This morning we went out to breakfast and I post a photo of my meal on Facebook.
I asked the waitress for a "Egg White Veggie Frittata" though she didn't ask me white kind of anything I wanted with it — so it just CAME with white toast. I would have asked for extra MEAT on the side or whole grain toast. So, this is not my normal, I don't typically do white bread. That said, What You See Is What You Get. I Ate Teh Foodz. I also ate, not shown, two slices of bacon, after tossing aside the nasty-ass turkey bacon that was offered with this frittata.
We hear —
- "Did you really eat that?"
- "Can you eat that?"
- "Should you eat that?"
- "Can you really eat white bread? Eggs? Bacon? Vegetables? ______?"
- "Did you really use butter?"
- "OMG, COFFEE?"
- "Wait, you use CREAM?"
- "What, no PROTEIN SHAKE?"
- "Wait — THOSE ARE CARBS!?!"
- "OMG TOAST?!?!?!??!?!??!?!??!?!?!??!?!"
- "I thought we could not have bread?"
- "But, I was told no TOAST?"
- "My surgeon told me no BREAD FOR LYYYFFFFEEEE!!!!"
- Etc, etc.. so forth, so on.
I have been getting these comments for as long as I have been blogging my intakes on the internets.
I had one person even offer the suggestion that my epilepsy (at the time, not diagnosed…) was Due To The Fact That I Ate Carbohydrates More Than She Was Suggested.
Here's a couple of random suggestions, y'all —
#1 – Bariatric Eating Plans Can Be DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT FROM ONE LOCATION TO ANOTHER.
#2 – Some of us are many years post op, and food happens. Ask around, do you know many 5-8-10 year post gastric-bypass patients that subside on meal replacements? <crickets> Right. "Things change." And, even though you may be TOLD that you are going to 'live on 1/4 cup of solids three times a day,' uh… that doesn't happen. I am sorry.
I rarely share the reality of what actually goes in my gullet these days because for one — it's so boring — and because, wow, some of Y'all Are Judgy! You have to realize, at pushing nine years later — it's back to food! It's normal life!
Tell me. What are you eating? Are you willing to SHARE? Let's start sharing.