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Hi everyone! Sleeved on 3/19. Been stalled for a week. I journal everything I put in my mouth and have not gone over 500-600 calories. I use My fitness Pal to track. It logs how much fat, carbs, Protein, sodium, etc for the day. My question is, what are the numbers I should be aiming for each day? I know the protein is 60g but how many carbs should I be getting per day? How much total fat is a good #? My daily totals (except protein) are WAY below what they say I should have each day. I'm going to call my doctor but just wondering what others think. Thanks!!

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I've only been tracking my protein...making sure I get 60 - 80 grams per day. I walk every day about 12,000 steps a day and my pedometer tracks the number of calories burned also so this week I started trying to make sure my intake calories is under what I burned.

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My nutritionist has me on a 2 to 1 plan. Two grams of Protein for every gram of carb. I don't look at fats.

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Welcome to your 3 week stall. It happens to many many people. It's not at all about what you're eating, it's about your body adjusting and catching up. It sounds like you are doing AWESOME with what you are eating/drinking and with your tracking! Tracking is a great tool, especially when starting out.

As far as nutrition, I don't worry too much about my fat, because I know it's healthy fat (Olive oil, avocado, almonds etc.). I try to keep carbs less than Protein now that I am this far out (8 months), but if I want a glass of OJ or a banana in my smoothie, I have it. I won't deprive myself of the things I want, HOWEVER, Protein always comes first to me and I pay attention to my total calories.

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I've only been tracking my Protein...making sure I get 60 - 80 grams per day. I walk every day about 12' date='000 steps a day and my pedometer tracks the number of calories burned also so this week I started trying to make sure my intake calories is under what I burned.[/quote']

Ok. Maybe I don't need to be as concerned about the other numbers. I can't get that much fat or carbs in anyway!! I'm walking everyday too for 30 minutes. It's just frustrating to get on that scale and not see it moving south!! Bad bad scale!! Lol!!

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My nutritionist has me on a 2 to 1 plan. Two grams of Protein for every gram of carb. I don't look at fats.

That sounds pretty good. I'll try that tomorrow. Thank you for the advice!!

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Welcome to your 3 week stall. It happens to many many people. It's not at all about what you're eating' date=' it's about your body adjusting and catching up. It sounds like you are doing AWESOME with what you are eating/drinking and with your tracking! Tracking is a great tool, especially when starting out.

As far as nutrition, I don't worry too much about my fat, because I know it's healthy fat (Olive oil, avocado, almonds etc.). I try to keep carbs less than Protein now that I am this far out (8 months), but if I want a glass of OJ or a banana in my smoothie, I have it. I won't deprive myself of the things I want, HOWEVER, Protein always comes first to me and I pay attention to my total calories.[/quote']

Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I'm definitely getting in healthy fats (except nuts...I'm still scared to eat them after reading some horror stories on here!!) Oh how I want a glass of OJ!! I think I have to wait a couple weeks! *insert sad face* Can't wait until the scale starts moving south!! Continued success on your journey.

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Be patient with the stall, I stalled for 7 weeks at 2 weeks post op. I was beyond frustrated but kept to the plan and the scale started moving this week. Keep strong!

Revision 1/31/13 by Dr Cabrera and Venezuela in MX

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I did the exact same thing, and it lasted for two weeks...but it did move again!

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There's a link in my sig about the 3 week stall, it explains the what and why of it all. My goal was always 1 gram of Protein for every 10 calories, so that put me at 40% of my daily calories from protein. I split the rest of my calories pretty evenly betwen carbs and fats but didn't worry about either, as long as I didn't eat any starches (cause they are evil). Now I eat much higher fats, maybe 50-55% of calories...mostly healthy fats. There is nothing inherently wrong with eating fats, and at the low calorie limits most sleevers are eating you're not likely to take in very many anyhow.

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I asked my NUT about calories, carbs, fat, etc. She told me 1200 cal, 30-40 carbs, watch the fat but didn't give me a #.

I actually only eat 800 on a high day, 30 carbs or less. It is weird, I will stall a week but I drop a size. My body is catching up, I believe. I do a cardio boot camp 4x a week and have a Protein bar or shake for some extra energy.

It helped me to breakup with the scale, we see each other 1x a week. It keeps me from obsessing and being cranky when I don't see what I like.

You are doing great. Keep it up!

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So glad I found this thread. I was sleeved 3/18 n my first post-op appt was last week n I had lost 15 lbs in 2 weeks. I was elated. Today I didnt have an appt but had to stop by my drs office to pick up a paper n decided to weigh myself. Only lost 3lbs since last week. I know thats good but I feel it should be more. Now reading thru this thread I see alot of ppl hit a 3 week stall. This is y I refuse to buy a scale. Lol

I was also wondering about daily calorie intake. I average 400-600 calories daily. Waiting on my NUT to advise me on this. I also track my Protein n I'm getting my 60 grams of Protein in. I try to eat high protein foods such as eggs, cottage cheese n Beans.

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I was sleeved on March 19 and have been at a stall for 12 days.. I'm shocked to hear it could last 7 weeks... :((

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I was sleeved on March 19 and have been at a stall for 12 days.. I'm shocked to hear it could last 7 weeks... :((

I was shocked too, so however long you're in a stall be patient and still to the plan. I'm down almost 11 lbs in 1 1/2 weeks. It will come off if you are diligent.

And cursing at your scale doesn't make it move, I tried it :)

Revision 1/31/13 by Dr Cabrera and Venezuela in MX

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I was shocked too' date=' so however long you're in a stall be patient and still to the plan. I'm down almost 11 lbs in 1 1/2 weeks. It will come off if you are diligent.

And cursing at your scale doesn't make it move, I tried it :)

Revision 1/31/13 by Dr Cabrera and Venezuela in MX[/quote']

I'm still in a stall but I've hidden my scale...well I threw it against the wall!! Same thing, right? Lol! Continued success on your journey.

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