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Losing the old Harley

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  1. Hey everyone just curious to see how much everyone can eat, the quantity I can eat has increased over the past few months and depending on what I’m eating I can fit anywhere from 6-9 ounces, if it’s dense food it’s on the lower end.
  2. Well done mate, I’ve been working on my caloric intake and I’ve been training 6 days a week weights and a little cardio, definitely noticing muscle definition. I’m sitting around 2,200 calories I’ve gained about 2.43 pounds in 1 month which I would say is muscle. According to a lot of the TDEE calculators I’ve entered my info into online they all say around 2,200-2,400 being maintenance. I’m worried shitless about increasing calories more it’s a total mind game! Any suggestions. My current macros are around 220 grams of protein 200-220 grams of carbs and 60 grams of fat.
  3. Losing the old Harley

    Weight fluctuations

    Hey, what’s everyone’s maintenance weight fluctuations?
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    Weight fluctuations

    Great so I shouldn't be worried about gaining 1.5kg over the past week lol. I'm still trying to work out my maintenance calories, on one hand i lose then the other hand i gain meanwhile my calories have stayed the same lol, weight training and cardio have increased though as i'm prepping for a half marathon. Plus when i say I'v gained 1.5 kg I'm acutely going off the weight I was when i returned back from a camping trip and may have been slightly dehydrated.
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    Maintenance

    Ok so as some of you would know I’m trying to currently tweak my calories to stop me from losing anymore weight. The past 2 weeks I’ve been eating around 1500-1600 calories, 120 grams of protein, 110 grams of carbs and around 60-90 grams of fat. I’m still losing; I acutely jumped on the scales this morning as it’s been going up and down over the past few days and I was hopeful I had found the key to maintenance however this morning I have dropped 2 pounds. My question is what other foods can I add to increase my already 1600 calories, it feels like it’s a chore all o do is eat every day !
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    Maintenance

    What I am worried about though is increasing too much and gaining weight lol. I'm happy to maintain but would hate to gain if that makes sense.
  7. Losing the old Harley

    Maintenance

    Hey ! I'm consuming about 6 meals a day at the moment, Today if all goes to plan i will consume 1766 calories and stay around that for the next week to see what happens weight wise. Looking at my TDEE its sitting around 2016 so give or take around 1800 should be good.
  8. Losing the old Harley

    WLS Support group

    I was sleeved in June of 2018. I’m a little over 7 months PO, 72kg down. I can’t believe the difference! When I was fresh out of my surgery I found it to be, at times, a struggle with knowing what to do and what not to do. There was conflicting posts everywhere. I’ve been studying nutrition for the last 12 months pre and post op and have worked alongside my dietician very closely and had great results. I’ve learnt so much when it comes to Health and Fitness which has helped me have such a great result in a short period of time. I have decided to share the things I have learnt to other people in hopes I can ease some of the confusion and unanswered questions that people have. So I’ve created a personal group on Facebook, If anyone is interested in following my journey I will post daily “what I eat in a day” posts, along with exercise routines and nutrition education and meal preparation idea If anyone wants to join feel free. https://m.facebook.com/groups/229652411279566?ref=share
  9. Losing the old Harley

    WLS Support

    I was sleeved in June of 2018. I’m a little over 7 months PO, 72kg down. I can’t believe the difference! When I was fresh out of my surgery I found it to be, at times, a struggle with knowing what to do and what not to do. There was conflicting posts everywhere. I’ve been studying nutrition for the last 12 months pre and post op and have worked alongside my dietician very closely and had great results. I’ve learnt so much when it comes to Health and Fitness which has helped me have such a great result in a short period of time. I have decided to share the things I have learnt to other people in hopes I can ease some of the confusion and unanswered questions that people have. So I’ve created a personal group on Facebook, If anyone is interested in following my journey I will post daily “what I eat in a day” posts, along with exercise routines and nutrition education and meal preparation idea If anyone wants to join feel free. https://m.facebook.com/groups/229652411279566?ref=share
  10. Losing the old Harley

    WLS Facebook Group

    (Admin delete if not allowed) I was sleeved in June of 2018. I’m a little over 7 months PO, 72kg down. I can’t believe the difference! When I was fresh out of my surgery I found it to be, at times, a struggle with knowing what to do and what not to do. There was conflicting posts everywhere. I’ve been studying nutrition for the last 12 months pre and post op and have worked alongside my dietician very closely and had great results. I’ve learnt so much when it comes to Health and Fitness which has helped me have such a great result in a short period of time. I have decided to share the things I have learnt to other people in hopes I can ease some of the confusion and unanswered questions that people have. So I’ve created a personal group on Facebook, If anyone is interested in following my journey I will post daily “what I eat in a day” posts, along with exercise routines and nutrition education and meal preparation idea If anyone wants to join feel free. https://m.facebook.com/groups/229652411279566?ref=share
  11. Hey guys and girls, I posted not that long ago regarding calories required at maintenance, I’m near 8 months PO and have reached my goal weight about 2 months ago (176 pounds), over the past 2 months I have continued to keep losing and now sitting around 152 pounds. I saw my dietician two days ago and she had requested that I up my caloric intake as it was sitting at 700-900 calories a day before. She done up a draft plan with items she wanted me to consume, some of the changes she made was changing my no fat milk to full fat milk. The last two days I’ve eased into it and have been consuming around 1300 calories a day which include 105 grams of protein, 90 grams of carbs and 60 grams of fat. Still losing fairly quick .5 or a pound in 3 days. Today I will up it to 1500 calories and see how I do, those of you hitting the maintenance stage. how long did it take trial and error to find that “sweet spot” where you didn’t gain nor lose? How many calories do you need to consume to be able to maintain? How long have you maintained for? How long PO were you when you had to move into a maintenance routine? I have been incorporating healthy fats as requested, what are some of your go to meals/snacks that are healthy to up the calories?
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    Calories for maintenance

    I just done a quick calculation. Since September i have lost since September 2018 an average of 8 kg a month, (32kg in 3.5 months), which would mean i would be in a calorie deficit of 28,000 calories a month averaging out to be around 800 calories extra i would need to add a day does this make sense?
  13. Losing the old Harley

    Calories for maintenance

    Thanks Rick for such a good reply it was very helpful. Glad to hear your still maintaining, yes my metabolism is very strong lol
  14. Losing the old Harley

    Calories for maintenance

    Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question with an in depth response. Yes i can see why I couldn't maintain on 700-900 calories lol however it would be a lie if i said it was easy consuming 1300 calories let along 1500 lol this early out. It takes me about 7 small meals as my restriction is very much real haha. Great to hear I'm not the only one that reached goal weight so early out my dietitian is amazed and hasn't seen it happen this quick before. I work out 4 times a week and run and live a very active life so extra calories is a must to try to maintain. I was getting really concerned when the scales wouldn't stop moving I don't wish to be very thin (i know how ironic). My dietitian said that I was one of the "lucky" ones where my metabolism has adjusted really well and took a full 360 degree change and is burning at a high rate.
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    Loosing too much weight

    I'm in the same boat, I'm trying to up the amount of times i each each day I have went from 311 pounds to 153 pounds in 7 months seems like i just can't maintain.
  16. Losing the old Harley

    Weight fluctuations at Goal Weight

    Thankyou, I'm male.
  17. Hi all, I’m 7 months PO and have been fluctuating between 70.8 - 72kg for a while now. I’ve reached my goal weight but I’m just wanting to know what everyone else’s fluctuations are like at goal. How do you handle these fluctuations mentally. I struggle when I see the scale go up because I question my eating and ask myself “am I eating too much” but in fact I know my eating is fine and I’m not eating much and everything I eat is healthy food. If I were to guess I would be consuming 800-1000 calories a day. I’m happy my weight loss seems to have stopped. My eating hasn’t changed.
  18. Losing the old Harley

    Calories

    Wow, thankyou for the very informative reply! It’s great to see that in time; you can still fit a decent amount of good food in. Yes as is, I believe I’m not eating enough at all roughly 1000-1200 calories a day and i do weight training 4x weekly along with running. I will try to structure a meal plan around this, I live in a Australia so different types of food you listed we don’t have however there would be alternatives. Again, thank you for taking the time to respond.
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    Calories

    Hey Everyone, My question is around calories, I understand the difference between "Good" and "bad" calories, I'm now trying to maintain my weight and build some muscle, I'm 7 months PO and my weight is still going down which is a little worrying. I'm consuming between 1000-1200 calories a day and doing weight training 4-5 times a week with 10-15 minutes of running on the treadmill as a warm up. I've been trying in incorporate Nuts, Seeds, Legumes, Protein, Avocado etc into my diet as its more caloric dense healthy foods however I cant seem to get past that 100-1200 calories a day 100-150 grams of weight per meal. I was looking up online about how many Calories I would need to consume daily to maintain my weight which is sitting around 2000 calories and that is a Sedentary lifestyle, being active I would say "Active lifestyle" its saying I should be consuming 2941 Calories !!! how is this possible! I would like to hear from patients 1+ years out which had a similar issue with continual weight loss and how they managed to maintain weight, Did you need to consume that many calories? Did you continue to exercise or did you reduce activity? Will your body just stop losing when its comfortable? Thanks in advance!
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    Calories

    Thank you for your reply, you've eased my major stress levels lol. Great to know eventually this will even out, I do not wish to be a walking skeleton.
  21. Losing the old Harley

    Calories

    Thank you for replying to my question, Yes sounds like it will be trial and error. I never thought i would need to worry about loosing too much weight lol. How many calories are you currently consuming a day, I posted a similar question on a Facebook group I'm in and laugh when people suggest eating "McDonalds" to add extra calories *shakes head*. Totally agree with the "Grazing" Its impossible to limit it to 3 meals a day and hope your weight stops. I eat 5-6 small meals a day all of with are health, nutritionally dense foods.
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    Surprised by this! Thoughts?

    Furthermore, considering your 11 months PO your portion size of 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup seems to be the normal. I was just looking at a barbaric site and it said. "Eat small amounts. Your meal portion size will range from ¼ cup to ½ cup of food 3 to 9 months after surgery. After 9 months you may be able to eat ¾ to 1 cup of food at a meal. To keep the weight off, you should eat no more than 1 cup of food at meals. You risk gaining weight and making your stomach larger if you are eating more than this."
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    Surprised by this! Thoughts?

    Yes, even though i measure around 100-150 grams of food I never finish it. The mental struggle sometimes lol. I'm trying to maintain now so trying to work out how i can do that with the limited capacity I have to fit food in.
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    Surprised by this! Thoughts?

    Soo the 1/2 - 3/4 cup size would be around that 3.5-5.5 ounces i would assume ?
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    Surprised by this! Thoughts?

    Eating that small of an amount is crazy if he expects you to do that forever! that small amount you wont even get a good mix of protein and veggies in. Maybe early out that is recommended however, long term its far from possible. Its been proven that stretching your sleeve will happen overtime naturally regardless. Yes you can prevent it stretching more than it needs to be ensure you consume under 1/2 cup per serving 100-150 grams (3.5-5.5 ounces). The whole idea of this surgery is by the time you reach 2 years out you will have a solid foundation of what to eat and what not to eat or what to eat in moderation. I will attach a video below it explains about your sleeve stretching no matter what. It also explains that 99% of the time people regain their weight not because the pouch has stretched but because we have learnt how to manipulate the pouch (eating high simple carbs, sugars, processed foods and fats). Our stomachs will NEVER be able to stretch out to be the same size it was before however, overtime natural stretching will occur and you will be able to fit 6-9 ounces of food 3+ years out which in turn will regain weight if you eat poorly. Create healthy eating patterns and behaviors now that is the only way you'll succeed life-long.
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