So my nutrionist wants me to try to practice life like a bander. No drinking while eating, make my meals last 30 minutes by chewing everything 30 times, take a vitamin everyday, eat protein first, limit carbs and no caffeine.
Well I have been working on weening myself off caffeine...yikes thats hard when you are an addict like me--96 ounces a day. i have managed to drop down to some of my caffeine intake but my headaches are preventing me from dropping anymore.
I have tried the no drinking while eating and THAT is hard. This month he suggested I drink right up until I take my first bite and then stop drinking. I will admit that is easier but I am still thirsty while eating especially if I am trying to make my meal stretch to 30 min..(more on that in a minute) I had to eliminate hot spicy foods because that automatically makes we want to take a drink. Wow. This is going to take a rewire of the brain. I do really well at breakfast but lunch and dinner are another story. I have not had a successful meal yet.
Ok so on to streching out my meal to 30 minutes...I timed my first meal..making sure I chewed everything well and ate a balanced meal...took me 10 minutes(and I thought I was streching it out) apparently I am a shoveler and I don't realize how quickly I eat my food. So rather than feeling like a failure I am going to slowly try to increase my time. I am not sure how I am going to make it to 30 minutes...my food is cold by then?
Chew 30 times...seriously I chew about 15 -20 times and I can't help but swallow it feels like it is going to go down on its own. Smaller bites are helping to and I am using smaller silverware.
Vitamins...doc said I could take flintstones vitamins because I hate taking the big horse pills they call vitamins for adults...they give me heartburn and hurt going down. I seriously forget to take them some days. It never even enters my mind until the next day. So I am managing to get vitamins every other day....some success?
So I do feel like a band failure and I am not even banded yet. I guess this gives me more execuses to practice practice practice.