Feeling like something is wrong


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in my first three weeks i have liat 30 lbs..tgen switched to soft and then to solids and I lose 2 lbs..then gain..then nothing..for almost 3 wks now.

Doc and nut says it's fine but I'm not losing weight...following the meal plans..lots of fluids...and NOTHING!!

I fear this is my new life...is this as good as it gets..km frustrated and depressed all the time thinking about this.

one thing I am doing that I should is I can't stop checking my scale...been three weeks in this stall didn't think it would last this long..

Sry for the vent..just overwelmed

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Hello

Try not to get discourage. Did you have the sleeve or bypass?

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Make sure you are getting in your fluids and making your Protein goal. Both are extremely important to losing weight. Take your measurements and keep track of your progress that way instead of the scale. Even when we don't lose pounds, we are losing inches, which in the long run I feel is a better indicator of success than the scale.

You will definitely continue to lose weight - at your body's pace. I lost 37 pounds my first month and only 9 pounds the second. Overall in 1 year I've lost 131 pounds.

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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.

I am assuming that you are following your surgeons directions on daily protein, fluid and vitamin requirements to a tee.

Since you are several months post-op, one thing to do now at this stage is to assess your protein intake. 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 consume is minuscule (2 ounces) per meal. But as you get further along, the meal volume increases. Therefore you have a very important option available to you. As a result, you can begin to reduce your reliance on protein shakes if you concentrate on consuming high protein meals. I went from 3 protein shakes a day, down to 2, down to 1 and eventually none when I reached 1 cup per meal at a year and a half post-op.

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.

In your case, I would recommend that you do not weigh yourself daily. Limit it to around once per month. Checking your weight daily seems to be causing stress. Stress can cause depression and weight gain. So avoid stress.

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My surgeon and nutritionist say to only weigh once weekly due to the brain getting discouraged if it doesn't see weight loss daily. Maybe that's something to think about in your case- it may help you step back a bit to give your new body a chance to recalibrate..? Just a thought, best wishes & a hug too!😊 Jennifer

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search this site for threads about the "three week stall". Happens to almost everyone.

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p.s. Just stick to your plan and your weight loss will start up again.

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