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    • Welcome to the updated BandingTogether   06/20/2015

      Welcome to a new and updated Banding Together - we have updated the site to overcome spammers and to give you a new, modern forum to use. Please provide feedback on the new site here: http://www.bandingtogether.com.au/community/topic/17636-feedback-on-new-site/ Also, if you're interested in applying to be a site moderator, apply here: http://www.bandingtogether.com.au/community/topic/17635-bandingtogether-moderators-wanted/  

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    1. Introductions

      Welcome to the Banding Together Community! Please tell us a bit about yourself, so that we can all get to know each other better.

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    2. Frequently Asked Questions

      Have a question about the Lap Band process or life after Lap Banding? Check here first because we may have already answered it :)

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    3. The Bandit Lounge

      Up for a chat? Join us in the Bandit's lounge to discuss anything you want (well, within reason!)

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    4. The Photo Gallery

      A place to share your progress photos or check out others successes.

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    5. Considering a Lap Band?

      Are you thinking about getting a lap band and want to ask some advice? This is the place!

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    6. Family and Friends

      Join family members and friends to discuss how to live with someone living with a lap band

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    7. Sleeve Central

      A new forum for our friends who have had a gastric sleeve instead of a band. You're all welcome too! :)

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    1. Site Suggestions

      Have an idea to make this site better? Please let us know!

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    2. Technical Support

      Having problems and don't know where to turn. Something not working on the site or need assistance? Post here and we will help

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    1. Pre-Op Recipes

      This section is for the pre-op stage (often involving OptiFast)

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    2. Post-Op (Liquid Phase) Recipes

      This section is for liquid recipes. Viva la Straw!

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    3. Mushie Recipes

      It's time to thicken things up! This section is for the mushie stage recipes.

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    4. Normal Recipes

      Life after lapbanding. This section is for normal recipes after you have completed the surgery phases.

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    • denzel

      Systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials of the effects of low carbohydrate diets on cardiovascular risk factors
      http://thenoakesfoundation.org/infographics/a-look-at-the-evidence-lchf-studies-5 
      http://www.drperlmutter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/systematic-review.pdf 
    • denzel

      Waist-to-height ratio is a better measurement of obesity than BMI.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waist-to-height_ratio 
    • denzel

      The Diabetes Association in the UK has switched its education towards Low Carb. Here is a link that might interest some people. https://www.diabetes.co.uk/lowcarb/?utm_source=hp...
    • leese

      feeling groovy.....
      wow here I am looking back at my profile 5 years down the track...... today  I am day 6 post op Fleur de lis tummy tuck/ brachioplasty  What a ride this has been. 
      I am proud and sore haha... Every part of this journey has been a massive learning and growing experience and I wouldn't change it for the world.
      for those just starting this journey ...... good for you and hang in there because it is a bumpy ride that will challenge and test you but you have made this decision, so know you are strong enough to get through it ...
      All the best
    • Laggy

      6 weeks post op now and am on soft foods, I am as sick as a dog with a rotten cold.  I am sneezing and achey and generally feel like crap. I'm 22 kilos down, which is good, though slower than the doctor would like.  Seems I have been having some unintentional carbs.  So working on my food to ensure that I don't do that anymore.  I am happy with my decision to proceed with this surgery. 
      I am struggling with one thing and that is not that I am hungry, but that I want to eat food.  Especially late afternoon and evening.  It doesn't matter if I am full or just ate, I just want to eat something.  I think I will have to work on dealing with this as it will be my downfall.
      Hope everyone is doing well.
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