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I am six months post-op Gastric Bypass and am wondering how many calories I should be eating daily? Some days I feel like I eat to much and other days not enough. Help please.

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The three most important elements after RNY gastric bypass surgery are to meet your daily Protein, Fluid and Vitamin requirements. food is secondary because your body is converting your stored fat into the energy that drives your body. Thus you lose weight.

Weight loss is achieved after surgery through meal volume control. You begin at 2 ounces (1/4 cup) per meal and gradually over the next year and a half increase the volume to 1 cup per meal. With this minuscule amount of food, it is next to impossible to meet your Protein daily requirements by food alone, so therefore you need to rely on supplements such as Protein shakes.
So in general calories are not tracked after RNY gastric bypass surgery. Sometimes individuals hit stalls during the weight loss phase. I did. Your daily protein requirement is met by a combination of the amount of protein you obtain from food combined with the amount of protein from protein supplements (protein shakes, protein bars). Right after gastric bypass surgery, the volume of food you are restricted to is minuscule (2 ounces) per meal. But as you get further along, the meal volume increases. Therefore if you concentrate on consuming high protein meals, you have a very important option available to you. You can start to reduce your reliance on protein supplements. I went from 3 Protein Shakes per day in the beginning, down to 2, down to 1, and then when my meal volume increased to 1 cup per meal at a year and a half, I was able to completely offload my use of protein shakes.
This is important because protein shakes contain calories. If you can reduce your caloric intake, then you can end a stall. At least that was the approach that I used and it worked for me.

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I am six months post-op Gastric Bypass and am wondering how many calories I should be eating daily? Some days I feel like I eat to much and other days not enough. Help please.

Bunny do you food journal? I'm on my fitness pal. And use it for food journaling and tracking nutrients. Happy to connect on there if you are interested

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