Are you considering gastric sleeve surgery and want to learn more about the diet?
When it comes to diet and weight loss aids, it can be tough to choose what to do. Many wind up yoyo dieting, trying failed exercise and diet plans, or are genetically exposed to obesity and obesity related diseases.
That is why bariatric surgery can prove to be an excellent tool for those looking to loose weight and keep it off, without worrying about failed diets, risk of diabetes, depression, and high medical bills. And gastric sleeve is among the most popularly performed weight loss surgeries today. And even after undergoing surgery and being equipped with this excellent tool, it is always good to have some guidance.
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Did you have the gastric sleeve surgery and you still feel hungry?
Are you thinking maybe they didn’t do the surgery right or it “just didn’t work for you”? If you are having this experience, you are not alone. There is no one exact answer for “feeling” hungry post bariatric surgery because there are probably as many answers as there are people who experience it.
Although there are many claims to magical fat burning properties to certain foods, there are some foods that in combination will promote the “feeling” of satisfaction and stop the physiological feelings of hunger for a longer period of time. The more you follow these three steps the more you will keep the hunger at bay and keep your body in ultimate fat burning to support you in your weight loss journey.
Are you eating enough protein? Take your ideal healthy weight and divide by 2.2. This will give you your base line protein needs; meaning you don’t want to go below this. For example, if your ideal healthy weight is 150 pounds, your base line protein needs will be 68 grams of protein. Your goal is to have 35% of your food intake to be from lean protein. For example, a 1200 calorie food plan, your protein intake would be 105 grams.
Are you getting enough healthy fat? There are so many misconceptions about fat. People think if I eat more fat it will make me fat; absolutely not true. Because fat actually assists with creating the “feeling” of fullness, the more “healthy fat” you eat the more over all sense of satisfaction you will have from food. Your goal for balanced eating and for increased fat burning is approximately 35 to 40 percent of your diet coming from fat. For example, a 1200 calorie food plan, your fat intake would be 53 grams per day.
Is your diet balanced with resistant starch? Many of us just ignore any advice as soon as you hear the words “starch” or “carbohydrates”. I am sure you have heard that all carbohydrates are not created equal. Research is showing that resistant starch helps stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels; both of which can affect the feelings of hunger as well as assisting with a healthy gut and over all healthier immune system. All of which are very important to anyone who has had weight loss surgery.
So what exactly is resistant starch? It is a starch that is not digested in the gut. It is very similar to fiber in the fact that our body cannot break it down or absorb the starch. It just passes through our body. The great thing is, it also stops other saturated fats and sugars from being absorbed as well. There are no guidelines yet for how much resistant starch one should have. The key is to make sure your carbohydrate choices are mostly high in fiber. A good first goal for fiber is 25 grams per day. Food sources high in resistant starch are rolled oats, cashews, beans, lentils, peas, green bananas, and potatoes with skin.
Remember, surgery is just a tool to support you in reaching your weight loss goals. If you are constantly feeling hungry one of the reasons may be due to unbalanced meal planning which spikes sugar levels, promotes an over production of insulin and the bottom line is, it leaves you feeling hungry all the time.
I would love to hear from you! Please share how incorporating these three steps helped your or just share your experience.
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Sending warm wishes ☺,
Prudence Ticknor, MS, RD- Bariatric Dietitian & Wellness Coach
For a sample meal plan click here.