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My Doc told me that Black women who've had WLS (and in general) tend to lose weight slower than any other demographic...has anyone found this to be true from their own experiences?

-AJ

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I am def losing slow. 28 Jan will be 10 weeks and I have lost 25 pounds.....I started at 217 at 5'4 but still slow compared to others I have talked to at the same or lower weight...

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I was told by my surgeon and the nutritionist that it depends on the amount of exercise you get in. They instructed me that if I feel like I am stalled then bump up my exercise regimine and this will help. I found this to be true. However I am at the stage I need to tone and strengthen. I have met my goal. I wanted to be in a size 14 and now I am. I need to tone more than lose now.

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My Doc told me that Black women who've had WLS (and in general) tend to lose weight slower than any other demographic...has anyone found this to be true from their own experiences?

-AJ

I was sleeved 3-18-13 and I was 258 the day of surgery and 237 as of 4-20-13. So that's 21lbs in a month I don't think that's slow and so far I have exercised 3 times.

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If you go to the slow loser board you'll see the majority of people are White so I think it depends on how you eat afterwards more than race but what do I know? I'm freaking out and might never get sleeved.

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I haven't heard of that. I was a slow looser. But I'm still loosing at 9 1/2 months out. So I'm steadily loosing weight. Be encouraged the sleeve surgery works

And is not specific.

Good luck

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I agree it is slower. I watch a lot of weight loss shows, such as biggest loser and black people are never as successful as others. I would love for someone to investigate this topic. Also, I think we carry weight differently. Another race at 180lbs looks super obese while we can look kind of fit.

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Wow i never heard that b4....i went from 18/20 to 8/10 my first year with lapband excercise 5-7days a week...i am currently 14/16 waiting on VSG...we have to all excercise and watch what we eat even if its a small quantity!! My gf went from 18/20 to a sz 4 with the lapband she is now a sz 6 she is also African American we both banded in 2005..... Good luck black divas lets all be losers slow or fast!!!

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I don't find that to be true I had my surgery August 19 2013 and have lost 75 pounds starting weight 223 current weight 148 so happy I decide to do this my health has also improved I am diabetic and was on insulin and no longer need insulin I'm no longer on high blood pressure pills...

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Slower losing may be an advantage - skin may adjust better. ;-)

In regards to our nutrition, I was told by a bariatric surgeon that we all know certain carbs aren't good, but even an extremely small portion can be detrimental. Not only can it make the body store it to turn to fat, but it can make the body store anything that comes behind it store as fat (carb or not). That pesky Pasta, bread and rice!

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why are we always looking for something to feel inferior about ? Geesh …… if we do the program we will lose like anybody else,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Don't we already have enough of REAL inconsistencies to look for more?????

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