Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Idea Of What Weightloss Is Like For Others With The Band And How Many Calories Were You Told To Eat Each Day?



Recommended Posts

Just curious about how much some of you lose per month I know everyone is different :-) Also curious about how many calories that some of you were told to consume each day by your surgeon? Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This last month I lost 12. To put that in perspective, the 2 months prior I only lost 4. Weight loss can vary, in my case it is due to some less than stellar eating and exercise routine for those two months.

As for calories, I saw most on here stuck around 1200 and when I discussed with my nutritionist, she said if I felt satisfied I could have a range of 1200-1400.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you, I was personally told 1600 and to me that's a lot with the band considering your only supposed to eat three small meals and possibly a snack (that's what I was told). I just have a hard time believing it that 1600 should be a number I shoot for when I take a few bites and I'm pushing away my plate. I appreciate your feedback :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was told 900-1200.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just curious about how much some of you lose per month I know everyone is different :-) Also curious about how many calories that some of you were told to consume each day by your surgeon? Thanks

based of the persons (dont hate me) age, size, weight one has to lose, their physical limitations.....etc.....it depends on the person. in my thoughts and in my dr's recommendation, as long as you are losing, the number doesnt matter. (some larger people loose faster than some who dont have as much to lose) but to lose a pound is the same for everyone. so how about focusing on losing and getting healthy instead of the diet numbers game.

that is how i am doing it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't count calories. I eat 3 meals ( 1 cup each) and a protien snack, drink plenty of Water, and walk. I'm losing weight so that's what matters to me. Counting calories feels too much like all my failed diets. Good luck!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I eat between 1000-1200 calories a day, though I'm usually closer to 1200.

My weight loss fluctuates greatly. I've lost as much as 27 pounds in a month and as little as 7 pounds in a month. Yet I've once again lost 11 pounds just in the last week and a half.

It varies greatly with little rhyme or reason.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was banded July 10th and i am averaging about 8lbs lost a month since surgery....(I also was a low BMIer of 35 to start with high blood pressure and high cholesterol)...my PCP said 10 more lbs and I can come off of both meds!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It varies with each person and each month. I lose anywhere from 10 to 4 in a month. I eat between 1000 and 1200. I do choose to count calories it helps me stay accountable (myfitnesspal). It also varies based on excercise, on days that I am highly active (cutting grass, doing yard work ect) I might eat more - 1300. If you look at what your BMR is - how many calories your body needs just to do basics, so how many calories you would burn if you just laid in bed all day- for me it's around 1600 so I must keep it below that in order to lose. However, if I go to low my metabolism will stall and I won't lose either, so it's a balance and everyone has to find their own.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you all for sharing your advice and I see where I should probably shoot for :-) it makes it much easier to see where I should shoot for with my calories THANKS!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I eat 1200 calories, low carb diet. I've lost 65lbs since Feb, so thats about 7 pounds a month. I am 25lbs from my goal weight......so my weight loss has slowed way down. As everyone has said it varies from person to person. Focus on a health diet, exercise and you will see results.

Good luck on your journey.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you I appreciate your advice. :-) I will do my absolute best congratulations on your weightloss!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I eat 1200 calories' date=' low carb diet. I've lost 65lbs since Feb, so thats about 7 pounds a month. I am 25lbs from my goal weight......so my weight loss has slowed way down. As everyone has said it varies from person to person. Focus on a health diet, exercise and you will see results.

Good luck on your journey.[/quote']

I should be eating somewhere around 1200 calories, I think. And i'm eating low carb, maintaining ketosis. I struggle to get my calorie intake. Difficult while on low carb...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only rules I was ever given was to eat 3 meals, no Snacks, from all food groups, eat until satisfied not full and dont drink whilst eating. The theory being that if yoiu're losing, the calorie level is good, when you stop losing, its time for a fill to reduce calories a bit. It doesnt matter whether you're eating 1000 calories or 2500, whatever you lose on is right for you.

I lost weight quite dramatically at first, as I had a BMI of 35, 2 to 3lb a week was a fantastic rate for me and not something I'd ever achieved on a sustained basis before. I lost about 40 lb that weigh and it began to taper off and I began to get fills. After that for the first year I reliably dropped about 5lb a month, but it would come in spurts, nothing for weeks then 5lb all of a sudden. That continued on into the second year only some months it was only 3lb. After the second year, i was down to normal weight, but I continued to lose - but only one or two spurts that year over which I dropped about 10lb in total. The rest of the weight came off, suprisingly in year 5 when I returned to full time work.

All in all, I lot 120% of my excess weight taking me down to a BMI of 20/21.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

During my first 22 months I would eat 1000 calories a day. I lost 208 lbs. my dr suggest 1500 to start but I just couldn't consume that much food so my dr had me track everything for a month and he was fine with my loss. I averaged around 10 lbs each month...some more some less of course. Now I bumped it up to 1200 or so although my dr had me stop tracking it so I would learn to eyeball it and continue to lose. I am 8 lbs from my goal.

I still eat 3-4 oz of Protein, 1/2 c veggies and 1/4 c starch at meals although I usually don't finish the startch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • GothGal

      Started mushies on Thursday.  Had to remind myself to eat slowly.....you fill up fast!;
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • SabrinaGoddess

      2 Days Till Surgery!   It's time! Time to start my clear liquids! I am prepared! Tomorrow I will only take in clear protein, bone broth and jello for the next two days.   My surgery will be done on Monday, December 9th at 8:00 AM. I have to be at the hospital at 5:30 AM (EWWW) but who cares? LOL. Funny how you don't get all upset about doing things that are not so fun when you are doing it for a purpose! . I don't plan on doing much this weekend. I have one errand to do and after that is over I will return to my hotel room and go into prayer and meditation. Believer or not, you got to do what you need to do in order to get your heart and mind in a healthy place. . I have a Pre-Op drink I ordered that is supposed to really help your body hydrate before surgery. It's not in the photo just because I don't have it in my hands yet. I will put photos of it up when I get it. . All I can think about it how blessed I am to be able to get this done. I know how it feels to be healthy and happy then have it snatched away. It makes this all the more joyful for me. . So, it's time to lay it down and start letting my mind process what we are getting ready to do. . By the way...funny story. My doc said he had to cancel a surgery because his patient said she thought "Mashed Potatoes" was a clear food! Um, there will be no mashed potatoes for me! LOL This is HAPPENING! . Last thought for today: I knew when they drew my blood yesterday it was going to leave a nasty bruise and I was right. I am so sensitive to that kind of stuff.  


      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Krestel

      Cold no.2 since surgery. The funny part is now Ive lost my voice. I feel better in my sinuses now, but my voice is 90% gone. Losing your voice as a person who talks as a teacher for a living is so funny. You feel normal and when you speak, nothing comes out. I hope it goes over by Monday, but if it doesn't oh well. Ill be at school and cant talk to the students. Oh gee darn.
      · 1 reply
      1. SabrinaGoddess

        I hope it gets better. I sing and I know how it is to lose your voice. I always get scared that it won't come back. LOL but it always does. Try Fisherman's Friend. It's nasty but it works. You can find it on amazon.

    • allwet

      Got my haircut today and its always amazing how much better i feel afterwards.
      i have always considered it an odd thing that i enjoy a haircut so much.
      The smell of the barbershop (no salons allowed) and the whole scissors and clippers feel and sound is so relaxing.
      I have had the same barber since 1987 and i am not sure how i will handle it if that guy ever dares to die on me. I am pretty sure that the magazines on the bottom of the stack are the same ones from my first visit.
      just started Ron Powers -Mark Twain Biography- enjoying it
       
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Gthom33

      Good Morning! Today is the first day of my liver shrinking diet!  It is hard being in the office and in my classes thinking about my old habits. But surgery is so close so can't complain too much! !10 days away!! Here we go. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×