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8/18/17 11:17 A

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Good luck with your sutgery and recovery.

Track your nutrition as closely as possible. Try to stay in range. A healthy mindset will help with your recovery. Think can-do.

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8/9/17 10:34 A

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I agree with ARCHIMEDESII.

I'll add that if you are having a hard time with cravings, are you eating sweet things, or things high in carbohydrates, like these:
- cake
- cookies
- breakfast cereals
- bread
- jam

Sugar, and carbs impact blood sugar, and hunger the most.

Lower carb things are:
- meat
- colourful veggies
- cheese

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8/8/17 12:00 P

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Follow the advise of your doctor. You don't want to tear something up and face another surgery!

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8/8/17 9:11 A

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Follow the advice of your doctor. I was obese when I had my knee replaced. It took about six months for me to get back to where I could ride my bike as desired but with how good it felt I have since lost over 30 lbs....also , thanks a lot to SP for its direction. But it felt so good after to be able to exercise and not feel that constant pain.

I am now to where I never even think of there being a fake knee. Its WELL worth it, as long as you do your therapy the way you should. Thats the key I think...at least for me it was.



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7/4/17 2:41 P



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SADIE170,

Don't panic ! You need to listen to your doctor. Don't worry about not being able to exercise. You take whatever time you need to let your knee heal.

When it comes to gaining and losing weight, what matters most is what we eat. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit. You can't outrun a bad diet with exercise. If you want to lose weight, you need to do your best to eat right and watch your portions.

If you find yourself eating too much now because you're stressed out over the surgery, then you need to find other ways to vent your stress that don't involve food. sit and sip a cup of tea. ice tea works too. Put some of your favorite tunes on and listen to music. Do some crafts. Crafts and hobbies are a great way to lower your stress.

And I do agree with KIWI. If you're not logging your food choices, logging your food can help you learn to be more mindful of your portion sizes. Also, if you are worried about what to eat, then why not concentrate on eating more servings of fresh fruit and veggies ? If I were to go back in time and give myself one piece of advice that would help me lose weight and be healthy, it would be to increase the number of servings of fresh fruit and veggies I ate until I was eating 6-9 servings each and every day.

Most Americans barely get 1-2 servings and too many times, one of those servings happens to be French fries. So, you really can't go wrong if you increased the amount of veggies you ate.

Focus on eating as healthy as possible before, during and after your surgery. s far as what to do for exercise, listen to your doctor. don't try to do something before you knee has fully healed or you'll be back for more surgery.

truthfully, if you are mindful of what you eat, you CAN lose weight even though you can't exercise.


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7/4/17 5:47 A



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Keep a diary and when you feel like eating, take the diary out and write down your feelings. Sometimes it is the stress that partly causes a person to eat. Perhaps talking with your Dr or the Surgeon who is going to do the surgery will help to alleviate some of your fears.

Also, take a good look at your diet and ensure that you are getting plenty of lean protein (apart from anything else it will help to facilitate a better recovery from your forthcoming surgery); healthy fats from sources such as nuts, oily fish and avocados, and whole-grains.

Good luck with your recovery.

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7/4/17 12:26 A

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emoticon I am having my knee replaced in a few weeks, I was going to lose a little weight instead I can't stop eating. Help
What should I do????

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