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Hey people!

I recently started powerlifting. I had my first completion a few weeks ago, and since then I’ve decided to do a weight cut using an RP strength template. Problem is, it’s SO much food. I’m over 5 years out and figured I’d be ok. But when I measure based on macros, my goodness!

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can be successful with this as a WLS patient...without having to pay more money to RP and speak with a registered dietician?!

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11 minutes ago, qnz234 said:

Hey people!

I recently started powerlifting. I had my first completion a few weeks ago, and since then I’ve decided to do a weight cut using an RP strength template. Problem is, it’s SO much food. I’m over 5 years out and figured I’d be ok. But when I measure based on macros, my goodness!

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can be successful with this as a WLS patient...without having to pay more money to RP and speak with a registered dietician?!

Congrats on all your work. Are you powerlifting competitively?

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Thank you. Yes, I am.

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Love it! Would love to see competition photos.

If you are doing this competitively you may want to invest the money. Bariatrics makes things interesting for food to fuel fitness goals. i am not a powerlifter or at any level of competing. I know of a few power lifters on this site. I hope they respond.

Edited by Healthy_life

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I've ran into issues with getting the required amount of Protein to build muscle. I rely on supplements such as Protein Powder, PB2, etc. added to foods for added protein and calories. Look into nuts as well. Also all drink 2 Protein Shake per day to get it in.

Is not easy with the sleeve... That's for sure.

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@Healthy_life - I've been messing around with this for about 6-8 months. I Olympic lift to support my fencing (headed to a national competition tomorrow). I found a sports RD who has worked with WLS patients. The key for me as not been so much the Protein but increasing the carbs. I generally average in my diet about 110g protein a day. I have been trying to get 115g carbs in as well.

I eat about 1500 calories a day. My training schedule looks like this

M: fencing 2.5 hours

T: Crossfit/Olympic Lifting 1 hour

W: repeat Monday

Thursday - Repeat Tuesday

Friday - Reformer based Pilates 1 hour

Saturday - repeat Tuesday

Sunday - if not competing for 3-4 hours, agility, arms, core and lifting

When I fence, I burn about 1100 calories, but my resting metabolic rate is really slow. (As in 1100 to maintain weight if I do not exercise). My average day foodwise - looks like this:

B- Protein Shake with handful of frozen fruit made with Fairlife Skim Milk 37g P 15g carbs

snack - Skyr Icelandic Provisions yogurt with 2-3 tablespoons of granola 15 g P 10g carbs

lunch - Pesto chicken salad (4 ounces chicken plus 1 tablespoon pesto) 20gP Slice of Rye bread 15g Carbs

Snack - Kind bar with protein - 12gP 22g Carbs

dinner - Protein 4-5 ounces, 1/2 a baked potato or rice, salad

Snack - popcorn sometimes or some other light carb to finish my carbs

I have to work at it. Yes, its' a lot of food. Often, if I get lazy, I throw a scoop of Ucann Superstarch into my shakes - that's good for 20g carbs. Often I'll add a shake during the day. I try to have a snack within 30 minutes of completing a workout that contains protein and carbs - often a Kind bar with protein or other energy bar that is higher than carbs.

The issue for me as been increasing muscle and killing the fat. Your body needs the carbs. I suggest you try to find a sports RD in your area to work with. It was the best money I've spent other than my personal trainers/coaches.

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