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I am almost 9 months and down a total of 100 lbs (87since surgery). I have noticed recently that I am able to eat a little more than I was able to. I am so scared of gaining my weight back... I think. Do I drink my Water too fast, did I eat a little too much that time? Did I get all my Protein in? And I am stressing myself out...

What does everyone else eat at 9 months out! Does anyone have the same fears?

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I'm 7 months out and notice the same things. I can chug back Water so much faster now. I can eat like 5oz of meat. So when I start to worry I track. I still am under 1000 calories a day most of the time. The random tracking keeps my accountable and makes sure I'm getting my Protein (which has never been a problem for me). Sleeves relax over time and that is normal.

7 months out, I eat everything. Tonight was 1/2 serving of taco salad with ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, corn, cheese and catalina dressing. I had a mini cupcake. I also had a Protein shake after the gym and a steeped tea with milk from Tim Hortons.

Honestly, if you are worried track, see where you are. Adjust yourself from there. Don't stress over it. Stress creates cortisol than prevents weight loss and makes our bodies store belly fat!

Since I talked about calories, I should also mention that I have been told that because we lose the weight so fast and were so big for so long that our metabolisms aren't exactly normal (and never will be). So if one person our same size who hasn't undergone WLS eats 1500, they might maintain their weight, but if we had 1500 calories we would gain. Info I have says we need to eat 75-85% less than counterparts to maintain. If you google BMR calculator it'll tell you calories needed to lose/gain/maintain for your situation.

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Thank you so much, that was very helpful.... So whatever the BMR says I need to maintain, my goal calories should be 75-85% ? Great at least I have a number I can follow!!

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