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Hello and good morning everyone

I just need to vent a little !!! Today is three weeks since my VSG and boy do I feel great. I’m transitioning to my normal before surgery daily life. I’m so frustrated ! This weight isn’t budging as fast as I’d like it to omg! I know it’s not a sprint but a marathon but I’m just so frustrated. I see here many people were givin a set amount of calories/carbs to take in per date I wasn’t. After my one week follow up my doc said you look great see you in three months! I get my Protein in (about 40grams not quite the 60) and I intake at least 40oz . Of Water per day, add in the G2 and liquids to food maybe 50oz of liquid per day. I was wondering if anyone has PCOS and could this be the reason for my slow slow slow weight loss. It seems before surgery I was dropping the weight like nothing but after the surgery it’s really hard. I barley eat anything solid because I just throw it back up so I rely on my Protein Shakes which fill me up. I can stomach eggs so I’ve been having 1 boiled egg (just the whites I have never done the yellows) every other day I just don’t know and I’m so frustrated ☹️

Starting weight 260

surgery weight 228

current weight 217

goal. 150-160

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8 minutes ago, xx_Momo_xx said:

Hello and good morning everyone

I just need to vent a little !!! Today is three weeks since my VSG and boy do I feel great. I’m transitioning to my normal before surgery daily life. I’m so frustrated ! This weight isn’t budging as fast as I’d like it to omg! I know it’s not a sprint but a marathon but I’m just so frustrated. I see here many people were givin a set amount of calories/carbs to take in per date I wasn’t. After my one week follow up my doc said you look great see you in three months! I get my Protein in (about 40grams not quite the 60) and I intake at least 40oz . Of Water per day, add in the G2 and liquids to food maybe 50oz of liquid per day. I was wondering if anyone has PCOS and could this be the reason for my slow slow slow weight loss. It seems before surgery I was dropping the weight like nothing but after the surgery it’s really hard. I barley eat anything solid because I just throw it back up so I rely on my Protein Shakes which fill me up. I can stomach eggs so I’ve been having 1 boiled egg (just the whites I have never done the yellows) every other day I just don’t know and I’m so frustrated ☹️

Starting weight 260

surgery weight 228

current weight 217

goal. 150-160

Frustration is crazy right. I'm having a weird issue right now where I'm gaining weight and losing body fat... and it's so annoying to see the scale move in the wrong direction... all while still "losing"...

Just have to stick with it, make sure you are doing what you are supposed to and having some faith that the process is correct and that your body will eventually catch up to the program.

Weight loss slows for lots of reasons, a big one is BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) as we get older this daily calorie burn rate decreases... as we get thinner it also decreases. So it's important to pay attention to that number as well and adjust your intake or exercising to accommodate the changes in baseline caloric burn.

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Ahh yes it’s crazh though @Matt Z I intake between 300-500 calories per day and I mean I know I work it off. I’m walking 2 miles a day and 2-4 times hitting up the gym for my cardio. And of course sleeping burns like 700-800 calories😂 i know it’s still early in the game for me but I hit the ground running after my surgery and this little stall and only 1lb per week thing is killing me !!!

Maybe your gaining muscle. That has happened to me in the past we’re I was gaining muscle and losing inches. So that little weight gain your having isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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Ahh yes it’s crazh though [mention=120901]Matt Z[/mention] I intake between 300-500 calories per day and I mean I know I work it off. I’m walking 2 miles a day and 2-4 times hitting up the gym for my cardio. And of course sleeping burns like 700-800 calories[emoji23] i know it’s still early in the game for me but I hit the ground running after my surgery and this little stall and only 1lb per week thing is killing me !!!

Maybe your gaining muscle. That has happened to me in the past we’re I was gaining muscle and losing inches. So that little weight gain your having isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Try to increase your intake slightly if possible, if your intake is too low, your body will stay in conservation mode.

I'm sure there is some muscle mass growth, but not 3 lbs worth in 4 days, that would be amazing if possible!

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2 minutes ago, Matt Z said:

Try to increase your intake slightly if possible, if your intake is too low, your body will stay in conservation mode.

I'm sure there is some muscle mass growth, but not 3 lbs worth in 4 days, that would be amazing if possible!

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Really?? Hmm I’ve never though of that I will increase my calorie intake and see if that makes a difference! Maybe my body is in starvation mode!!

muscle can grow at an alarming rate so you never know Matt

also there is Water retention that does happen in men as well !!

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So many people try starving themselves.....and shoot themselves firmly in the foot. Your body doesn't want to starve to death, and it has a ton of amazing defense mechanisms built in to prevent this from happening....evolutionary coping strategies created by famines and poor hunting season...give our bodies all sorts of hormonal strategies for adjusting metabolism to deal with starvation and NOT LOSE weight.

But here's the thing...if your body adjusts your metabolism down to deal with starvation...when you eventually do eat a semi-normal diet someday...it's gonna be a problem.

You have a chance to rebuild your metabolism here. You don't want a sluggish metabolism that has learned to cope and survive on 500 calories a day. You want a hot burning furnace that runs all systems at optimal levels and gives you a ton of energy for exercise, burning fat and building muscle....at normal calorie levels as soon as possible. (that is the focus of my group's research...we are encouraged to eat 1000-1200 calories as soon as possible....initial studies support that more calories sooner leads to more sustained weight loss at 5 years post surgery, I'm part of a larger study meant to confirm these results in a larger test group)

Bariatrics is an emerging field and there are a lot of ideas about how patients should lose weight post surgically. Old school models are extremely calorie restrictive. There are a lot of folks out there who have lost well on very restrictive plans. Some who have regained, some who have not. Ultimately...there are a lot of ways up this mountain.

But, to me...the research makes sense. I want a hot burning metabolism that runs on quality fuel and gives terrific performance.

I started eating 1000 calories per day at three weeks. I eat 1200 per day now and am never hungry and have a ton of energy. My weight loss has been steady. (a couple stalls, but par for the course)

Another tip....Look up "three week stall"....it's extremely common to hit a stall at three weeks.

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20 minutes ago, xx_Momo_xx said:

Really?? Hmm I’ve never though of that I will increase my calorie intake and see if that makes a difference! Maybe my body is in starvation mode!!

muscle can grow at an alarming rate so you never know Matt

also there is Water retention that does happen in men as well !!

Don't forget what was posted here

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2 minutes ago, Creekimp13 said:

So many people try starving themselves.....and shoot themselves firmly in the foot. Your body doesn't want to starve to death, and it has a ton of amazing defense mechanisms built in to prevent this from happening....evolutionary coping strategies created by famines and poor hunting season...give our bodies all sorts of hormonal strategies for adjusting metabolism to deal with starvation and NOT LOSE weight.

But here's the thing...if your body adjusts your metabolism down to deal with starvation...when you eventually do eat a semi-normal diet someday...it's gonna be a problem.

You have a chance to rebuild your metabolism here. You don't want a sluggish metabolism that has learned to cope and survive on 500 calories a day. You want a hot burning furnace that runs all systems at optimal levels and gives you a ton of energy for exercise, burning fat and building muscle....at normal calorie levels as soon as possible. (that is the focus of my group's research...we are encouraged to eat 1000-1200 calories as soon as possible....initial studies support that more calories sooner leads to more sustained weight loss at 5 years post surgery, I'm part of a larger study meant to confirm these results in a larger test group)

Bariatrics is an emerging field and there are a lot of ideas about how patients should lose weight post surgically. Old school models are extremely calorie restrictive. There are a lot of folks out there who have lost well on very restrictive plans. Some who have regained, some who have not. Ultimately...there are a lot of ways up this mountain.

But, to me...the research makes sense. I want a hot burning metabolism that runs on quality fuel and gives terrific performance.

I started eating 1000 calories per day at three weeks. I eat 1200 per day now and am never hungry and have a ton of energy. My weight loss has been steady. (a couple stalls, but par for the course)

Another tip....Look up "three week stall"....it's extremely common to hit a stall at three weeks.

Thank you !

I will definitely try to find ways to get in more calories. Solid foods still don’t sit right with me so maybe more Soup it is and I’ll add a Protein Drink ! And I will definitely lookup the threee week stall thing ! I wasn’t eating as much because my body as it’s healing it’s not telling me it’s hungry ( I know I should be getting food in regardless) today is my three weeks and I know it’s not too late I’m starting today and getting in my calories !! Thank you so much so so so so much

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5 minutes ago, Matt Z said:

Don't forget what was posted here

And the funny thing is I did read that to lol thank you for reminding me !

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Good early foods for Protein and extra nutrition:

Greek yogurt

sugar free oatmeal with Protein Powder stirred in

Refried Beans with lowfat cheese

Cottage cheese

Split pea soup...high in protein and fiber...good Fiber for building good gut bugs.

Soft tuna

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3 minutes ago, Creekimp13 said:

Good early foods for Protein and extra nutrition:

Greek yogurt

sugar free oatmeal with Protein Powder stirred in

Refried Beans with lowfat cheese

Cottage cheese

Split pea soup...high in Protein and fiber...good Fiber for building good gut bugs.

Soft tuna

Thank you !!

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1 hour ago, xx_Momo_xx said:

Hello and good morning everyone

I just need to vent a little !!! Today is three weeks since my VSG and boy do I feel great. I’m transitioning to my normal before surgery daily life. I’m so frustrated ! This weight isn’t budging as fast as I’d like it to omg! I know it’s not a sprint but a marathon but I’m just so frustrated. I see here many people were givin a set amount of calories/carbs to take in per date I wasn’t. After my one week follow up my doc said you look great see you in three months! I get my Protein in (about 40grams not quite the 60) and I intake at least 40oz . Of Water per day, add in the G2 and liquids to food maybe 50oz of liquid per day. I was wondering if anyone has PCOS and could this be the reason for my slow slow slow weight loss. It seems before surgery I was dropping the weight like nothing but after the surgery it’s really hard. I barley eat anything solid because I just throw it back up so I rely on my Protein Shakes which fill me up. I can stomach eggs so I’ve been having 1 boiled egg (just the whites I have never done the yellows) every other day I just don’t know and I’m so frustrated ☹️

Starting weight 260

surgery weight 228

current weight 217

goal. 150-160

I third Creek and Matt's advice, increase your calories! You are already working out, which means you are burning on top of eating so little. I had the 3 week stall as well, and I didn't start losing again until I increased my calorie intake. When I started working out, I was taking in approx. 800-900 calories per day, and burning approx. 500. Now, I burn 600-700 per day and eat upwards of 1200 cal per day. I also have PCOS, but haven't had any problems with slow loss. I eat carbs as well. Obviously follow your program, but PCOS is not an automatic "death sentence" for losing.

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1 hour ago, xx_Momo_xx said:

Thank you !

I will definitely try to find ways to get in more calories. Solid foods still don’t sit right with me so maybe more Soup it is and I’ll add a Protein Drink !

I would start trying to get your Protein in through food now. I do one shake a day still, but honestly, I don't need to. I can get most of my protein from meals. Even if it's just softer foods like yogurt, cottage cheese, ect. The shakes will get old and you want a good foundation set to eat your protein.

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I will try ! I had two low fat turkey Breakfast sausage this morning and it wasn’t bad ! I felt like I ate a whole meal at the buffet but every little bit helps

thank you 😊

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