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Stalled at 11 pounds about one week ago. I’m on soft foods. Proteins are between 70 and 90 and calories are around 550. Net carbs are around 30-40. Exercise is 30 min/day. How is it physiologically possible not to lose weight under these circumstances?

I hosted Easter Sunday and didn’t deviate from plan at all. I need to stick with it at this point, I guess.

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Yep. Stick to the plan and the weight will drop. Sadly, we don't put it on overnight and can't take it off overnight.

Hang in there.

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If you ate more you'd probably start to lose again. Your body thinks it's starving to death and has many evolutionary defense mechanisms in place to keep you from starving to death.

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Thanks. I just ate some thinly sliced ham, which is on my surgeon’s soft food list. This is so demoralizing and frustrating.

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It's maddening and everyone has been there.

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Stalled at 11 pounds about one week ago. I’m on soft foods. Proteins are between 70 and 90 and calories are around 550. Net carbs are around 30-40. Exercise is 30 min/day. How is it physiologically possible not to lose weight under these circumstances?
I hosted Easter Sunday and didn’t deviate from plan at all. I need to stick with it at this point, I guess.


I am doing a sleeve to bypass conversion in June due to Gerd. In the beginning when I would stall I found Water (or lack of) was the problem. When I was conscious of what I was drinking I realized the more I drank the more weight came off. Drink so your body can flush the fat out. See if that works.


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3 hours ago, ElseeG said:

Stalled at 11 pounds about one week ago. I’m on soft foods. Proteins are between 70 and 90 and calories are around 550. Net carbs are around 30-40. Exercise is 30 min/day. How is it physiologically possible not to lose weight under these circumstances?

I hosted Easter Sunday and didn’t deviate from plan at all. I need to stick with it at this point, I guess.

How is it possible to think your stalled at just two weeks? You’ve only just began. I was told not to be concerned with weight or even the scale until 3 months & yes I’ve felt like I’m losing at a snails pace but I can’t argue the fact that NONE of my clothes fit anymore at 10 weeks. Hang in there & be patient.

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I stall all the time, it's my new normal and I had to realize that weightless is not always a straight line downward like I would have hoped, but the benefit I keep hearing is it gives your skin time to catch up and shrink with you
Be patient and stick to your plan



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12 hours ago, Creekimp13 said:

If you ate more you'd probably start to lose again. Your body thinks it's starving to death and has many evolutionary defense mechanisms in place to keep you from starving to death.

I got this advice from a coworker who had surgery years ago. I'm stalled out too, even following this suggestion. So I feel your pain and frustration. That said, no matter how much I feel like I'm somehow screwing this up, I'm sticking to it, and to be honest - you're more on the ball than me. You're doing to do great!

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Seems like you are doing everything right so just keep doing what you are doing.

I was stalled for 2.5 weeks at 2 weeks after surgery and then one day I just got on the scale and poof! Big drop.

Even at 1 month post op I could barely get in 350 calories, right now Im at 3.5 months and get around 800 calories in a day.

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13 hours ago, ElseeG said:

Stalled at 11 pounds about one week ago. I’m on soft foods. Proteins are between 70 and 90 and calories are around 550. Net carbs are around 30-40. Exercise is 30 min/day. How is it physiologically possible not to lose weight under these circumstances?

I hosted Easter Sunday and didn’t deviate from plan at all. I need to stick with it at this point, I guess.

I understand the frustration and fear when you have a stall. I want to reassure you...You are working your program. you are doing nothing wrong. Stalls may happen to you at different time periods of your weight loss. We rarely see anyone have a continuous drop without a plateau/stall.

Somethings to try:

If you are doing the same exercise/activity routine over and over, try mixing things up or increasing the intensity. Increase Protein goals. Increase Water.

Read embrace the stall below:

https://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/351046-embrace-the-stall/#comment-3952027

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I'll probably go insane when I stall. I chart my weight, daily, and do trendline regressions on it, linear, and polynomial. I think I even found statistical deviations whenever I used metamicil for the Water it retains in the intestines. I am an OCD engineer.

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Congrats to anyone who has a linear drop in weight.

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I stopped weighing everyday or every week. I went to my doctor's office once every 3 or so weeks, and I was guaranteed to lose weight when I went in. It helped my mindset a lot. Try to focus on lifestyle. Your clothes will fit better and better (and then your size will go down). Take your measurements too. The scale is just one tool to measure progress. Don't let it frustrate you--it's too early in the game.

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