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Hello Everyone, just wanted to touch base with my fellow May sleevers. I am curious about results thus far and calorie intake. I am receiving conflicting information from my doctor (who says I should consume 1000 calories a day) and my nutritionist (who says I should consume 700 calories a day).
I have been struggling and frustrated with my progress. I know where I need to tighten things up but am looking for support and encouragement.
I have lost 28 pounds since my surgery on May 2nd. 41 pounds down from my highest weight.

HW: 219
Surgery Weight: 205
Current Weight: 177
48 yrs old, 5’4”

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I've found I need to stay a little under 1000 per day to lose weight. Any more than 1000 and I stall or put weight on. Ive lost 61 lbs. 30 before surgery and 31 after surgery in September '18

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My calories are higher around 1300 average but I'm very active. I was kind of dizzy at some point but going higher it stopped the dizziness.

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5 hours ago, salsalawyer said:

My calories are higher around 1300 average but I'm very active. I was kind of dizzy at some point but going higher it stopped the dizziness.

Yes, you are right.You need to eat the calories that are right for you. If you are sedentary then you'll need less than 1000 and more for an active person. I walk about 3 miles each day and and I need to stay under 1000. It is difficult since Protein is a high calorie food.

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Personally I don’t look at my calorie count, I just make sure that I am eating enough healthy foods to feel satisfied. And I count my carbs.

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Surgery was 31 may, after seeing your post i updated my weight and app said i reached my goal, I obviously just picked a random number at the time of surgery

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I am 6 foot 3, my weight loss has slowed this week, have done zero exercise since surgery, suspect a lot of muscle loss, calories are generally 1000 a day, although this week my sugar intake has been high to keep my Water intake high

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9 hours ago, borg said:

Surgery was 31 may, after seeing your post i updated my weight and app said i reached my goal, I obviously just picked a random number at the time of surgery

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borg, you have lost a dramatic amount of weight. I imagine that you are happy with these figures. I have been hovering around 239lbs for about two weeks. I need to kick start again. I'm thinking of going back to the pre-op liquid diet for a week or so to see if it makes a difference. Anyway, congrats on the loss.

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Phillip, very happy but lots of complication, had kidney stones, acid reflux, cramps these days , i have lost a fair bit of muscle despite the fact that i eat Protein, for a while there i tried to gain or slow down weight loss, went on sugary drinks binge to keep my liquid intake high due to kidney stones , was never a sugary drink person before surgery, i think surgeon may have gone a bit overboard , no one except my wife knows about surgery so nice to get some amazed comments at work / friends 😊 i am now going to start on excercise build up some muscle, one thing i would recommend, before going on liquid diet, do some precise calorie counting, which tells you how much your actually taking in, that may give you some insights , we sometimes eat less but it is a lot of calories without realising, MyFitnessPal free version is perfect for this

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Hello! My calories range from 1100-1300, however I had to implement some heavier hitting foods because of how active I am. Was struggling for energy for a while when my activity went beyond my ability to eat. I had to implement some fuller fat items and a few higher calorie foods.

However I just hit 102lbs down from starting this ordeal and 75lbs down from surgery on May 14 so I am feeling pretty happy.

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