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Hello all,

I've been working with a trainer for some time and while I have seen lots of changes in my body my weight has plateaued in the last 3 months.

She evaluated what I'm eating and said I need to be at 1500 calories a day...I can easily make just under 1000, 1200 takes more work to keep in my macros and today I will have gotten to 1350.

I've got my macros set as:

25% carbs

30% fat

45% Protein

She gave me some fasting cardio in between sessions and we are adding Hiit at the end block of the session now. I'll try to do my best with the food in the next week and see if there is a change.

My question is- what is everyone else doing and how is it working?

How many calories are you taking in and are you still losing?

What are your macros at?

My first trainer set a goal of 1400 calories with 120 grams of protein under 50 carbs and under 25 sugars but to use fats to reach the caloric intake as long as they were healthy fats. He said to burn fat you need to eat fat and I was losing.

The new trainer who is a much better trainer was horrified at the fat intake and said they can still do damage to the body.

So I'm trying to find the magic combination.

Anything you have to say or share is appreciated!!!

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I would ask your nutritionist and/or Doctor. Although I'm sure the trainer is very good, your nutritionist and Doc probably are more informed about you and health requirements.

Are you pre or post?

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Sorry- I should have said - I am post op a year and a half.

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Hello all,

I've been working with a trainer for some time and while I have seen lots of changes in my body my weight has plateaued in the last 3 months.

She evaluated what I'm eating and said I need to be at 1500 calories a day...I can easily make just under 1000, 1200 takes more work to keep in my macros and today I will have gotten to 1350.

I've got my macros set as:

25% carbs

30% fat

45% Protein

She gave me some fasting cardio in between sessions and we are adding Hiit at the end block of the session now. I'll try to do my best with the food in the next week and see if there is a change.

My question is- what is everyone else doing and how is it working?

How many calories are you taking in and are you still losing?

What are your macros at?

My first trainer set a goal of 1400 calories with 120 grams of Protein under 50 carbs and under 25 sugars but to use fats to reach the caloric intake as long as they were healthy fats. He said to burn fat you need to eat fat and I was losing.

The new trainer who is a much better trainer was horrified at the fat intake and said they can still do damage to the body.

So I'm trying to find the magic combination.

Anything you have to say or share is appreciated!!!

Here is my 2 cents worth:

I work out 6 days a week, 3 days 1 hr. cardio (HIIT and Medium mixed), and 3 days weights with 30 min moderate cardio.

I eat about 1900 cals a day and it breaks out to about 30% carbs, 50% carbs and 20% fats.

I found that this is a 40% deficit in cals, based on my activity levels, and have been at same scale weight for 30+ days.

I have seen lower fat levels and slow muscle growth, so I am not too concerned.

I have 15 lbs. of fat left to lose, and plan on cycling my calories/carbs soon and I feel my scale stall is partially associated to some metabolism slowing. (Been in big calorie deficit for 9 months now)

My revision seems to be much looser and allows me to eat much more than many with RNY do, so getting this much food in is only a little challenging with 5 meals a day. I mostly focus on getting in proper protein, and making carbs fibrous, except right after training, so I am not too concerned with the totals values.

My fats come from clean sources only, mostly coconut, flax and olive oils, and lean meats, and I feel high fat levels of the right fats is OK, if we can handle it.

It has taken me a while to get to this point and a lot of trial and error to get the right fit, and I am sure you will need to do the same. I suggest tracking your diet and any changes and measure the affect every week or so and adjust again as needed. No trainer know you like you.

Best on your journey. . .

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I am 21 months post sleeve. I keep Protein 80 g and hit bout 1200 calories I eat clean foods and limit carbs below 20 percent. Without Protein I did not lose no matter what I did in the gym. Also sleep I need that to lose as well. Get a nutritionist who knows Bariatric patient needs and follow a MD advice.

Stella

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My experience with trainers and every healthcare pro who is not a bariatric specialist is they don't understand us or our needs very well. I'd find out what my surgeon and her team thinks, and perhaps they can connect you with a trainer with some bariatric experience for some guidance, if not actual sessions.


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I appreciate everyone's input very much and feel I have a better handle on things. Thank you!

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