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Vets- I am STILL struggling with my regain and have tried a couple different approaches. Online I found much info about doing 'resets'. However most of these call for drinking shakes again. I'm just not sure if that's a good approach. In fact, my new surgeon laughed when I mentioned it to him, because he said that at 3+ years out, shakes aren't going to do anything for me. PLus, I have developed a fierce case of of lactose intolerance so there is more to consider.

Any thoughts on this? I really would love to communicate with any veterans who had regain and how you went about losing it.

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Whenever I go up a little on the scale. Just eating dense Protein for a couple days takes it right off.

Your Dr is right, shakes are useless and will do nothing for you. Shakes are like Water to me. They do nothing saiety or hunger.

Try just eating dense protein, something you have to cut with a knife, and see what happens.

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Thanks for the insight! I kind of fell the same way. I feel sorta guilty because I have a bunch of different Protein powders that I bought thinking it might help, but I've had a hard time drinking them. they don't taste great to me, and I cannot seem to stomach milk at all. I did 'resets' in the past but it was early out, and I feel like I was still in a losing phase, just possibly stalled. when that happened I would tighten up my eating and go back to shakes/liquids.

Now at almost 4 years out, I think drinking shakes would be hard for me.

May I PLEASE also ask, did you eat ONLY dense Proteins, and what would a day of eating look like? THANKS!!

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I'm pretty lazy with my food. I usually buy fresh meat for a day or 2 and work through that package.

A day for me will be

4 oz of pork chops 4x a day every 2 hours from noon till 8 pm

Black coffee, as I want

Or,

4 ounces of pork chops

6 ounces of Swai Fillet

4 ounces of pork chops

6 ounce of Swai Fillet

Black Coffee, as I want

This isn't just really a reset, I eat like this most of the time. If I go on vacation or have a lot of dates or something, this is how I eat after. My weight can fulucate 5-10 pounds. Eating like that after a gain, the weight just falls right off.

However, I am not as far out as you, and I am Keto adapted and I have never had significant regain. Hopefully someone further out than you, who has tackled regain weighs in and offers some advice.

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14 hours ago, OutsideMatchInside said:

I'm pretty lazy with my food. I usually buy fresh meat for a day or 2 and work through that package.

A day for me will be

4 oz of pork chops 4x a day every 2 hours from noon till 8 pm

Black coffee, as I want

Or,

4 ounces of pork chops

6 ounces of Swai Fillet

4 ounces of pork chops

6 ounce of Swai Fillet

Black coffee, as I want

This isn't just really a reset, I eat like this most of the time. If I go on vacation or have a lot of dates or something, this is how I eat after. My weight can fulucate 5-10 pounds. Eating like that after a gain, the weight just falls right off.

However, I am not as far out as you, and I am Keto adapted and I have never had significant regain. Hopefully someone further out than you, who has tackled regain weighs in and offers some advice.

Oh, how I miss pork chops, but for some odd reason, my cravings are no longer for them. I don't really care for pork chops or beef anymore, I wonder how I will tolerate them if I tried it anyway. Hmmmm

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I never ate them before surgery at all. I started eating them last year because I needed more of a rotation in my meat choices. I like them because they are always on sale and the fat on them makes them easier to eat then most dense Protein. I can eat pork easier than chicken and beef. So I eat it more often.

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I lost baby weight and 8 pounds regain between 3.5-4.5 years out by going back to basics. I jump started with a strict plan but only to make cravings go away and to stop myself from the tiny bit of grazing I'd slipped into. Eating by the hierarchy - Protein, then veg, carbs as you've got room and enough to feel satiety and stave off binges - will serve you far better than a liquid diet. They're preposterous at our point. I drink shakes only when I have to skip a meal or boost my protein.

Loss came far slower to me at that point, I won't lie, but man was I a slow loser the first time. But I lost it all, more than I'd intended, actually, going well under goal. I've kept it off for years.

You know the drill. Push the foods that fill you. Find what your caloric intake is at now so you can set a deficit.

Good luck. It can definitely be done. Don't torture yourself on a liquid diet uneccessarily.

Cheri

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Vets- I am STILL struggling with my regain and have tried a couple different approaches. Online I found much info about doing 'resets'. However most of these call for drinking shakes again. I'm just not sure if that's a good approach. In fact, my new surgeon laughed when I mentioned it to him, because he said that at 3+ years out, shakes aren't going to do anything for me. PLus, I have developed a fierce case of of lactose intolerance so there is more to consider.
Any thoughts on this? I really would love to communicate with any veterans who had regain and how you went about losing it.


I’ll let you know in 2 weeks. I started back on the shakes today, 1 for Breakfast and lunch then a high Protein dinner tonight. Also making sure I get all of my Water in. I have 11 pound to lose so I’m hoping 2 weeks of this will get me back on track.


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I do shakes on a regular basis, I'm four years out. I will have one several times a week.


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I do shakes on a regular basis, I'm four years out. I will have one several times a week.





I haven’t in the past but definitely need to for awhile to get back on track. Have you had a problem with much regain?


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I haven’t in the past but definitely need to for awhile to get back on track. Have you had a problem with much regain?




Right after I hit goal, the holidays hit me and I did! Got back on track with the shakes and stopped sliders and lost it.

Now I maintain at about 5-10 lbs over my lowest. I go up and down in that range now and know how to get back on track when I get above my "bounce" range


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Vets- I am STILL struggling with my regain and have tried a couple different approaches. Online I found much info about doing 'resets'. However most of these call for drinking shakes again. I'm just not sure if that's a good approach. In fact, my new surgeon laughed when I mentioned it to him, because he said that at 3+ years out, shakes aren't going to do anything for me. PLus, I have developed a fierce case of of lactose intolerance so there is more to consider.
Any thoughts on this? I really would love to communicate with any veterans who had regain and how you went about losing it.


Hi after a week of 2 shakes and a high Protein meal each day wth lots of Water I lost 5lb. So I’m sticking to it for another week. I must say I feel so much better cutting out the carbs that had crept back in.


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