The whole process is just that a process, it's re-learning portion sizes, appropriate foods and such, well worth the payout...
Maybe I'm just having "Buyers remorse". Now that it's done I'm afraid I made a mistake. A huge and permenant mistake..
Hopefully this is just a panicky phase..
I know I researched this and did the 4 month pre-op program. I decided that the health benefits outweighed the risks..
I am off my high blood pressure medicine. And my blood sugar and triglycerides should be back to normal. (I was pre-diabetic) Won't know for sure till my 3 month check-up..
Trying to focus on the positive. Living longer, setting a good example for my kids, participating in my own life. Maybe.
Dixie, the world is round and you will not fall off a cliff!!!.
I'm am three months out from.
And have to say all is pretty much normal now for me. I have worked with numerous health professionals who have had this.
They have shared with me that their lives have changed for the better and they also share that it all becomes perfectly normal..
Yes, your anatomy is different now. That is why you are losing weight. Hundreds of thousands of people are having this.
And for the vast majority the weight loss is permanent and becomes part of who they are. You are in control of the outcome for you. So find what works for you and enjoy your successes..
You find peace with the new you..
Dixie, is it possible there is something more to these feelings than just cold feet? Do you have any history of depression, anxiety or mood swings. I do, which is why I ask. I have had these moments....
Don't get the wrong idea, I am not saying your response is crazy, just sounds like maybe there could be a little more to this than meets the eye.....
Noticed that you joined yesterday. Visit often and see how others are doing/dealing with the change. You came to the right place..
I am 3 months out. I eat about 4 oz 3 times a day. I also do 2 to 3 extra proteins (shake/bar) each day. I count oz and I count proteins. *80-88 grms of protein each day..
I have had issues with eating to fast, too much and need to empty the pouch. It is not the same as purging. It makes the pain go away. The goal is to NOT have to do this. My MD says that if this happens it wrecks havock on the "funnel" he made from the pouch to the small intestine. Three months out and I am still testing the waters about what my pouch likes and what I can't do..
Maybe you are a little depressed?... you might see a therapist .... I have dealt with depression all of my life and can tell you that therapy and medication are great if they are needed....
As far as the health benefits....so so so much more important than anythng you are giving up..
I went from prediabetic to diabetic while I was thinking this over...YOU KNOW how awful the complications are with diabetes, right... what you are avoiding is we worth avoiding .. I have only had it for a few years, but everytime I get the flu or a cold it is just awful on me... be happy... if you were pre diabetic you definitely did the wrong thing and will live longer and be healthier...
I told a friend who was considering this that she couldn't take the same approach to her head that she took to her liquid fasting. She needed to find out what her triggers are and why she eats as she does before taking any other step. She was scared because she thought she had no control and would burst her pouch. 'Therapy, therapy, therapy,' I said. I can say this with some confidence because I took all the therapy my plan would allow in order to get my head straight before my body followed suit through the.
You get to panic. This IS a big deal. Once you do that math (how will this improve my health v. how can it potentially harm me) and make your decision, it helps to have a positive mantra to stop your spiraling "what if" thoughts..
In my case, there were one hundred "what ifs" I did not get the.
And five "what if" I dids. My mantra, when I began to get anxious, was this:.
"Fear will not stop me from making good choices.".
Post. Read. Listen to your inner voice. People will often tell you their struggles here. Victories, too...
I think this is normal, to freak a bit when it finally hits you what you just signed on for. I freaked for a couple of days, just couldn't wrap my mind around what the hell I just had done to me. Prior planning, education, and.
To your new body is the key, just like everyone above mentioned. Once I started seeing results, I figured out I did the right thing. And would do it again in a minute! Keep your head up, make good eating decisions, and get healthy!..
Okay, just a little freaking out about the future and these permenant changes from.
What if something goes wrong in the future and rearranging my insides messes up treatment?.
I had someone tell me today that whenever she over eats she has to throw up to get rid of it. Is this my future? If I don't pay attention to my portions everyday will I be.
To the bathroom to purge?.
And if I don't purge what happens? Will I choke? Will something tear?.
I thought I would be relatively normal a couple of years...
Nothing about how you eat will never be the same again. And, in my case, after being obese my whole life and weighing nearly 500 pounds I think a permanent change that will help me find a lifelong healthy lifestyle is more than overdue. At age 42, I can't waste another second yo-yoing. The 100+ pounds I've already lost are going to stay off through this life change..
You truly have to understand what you're getting into and you have to want it. When those things happen, your concerns (which will never truly disappear) will subside..
Yes, GBS is a permanant change but no you do not have to be faced with a lifetime of vomitting. I'm not going to lie and say that if you eat too much you wont feel like vomitting, or actually have to but you will learn pretty quick what your limit is. I have over eatten and the result is stomach pain which will only be resolved by vomitting. (at least for me) So now I know, when I feel full that I'm done eating..
I'm only 2 months out so I do not know what the next couple years will bring but GBS was worth the risks for me..
Thanks for the support and for those who reminded me it's okay to freak out a little...b/c this is a big deal. I'm just gonna take it a day at a time focusing on the positives..
Trying to remember a quote that said something like, "Courage is not having no fear...Courage is having fear and doing it anyway"..
I am 5 months out and believe me, I did the freak out thing too. From.
All the posts I think a lot of people did. How could you not? In fact before.
, I asked my doctor what would happen if I got cancer? Could I tolerate.
? Would my reduced ability to absorb vitamins naturally afaffect the way I heal? He told me I would be fine, and I trusted him. Now I am not freaked at all finally!! I have only thrown up once in 5 months from eating nuts. I still have problems with eating too fast, and sometimes I get the hiccups if I do. If I eat too much I just get a stomach ache, but I don't throw up. Everyone is different. I feel so much better physically now that I know it is all worth it. Hang in there!..
Like the saying goes, it doesn't fix your head. FYI ppl, unofficially 90+ % of morbidly obese ppl are are on some form of head med, and 5-8% of those who aren't should be..
Good luck I wish you the best Dix and do seek some proffesional guidance. Success post.
Is highly dependent on your mind set..