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Posting this here too...I'm a year out now and down 200 pounds. I've still got about 27 pounds to go and I'm wondering how many calories I should be eating now? I'm incredibly active - on days I don't work I usually walk or run 5 miles plus strength training. I have a very active job so even on days that I work I get a minimum of 10,000 steps, though usually it's closer to 20,000. Once I did 34,000! Currently I eat between 1000 - 1200 calories and get about 105 - 115 grams of Protein a day. I definitely feel like I get hungry much quicker and stay full for far less time. My nutritionist is terrible at responding to my emails so I figured I'd ask the community how many calories all of you eat? How many ounces do you eat? I'm eating about 3 ounces of protein and 2 ounces of vegetables per meal.

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Sorry I can't answer your questions as I just had surgery Jan 26 this year. However I wanted to congratulate you in losing 200 pounds in one year. That is a fantastic amount of weight to lose. With all that you are doing activity wise I can see why it came off so quickly. Eating only 3 oz of Protein at a meal how is it that you are getting 105 to 115 grams of Protein a day? Are you still drinking a lot of shakes? I will be following this thread as I would love to read what others write.

I have an additional 130+ pounds to lose and am hoping I will be as successful as you have been.

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@@ssflbelle thanks! And congrats on your surgery! I get the Protein by having a Protein Shake in the morning, a midday snack that's usually some kind of protein (string cheese, Peanut Butter and celery, etc), then for lunch I have 3oz protein and 2 ounces of vegetables, and afternoon Quest bar, a dinner that consists of 3oz of protein and 2oz vegetables. I also almost always have an Enlightened ice cream bar for dessert which also has 8g of protein. Hope that helps!

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So your Dr allows you to eat between meals. Mine is saying only 3 meals a day and he also told me that by 6 weeks I should be off the shakes. I can't see that happening. By the way I looked up that ice cream and when I am able to I hope to be getting some. Do you eat a whole bar at one time? I hope you don't mind that I added you as a friend.

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I usually end up between 800 and 900, but lately there have been days when I am more active that I will eat more. My nut isn't really helpful either, so I'm trying to find the right balance for me. I decided to start experimenting eating more on the days I work out and am very active.

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@@ssflbelle my doc never said anything about not eating between meals. Perhaps your doc is trying to discourage grazing? I do eat a whole ice cream bar but I didn't find them until I was four or five months out so I don't know how I would have handled them before that. I definitely don't mind having more friends!

@@lifeofblair 800 - 900? I guess that sounds about right. You're about 7 months out?

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@@ssflbelle my doc never said anything about not eating between meals. Perhaps your doc is trying to discourage grazing? I do eat a whole ice cream bar but I didn't find them until I was four or five months out so I don't know how I would have handled them before that. I definitely don't mind having more friends!

@@lifeofblair 800 - 900? I guess that sounds about right. You're about 7 months out?

I'll be eight months next week. I did go over 1000 one day, but it was an extremely long, active day.

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@@ssflbelle my doc never said anything about not eating between meals. Perhaps your doc is trying to discourage grazing? I do eat a whole ice cream bar but I didn't find them until I was four or five months out so I don't know how I would have handled them before that. I definitely don't mind having more friends!

@@lifeofblair 800 - 900? I guess that sounds about right. You're about 7 months out?

I'll be eight months next week. I did go over 1000 one day, but it was an extremely long, active day.
Well, I feel like a pig now. I am at 1300 calories a day at a little over 8 months. Are you still in the losing phase or in maintenance?

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@@lauraellen80 I think I was between 1000 - 1200 at 8 months and I was definitely losing.

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@@ssflbelle my doc never said anything about not eating between meals. Perhaps your doc is trying to discourage grazing? I do eat a whole ice cream bar but I didn't find them until I was four or five months out so I don't know how I would have handled them before that. I definitely don't mind having more friends!

@@lifeofblair 800 - 900? I guess that sounds about right. You're about 7 months out?

I'll be eight months next week. I did go over 1000 one day, but it was an extremely long, active day.
Well, I feel like a pig now. I am at 1300 calories a day at a little over 8 months. Are you still in the losing phase or in maintenance?

I think you are normal. I feel like I'm not eating enough lately. Especially when I work out and my nut did not help when I asked. So I'm just trying to figure out the best range.

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I'm about 4 1/2 months out and they want me to aim for 1000 calories per day. I work out 2 hours every day so that is why they told me to increase it. I find it difficult to get that many in, however when I do I find that I loose more weight.

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@@kaitlynm 2 hours a day is impressive!

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I have read in many forums with exercise increase, calorie intake should increase too and this will enable more weight loss. But congratulations on all of your successes one year out! I'm only 6 weeks out and can't wait to hit a years benchmark.

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It is not so bad once you get used to it. I do a body combat class for an hour and then the treadmill for an hour. Would love to do the combat class all day if they offered that many classes. I was surprised too when they told me to up the calories and especially carbs. No guilt now when I eat fruit. I was missing it a lot.

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@@Indieflickers

Things look different if you have an above average fitness level. I see this question often on the forum. I'm not sure why most surgeons office's don't have the information on this issue.

I started distance running 6 months out from surgery. I am now 1 year and 9 months out. I work with a sports medicine dietitian. On the days I run/workout. I burn 1000 in an hour. I eat up to 2000 calories. 150g of Protein - 200g of carbohydrates - 67g fat. On the days I don't work out I consume 1500 calories. The challenge is eating that amount with a tiny tummy.

Information on BariAthletes

http://www.weightlosssurgerypodcast.com/037-becoming-a-bariathlete-with-lea-crosetti-andes/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-25/health/sc-health-0425-diabetes-bypass-athlete-20120425_1_excess-skin-surgery-egg-sized-pouch

http://ezinearticles.com/?Bariatric-Athlete-Fuel-Guide-Without-Carb-Loading&id=5202069

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