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On 09/12/2018 at 11:25, DixieD said:

Won’t let me say i’m from Canada! Can’t update my profile at all!
I can’t fill mine out either? Won’t take Canada 🇨🇦 even though it’s on the list of Countries?

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On 9/12/2018 at 11:38 AM, DixieD said:

I got my SADI-S on January 11, 2017 and I have been in a weightloss stall for the past 8months. I am honestly at a total loss for ideas! I make aure to eat over 100g or Protein per day, eat lots of healthy fats and very little carbs such as is recommended for my surgery but i am CONSTANTLY STARVING!!

I eat between 1400-2200 calories per day, sometimes even more on especially hungry days!

I am open to suggestions, constructive criticism... i just need to lose these last 50lbs so i can get my plastic surgeries!! Maybe i’m not eating enough???

On 9/12/2018 at 1:28 PM, DixieD said:

I have vets who told me to eat between 3000-4000 calories per day

On 9/12/2018 at 1:28 PM, DixieD said:

I have no baseline and it’s such a new surgery not even the surgeons can help me! Lo

I also don't know much about SIPS SADI-S Have you talked with your surgical team to rule out a medical issues? Can they give you diet instructions with calorie goal?

Here is a link to the SIP-S SADI loop support on this site


I'm sure GERD is an issue with your hunger. I hope other people here that have GERD can jump in and give advice.

3000-4000 calories? I'm a vet and it does not make me an expert on anything bariatric. No one here can say what calorie goal to hit. We can give a best guess. You would benefit from a dietician who knows your surgery and medical background. Reality is you can't out exercise extra calories.

I am not going to preach what you should do. Just some options and things to think about.

Strategies for hunger:

I agree with dumping Protein Shakes and bars. Real food is more satiating. You can easily get your Protein goal in this far out from surgery. Dense protein. The bulk and Fiber from veggie will help.

Cut carbs and sugar they cause hunger and cravings.

Eat small meals every two/ three hours. Log food in an app - Stay within your calories and macros (dont go over)

After your protein gaol - Eat as much veggies as you want to fill your hunger.

Snacking Cravings Head Hunger:

Keep healthy sweet and salty options on hand.

Keep a veggie tray in the fridge. If you have reached you calories and macros for the day and still feel hungry allow yourself as much veggies as you want. If you try to bargain with yourself for other options, you know its head hunger.

On 9/12/2018 at 1:35 PM, DixieD said:

I’m afraid if i cut down with the amount of exercise I do that I will be malnourished and weak and starving even more than i am not. Arghhh so frustrating! But i’ll definitely try!!!
Maybe i can still eat but eat like veggies instead since they are low calories!

Surgery did not remove my sensation of hunger. Especially with working out.

I distance run and weight lift. I can eat in my weight loss deficit calories without being malnourished. I eat before/after workouts and stay hydrated. ** Running half marathons or further I eat differently. **

Stay healthy. I hope you stick around and post. Your experience with this type of surgery is going to help many people along the way.

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Take your calories down to 1500, and eat clean.
Less processed foods like Atkins bars etc.
the weight-loss magic will ABSOLUTELY follow.
You’ll see ;)

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