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Weight loss after 5 years post Lap Band surgery

Started by PAH, Jul 20, 2011 11:09 PM
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  • Gender: Female
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  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Andrew Averbach
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  • Height: 5 feet 2 inches
  • Starting Weight: 203
  • Weight Lost: 93
  • Current Weight: 110
  • Goal Weight: 125
  • BMI: 20.1
Posted July 20, 2011 - 11:09 PM

I had lab band surgery on July 13, 2006. Started at 203 lbs and maintained 125 - 130 lbs every since; however, in the last 6 monthis I have come down to 110 lbs without even trying. Just don't feel like eating. The doctors want me to gain weight. I know this is a different question. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to gain weight? I had my band loosened and started working out at the gym in hopes to gain muscle.



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  • Gender: Male
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  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
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  • Starting Weight: 330 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 55 lbs
  • Current Weight: 275 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 245 lbs
  • BMI: 34.4
Posted July 20, 2011 - 11:25 PM

Eat lots and lots of ice cream Ben and Jerry Boston Cream Pie. One pint is like 1000 CALs.


    Bariatric Hero

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Posted July 20, 2011 - 11:39 PM

Unexplained weight loss is not a good symptom....may I ask how old you are and if you are or were a smoker?
There are some new regular ppl Breakfast shakes out there at the grocery store and have a nice amount of calories and Protein to be just the thing for you to try. They are pretty tasty sinners delight, LOL.
Best wishes,


    determinate, de-de-terminate

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  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches
  • Starting Weight: 282
  • Weight Lost: 78
  • Current Weight: 204
  • Goal Weight: 199
  • BMI: 31.9
Posted July 20, 2011 - 11:41 PM

I bet Jachut would have some good advice for you. My advice is to choose foods that are high in good fats. Protein Shakes made with whole milk, smoothies made with whole milk yogurt, guacamole with fresh avocados, a spoonful of peanut butter as you walk through the kitchen.

In some ways I think your challenge is harder than losing weight. Sending you some support!


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  • Surgery Date: Jan 2012
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  • Starting Weight: 232 lbs
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Posted July 21, 2011 - 1:28 AM

It can be a serious problem. I like Rachel412's ideas. Try and add healthy fats to your diet through full fat dairy products and nuts, seeds etc. Also i would make sure that your blood work is current to rule out any unknow causes of the weight loss.


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  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgery Date: May 2011
  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Starting Weight: 252 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 21 lbs
  • Current Weight: 231 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 145 lbs
  • BMI: 40.9
Posted July 21, 2011 - 1:57 AM

I think you should go to your PCP so they can do a full workup on you. If you lost weight like this w/o the band w/o trying, that would be a red flag and your docotors would search for a reason. If you have been doing the same thing for years, maintaining your weight and then all of a sudden loose 20+ lbs, that is just not right. I am not trying to be an alarmist and Im sure your fine, but I think it would be smart to pursue this.... Good Luck!!! :)

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