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I lost 40# before and 40# which is all great but I’d really like to lose 30-40 more. I have no problem going slow but I’ve been plateaued since 6 months post-surgery.

I’ve tried everything I can think of
eating more (NUT recommended 1200-1300 cal)
eating less (900-1000 cal)
focusing on Protein (60-100g)
eating more balanced (33% - 33% - 33%)

Nothing has worked! I’m just stuck gaining and losing the same 4lbs since end of August.

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26 minutes ago, fightinengineer said:

I lost 40# before and 40# which is all great but I’d really like to lose 30-40 more. I have no problem going slow but I’ve been plateaued since 6 months post-surgery.

I’ve tried everything I can think of
eating more (NUT recommended 1200-1300 cal)
eating less (900-1000 cal)
focusing on Protein (60-100g)
eating more balanced (33% - 33% - 33%)

Nothing has worked! I’m just stuck gaining and losing the same 4lbs since end of August.

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I'm at a loss if you have tried both calorie ranges and hit your macros consistently with no different results. I understand the frustration.

What has been you average calories for Jan 26th to feb 1st ? Your gaining and losing the same 4 pounds for 6 months, sounds like you are consistently eating your maintaining calories. Goto you average calories tab. Can you post it like your chart above ?

Your chart says you average more fats than Protein are you doing keto? Either do keto or low carb consistently.

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I've been stuck at the same weight for about 5-6 months. I'll gain about 5 pounds then right back down. I know I mess up my eating sometimes, well a lot. But, I've been going to the gym now and eating less with no change. I thought it was just me

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Jan 26 - Feb 1 average calories was 1221 which is pretty consistent for me and what the NUT has said to target. Still seems too high but then again there are days I’m over that even.

I can see my fats are too high as are my carbs. My next thing to try is replace 1-2 meals a week consistently with fish or seafood and switching one of my Snacks from almonds or cashews to hard boiled egg whites. I found the nuts too yummy so it seems best to remove the temptation.

Targets
45% Protein
30% fat
25% carbs

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Never really have a problem with Water intake as I average 80-100 per day

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Jan 26 - Feb 1 average calories was 1221 which is pretty consistent for me and what the NUT has said to target. Still seems too high but then again there are days I’m over that even.

I can see my fats are too high as are my carbs. My next thing to try is replace 1-2 meals a week consistently with fish or seafood and switching one of my Snacks from almonds or cashews to hard boiled egg whites. I found the nuts too yummy so it seems best to remove the temptation.

Targets
45% Protein
30% fat
25% carbs
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Also, Unless you are weighing nuts you may be eating more cals from them than you think...

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Good that you have insite after looking at your own macros. Dialing in your diet gets frustrating, right?

After you change up your diet. Let us know if things change

If there is no change - 1221+ seems to be your maintaining calories. An option to try. Dial your daily calories to 1100 for two months consistently to see if this puts your body in weight loss mode.

Ugh ! I hope you see the scale moving soon:-)

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Need to watch Dr Vuong's videos on youtube about this topic. It's probably 99% due to your dietary choices. Good luck.

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No weight loss since August isn't really a plateau anymore, it's just eating maintenance. Nobody besides people with dwarfism or very short coma patients will maintain on 1000 calories so your counts are likely wrong.

For calorie counting to work, you have to weigh or measure every single thing that passes your lips. No eyeballing portion sizes or mindlessly snacking on something and forgetting about it. If you're honest about it and still don't lose weight, get in touch with CERN because your body has figured out how to conjure energy from the Aether and they'd love to study you.

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Agreed plateau is the wrong word completely, I’m in maintenance which terrifies me because I really do not want to regain. My NUT keeps telling me I eat too little but honestly I doubt that is true. I think I’m missing some calories somewhere and my micros are skewed. Back to basics I guess. I also need to add some more exercise.

Thanks all.

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1 hour ago, fightinengineer said:

Agreed plateau is the wrong word completely, I’m in maintenance which terrifies me because I really do not want to regain. My NUT keeps telling me I eat too little but honestly I doubt that is true. I think I’m missing some calories somewhere and my micros are skewed. Back to basics I guess. I also need to add some more exercise.

Thanks all.

You got this!

Maintaining calories /weight loss calories are not as simple as a one size fits all. I had to dial in what works for my body physiology.

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I can only share my experience. This is what works for me.

I am just over 8 months out. I CANNOT EAT OVER 1000 calories on the reg and lose weight. I can maintain at 1050-1100. Anything more and I gain. I'm at 126 lbs. My original goal was 150. Crushed it. My surgeon said I was perfect at 135lbs. Good for him. I WANT to continue to weigh 125-127lbs.

But, to maintain this weight, it takes constant vigilance and work. It's a drag sometimes. Isn't everything?!

For me that means I have to eat high Protein and super low carb. I have to be very strict almost all the darn time. Like, under 55 carbs a day. And, those carbs have to come from good foods. I enjoy Friday Funday every week with my husband now that I'm at my happy spot. Here's what that looks like; the toppings from two small slices of supreme pizza. One small bite of thick crust, (my only bread, ever), a 2oz cup of trail mix (the kind with dried fruit AND M&M's) and 1 tiny handful of popcorn. This is over 2-3 hours. I also have a double Tito's screwdriver--light on the OJ/heavy on the ice--long before I eat anything. Add to this a Protein Shake and a Keto coffee with chocolate Greens throughout the rest of the day and you have summed up my wild and crazy eating adventure day! I usually gain 1/2-1 full pound. Then I have to lose it!

You can imagine the rest of the week.

That's how I maintain my ideal weight. If I feel like losing a pound, I cut a few carbs. If I feel too slim, I add some.

I never worry about fat...never buy/eat low fat products because they have added sodium and sugar. Good fats are good fats. I don't cook with salt, eat fast food (except a few bites of Wendy's chili every now and then). I keep my bag primed with Protein Bars. And I don't put junk in me because I didn't come this far to fail my body after the amazing response it's given me with this fab tool.

But, it's not for everyone. I have a butt ton of support from my husband. I am retired and control my environment. I have a "piss off you psychos" attitude that makes me hard to corrupt when I'm out with girlfriends who are trying to get me to drink or eat crap.

To most people it sounds like my food situation sucks. To me, I finally feel like food isn't controlling my life. I don't live for it anymore. It's just a survival mechanism. It's not a pleasure or a comfort. It just keeps me alive and healthy. Then on Fridays? I add a little sparkle! (It's always enough.). :) :) :)

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