Sleeve

  • How to get enough protein if you have a sleeve or band.

    The average woman needs a minimum 60g protein per day and at least the same amount of carbohydrate for weight loss. If you stick to around 1000-1200 cals per day you will generally lose ½-1 kg per week. Men need around 80g of protein and carbs and 1200-1500 cals.

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  • Constipation (Sleeve)

    You will have less bowel movements after surgery because you will be eating less food. There is no need to be concerned nor to take anything for it if you are comfortable. “Not going” does not mean you are constipated.

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  • Did you eat 25 different foods this week?

    Food variety has been shown to be a valid measure of nutrition adequacy. Quantity is also important, especially for the newly-sleeved who are limited to around 1/3 cup of food per meal.

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  • Portion Perfection

    You may know about Gold Coast Dietitian Amanda Clarke’s picture books “Portion Perfection”. She also sells the little dinner plate with divisions sketched on it. Amanda also has an online “Snack E-Bible” to 100 calorie snacks.

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