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Hi, I was banded Nov 10, 2011. as of today I lost 20 pounds. I am a little worried the weight loss has stopped. I've lost nothing in several weeks. I usually eat between 600 and 800 calories. I try to eat very low carb. I had a hernia repair done during surgery. Just noticed a little heartburn today. Suggestions appreciated. Kristen

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Maybe try adding in about 150-250 calories a day. Also, try to vary the calories you eat from day to day, like one day do closer to 1000, then the next day or two, do around 800. I was banded a couple days after you and I stalled a little because I was also keeping my calories around the same amount you mentioned- I just wasn't hungry and didn't want to force myself to eat. Once I started doing 750+ each day, the scale started moving again. Sometimes I hit the higher number of calories when I'm not hungry with the addition of a glass of milk or a cup of hot cocoa, but I'm still losing. Good luck!

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Are you excersising? It's a huge piece of the puzzle. If your not, I highly reccomend you start. Start out slow and gradually increase your duation/intensity. If you are working out, try changing up what your doing. Good luck!

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I think u should try to add another 100-200 calories a day and increase your exercise if u are doing any, If your weight loss stalls its time to change something but small changes can make a difference so dont go mad and change too much .. good luck :)

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Wow I can relate to this issue too! Losing on the liquid post op diet & today I lost only .3lb with eating around 650-700 calories everyday. Need to change it up & maybe add some more walking. thanks guys!

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Wow I can relate to this issue too! Losing on the liquid post op diet & today I lost only .3lb with eating around 650-700 calories everyday. Need to change it up & maybe add some more walking. thanks guys!

Only another .3lbs again this morning! Not happy but it's better than a gain :)

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Lots of people are going to tell you to bump up the calories a bit and that may work. But if you just wait it out you will lose. Trust me there is not an overweight or obese person on this planet who eats that many calories a day long term, even if they dont exercise...the weight will come off but if its too slow for you, make a change.

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I agree with the pervious posters who said to up your calories briefly -- just do it for one day. That generally will work. If that doesn't do the trick, log your food for a day or two to see if you're being 100% honest with yourself about your calorie intake. More exercise is always good too!!

Don't stress about short plateaus -- or if the scale boing-boing-boings from time to time between losses. It's totally normal and part of the process. It is great though that when you have a plateau, you are looking to find out the cause and how to get past it -- that's what will take you all the way to your goal!

Congratulations on 20 down -- that's wonderful!!

Catherine

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If my math is correct you have lost 2.5 pounds a week since surgery. That is a lot. My doctor says the average is 1-2 pounds a week. Since that's an average you can be more or like me less. You may need to reevaluate your expectations.

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