View Full Version : Still thinking about it....
03-10-2007, 12:03 AM
My name is Susan. I am 40 and just had Gastric Bypass in July. I have lost 85 lbs so far and my health is much better. Well anything is better than what I was...
Anyway, I am really wanting to heal myself and be as healthy and alive as I can be but I am not sure about how this diet and my Gastric Bypass will work together. I am still new to the whole GB diet but what bothers me after reading Alissa's book is that if a normal person doesn't absorb the nutrients from cooked food how will I? I mean my tummy only holds about 3/4 of a cup and 2-3 feet of my intestine were bypassed so I can't get in as much food as you and everything goes through faster and different than a normal person...
I am always told "Eat protein first!" "No Carbs!" "Take your calcium, B12 and Iron!!!" Because of the bypass I can not absorb calcium, B12 and Iron like regular people, so I am wondering if I can survive on this diet...
Anyone here have any idea?
03-10-2007, 06:45 AM
Life is about Choices, I only wish you found RAW Food as a Choice before your surgery. I hope things go well for you and you continue to make right Choices for yourself..........
03-10-2007, 05:59 PM
Please go to "Search" in the green bar just above and type in Gastric Bypass. There have been quite a few visitors to this forum who have had this. You can read their experiences and I am not sure if they started their own thread or moved to another forum.
03-13-2007, 08:41 PM
welcome welcome welcome
03-14-2007, 12:05 AM
Wouldn't juicing help to get extra nutrients in? Anyway, WELCOME!!!!!!!!!11
03-19-2007, 12:27 PM
I am just glad you found the wonderful idea of Raw Food. As suggested earlier, try the search button above- the Banana - and write in "gastric bypass", to see what may have been written before on this topic.
I imagine that raw food that has well-blended would be a lot better for you than any cooked food. I don't know the particulars about gastric bypass, so I hesitate to comment. But I do wish you the best, and hope that you continue to explore and find out about how raw foods can help you attain the healthiest you that you can be!:)
Blessings on your journey to optimal health,
Elena aka Soulstar
03-20-2007, 12:16 AM
Thanks for the welcome everyone!
I just made the leap. I have been totally raw for 3 days now. I have not had any bad food reactions except on the first night I made Alissa's Fettuccine Alfredo and I was kind of ill. I think it was just too rich for me. It tasted good though! I got my Dearest Jim to eat it and he liked it. It filled him up on just a small amount.
The only thing I think we will both have trouble with is that nothing is hot. I am no chef either but I have not let that bother me. I have just been enjoying eating raw veggies soaked almonds and fruit. I even got some raw cacao truffles... yummy! I don't like dark chocolate but I like this stuff! The great thing is that sugar would make me ill but raw Agave nectar or raw honey doesn't! AND I don't have that uncontrollable craving for it like I did with sugar! I can eat a little bit and be satisfied where as if I ate a piece of candy I could not stop eating it!! My Dr. labeled me a "Sugar Addict". I was totally out of control!
I have been going thru a slight detox, I think, I don't feel quite right, tired, and just foggy, gassy etc... But not too bad. My friend said she didn't get really into the detox until 2 weeks into it, but she didn't go 100% either.
I do, however, feel very "clean" if that makes sense. Like I cleaned all the pollution out of my cells. I have a feeling that I have no idea what it feels like when one is really "clean" but I am going to find out!
03-20-2007, 09:48 AM
Congratulations, Daffodil, on 3 days Raw!
How nice to hear that you have been doing well with the raw food cuisine so far! I look forward to hearing more about your progress and to seeing you on the boards.
Hang in there, and take it one day at a time. Please don't beat yourself up, if you happen to fall off the raw path, here and there, just make your next meal raw.
It sounds like you have Alissa's wonderful book, which will help you create yummy and satisfying recipes to help you transition.:p
All the best,:)
Elena aka Soulstar
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