Not a full day in my pouch, but this is a lunch I’d say I have about once a week.
I am doing before/after because I want folks to understand that just because I put it on my plate does not mean I ate all of it! I've had four years of good (read: forced) practice in stopping when I get that "special feeling."
Pictured above: A slice of 9-grain whole wheat bread, halved (yes, Foodies, from time to time Nik does eat bread. Not often, though, as it takes up room I’d much rather use for other stuff) and in between the halves is 3 oz. lean roast beef, one slice of provolone cheese, two tomato slices, lettuce and my latest condiment obsession: Dijon mustard. Alongside it is a beautiful garden salad on which I put half a packet of Parmesan-Peppercorn dressing.
And this is what was left. I ate the whole (half) sandwich and a few bites of salad. At four years out I was not overfull, but very satisfied — so much in fact that I didn’t eat again until dinner at about 6! (Lunch was at noon and as a side note that’s probably too long between meals but nowadays I only eat when I feel “hungry”).
So that’s how I roll…but I know we are all different in the amounts and composition of the food we eat. What does a typical lunch look like for YOU? Leave a note (and be sure to mention your surgery type and "surgery age" - how far out you are) in the comments!