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So frustrated and depressed. It’s been 11 weeks - first two weeks I lost 9 pound. Went back a month later for check up and lost 1.8 pound. Last two weeks nothing. Dietician told me that I am not eating enough so I tried to eat more and put on two pounds. I see videos on YouTube of other people at 11-12 weeks being 40-60 pounds down and talking about only being able to eat five small bites. I don’t seem to have that restriction at all and could eat a full meal if unwanted but just nothing tastes good anymore. Can’t eat yoghurt or milk as it makes me sick now. Just nothing tastes like anything anymore. I cooked a huge pot of cabbage and chicken broth and basically live in that. But still not losing. Just feel so depressed and that this was such a waste of money and time. And now my hair is falling out in handfuls. Ughhhh

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How many calories are you taking in each day? Can you give an example of what you are eating?

First of all, don't compare yourself to other people. Everyone loses differently. A lot of dependent on rest, calories in / calories out, physical exercise, Protein / Water.

I'm 10 weeks post op and down a total of 37 lbs since the day before Preop started and 20lbs from Surgery day. Are you following your diet? Getting enough protein, liquids, sleep each day? I can tell you that if I sleep less than 8 hours I will wake up and have gained weight. Additionally if I don't get my minimum water intake, I gain weight. I eat 4 - 6 small meals per day, up to 800 KCAL per day. The smaller meals help me ensure I get enough protein and keep my fluids easier.

It's not uncommon to stall on weight loss after WLS as your body becomes accustomed to the changes.

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39 minutes ago, sohappyitsgone said:

So frustrated and depressed. It’s been 11 weeks - first two weeks I lost 9 pound. Went back a month later for check up and lost 1.8 pound. Last two weeks nothing. Dietician told me that I am not eating enough so I tried to eat more and put on two pounds. I see videos on YouTube of other people at 11-12 weeks being 40-60 pounds down and talking about only being able to eat five small bites. I don’t seem to have that restriction at all and could eat a full meal if unwanted but just nothing tastes good anymore. Can’t eat yoghurt or milk as it makes me sick now. Just nothing tastes like anything anymore. I cooked a huge pot of cabbage and chicken broth and basically live in that. But still not losing. Just feel so depressed and that this was such a waste of money and time. And now my hair is falling out in handfuls. Ughhhh

What surgery? When was your surgery? What was your starting/pre-op weight? What's your height? Are you tracking your Water intake and is that intake upwards of 128oz? Is it over 64oz? Are you tracking your food intake? Are you exercising?

*DO NOT* compare yourself to others, there isn't anyone else in the world that will gain or lose the exact same way as you do. So, don't stress over things you can't control, focus on what you CAN control and measure!

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What Matt said. Don’t compare yourself to others. You don’t know if they had more or less than you to lose. Focus on your own percentage lost and not lbs. Figure out what works for you and stick with it.

I discovered early on that I likely have a really low BMR- which means for me to see results, I *need* to do things to increase my metabolism- like working out. Before figuring this out, I was struggling pretty bad with slow weight loss. But yeah- trial and error for sure.

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How many calories are you taking in each day? Can you give an example of what you are eating?
First of all, don't compare yourself to other people. Everyone loses differently. A lot of dependent on rest, calories in / calories out, physical exercise, Protein / Water.
I'm 10 weeks post op and down a total of 37 lbs since the day before Preop started and 20lbs from Surgery day. Are you following your diet? Getting enough protein, liquids, sleep each day? I can tell you that if I sleep less than 8 hours I will wake up and have gained weight. Additionally if I don't get my minimum water intake, I gain weight. I eat 4 - 6 small meals per day, up to 800 KCAL per day. The smaller meals help me ensure I get enough protein and keep my fluids easier.
It's not uncommon to stall on weight loss after WLS as your body becomes accustomed to the changes.
Can i ask you smth...i eat like 200 -500 calories at day ...does this dont let me lose weight???? I am in stall about 2 weeks [emoji22][emoji22][emoji22][emoji22][emoji22][emoji22][emoji22]

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