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  1. Healthy_life2

    lean muscle mass building

    @amithistrose You are at goal weight, Right? If you work out at a gym, ask the staff or trainer for help. These people have great information from expereince @BlueCrush @BigViffer @Albus @oldbriannomore @NurseMichael @PWMDMD @JessLess @AZhiker @Diana_in_Philly Some links that may help: Bodybuilding.com Lifting data base. Shows how to use the equipment and form. https://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/ Body building. com Lifting plans https://www.bodybuilding.com/workout-plans/ Muscle and fitness workouts https://www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts https://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/418762-is-it-possible-to-build-muscle-after-the-sleeve-im-about-to-find-out/ threads on the topic of lifting
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    No F#$ckin BMI Way

    Seems to be a sensitive subject, Right? It’s interesting to see some judgmental comments coming from people that have been judged for being obese. Be proud of all your work. Higher or lower BMI you are healthy- No one should be judged for their weight or BMI at goal.
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    My Plastic Surgery Thread

    Plastics is a great Christmas gift Thanks for the update and happy that you are recovering well. I can’t wait to see your results.
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    Today is my 1 year Surgiversary!!!

    I apologize to the original poster – I’m off topic. @AchieveGoals So, I just checked out ALL your activity on the site. Your comment on this post stuck me as odd. You said " until GERD kicks in" You posted ” So a little bit about me, I was lap banded when I was 17 years old, got it taken out when I was 22 because of pouch enlargement. Now I am thinking of getting sleeve done. But the GERD part scares me, it's like exchanging disease states for one to the other. It helps get rid of Diabetes, but you acquire GERD, so severe to the point that people need revisions to another sleeve or another bariatric procedure. I would be scared to get an RNY or a Bypass, I am happy getting a Sleeve (and this was a decision I thought a lot over to even get to it), so the thought of so many revisions due to GERD scares me to even get this done in the first place. It makes me wonder if I will be one of those who undergoes this too, I don't have current GERD right now, sometimes I do get heartburn maybe three times a month, but I'm not taking anything for it chronically. Anyone have any thoughts? Thank you so much! You are assuming everyone has Gerd on needs revision? Not everyone acquires GERD or needs revision after surgery. Know that many of us have no complications and are doing fine years out. (I’m five years out) Your surgeon would be the one to talk to about having heartburn three months at a time and considering sleeve.
  5. So, I’ve read all your activity on the site. I understand your concerns. Not everyone acquires or automatically has Gerd or needs revision after surgery. Know that many of us have No complications and are doing fine years out. Your surgeon would be the one to talk to about having heartburn three months at a time and considering sleeve. There are risk and benefits with all types of surgery. Research ad do what’s right for you.
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    I have a question.

    Your health comes first. Let us know how you are doing after your Dr’s appointment.
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    We will see

    I’m sorry that you had a rough start. I hope your revision went well. Good things coming your way in 2020. Cheers!
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    Everyone looks fabulous
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    How accurate is the body composition at the gym?

    You can ask a trainer or dietician about a healthy body fat range. Only my opinion, Body composition scales are not 100% accurate. You can buy them online for home use. They are a guideline to work on goals. Are you using body fat %, muscle mass, bone density and water weight to achieve new goals? Maintain your weight Lose weight Lowering body fat Raising body fat building muscle
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    Vegetable Hater

    Its great that you are doing research, Trust your professionals. consult your surgeon’s office. A protein only diet may be an issue. You need good nourishment to stay healthy in this process. My examples may not be something you like. Its to give you an Idea how I eat. I was not a big fan of vegetable pre surgery. Post-surgery, I found ways to cook vegetables that I enjoy. Hamburgers: Lettuce wrapped version - hamburger or turkey burger patty with tomato and onion. Hamburger salad version: a bowl of shredded lettuce Hamburger/turkey burger, onion, tomato, pickles Chicken/beef fajitas: (no tortilla) with bell peppers and onion. Teriyaki stir fry:(no rice) Stir-fried vegetables Protein of your choice(Chicken/beef/pork/shrimp) and riced cauliflower Pizza: (no crust) Veggies, turkey peperoni, pizza sauce mozzarella. Many healthy substitutes for crust. Anyway, these are a few examples of what works for me.
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    No F#$ckin BMI Way

    I’m not sure if somatotype is accurate – I qualified as endomorph at my higher weight. With weight loss I am a mesomorph What is your somatotype take this test. Link below https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/becker3.htm Can knowing your somatotype can change your body composition https://inbodyusa.com/blogs/inbodyblog/can-knowing-your-somatotype-help-you-change-your-body-composition/ ENDOMORPH. You struggle to lose fat but can usually gain more muscle than the other body types. Strength training should be done to get a better muscle-to-fat ratio, which will help to boost your metabolism. Use moderate weights at a fast training pace, allowing for very little rest between sets and exercises. Get your heart pumping by engaging in some form of daily activity such as brisk walking or biking. MESOMORPH. You have a naturally fit body but, to maintain or improve it, you should adopt an exercise and diet regimen that complements your build. You can strength train more often and for longer periods of time, but be careful not to overdo it. Train with moderate to heavy weights and keep a moderate pace, making sure not to rest too long between sets. If you train and eat well, you may find you gain muscle quite easily. When you're happy with your muscle size, simply train to maintain. Stick to a good, healthy diet to stay lean and muscular, and watch for any slow-creeping fat gains. Engage in and enjoy aerobic activities, but be careful not to overdo it.
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    Need advice

    Your body stops losing weight when you start eating your surgeon’s maintenance diet plan. What is too thin for you?
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    No F#$ckin BMI Way

    IDK. Many here are at a healthy BMI and don’t look too thin, skeletal or ghostly. To each their own.
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    Rice cakes

    I gave my thoughts. If they fit your plan, calorie/macros go for it. They taste like any other rice cake,
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    Rice cakes

    I get that you are a newbie - Read food facts on this product. Rice Cakes, Organic, Slightly Salted USDA organic. Gluten free. Per 1 Rice Cake: 40 calories; 14 carb 0 g sat fat (0% DV); 20 mg sodium (1% DV); 0 g total sugars.
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    Rice cakes

    My thoughts, Do they fit in your weight loss calories/macros for the day? If rice cakes are on your food plan, no need to ask if they are ok to eat.
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    PreWorkout Eating/Food Idea

    call your dietician If you need a different food plan to support your fitness level. Give them your current calories, calories burned, and How much you train per day. I agree with @Ellf Try eating carbs on your plan with protein before and after your workout. (after can be a protein shake) Stay within your weight loss calories/carb range to keep your body in weight loss mode.
  18. Hugs. Sorry you are struggling with food tolerance. When was the last time you talked with your surgeon’s office? You might want to give them a call to rule out medical issues. Wish you the best, Jennifer
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    No F#$ckin BMI Way

    @AJ Tylo 118 pounds is fantastic. It does not matter where any of us land on the BMI chart or fat% chart. Resolve your medical issues and live a healthy life. Find a weight you feel comfortable maintaining long term. Many of us lose/burn muscle with rapid weight loss. You will look healthier after your weight stabilizes. (adding carbs/calories in maintenance) The comments “skeletal” “cancer patient”” too thin” are not helpful. It’s hard enough to deal with rapid weight loss. No need to cause more body dysmorphia issues. Just an observation on this site over the years. Most of us are accustomed to seeing ourselves at our high weight. It’s a shock to see your face and body changing. Do you see other people at your weight as too thin? Do you see others at a overweight/normal BMI as too thin?
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    Not satisfied with Unjury

    I prefer protein waters. I don’t think I ever found a protein shake that tasted fantastic. It was just a necessary evil. Experiment to find what works for you. I used vanilla protein powder and made my own flavors. Coffee mocha latte: Vanilla protein, ice, instant coffee Hershey’s sugar free cholate syrup Orange creamsicle: Vanilla protein shake, ice, orange sf water flavoring Pumpkin spice: vanilla protein, ice, caned plain pureed pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice Gingerbread: vanilla protein, ice ground cinnamon and ground ginger. (maple extract or sugar free maple syrup) Root beer float: Vanilla protein, ice and root beer sf water flavoring. Anyway, you get the idea. On a positive note, You wont be on shake lifelong. Once you can hit your protein goal with real food stage, you can ditch the shakes😊 Hang in there
  21. Congratulations on two years out. You have lost weight before you can do it again. I’ve never met anyone who maintains weight effortlessly. It’s recognizing a gain and going back to basics. Logging your food. Staying within your weight loss calories/macros, exercise and hydrate. Some threads that may help to get back on track. Dec weight loss and motivation challenge Doing the head work.
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    Starting to cheat

    You are doing phenomenal. 😊 be consistent not perfect I’ve searched for people that lose weight/maintain effortlessly. I have not met one yet. Some take a moderate approach and others more discipled. We all have our own path with no judgment. You can guess your calories/macros or have more control by logging. Hope you break the stall soon, Weight loss may slowdown as you get further out from surgery and when you have less fat to burn.
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    Eating a tiny sandwhich, yay or nay?

    Two months out, Right? This is your first and only post. Follow your food plan. If a sandwich is on your plan, no need to ask for permission to eat it. Stalls can happen - Search this site for the topic stalls. Many reasons for weight loss to slow down. Log your food, stay within your weight loss calories/ macros, exercise. and hydrate.
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    Carbs and Resistance Training

    Good morning. You are three months out, right? I hope all is going well. Trust your professionals (all plans/instructions are different) Ask if you should change your food plan/add carbs to support your current fitness level. They will need to know how many calories you currently eat, training schedule, and how many calories you burn per training session. You asked “What amount of carbs did you eat and calories did you have when you started working out (but while you were still trying to lose) I made no changes to my dieticians’ weight loss phase diet. I exercised (cardio and lifting) 5 to 6 days a week. I had great surgery restriction. I was able to consume around 900 calories at three months out. 1000 to 1100 calories at five/six months out. My energy felt better with higher calorie ranges. Hope you find what works for you., Jennifer