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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I'm Soooooooooooooooo Confused!!!!!

I am very confused and maybe some of you out in blog land will shed a little light on this topic for me.

When I went to the nutritionist she clearly told me to eat around 1,200 calories per day.  She said they do not even discuss diets below 1,200 calories.


I mainly keep track of my calories (myfitnesspal is my BFF).  I strive to eat between 1,000 to 1,200 but more towards the 1,200 range.  Yes, it clearly has been working for me.


I am reading that banded patients should eat about 1-1 1/2 cups per meal.  I have even seen some posts on LBT that say posters eat 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup only.

This seems a little absurd to me.  Wouldn't I starve if I only at 1/4 cup of food 3 times a day?

So, my question for you all is this.........If I am eating 1,200 and keeping my portions to approximately 1 to 1 1/2 cups (because really that is all I can eat without being uncomfortable)  will I stretch my pouch?

I think I am doing the right thing and focusing on calories but so many people talk about volume.

Well, that is my conundrum.

Please post and tell me if I am eating too much!


  1. I think you are doing the right thing...I eat 1 - 1 1/2 cups of food for a meal and watch my calories and it has worked for me...

  2. Both you and VickyD are doing so great ... my fear (once I start eating) would be to go below 1000 cals and go into starvation mode. To be frank, I've been at 600-700 cals since surgery and I want to get to food soon (not so much hungry) so that my stupid body doesn't go into starvation mode (like it has done soooooooooo many times before).