I'm sure most people who read my blog (or the fact that I am probably my only reader and just need to vent)...well you know the rules of wls.
*NO drinking 30 minutes before or after eating
*Chew food a billion times to the consistency of applesauce
*NO sugar (RNY-ers may dump)
*Protein first then veggies, then fruit, and whole grains (if room, you wont have room)
*80+ grams of protein a day
*Minimum 64 ounces of liquid a day (no caffeine)
*Vitamins -yep you have to take tons
*Birth Control - we don't absorb pills properly so we need reliable alternative methods
and so on...this list could go on and on but these are the basics and every surgeons rules are different and the rules do vary by surgery type.
OK so tell me why I have so many issues. I follow the rules. I take my supplements. I drink the nasty protein. I didn't get pregnant at 4 months or 6 months out. I don't drink alcohol. I don't eat candy and cookies.
My tummy hates me. Its funny but I feel sometimes that if I was a rule breaker like a lot of the people I know I wouldn't have all of these problems. I know so many people who eat like crap, don't take supplements, and don't exercise and for some off the wall reason the are OK.
This sucks right now.
Sorry for the rant but I feel a better now :)