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Im wondering how to reset my metabolism. I know I need more calories and excersize, I just dont know where to begin. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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How many calories are you eating now, how much exercise do you get, & what's your height and weight?

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I weigh 202lbs height 5'3 1/2. I get about 1000 calories and Im lazy lol. I do housework everyday and on the weekends I mow the lawn and some gardning.

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Hi Leanne - you might start by eating every 2-3 hours and increasing good carbs and fats over a number of weeks. You do not want to ramp up your calories too fast because your body will not be prepared for it and greedily store them instead. I do not know exactly how to do this, but perhaps target an extra 100-200 calories a week until you are 200-300 below your TDEE. Again, this will take you some time so do not try and rush the process.

Both Mike Ross and *Susan* have given some excellent advice in past threads so perhaps they will chime in here. You might try eating advocados or banana with a nut butter. Perhaps think about other fruit that is lower on the glycemic scale like apples.

Do consider the use of supplements to help you increase calories. Eating a casein shake at night is a long acting Protein and will keep your BMR churning all night long.

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Laura- what is confusing? Increasing calories to TDEE? The extreme caloric deficits we are on after surgery has a place and it helps almost everyone drop weight. However, it puts your body into extreme catabolic state also even if you are trying to eat the required Protein. The body will lose its ability to effectively burn calories if deprived of calories for too long. As I stated on another thread today, I think it is wise for people to consider increasing their calories towards TDEE after a while as a post op to prevent a BMR death march. I waited until after losing all weight and hitting goal weight during month 7. However, it may occur before or after that for others. Just make sure you are making healthy food choices with the occasional splurge, paying attention to a proper ratio of the macro nutrients for each meal. It is not as hard as it may sound. Normal eating is another way to state it. No crazy dieting (starvation, low carb or low fat) either.

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When I do those numbers the Protein comes up SO high :( but I'm hungry all the time now so I'm getting frustrated :( I am not losing anymore I bounce up and down a pound now... My metabolism is so screwed I know I've been on my fair share of "doctor supervised diets" at 600 to 800 calories I could write a book!

I'm scared I'm hungry and I just added up my calories for the day so far and I'm not even at 500 :(

I'm literally distraught today!

Sorry Leeann :(

Does that calculator I put up work or should I try another site??

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When I do the inputs to the calculator I get 2152. I would think that is doable. What do you think?

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When I do the inputs to the calculator I get 2152. I would think that is doable. What do you think?

OMG???

I'm 47 in a couple of weeks..

5'4

171-172

And have the exercise level of a cripple slug!

I'm to scared I know I will gain weight!

I want to cry :(

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I am very new hear, but just met with my exercise counselor on Friday. With you not getting any exercise now, all you probably need to do is move. I am like you and it took about five peddles of the bike to get my pulse rate up to aerobic level. I warmed up on the bike for five minutes, then did about 20 minutes of resistence exercises, all the while my hear rate stayed up. I am supposed to exercise 3times per week for about 20-30minutes at a time. I know as I get healthier I will have to increase my intensity, but right now, I feel that this is SO doable. The first step is to get up.

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OMG???

I'm 47 in a couple of weeks..

5'4

171-172

And have the exercise level of a cripple slug!

I'm to scared I know I will gain weight!

I want to cry :(

I did not know slugs had the bone structure to get crippled. Lol. It would either have to be stepped on or salted, both which win the slug a Darwin award.

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I did not know slugs had the bone structure to get crippled. Lol. It would either have to be stepped on or salted' date=' both which win the slug a Darwin award.[/quote']

Hehehe.... I'm going to push the Protein a little more at a time to up the calories a bit :)

Oh and on my hike the other day I was almost the killer of several banana slugs with my big clumsy feet :P

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Ok Im gonna try everything suggested. Laura you maybe a slug, bu Im a boulder and cant move lol. I just need to figure out where to start.

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